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  About the Filmmakers

BetsyBetsy Nagler Producer, Director & Videographer

'do is the first documentary Betsy Nagler has directed. For its completion, she received a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts through the Brooklyn Arts Council 2004 Community Arts Regrant Program. Previously, as a student in the Graduate Film Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Ms. Nagler wrote, produced, directed and edited the narrative shorts Dinosaurs are Different, which was selected for the Seattle and Philadelphia International Film Festivals in 1993, and Fear of Dogs, which received the Student Film Silver Plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival in 1995. Since receiving her MFA in 1995, she has directed video letter segments for the popular Nickelodeon television show Blue's Clues in addition to earning her living doing location sound for feature films, commercials and television shows. Her credits include The Daytrippers, Walking and Talking, Law & Order, and The Sopranos, as well as the documentaries Family Name, Questioning Faith, documentaries on women's gymnastics and women's professional football, and video exhibits for the Dallas Women's Museum. Ms. Nagler, who received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1990, has also taught filmmaking to children in grades K through 2 at Hunter College Elementary School (1992-2000) and location sound recording to undergraduates at New York University (1997-1998). She is currently at work on a feature screenplay.

KelliKeli Meyer Editor

Keli Meyer began her editing career in Los Angeles in 1994 and has since edited a number of documentaries that have aired on PBS, Discovery Channel, TNN and Pax. Among her credits, she has worked with Walter Cronkite on an epic four-hour oral history of World War II, with Roger Moore on a visual history of Christianity in the Middle East, and cut the trailer for the award-winning documentary Collateral Damages. Ms. Meyer has also produced numerous experimental films and videos, among them Box Canyon, that have screened in various festivals internationally. She received her BA in film and video production from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1992.

SydraSydra Mallery Co-Producer

Sydra Mallery received her BA in 1993 from Brandeis University and her MA from New York University's Creative Writing Program in 1995. She spent two years in Editorial and Marketing at Henry Holt & Co. before becoming a Training Specialist at the New York City School Volunteer Program, where she traveled throughout the five boroughs, training parents of children in public schools to volunteer as tutors of reading, writing, math and English as a Second Language. She completed her MA in education at Hunter College in 2002 and now spends most of her time and energy teaching public school in Brooklyn. Ms. Mallery continues to write poetry and is currently at work on her first children's book. 'do is her first film.