Art heads Great Jones Productions in New York, and as director/producer, fuses filmmaking with community-building to spark social action. His narrative films, "Dodgeball," "Going Nomad" and "Lustre" have played on HBO, PBS and in theaters, parking lots and bare-bulb basements across America. His documentary, "The Blood in this Town" traveled to all 50 states, sharing revitalization know-how with struggling small towns and cities. Art graduated from Brown, lives in Brooklyn and serves as Adjunct Professor of Film at Hunter College. He’s been nominated for Film Independent's John Cassavetes Award and does all stunts without a net.


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Joe Foley has been working in film for two decades and has shot 15 features. Filmmaking has taken him all over the world from Morocco, Helsinki, Singapore, Cambodia, and Bali to Paris and South Pasadena. Even though he has shot music videos in Ghana, television in Seoul and corporate videos in Shanghai, he found no location as exotic or as captivating as Cuba. The colors and designs there are magical and the people are incredibly warm and inviting. Working with the international team on “Forbidden Cuba” was a dream come true (if your idea of a dream is to shoot for 19 days straight and eat grilled lobster every other night). It was an amazing experience that continues to give, as the producing team works to craft a final dynamic film.


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Pascal is an award-winning editor based in NYC.

Women War & Peace, produced by Abigail Disney, Pamela Hogan and Gini Reticker won The Overseas Press Club Award.  Fire in the Blood, the internationally acclaimed documentary opened at Sundance, and won many international awards.  Easy Riders | Raging Bulls, showed at Berlin, Slamdance and Cannes.  Four documentaries for PBS, American Masters and Wide Angle each won the Cine Golden Eagle.  Most recently Olympic Pride | American Prejudice, qualified for the '17 Oscar run.

Pascal has taught film at Rutgers, and guest lectured at Pratt and The City University of New York.  Recently he was invited to present studio lectures at Festival Images in Vevey, Switzerland.



Writer / Producer / Director        Art Jones

Director of Photography               Joe Foley

Editor                                          Pascal Akesson

Sound                                          John Steadwell

Original Music                             Jim Papoulis

Additional Photography                Benjamin S. Wolf, Evan Fairbanks

Sound Re-recording Mixer           Chad Birmingham

Production Coordinators              Frank Young, John Bonafede, Elvis Maynard

Production Company                   Great Jones Productions




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