The Filmmakers

 
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VicToria Bouloubasis (Director/Producer)

Victoria Bouloubasis is a writer, filmmaker, and folklorist whose writing has appeared in Guernica, The Guardian, The American Prospect, Modern Farmer, Rodale News, and INDY Week. In 2014, Victoria directed “Un Buen Carnicero,” a bilingual documentary produced by Vittles Films and Southern Foodways Alliance. The film was selected for the 2015 PBS Online Film Festival, the 2016 Indie Grits Film Festival, and as the encore film of the 2015 NC Latin American Film Festival. Victoria graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a focus on news writing and a second degree in Spanish. She completed her master’s degree in Folklore from UNC-Chapel Hill in May 2016 and currently lives in Durham, North Carolina.

 
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Ned Phillips (Director/Cinematographer/Editor)

Ned Phillips is a Durham-based cinematographer and film editor who has been the director of photography for multiple feature films, including the documentary Truth Underground, which had its world premiere at the 2016 Cucalorus Film Festival. Ned graduated with honors in 2006 from Goucher College, where he played lacrosse and majored in both Spanish and in Communications & Media Studies. Two years later he completed a Certificate in Documentary Arts at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. Ned is the filmmaker behind of The Runaways, an ongoing documentary series that explores unconventional artists’ creative processes (sponsored by the Durham-based clothing and arts company Runaway).

 
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Pilar Timpane (Producer)

Pilar Timpane is a Durham-based filmmaker, photographer, and freelance writer. She was associate producer and editor of the award-winning oceanography documentary Atlantic Crossing: A Robot’s Daring Mission, which premiered at the Smithsonian’s Baird Auditorium in 2010 and aired on PBS stations around the country. Pilar was a producer of the Transforming Lives Media Archive, a video archival collaboration between Writers House and the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers University. Her other work has appeared in The Atlantic, Scientific American, The Economist, MSNBC, The Financial Times, and others. Pilar holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and a master’s degree from Duke Divinity School.

 
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Bradley Bethel (Producer)

Bradley Bethel studied writing at The Ohio State University and earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Toledo. After working as a teacher and literacy specialist for six years, he began a new career in documentary filmmaking and received training at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. He directed the documentary feature Unverified: The Untold Story Behind the UNC Scandal, and he produced the documentary short “Radioactive Veteran,” both of which played at multiple film festivals in 2016. In 2015, Bradley and his spouse had their first child at a birth center, where they were assisted by midwives. He and his family live in Mebane, North Carolina.