A Self-Made Man

Production Team

Lori Petchers, Producer/Director

Lori Petchers is an award-winning documentary filmmaker/video artist whose films have screened at numerous festivals and venues such as Palm Springs International Shortfest, Provincetown International Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, and Cleveland International Film Festival. Her documentary work includes COMING TO GRIPS (2008), MEZZANOTTE OBSCURA (2009), SURVIVING (2010) and LIFE MODEL (2010), which toured to over 150 cities with LUNAFEST in 2012. Lori received an Artist Fellowship Grant in Film/Video from the State of Connecticut and a regional Emmy nomination for her work. She is also the recipient of a Connecticut City Canvases Grant for her building projection collaboration OLD BAGS. Lori received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her M.A. from Emerson College. Her film and video work aspires to confront social norms and stereotypes through both traditional and non-traditional media.

Dina Guttmann, Editor

Dina Guttmann joined the documentary film world in 1996. She has edited films that have aired on PBS (Independent Spirits in 2001, National Geographic Specials' The Last Royals in 2005, and A Healing Art in 2010, which won the POV Award at the 2009 International Doc Challenge competition) and films that have enjoyed successful rounds on the film festival circuit (Cowgirls - 2002 Finalist at the USA Film Festival; Ilona, Upstairs - 2005 HBO Audience Award at the Provincetown Film Festival; and Mezzanotte Obscura - 2010 Best Short Documentary at the Kent Film Festival). She is prior to her wok on A Self-Made Man, Dina edited How to Lose Your Virginity for Trixie Films. Dina is a principal of Dovetail Films, a production and editing company she co-founded with Toby Shimin in 2001.

Bryan Senti, Composer

Bryan Senti is a composer and producer based out of New York City. He's the co founder of Found Objects Music Productions Inc., and has scored numerous films including Four which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2012 and Lucky Life which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010. He's currently music directing Andrew Wyatt's (Miike Snow) debut performance of his new album "Descender" at the Downtown Music Festival in New York City and has worked with various performing artists such as Mark Ronson and Rufus Wainwright on everything from albums to operas. 

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