Writer/Director/Producer - Bruce Geisler

Bruce Geisler

Bruce Geisler is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker (Special Jury Award, Worldfest Houston and others), currently teaching film production and screenwriting at the University of Mass. at Amherst. His documentary, Free Spirits, is his first feature-length film as a director.

He learned filmmaking while living on a commune in his early twenties and later at USC’s film school. His first short documentary, Magazine, made while in the commune, was shot with a camcorder borrowed in exchange for his installing plumbing in the owner’s tree-house residence, and was shown on Massachusetts Public Television. He has sold screenplays to or written commissioned scripts for Orion, Metromedia, New World Pictures, New Star Entertainment, Romance Classics, and others. His short films, “Choppers,” and “Groves,” have also won awards and appeared on P.B.S. and cable channels.

Producer - Don Fizzinoglia

Don Fizzinoglia

Don Fizzinoglia is an independent video and filmmaker, currently teaching at New York Institute of Technology. He has presented numerous productions on the American Movie Classics Network, writing, producing, and directing such award-winning programs as Orphan Films, a plea to support the preservation of historic motion pictures, and Shots Seen Round the World, a critically acclaimed documentary series celebrating the most famous scenes in movie history, with segments hosted by Shirley MacLaine, Lauren Bacall, Kirsten Dunst, Liza Minelli, and Rita Moreno.

In 1997 Fizzinoglia co-directed and co-produced (with Lewis Bogach) the award-winning short film: Songs in Shadow: The making of Carly Simon’s ‘Film Noir,’ followed by the critically acclaimed The Sun, the Moon and the Stars which premiered on American Movie Classics and explores mankind’s connection to the mystery of the universe through film.