Filmmaking Team

RICHARD BEGGS (Sound Design & Mix) a sound designer and mixer on more than 60 feature films since 1976, has worked with Francis Coppola, Barry Levinson, Sophia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron and other major directors. He won an Academy Award for sound for Apocalypse Now and a TEC Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Film Sound. He has received five Golden Reel sound nominations He designed and mixed Avon Kirkland’s Ralph Ellison, which Ken edited, and consulted on PatchWorks’ experimental short, Collateral Damage.

ANDY BLACK (Principal Cinematographer, U.S.) is an award-winning cinematographer who has been shooting documentary, short, and feature films for the past fifteen years. His work has been broadcast on AMC, PBS, MTV, BBC, ARD, Channel 4, and Discovery and honored at the Sundance, San Francisco, and Berlin International film festivals. Recent credits include Sicko, The Weather Underground, Scout’s Honor, and Self-Made Man.

ROBERTO CHILE (Principal Cinematographer, Cuba) is Cuba’s pre-eminent documentary cinematographer, working on hundreds of films for ABC, CBS, NBC, and the Discovery Channel in the U.S.; NHK and TV Asahi in Japan; and Canal Arte in France, along with producing internationally acclaimed films for Cuban TV. His most recent film is Kordavision: The Man Who Shot Che Guevara, a film about the photographer who created the iconic image of Che that adorns tee-shirts around the world.

LAURIE COYLE (Writer), a filmmaker in her own right (American Masters’ Orozco: Man of Fire), Laurie has consulted on the writing of dozens of documentaries including the PBS broadcast specials, The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It, The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers’ Struggle, and PatchWorks Films’ Speaking in Tongues. She has extensive experience with international film projects.

NATHANIEL DORSKY (Editing Consultant) is a world-renowned experimental filmmaker who has served as editing consultant on many documentaries. Of recent note, Ballets Russes, Monumental: David Brower’s Fight for Wild America, Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles, and Regret to Inform. Nick consulted on PatchWorks’ The Return of Sarah’s Daughters, Born in the U.S.A., and Speaking in Tongues.

VICENTE FRANCO (Cinematographer) has been shooting and producing award-winning documentary films since the 1980s, most notably the Academy-Award nominated Daughter from Danang, which won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary in 2002. He was nominated for a national Emmy for his cinematography on Daughter for Danang and has recent director of photography credits on The Judge and the General, The Summer of Love, Thirst, The New Americans, and Discovering Dominga.