DIANE MELLEN, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Diane is a production Executive with Pace Films. Her association with the company began as founder and Executive Producer on "The Man Behind 55,000 Dresses." Diane has a background of experience in foundation and charity work. Her commitment to humanitarianism has earned recognition from the NAACP and as a recipient of the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Memorial Award as one of Connecticut's most Outstanding Women. Diane is a supporter of the Innocence Project in New York City, which frees prisoners wrongfully convicted of crimes. She has been a supporter of social and environmental causes for 30 years. She brings this discipline and extensive knowledge base to her film production career. Diane has won Awards of Merit including: "Women Filmmakers" and "Outstanding Interviewing," Best Documentary Award, Jury Prize and Audience Award for "The Man Behind 55,000 Dresses." Diane was awarded "Best Producer" from the Los Angeles International Film Festival for "Gander: America's Hero Dog."
STACEY STONE, DIRECTOR, DP, EDITOR
Stacey's background comes from documenting social justice work around the world. She has filmed and photographed in India, Africa, Peru, UK, and Guatemala for NGO's, The Documentary Channel, BBC, and National Geographic. She received the acclaimed "Humanitarian Award" for her documentary on Father Jesu in Chennai, India after the tsunami.
A graduate of Smith College, Stacey studied documentary filmmaking at Maine Media Workshops and editing at UCLA. She has a passion for combining healing work through storytelling. Her documentaries, "Speaking of Creativity," "Global Warming Solutions," and "My Planet, My Future" have garnered several distinguished awards and film festival screenings. Stacey was awarded Best Director for "The Man Behind 55,000 Dresses" and "Gander: America's Hero Dog."