Ned Phillips is a filmmaker based in Durham, North Carolina. He graduated from Goucher College and went on to earn a certificate in Documentary Arts from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Since then, he has shot and edited multiple films, including the documentary feature Truth Underground (2016), which played at Cucalorus, RiverRun International Film Festival, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, and others. Ned was the director of photography for G Yamazawa's award-winning music video "North Cack" (2017), which aired on BET and has more than four million views on Facebook. Ned's directorial debut, "The Maestro" (2018), is an official selection to the RiverRun International Film Festival and will be playing at festivals throughout the year. Ned is currently collaborating with Victoria Bouloubasis on the documentary The Last Partera.
Bradley Bethel is an educator and film producer currently based in Mebane, North Carolina. He 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 independent film. Bradley has produced multiple films, including the documentary shorts "Robeson Rises" (2018), and "The Maestro" (2018). As a producer for Green Hero Films, Bradley is currently producing or consulting on crowdfunding and social media for several other projects, including the documentary "The Last Partera."