The Women Behind BURN

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Nicola b Marsh, Director of Photography

Nicola grew up in London, and moved to the US as a news camerawoman for NBC. She holds an MFA in cinematography from The University of Southern California. Although she also shoots narrative, Nicola has had a great run behind the camera filming documentaries these past few years. In addition to her work on "BURN," she lensed 2014’s Academy Award winning documentary, "Twenty Feet From Stardom," and was nominated for an Emmy for her work on "Troubadours." She filmed two documentaries for director Cameron Crowe: "PearlJam20" (Toronto Film Festival) and "The Union" (Tribeca). Prior to that, she shot the narrative feature "Eye of The Hurricane," starring Melanie Lynskey and Campbell Scott, and the breakout horror movie "Smiley." Her cinematography has taken her around the world; she has filmed in Nigeria, Argentina, Peru, Chile, and England. She lives in Los Angeles and holds both an American and German passport, but has a good sense of humor. Nicola is repped by Innovative Artists.

Brenna Sanchez, Director/Producer

Brenna specializes in music, adventure and cultural documentaries. Prior to BURN, Brenna produced several features with Academy Award-winning director Morgan Neville, including "Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues" (PBS), "The Highwaymen" (CMT), "The Joy of Lex" (Discovery), "The Cool School" (PBS/Arthouse), about the LA art scene of the 1960s, "SEARCH AND DESTROY: Iggy & The Stooges’ RAW POWER" (Sony), and "Johnny Cash’s America" (Sony/A&E IndieFilms), which was nominated for a 2010 GRAMMY Award. Along with Tom Putnam, she produced, directed and distributed "BURN." "BURN" was the #1 documentary and #1 independent film on iTunes for its digital release. The film received the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and Brenna was nominated for Best New Director at the festival. She and Tom are currently working on several firefighter-related projects, and are directing a documentary feature about hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse's lawsuit against the FBI.

Morgan R. Stiff, Editor

Morgan, a North Carolina native, graduated from the University of Southern California, School of Cinema-Television, with an MFA in Film Production in 2005 after receiving her BFA from New York University in Dramatic Writing in 2002. Morgan has produced fiction and documentary films, as well as promotional videos. As an editor, Morgan has worked on tributes, music videos, fiction films, and documentaries. In addition to "BURN," editing projects include "One Bad Cat" (Ovation TV, 2009), "Mississippi Damned" (Showtime, 2011), and ANT starring Guillermo Diaz (ITVS, 2014). Morgan is the Chief Production Officer of Morgan's Mark, a production company dedicated to bringing marginalized stories to the mainstream.

Miranda Yousef, Editor

Miranda Yousef is a feature documentary editor with credits on films that have played Sundance, Tribeca, PBS and HBO.  Recent credits include: Academy Award winner Jessica Yu’s 2014 film “Misconception"; “Inequality for All,” which played the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, won a Special Jury Prize and was acquired by the Weinstein Company for theatrical distribution; “BURN,” which won the Audience Award at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival; and “Troubadours,” which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, played on PBS’s “American Masters,” and was nominated for an Emmy award.  Other projects have included Academy Award nominee Kirby Dick’s 2009 release “Outrage,” 2008 IDA Audience Award winner “Food Fight,” and 2008 Sundance Film Festival favorite “I.O.U.S.A.”