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Only God Can Judge Me

a documentary film from Vince Caperelli, Jr.

The Filmmakers

Vince in LimonadaVINCE CAPERELLI, JR. first gained practical filmmaking experience working as 1st Assistant Director on the Titus Heckel short film “All My Enemies” in spring 2004. In February of 2009, Vince attended Documenting the Delta, a 2-week immersive documentary filmmaking workshop led by Barefoot Workshops in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Those 2 weeks equipped Vince with both technical skills and confidence, and the documentary short “The Real Deal” debuted at Jackson, Mississippi’s Crossroads Film Festival in April, 2009. In October, 2009, “The Real Deal” won Best Emerging Documentary at the Bucks Fever FilmFest in southeastern Pennsylvania. After 10+ years of the producerly roles of production and traffic manager in advertising, Vince started his own film and video production company, Cotton Field Communications. He then returned to the Delta workshop in a support role, enjoying listening to the lectures and assisting the students with his newfound vision behind him. Cotton Field Communications was formed in September, 2009, and kicked into high gear in March, 2010, with projects for corporate clients as well as non-profit clients, both producing videos for them and providing video training and editing instruction. ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME is Vince’s first feature film project.

BILL CUMMINGS of Lemonade International is Co-Executive Producer of this project. The project process is made a whole lot easier because of the relationship between Vince Caperelli and Bill Cummings. Bill has committed to assisting Vince while in Guatemala City by providing room & board, a translator for all shooting time, ground transportation around the city, and walking accompaniment (for safety purposes) in La Limonada.

After starting his education at North Carolina School of the Arts, David L. Briggs jumped head first into the film industry. Working out of the Philadelphia, PA, area for the past 12 years, David has worked as gaffer and grip on approximately 15 feature films, as well as numerous commercial projects. While creatively balancing the art and the science of lighting, David’s interest in and desire to be behind the camera has continued to grow and he is currently making the shift whenever a project allows.  David will be the DP/Cameraman for the OGCJM project.

A native of Mississippi now living in New York City, Wade Grayson is currently a freelance filmmaker and editor. He made the shift after working on a few of his filmmaker sister’s short films and realizing how drawn to filmmaking he was. Wade honed his skills at the 6-week editing course at New York’s The Edit Center (1 session as student; 1 session as teaching assistant) and the 2-week Delta workshop. Wade was Vince’s film partner at the Delta workshop, sharing all responsibility for “The Real Deal.” Depending on funding, Wade will assume the Co-Editor role for OGCJM.

Catherine Miller and Ann Calamia have been partners in HnH Multimedia Productions for over 10 years, during which time they have written, produced, directed, shot and edited countless corporate video projects and short films. This allowed them to hone their creative and technical skills alongside the current renaissance of digital video equipment. In 2007, Ann and Catherine made their first feature film, the critically acclaimed and award-winning “Universal Signs”. This modern day silent film, told almost entirely in American Sign Language, with English subtitles for the hearing, was written and directed by Ann and produced by Catherine. They currently have a few other projects in various stages of pre-production and production, including a feature documentary. Catherine and Ann are technical advisers (volunteer) to the OGCJM production.

Chandler Griffin started Barefoot Workshops in 2004, and, since then, has taught countless individuals and organizations how to use digital video, new media and the arts to transform their communities and themselves. Chandler (and his wife, producer Alison Fast) also leads workshops in partnership with government and non-government organizations, with the goal of building the capacity of organizations around the world to meet program goals in areas such as health (HIV/AIDS), conflict resolution, youth empowerment, civil rights and democracy-building. Chandler’s partners have included the U.S. Department of State, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), Kakuma Refugee Camp/Filmaid International (Kenya), UNESCO (Burundi), and Katrina- and oil spill-affected communities in the southern United States. Chandler is serving as a volunteer production/international production adviser to OGCJM.

Based out of northern New Jersey, Julie Winokur runs Talking Eyes Media with her world-renowned photojournalist husband Ed Kashi. Since adding visuals to her writing and storytelling, Julie has helped produce several short and feature-length documentary films, most of which have earned national accolades. Julie has tackled such important and diverse domestic subjects as health care, the foster care system, change makers, and aging, among several other international issues. Julie is volunteering her experience to OGCJM as post-production and distribution adviser.