KEN ROSS   Executive Producer/Director-Cinematographer

To foster his interest in socially responsible filmmaking, Ross co-founded Films for Non-Profits with Louis Galdieri in 1999.  Ken is an award-winning director and cinematographer whose work ranges from documentaries and independent experimental films to commercials, music videos and long formats. His work has appeared on ABC, HBO, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, and PBS.  Recent projects include the feature length documentary, 1913 Massacre (with Louis Galdieri) and his newest film in progress, Etz Hayyim: The Art of Repair.  Ken was a founder of the Collective for Living Cinema, Inc., a non-profit film art center in NY and started his NY based production company, Cyclone Pictures, Inc in 1988.  Ross has taught film production and aesthetics at Bard College, Vassar College and SUNY Purchase. He studied with director Nicholas Ray and worked on Ray’s last film, We Can’t Go Home Again which was shown at the NY Film Festival in 2011.


SANDI PERLMUTTER   Producer/Writer

Sandi Perlmutter is a New York based filmmaker. For over two decades she has written and produced television shorts and promos for such clients as Bravo, AMC, Turner Broadcasting, MuchmusicUSA and Fuse. She has created TV segments for European TV including ZDF and ARD/Germany, SRD/Switzerland and RAI/Italy.  She also produced the award-winning documentary Russell Means: Born Again Primitive, a Swiss/German co-production. Sandi’s recent films are the award-winning  Gotta Have Heart and The Great Democracy of Nature (work in progress).



BETSY REID   Producer

Betsy is an accomplished film and video producer whose work includes commercials, documentaries, lifestyle programs, corporate videos and docudramas.  Her projects have appeared on Hallmark, National Geographic and Discovery Channels among others.  She has a strong commitment to using media that helps non profits make a positive difference in their local communities and around the world.



Phyllis started her editing career as a news and documentary editor at NBC, working on news shows such as Prime Time Live, The Today Show, Nightly News and Overnight with Linda Ellerbee.  After 10 years there, she opened Figments Editorial, where she edits commercials and videos for such clients as Versace, Banana Republic, Estee Lauder, and Armani. She's also edited numerous music videos, including The Pet Shop Boys Being Boring, which won Music Week's "Best Video of the Year".  She edited 666 which won the Silver Lone Star Award for best dramatic short at the Houston International Film Festival, the highly acclaimed feature documentary Broken Noses, for director/photographer Bruce Weber, as well as his short film, Gentle Giants, both of which screened at Sundance.

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ANA STAN   Associate Producer

Hailing from Romania, New Zealand, and Australia, Ana Stan has most recently settled in New York, where she is pursuing her dream of being a Producer, Actor, Director and Editor. She has studied at the SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory, Stella Adler, and the Barrow Group. A dedicated craftsman, artist, and global citizen, Ana is focused on creating work that is socially conscious, polished, and which speaks to the human condition. Through her art, Ana hopes to expand people's horizons, bringing critical social issues into focus, as well as joy and entertainment into the lives of others.