DIRECTOR, WRITER AND PRODUCER
Alex Winter entered show business as a child actor with co-starring roles on Broadway in 'The King & I' and 'Peter Pan', and came to prominence starring in movies such as Warner Bros' hit 'The Lost Boys' and the wildly popular 'Bill & Ted' franchise. Winter has directed three narrative features: cult classic 'Freaked' for 20th Century Fox; 'Fever', for Lionsgate, which screened at Cannes; and 'Smosh: The Movie', which opened in 2015 as the #1 comedy on iTunes. Winter has directed hundreds of award-winning television commercials and music videos.
Winter's VH1 Rock Doc 'Downloaded' earned worldwide critical acclaim at theatrical and festival screenings. Winter's latest, multiple award-winning documentary 'Deep Web', had its world premiere at SXSW and a broadcast premiere in the U.S. on the Epix network, alongside a global festival tour. The film opened wide as the #1 documentary on iTunes.
Recently completed are two short documentary films for Laura Poitras's Field of Vision; 'Relatively Free' and 'Trump's Lobby'. Winter is now making 'Zappa', the first all-access documentary on the life and times of Frank Zappa. The Kickstarter campaign for this project was the highest funded documentary in crowdfunding history.
Glen Zipper is the founder and president of Zipper Bros Films and formerly an Assistant State Prosecutor in Hudson County, New Jersey.
In addition to producing the Academy Award® winning documentary UNDEFEATED, Glen recently produced Season 1 (and is currently producing Season 2) of the critically acclaimed Cinemax comedy/documentary series TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS directed by Mike Judge (Silicon Valley, Beavis and Butthead, King of the Hill, Idiocracy), ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER, a multi-part HBO documentary directed by Thom Zimny (The Wire), BETTING ON ZERO for director Ted Braun, the non-fiction horror film THE NIGHTMARE for director Rodney Ascher, DEEP WEB for director Alex Winter, and ALL THINGS MUST PASS for director Colin Hanks.
Glen is currently producing a the multi-part documentary feature WHAT’S MY NAME|MUHAMMAD ALI for HBO directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) and executive produced by LeBron James, THE UNTITLED JOHNNY CASH DOCUMENTARY alongside Executive Producer Frank Marshall (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future), as well as producing the feature length documentary TREAD with director Paul Solet (Grace) and executive producer Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity).
Glen’s other prior credits include the Grammy Award®-winning FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH, and the Emmy Award®-winning GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD.
Robert Friedman, CEO of Bungalow Media + Entertainment, is a thirty-year veteran of the entertainment business where he developed, produced, and distributed all forms of filmed and experiential content across traditional and digital media platforms. Friedman has held an array of senior executive positions including President of RadicalMedia & Entertainment; President of AOL, Interactive Marketing, TV, & Ad Sales; Co-Chairman of New Line Cinema in charge of Worldwide Theatrical Marketing and Licensing and President of New Line Television, which he launched for the company. Friedman was an original member of the start-up team at MTV.
New Line Films included Lord of the Rings, Austin Powers, Dumb and Dumber, Rush Hour and a full slate of independent films among many others. In addition, Friedman has executive produced a varied mix of TV and films including Travel Channel’s “36 Hours”, Showtime’s “Spring Broke” documentary with Alex Gibney, Grey Gooses “Iconoclasts”, “We the People The Market Basket Effect” documentary, OWN’S “Master Class” with Oprah Winfrey, and Paul Simon’s “Under African Skies” among many others.
Laura Poitras is a filmmaker and journalist. Her film CITIZENFOUR won an Oscar for best documentary, as well as awards from BAFTA, Independent Spirit Awards, and the Directors Guild of America. The first film in her post-9/11 trilogy, My Country, My Country, was nominated for an Oscar. The second film, The Oath, was nominated for two Emmys. Her reporting on NSA surveillance received the George Polk Award for National Security journalism, and shared in the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service.
Her most recent film, Risk premiered at the Cannes film festival in May 2016. She recently exhibited her first solo museum show at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Charlotte Cook is a curator, writer and producer. Prior to Field of Vision, she was the Director of Programming at Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival. In London, Charlotte was the Head of Film Programming at The Frontline Club. She has also worked with BBC Storyville, the Channel 4 BritDoc Foundation’s Puma Creative Catalyst Fund and the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where she curated the strand Conflict | Reportage. In addition to her work at Field of Vision, Charlotte is currently a programmer at CPH:DOX.
