Associate Producer Asligul Armagan was also an Associate Producer on the Academy Award-winning director Bryan Fogel’s documentary THE DISSIDENT, which premiered at Sundance 2020.
Bessy Adut, Director/Writer/Producer
Bessy Adut is a Writer, Director, and Producer who wrote, directed and produced “Escape Room” which has won 10 awards and has been the official selection in several international film festivals. Bessy also accepted a distribution offer from Shorts.TV both in the United States and Europe for her Film and was featured on the platform's Filmmakers Spotlight.
Asligul Armagan, Associate Producer
Asligul studied History at Durham University in the UK and Global Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and the University of Southern California. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2017, she has worked in film and television development at Gunpowder & Sky, George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures, MGM Studios, Working Title Films, and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road Pictures. Asligul was an Associate Producer on Academy Award-winning director Bryan Fogel’s documentary THE DISSIDENT, which premiered at Sundance 2020. Her first independent short film SPIRAL was a Finalist in the 2020 Women in Film and IMDb Curbside Shorts Film Challenge. Her most recent short film LYSSA, which she wrote and executive produced, aims to destigmatize schizophrenia as part of a trilogy of short films about mental health.
Avner Shiloah, Editor
Avner Shiloah has been working as a professional editor for the past 18 years, always motivated with a sincere passion for storytelling in whatever form it takes: Documentaries, fiction narrative, music videos and more. His work has been featured at numerous film festivals such as Sundance, TIFF and SXSW. Most recently he’s worked on Bryan Fogel’s documentary “The Dissident”, Drake Doremus’ romantic drama “Endings, Beginnings”, Jack Henry Robbins’ cult comedy “VHYes” and the Lucasfilm documentary “The Director and the Jedi”. In 2018 he won multiple awards, including the prestigious D&AD award, for his work on the music video “James Blake - If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead”.
Erin LeeAnn Watson, Associate Producer
Erin LeeAnn Watson is an emerging producer who has produced several podcasts episodes. She holds a Masters in Biomedical Informatics and made a brief acting appearance in the independent short film Miss 41.
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Larry Namer, Executive Producer
Ali M. Aksu, Executive Producer
Bryan Fogel, Executive Producer
Mark Monroe, Executive Producer
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