Michelle Ferrari has been creating innovative, critically acclaimed documentary narratives for almost two decades. The writer of numerous episodes of PBS’s celebrated American Experience series––among them, THE EUGENICS CRUSADE, RACHEL CARSON, SILICON VALLEY, PANAMA CANAL, ROADS TO MEMPHIS, and KIT CARSON––she is perhaps best known for the highly-rated SEABISCUIT, praised as “essential viewing.” Michelle’s work was hailed by critics and earned her two Writers Guild of America Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award. Additional credits include the recent PBS series HALF THE SKY, the Emmy-nominated Reporting AMERICA AT WAR, and Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner OUT OF THE PAST. Michelle also has served as story editor and creative adviser on scores of independent feature-length documentaries, including two-time Emmy nominee BLUE VINYL (HBO) and recent Berlinale Audience Award winner MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT (HBO).
E. Donna Shepherd recently edited the PBS mini-series SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC, as well as ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN REVISITED for executive producer Robert Redford and the critically acclaimed special HALF THE SKY, a four-hour Independent Lens special for PBS and ITVS. She was nominated for an 2013 News & Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Editing for her work on the award-winning HBO film MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT. Over the past 20 years, she has edited the Emmy winning 10-part series CARRIER for PBS, the 6-part series CIRCUS for PBS, and the Emmy winning Bravo series, KATHY GRIFFIN: MY LIFE ON THE D-LIST. Shepherd is currently on the editing faculty of the Masters in Social Documentary Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
John Carbonara has been a musician and songwriter for most of his life, and since 1998 has enjoyed working as a music editor for film and television. His dozens of film credits include music editor on CADILLAC RECORDS, SUNSHINE CLEANING and STATE AND MAIN and assistant music editor on CHOCOLAT, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES, THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE and the performance documentary NEIL YOUNG : HEART OF GOLD.