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Elijah Jordan Wood was born on January 28, 1981, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Warren and Debbie Wood. He has an older brother Zack and a younger sister Hannah Wood. At an early age Elijah showed a knack for entertaining and wowing audiences, and his mother decided to take him to Los Angeles for an Annual International Modeling and Talent Association convention. He quickly landed himself an acting job. Soon he began popping up in commercials and then in small parts on television, but he got his first major part appearing in Avalon (1990) in 1990. His acting career took off from there, and he began appearing in films such as Paradise (1991), Radio Flyer (1992) and Forever Young (1992), with Mel Gibson. After The Good Son (1993) with Macaulay Culkin, Elijah appeared in North (1994). Although the film was deemed a flop at the box office, Elijah was praised as the only good thing to come out of it. In 1996 Elijah starred in a movie remake of an old TV show, Flipper (1996), and immediately regained his old strength. He appeared in countless films after that. Many critics wondered if his ability as a child actor to capture an audience was wearing thin, as had many child actors', but Elijah has proved that it has only made him stronger. Deep Impact (1998) and The Faculty (1998) were produced after that, and were quite successful. In 1999 Elijah was in three movies that never made it into wide release: The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (1999) (released on satellite TV), Black and White (1999/I) (released on home video) and Chain of Fools (2000). Elijah next went to work on what has been called the biggest project ever to hit the movies, the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Founded in 2013 by CEO Bob Friedman, a thirty-year veteran of the entertainment business having held senior roles at MTV, New Line Cinema, AOL and @radical.media, Bungalow is an integrated entertainment company that develops, produces and distributes content across all media platforms. Bungalow’s strategic partners include Horizon Media, Inc. and Cisneros Group.
Bungalow’s recently produced series include the Emmy Award winning GIVE for NBC, The Real SVU for Lifetime, Landmarks Live in Concert for PBS, Big Bad BBQ Brawl for the Cooking Channel, 36 Hours with the New York Times for the Travel Channel, the scripted drama APB on Fox, and feature documentaries Spring Broke on Showtime, We the People: The Market Basket Effect and the upcoming four-part mini-series The Preppie Murder for Sundance among others. Bungalow's feature film projects include Clive Owen’s The Confirmation.
Field of Vision is a filmmaker-driven documentary unit that commissions and creates original short-form nonfiction films about developing and ongoing stories around the globe. We produce cinematic work that tells the stories of our world from new perspectives.
Inspired by past projects such as World in Action and Life magazine, our work includes individual short and feature-length films, episodic series, and thematic approaches to a single topic by multiple filmmakers, deep-dive investigations pairing filmmakers with journalists, rapid-response assignments and collaborations with artists across mediums. We are committed to short-form because it allows filmmakers to respond quickly, take creative risks, reach wide audiences, explore new ways of storytelling and make films with a faster production cycle.We are committed to making cinematic work that tells the stories of our world from different perspectives.Our films are distributed through a variety of partners including news organizations, film festivals, online platforms, broadcast, streaming and cable.We provide our filmmakers the necessary support and resources to create their films.
The Great Point group combines a unique blend of Great Point Media’s experience in entertainment media, along with Great Point Investment’s experience in alternative investments, which has made Great Point one of today’s leading suppliers of original media content.
EPIX AND GREAT POINT MEDIA PRESENT "THE PANAMA PAPERS"
A BUNGALOW MEDIA + ENTERTAINMENT AND TROUPER PRODUCTIONS PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH ZIPPER BROS FILMS,
FIELD OF VISION AND SIX TEMPLE PRODUCTIONS AN ALEX WINTER FILM DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY E.J. ENRÍQUEZ
MUSIC BY PEDRO BROMFMAN EDITED BY WESTON CADWELL EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY JILL BURKHART, ROBERT HALMI,
JIM REEVE, LAURA POITRAS AND CHARLOTTE COOK CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY MIKE POWERS AND LIZ YALE MARSH
PRODUCED BY ROBERT FRIEDMAN, ALEX WINTER AND GLEN ZIPPER WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY ALEX WINTER
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