FdM:Arch is an internationally acclaimed architecture firm founded in 1991 by Francois de Menil. De Menil began his career as a filmmaker, creating films on the sculptors Mark di Suvero, Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle, and it was this interest in three-dimensional forms that first drew him to architecture. In 1987 he received his Bachelor in Architecture degree from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Prior to founding his own firm, de Menil worked in the offices of Richard Meier & Partners and Kohn Pedersen Fox.
Her latest short film, Right There, A Short Film About Tolerance, was shot on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 at PS 234 – a public elementary school near the World Trade Center. Teenagers who were ‘right there’ in 2001 are featured in the film, which has been screening at numerous film festivals around the US, including Mill Valley and Indianapolis International Film Festival winning BestShort Doc at the Richmond International Film Festival. Florence’s other shorts include Michelle and The Adoption Project.
Eddie Opara studied graphic design at the London College of Printing and Yale University, where he received his MFA in 1997. He joined Pentagram’s New York office as partner in October 2010.
Opara is a multi-faceted designer whose work encompasses strategy, design and technology. His projects have included the design of brand identity, publications, packaging, environments, exhibitions, interactive installations, websites, user interfaces and software, with many of his projects ranging across multiple media.
Opara has won numerous awards including a Gold Cube from the Art Directors Club and honors from the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and ID Magazine. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Currently, he is a visiting critic at Yale University and teaches narrative design at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Columbia University School of Architecture and the Yale University School of Art. He currently serves on the board of the New York Chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design.
Samara is an NYC based producer and post production supervisor. Post production credits include critically-acclaimed documentaries WHY WE FIGHT (Eugene Jarecki), DAVE CHAPELLE’S BLOCK PARTY (Michel Gondry), and the recently released THE ARMSTRONG LIE (Alex Gibney); Also the brand-new HBO narrative series, THE KNICK (Steven Soderbergh).
Producing credits: I LEARN AMERICA (Jean Michel Dissard and Gitte Peng; AFI/Silverdocs and NYC DOCS), RADICAL LOVE (Hillevi Loven, Sundance Documentary Fund grant recipient and Producers Lab)
After the NBC page program, Meghan worked as a Talent Assistant for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she first got the bug for booking & casting. After casting for shows like ‘Wife Swap” and “Nanny 911,” she went on to develop her skills in the field, producing shows for networks like IFC, Animal Planet and A&E. She returned to casting as the Senior Casting Director at Leftfield Pictures, overseeing the development casting team and finding talent for networks like Bravo, Travel Channel, HGTV, Discovery Channel, TLC, History Channel, and many more.
After graduating from the University of Georgia and a slew of internships in Los Angeles, Jessica moved to The Big Apple to continue her illustrious and unpaid career as an intern at Late Night with David Letterman. Jessica got her first paying job in casting and worked her way up the casting ranks, finding engaging and dynamic characters on projects for nearly every top cable network, including A&E, Nat Geo, MTV, VH1, Discovery, Lifetime, Logo, ESPN, Food Network, and TLC. Jessica was the Director of Casting for nearly three years at Leftfield Pictures where she oversaw the casting development department that discovered many of the ground-breaking characters found on Bravo, History Channel, Science Channel, Animal Planet, and Travel Channel among others.
Jimmy and Adam have had all kinds of creative success. Jimmy has produced award-winning multi-channel campaigns for The Whitney, Sony Pictures, Puma and National Geographic. Adam has edited for Michel Gondry, Quentin Tarantino and more.
Tomorrow We Disappear is their first feature.
Public Record is a collective of filmmakers, documentarians and commercial storytellers who develop and produce content for a global audience. Founded by Jeremy Yaches, Public Record has produced advertising, television shows, films and web videos.