Director, writer, producer Erin Heidenreich has spent the last few years making two films set in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the tribal areas of Pakistan. She is thrilled to premiere two films at DOC NYC, including the premiere of RISING SONS (Concerning Her Shorts Section) and her feature documentary GIRL UNBOUND. Erin has helmed award-winning documentaries, short films, commercials and branded content. Erin's voice has been shaped by the cultures she has immersed herself in across the globe and uses the camera to see the unseen.
Her passion for stories showing alternative perspectives flows into many forms: Directing a documentary in the Tribal Areas of Pakistan for GIRL UNBOUND (World Premiere 2016 Toronto International Film Festival), directing a short documentary in The Democratic Republic of the Congo for RISING SONS, and narrative work including THE STORIES WE TELL OURSELVES. Erin 2nd Unit directed for Emmy-Award winning Doug Pray's latest documentary LEVITATED MASS (Los Angeles Film Festival), Executive Produced THE OTHER SHORE (SXSW Film Festival), Produced MISSION CONGO (Toronto International Film Festival), and Executive Produced MADE IN INDIA (Hot Docs).
Susan Saltz has worked as an Executive Producer, Producer, Writer and Director in documentary and independent film for over ten years (PBS, AFRICAN STORY MAGIC (Winner of the Boston Children's Film Festival), ‘HER MAJESTY' (What award?) Ms. Saltz took a hiatus from film to take care of her children and obtain a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.
Since returning to documentaries in 2012, Susan has produced several short films for nonprofits, a documentary segment on civil rights leader Ralph David Abernathy, and recently directed and produced OUT OF THE ASHES, a documentary taking place in Democratic Republic of Congo and the U.S. Susan received her B.A. from Stanford University and later attended NYU Graduate School of Film at Tisch School of the Arts.
Bristol Baughan is an Executive Producer of Emmy-winning and Oscar-Nominated films, author, and private coach. Bristol spent over ten years in the film and media business making relevant stories entertaining through film (THE POWER OF THE GAME, WHICH WAY HOME, BY THE PEOPLE: THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA, RACING DREAMS, SON OF RAMBOW) at GOOD for HBO, Paramount, Showtime, and Pathe. She is a TED Fellow and served as a delegate for the State Department Documentary Showcase in China. She recently founded Inner Astronauts to support people in becoming fully alive in service to the world. Bristol holds a B.A. in International Studies from the American University School of International Service and an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.