Producer / Director:
Carolann Stoney is a graduate landscape architect and a lifetime member of the Mediterranean Garden Society. While studying landscape architecture, Carolann became aware of the need for information about women in the profession. The short film she produced as a student won an award, and is the basis for this documentary. Carolann has a passion for sharing good design and sustainable gardening practices within all climate zones. Her own garden follows sustainable practices of low-water requirements, recycling of materials, minimal maintenance requirements, and extraordinary beauty.
Director of Photorgaphy:
Mark W. Gray has been making films since childhood. Soon after graduating from University of Southern California’s School of Cinema, Mark became a Director of Photography, shooting a dozen feature length films by the time he was 30. He has worked in many genres, including Action, Science Fiction, Drama, Comedy, Reality and Documentary. His Films include Dark Rider, Prototype X29A, A.P.E.X, Straight to the Heart, Back to Back and Firetrap, as well as MOWs for NBC, CBS and the Disney Channel.
Assistant Producer & Editor:
Robyn Newkirk recently graduated with a degree in landscape architecture and comes to this project with a wealth of subject knowledge, as well as computer and editing skills. She edited the first short film, which was honored by the American Society of Landscape Architects. As Assistant producer and second camera operator, Ms. Newkirk has participated in filming 15 of the 18 interviews and provided all the first cut editing for the professional version of
Women in the Dirt
Assistant Producer, Graphic Designer, Brand Coordinator:
Alex Jones has a Bachelor of Science in Design Management from the Art Institute of Portland, with a focus in photography, branding and film. He is a partner and creative director at Half and Half Collective, in Missoula, Montana. Alex’s photographs have been shown across the U.S.
Film editor Yana Gorskaya received the American Cinema Editors Eddie award for her work on the Academy Award nominated documentary Spellbound. Other award winning documentary credits includeIn The Name Of Love, Seeds, and Sonny Boy. Other credits include the Sundance World Competition feature Eagle Vs. Shark, and Smart People, with Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ellen Page. Most recently, she collaborated with Spellbound director Jeffrey Blitz on the Sundance competition documentary feature Lucky,and reprised her role as consulting editor for Eagle Vs. Shark director Taika Waititi with his fiction feature Boy, winner of the grand prix at the Berlin Film Festival for best children’s feature and the highest grossing native New Zealand film of all time. She received her B.A. from Columbia University and her MFA from University of Southern California.
Community Engagement Consultants:
Angela and Gwen Alston
Angela and Gwen Alston are sisters and business associates who share a passion for contemporary issues that affect our everyday lives and those of future generations. Angela is an award-winning filmmaker who has worked in community relations and publicity. Gwen comes from a marketing and publishing background. Together they help filmmakers achieve their goals, extend the life of their films, and reach their core audiences through festivals, community screenings, partnerships, and social media of all kinds. Award-winning films they have represented include Striking a Chord (2010), Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie (2009), A Sea Change (2009),Orgasm Inc. (2009), and Making the Crooked Straight(2008). Based in Dallas, Texas, and Madrid, Spain, Gwen and Angela have an international reach.
Assistant Writer & Social Media:
Lead Camera Operator:
Production Audio Technicians:
Corey Gonzales - S1 Studios