FILM TEAM

DELANEY RUSTON, MD - Writer/Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor

Delaney Ruston is a Stanford trained physician, mother of teens, and international speaker who makes documentaries to foster social change. Along with creating Screenagers, she has made other award-winning films such as Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia, about her father and Hidden Pictures about global mental health. A Fulbright Scholar and former researcher in Bio-Ethics and Communication, Dr. Ruston has been faculty at top medical universities. She has been the featured speaker at places such as Google, The United Nations, Facebook, Harvard, and at conferences and schools worldwide. For her work in using film in launching advocacy movements, Delaney has won several awards. Along with her film and advocacy work, Delaney provides medical care to the underserved and homeless. Full bio 

 

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LISA TABB - Producer/Executive Producer
Lisa Tabb is the co-producer and co-executive producer of Screenagers. She is a story producer and mother of two teenagers. For 15 years she produced news at ABC 7 News in San Francisco, with a focus on trends around parenting and raising kids and emerging technologies. Prior to television, Lisa started the first ecotravel magazine in the U.S, EcoTraveler. She went on to have a long career in running adventure travel publishing. She is the co-author of Beyond Vegas in which she writes about marrying her husband in 10 countries. Lisa has worked with schools on fundraising and education initiatives in Northern California where she lives.

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SCILLA ANDREEN - Producer/Executive Producer
Scilla Andreen, CEO of Indieflix and Founder of IndieFlix Foundation, is an award-winning producer and Emmy-nominated costume designer. She helped produce and build awareness campaigns around the recent documentaries, Finding Kind and The Empowerment Project. Before her work in film production she was the costume designer for shows such as The Wonder Years

 

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KARIN GORNICK - Executive Producer
Karin Gornick has over 20 years experience creating, funding and driving impactful television, multimedia and educational outreach projects for companies including CNN, The Travel Channel, and Common Sense Media. She is a two-time Emmy Award and NAB's Service to Children's Programming Award recipient. Some of her favorite socially conscious projects include the film Silent Angels: The Rett Syndrome Story and the Kauffman Foundation initiative for PBS that focuses on teens and entrepreneurship, helping kids learn self-efficacy and the importance of finding their passion in life. 


 

 

 

ERIK DUGGER - Editor
Erik Dugger has edited documentaries including Little White Lie, The Magic Life, Present Perfect, and Supergirl. He was also the supervising editor of the Peabody Award-winning No Le Digas A Nadie. Erik’s work has screened at film festivals including Slamdance, DOC NYC, and the Hamptons International Film Festival. It has also been featured on the Sundance Channel, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, A&E Biography, as well as PBS’s Independent Lens and POV series.

 

 

 

GEOFF SCHAAF - Cinematographer
Geoff Schaaf is a Los Angeles-based award-winning cinematographer with over 35 years of experience. His credits include feature films such as Her Lucky Star, and Midnight Heat, and feature documentaries Eat, Drink, Laugh, The Wall Street Conspiracy and One Germany: The Other Side of the Wall. TV documentaries include Middle Ages, Sharks of Rangiroa and Tour de France. He is currently working on the feature documentary Wounded Warriors. Geoff has 13 Emmy Nominations and 4 Emmy Awards.

 

 


PAUL BRILL - Composer
Paul Brill has composed over sixty films as well as many TV shows. He has won several Emmys and awards for his music. He has composed films that have screened at Sundance, Tribeca, other top festivals, PBS and HBO.  His films include Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, Freakonomics, The Devil Came on Horseback and Page One: Inside New York Times.