SONEJUHI SINHA | WRITER | DIRECTOR
Sonejuhi is an award-winning New York filmmaker. At the age of 4, she won the award for Best Storytelling in her Kindergarten class. Since then, she has harnessed this innate talent in every aspect of her career. She got her start in the industry as a film editor at the internationally renowned editorial company Final Cut. Her feature-length documentary films These Birds Walk and Homegoings, and her short film Give Into The Night, have collectively played at SXSW, BAM Cinefest, Full Frame, True/False and Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner, garnering several international awards including Best Doc Award - Abu Dhabi, Social Impact Award - Little Rock Film Festival, Vigilance Award - Nashville Film Festival, and Best Doc - Minnesota Film Festival 2013, as well as a nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Filmmaking by Cinema Eye Honor Awards. Sonejuhi has collaborated in various capacities with filmmakers including Harmony Korine, Julie Taymor and Spike Jonze.
SHANE SIGLER | CINEMATOGRAPHER
Shane is a Brooklyn-based cinematographer who was born and raised in Iowa. He studied photography and film at the University of Virginia and apprenticed under filmmaker/photographer Bruce Weber, later serving as cinematographer on the feature A Letter to True. His recent narrative credits include Good Enough (AnnaRose King), Out There (Jennifer Suhr), and News From Nowhere (Paul Morrissey). He has also worked extensively in documentaries with the films The Earth Moves (John Walter, in production), Alias Ruby Blade (director: Alex Meillier, IDFA/Tribeca FF 2013), Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (Chiemi Karasawa, Tribeca FF 2014), and Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore, Venice FF 2009). His commercial clients include Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Vogue, Gucci, Fendi, Vice, Levi’s, among many others. He frequently collaborates with directors Bruce Weber, Pamela Hanson, Cass Bird, Fabien Baron, Chiara Clemente, Diane Martel, Stefano Azario, Andrew Zuckerman and Roman Coppola, to name a few.
CHARLOTTE RABATE | PRODUCER
Charlotte Rabate is a French writer/director and producer. She signed a film for Durex involving two playful kids which attracted major interest from the public, as well as international media sources like Stratégies magazine and websites like Fubiz, Docnews and Paperblog. Charlotte was awarded the Best Student Commercial award at the 2013 AICP awards and a Porsche Design award. She also received a nomination in 2014 for a Young Director Award, part of the Cannes Lions festival. She’s been directing several short films which involve a fascination with youth, the passing of time and solitary characters evolving in a dreamlike atmosphere which echoes their inner thoughts. Her films have premiered at the Edinburgh Film festival, and her latest short, "Man", shot in Thailand, won the Amazing Thailand Film Challenge. Charlotte has a background in Economics, having graduated from the London School of Economics, and received a MFA in Filmmaking at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, with the generous support of the W.T.C Johnson Scholarship. Charlotte has produced over 20 short films and commercials and has worked with renown London-based production company Number 9 films.
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Final Cut is a premier editorial and post-production company with offices in London, New York and Los Angeles. We collaborate with top directors and ad agencies on the most creatively inspired commercials, feature films and music videos. Since our inception in 1995, our work has been recognized by AICP, Emmy, Cannes Lions awards shows, Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW and Cannes Film Festival. We offer our clients a full service experience, with editorial telecine, sound design/mix, visual effects and graphics all under one roof. Founder/Senior Editor Rick Russell, President Stephanie Apt, and Senior Editor David Webb have partnered together to create an intimate atmosphere centered around exceptional talent.