Joshua Zeman has been creating independent films for over 10 years. His critically acclaimed horror documentary Cropsey, a critic's pick with The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and Roger Ebert, was called "one of the year's best documentaries" and "one of the scariest films of the year" in 2010.
Zeman recently directed the short, The Best Man for The Job, starring David Call (Two Gates of Sleep, Tiny Furniture). As a writer, his first screenplay, Fresh Kills, was optioned by Fine Line and Forensic Films. Most recently, Zeman received a 2012 Mac Dowell Colony Fellowship, and the 2013 San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting/Djerassi Residency Award for his screenplay, Collider. As a producer/co-producer, some of Zeman's past credits include The Station Agent, Mysterious Skin, The Hawk is Dying, Choking Man, Against The Current and most recently Ceremony. Zeman has also served on the selection committee of the IFP West Screenplay Competition, Hamptons Screenwriting Lab, McKnight Screenplay Fellowship, and Sundance Screenwriting Labs.
Rachel Mills is a film and television producer who started her career running the much lauded, Edit Center, selecting and shepherding documentary and narrative films through their award-winning workshop process. Some of the films she oversaw during her tenure included Winter's Bone, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, and Garbage Dreams. In 2010, Rachel produced A Matter of Taste, a feature documentary that profiles famed chef Paul Liebrandt. After premiering on HBO, the film won a James Beard Award and soon after received an Emmy nomination. In 2011, Mills left The Edit Center to travel the country as she field-produced one of cable television's top-rated docu-series, American Pickers for the History Channel.
Other than filmmaking, Rachel's passion lies in the myths and legends of our page-turners and campfires. She has recently focused her attention on the field of mythology and urban legend. For the past year, she has been researching urban legends by tracking down real people and real events that have helped to perpetuate the fantasy filled tales - parsing fact and fiction to get to the bottom of the legends we all know and have each had a hand in sustaining.