Biographies


jayJay Childs, Director

Jay is principal of JBC Film Group and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, was at the rallies, press conferences, in the aisles and at the protesters’ encampment all summer long. He has been producing thoughtful programs for television and corporate clients for more than two decades. His most recent documentaries, Communities and Consequences and Caring for Mo, have been seen on public television and in theatres, and have won numerous awards at festivals in New England and beyond.


melissaMelissa Paly, Producer

A principal at CrossCurrent Communications, Melissa has been producing documentary video about challenging environmental, health and social issues for broadcast, education, outreach, training and marketing for more than 20 years. She has produced two films, Livable Landscapes and Front Wards, Back Wards, in partnership with ITVS that have aired on public television around the country. Her work has won many awards at festivals in the US and abroad.


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Tom Bennet, Producer/Editor

Tom Bennett is a Boston area entrepreneur and filmmaker. Tom began as a screenwriter, spending 5 years under the tutelage of Hollywood writer Mitch Klebanoff, (Beverly Hills Ninja, Oceans 11). Tom quickly moved from writing to directing, producing, shooting and developing his own short form and feature length content. Tom has written a number of feature length screenplays, produced commercials, a wide variety of short form content and concept reels for television with his production partners in New York. When he’s not involved in film, Tom is the co-founder and COO of Eldarion, of one of the top web application development agencies in the world.