NICOLE LUCAS HAIMES - DIRECTOR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Nicole Lucas Haimes is an Emmy nominated documentary filmmaker, television producer, writer and director.
Nicole has written, produced and/or directed for ABC News, CBS, PBS, FOX, A&E and Universal Television covering an array of subjects from a celebration of Alfred Hitchcock to cutting-edge genetic science to repeat sex offenders, mass murderers and police corruption.
Nicole most recently directed and executive produced Chicken People, a light hearted feature documentary about the people who breed and compete exotic poultry with Motto Pictures producing for CMT. She co-executive produced and wrote a documentary pilot for BET focusing on the LAPD Rampart scandal.
For A&E, Nicole co-executive produced, Confessions of the DC Sniper with William Shatner, securing a world-wide exclusive interview with Lee Boyd Malvo. The Washington Post called the broadcast "compelling," and "a well-crafted unspooling of Malvo's psychological journey from brainwashed sniper to regretful adult."
Prior to this, Nicole senior produced the BIO television series, Aftermath With William Shatner. She received an Emmy nomination for her PBS documentary, Cracking the Code.
Nicole began her career at ABC News, and produced at ABC's Burning Questions and Turning Point. She loves documentary filmmaking and visual storytelling.
TERRY LEONARD - PRODUCER
Terry Leonard has produced over 35 feature films in his 14-year career. His movies have screened or won awards at Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, Slamdance, Woodstock, Hamptons, The Los Angeles Film Film Festival, South by Southwest and countless regional festivals as well as accolades from the Directors Guild of America and the Independent Spirit Awards.
Recently in January 2016, cutting edge distributor A24 released Leonard's feature Mojave, written and directed by Academy Award winner William Monahan and starring Oscar Isaac, Mark Wahlberg, Walton Goggins and Garrett Hedlund. Last year in 2015, Drafthouse Films released critically acclaimed feature Amira & Sam, IFC released both Match starring Patrick Stewart and Before I Disappear. Also in 2015, Leonard had recognition for his Armenian film 1915. Later this year a film Leonard produced with Chuck Roven's Atlas Independent - The Hollow Point is poised to open in theaters. Currently Leonard is now in production on a highly anticipated new original series for Apple and has a new slate of scripted and documentary films with his company Strongman.
When Leonard is not working on features, he produces commercials for clients such as the World Trade Center, Dos Equis, Perrier, Clean and Clear, Philips, Nautica, Six Flags, and Microsoft. He is also an active member of the Producers Guild of America and the Directors Guild, where he speaks on panels, mentors up-and-coming producers, writers, and directors. Leonard holds a BFA in film from Emerson College and splits his time between New York City and Los Angeles.
Some of Leonard's other films include: Hounddog, Cold Comes the Night, How to Be a Man, Allegiance, The Forgotten Kingdom and Stephanie Daley.
CAROLINE KAPLAN - PRODUCER
Caroline Kaplan is an award-winning, independent producer based in New York. Recent films include the upcoming Time Out of Mind, written and directed by Oren Moverman starring Richard Gere and the upcoming Oppenheimer Strategies, written and directed by Joseph Cedar starring Richard Gere and Steve Buscemi currently in Post Production and Letters to Juliet, directed by Gary Winick and starring Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave, for Summit Entertainment.
Prior to that she was the head of Production and Acquisitions at IFC Entertainment. She was also a founding partner of InDigEnt, the pioneering digital production company. Her film credits at IFC include: Boys Don't Cry, Our Song, Spring Forward, Mr. Death, Waking Life, Monsoon Wedding, Tadpole, Pieces of April, Personal Velocity, Casa de los Babys, Ballad of Jack and Rose, and Me and You and Everyone We Know.
Prior to IFC Entertainment, she was the Senior Vice President of Original Programming for the Independent Film Channel and the Bravo Channel as well as a founder of the Independent Film Channel. Her television credits include: Errol Morris' First Person, Inside the Actors Studio, A Decade Under the Influence, Dinner for Five, Blue Note: A Story of Modern Jazz, A Brief History of Errol Morris and Werner Herzog's My Best Fiend.
Her films and television programs have garnered Oscars, Emmys, Peabodys and other awards.
She began her career in the documentary division of Home Box Office.
CHRISTOPHER CLEMENTS - PRODUCER
Christopher Clements is a partner at Motto Pictures. Christopher is executive producer of Weiner and co-producer of Life, Animated, both of which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Life, Animated won the US Documentary Directing Award and will be released by The Orchard. Weiner won the US Documentary Grand Jury Prize and was acquired by IFC Films and Showtime. He was the creative consultant for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival hit Best of Enemies, which was released by Magnolia Pictures and shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Award, and co-produced Ivy Meeropol's documentary Indian Point, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and will soon be released by First Run Features. Christopher is co-executive producer of The Yes Men Are Revolting directed by Laura Nix and The Yes Men, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and was released by The Orchard in 2015, and Alison Klayman's film The 100 Years Show, which debuted at Hot Docs. He executive produced Art and Craft, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and was shortlisted for the 2015 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Christopher is currently co-producing The Punch directed by Andre Hörmann as well as executive producing the CNN Films feature Enlighten Me, directed by Jenny Carchman and Fellove, a documentary directed by Matt Dillon. Christopher's camera work was featured in Cindy Meehl's Buck, which won the 2011 Sundance Film Festival's Audience award. He was production/ editorial consultant for Gideon's Army, directed by Dawn Porter, which won the US Documentary Editing Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and 1971, directed by Johanna Hamilton, which had its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and screened on PBS Independent Lens. Christopher is a writer/director of award-winning animated short subject, documentary and narrative films.
JULIE GOLDMAN - PRODUCER
Julie Goldman founded Motto Pictures in 2009. She is an Emmy Award-winning producer and executive producer of documentary feature films.
Julie is producer of Life, Animated and executive producer of Weiner, both of which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Life, Animated won the US Documentary Directing Award and will be released by The Orchard. Weiner won the US Documentary Grand Jury Prize and was acquired by IFC Films and Showtime. She is executive producer of 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets and Best of Enemies both of which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and were shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Award Best of Enemies was released by Magnolia Pictures to critical acclaim and 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets won a Special Jury Prize, was released by Participant Media and acquired by HBO for US broadcast. Julie produced Indian Point, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and executive produced The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, both to be theatrically released this spring. She also executive produced The Kill Team and Art and Craft, both released by Oscilloscope and shortlisted for the 2015 Academy Award and 1971, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015. Julie produced three films that premiered in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival: Gideon's Army, Manhunt and the Oscar shortlisted God Loves Uganda. She produced The Great Invisible, which won the SXSW Grand Jury Prize and was released by RADiUS TWC; We Are the Giant, which premiered at Sundance; A Place at the Table, which was released by Magnolia Pictures, and executive produced the Oscar shortlisted Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and SXSW Grand Jury Prize winner Beware of Mr. Baker. Julie produced Buck, winner of the Sundance Documentary Audience Award, shortlisted for an Academy Award and one of 2011's top five grossing documentaries. She consulted on the Academy Award-winning The Cove and produced the Oscar shortlisted Sergio.
Some of Julie's earlier films include: Easy Riders Raging Bulls, Cat Dancers, In the Shadow of the Moon, Better the World, What Remains, Once in a Lifetime and Sketches of Frank Gehry.