TEAM

KELLE GREEN

CO-DIRECTOR, PRODUCER

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Kelle Green is a curious, creative problem-solver with a wide-ranging background that includes design, photography, video, and documentary production. She’s also held career titles such as flight attendant, homeschool parent, house cleaner, marketing & communications manager, car salesperson, and soap maker. Kelle sometimes wishes she could say she worked at one thing for many, many years and is now an expert - but she values truth. She is also genuinely appreciative of the opportunity to have worked alongside and learned from incredibly wonderful and inspiring people from all different walks of life.

Kelle was lucky enough to work behind the bar of the famed Artists' Quarter Jazz Club in downtown St. Paul for its last year of operation. Nepotism played a role as the club owner happened to be her brother, Kenny Horst, who knew she had little knowledge of mixing drinks but trusted her not to raid the till.

Kelle believes in the power of good storytelling to inform, engage, and inspire joy. In her daily life, she is passionate about speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves and seeks ways to make positive change in the areas of human and non-human rights, the environment, and social justice.

BILL KERSEY

CO-DIRECTOR, WRITER, EDITOR

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Bill Kersey has edited several feature-length documentaries and is currently at work directing and editing the final stages of a feature documentary on the life of Senator Eugene J. McCarthy titled ALONE IN THE LAND OF THE AARDVARKS. Other editing credits include the award-winning films BEYOND THE DIVIDE, broadcast nationally on PBS, and the festival hit THE STARFISH THROWERS, named the most heartwarming film of 2014 by The Huffington Post. He edited and wrote the musical score for the Emmy-winning film AMERICAN HEART, which received its national broadcast premiere on PBS’s America Reframed in 2015, and also edited and scored THICKER THAN WATER, which won multiple festival awards.

Bill spent his childhood in Fargo-Moorhead and the Twin Cities before moving as a teenager to Tucson, AZ, where he studied classical guitar in high school. After graduating as a National Merit Scholar, he enrolled in The University of Arizona as a music performance major. Leaving school soon afterward, he played guitar and wrote songs in a hapless band on the local scene for a few years before exploring audio and film production. He received a BFA in Media Arts from the University of Arizona, and his student films won awards at dozens of national and international film festivals. Bill returned to Minnesota in 2010 and lives in Saint Paul with his wife and two cats (the four-legged kind).