Director Hikaru Toda is a self-shooting Director/Editor based in London and Osaka working in broadcast, viral and independent documentaries, producing long and short format films for BBC, NHK, Guardian Media and international NGOs. Co-directed Love Hotel (2014) which was broadcast on BBC4 Storyville, France 2, ABC and shown in international festivals including Hot Docs International Film Festival, Melbourne International Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival and CNEX Film Festival Taiwan among many others.
Producer Elhum Shakerifar’s credits include award-winning feature documentaries The Reluctant Revolutionary (2012, Sean McAllister) and The Runner (2013, Saeed Taji Farouky). Her films have screened in festivals including Berlin, IDFA, Hot Docs and Traverse Film Festival, and broadcast internationally on BBC, NHK, CBC, NRK and SVT amongst others. She is also a research fellow at the Department of Anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Postcode Films
Co-Producer Estelle Robin You of the French company Les Films du Balibari is based in Nantes. Her productions have been selected in festivals worldwide including Visions du Réel – Nyon, Planet Doc Review – Warsaw, Cinéma du Réel – Paris, Dei Popoli – Florence, IDFA Amsterdam, Hot Docs, Toronto and New Horizons – Wroclaw. In 2010, she was also nominated for the Procirep Best Producer award. Les Films Du Balibari
DoP Jason Brooks is a London-based cinematographer and camera operator specialising in documentary work in unfamiliar cultural contexts. Having trained in visual anthropology at Princeton University and Goldsmiths College, he has worked on several feature-length documentaries including Peace Vs. Justice (Klaartje Quirijns, 2012, Uganda); Addicted in Afghanistan (Jawed Taiman, 2009, Kabul); Uspomene 677 (2011, Mirko Pincelli, Bosnia) and; The Mouse That Roared (Judith Ehrlich, In Production, Iceland). Opticalism