WHO WE ARE
Producers & Directors: Sunshine Lichauco de Leon and Suzanne Richiardone
Writers: Justin Weinrich & Sunshine Lichauco de Leon
Editor: Justin Weinrich
Original Music: Baptiste Charvet
Cinematographer: Arturo Prins
Re-recording Mixer: Paul Furedi
SUNSHINE LICHAUCO DE LEON
Sunshine Lichauco de Leon has been a freelance journalist based in Manila, Philippines for the past eight years. She has written for international media including The Guardian, Forbes Asia, CNN.com, Los Angeles Times, Globalpost.com, , NBCnews.com and USA Today. Sunshine has also reported for American and British public radio programs such as PRI/BBC’s “The World”, NPR’s “Newscasts” and BBC’s Outlook. When not reporting, she has worked as a local producer for foreign documentary teams on projects for BBC Radio, Australia’s SBS, Europe’s Arte Channel, and America’s Public Broadcasting Station, and as a fixer for foreign TV news media, including CNN International and NBC News. “Curiosity, Adventure & Love” is her first film. She has also just written her first children’s book, “Goatee – the REAL Kid…why children are not kids”
Suzanne Richiardone is a filmmaker with more than a decade of international experience in documentary film and television. She has worked as a producer on award-winning series and critically acclaimed programs for PBS, A&E, ARTE, WEtv, Animal Planet, Discovery International, and the Biography Channel. Her recent projects include Maravilla, a feature length documentary about the middleweight boxing champion Sergio Martinez, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2014, as well as Campus Rape – A silent Epidemic, an investigative documentary on the rising tide of sexual violence on college campuses across America. She recently launched Tiny Giant Films, a new venture to produce narrative films with political and social impact. All are examples of her career-long commitment to using the powerful tool of television and film to tell compelling stories that educate and entertain, as well as inspire change. Suzanne has recently produced a documentary series called North Woods Law for Animal Planet and is now working on development for Angle Entertainment.
Justin is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist whose work has aired worldwide on The National Geographic Channel, Discovery, and PBS, among others. His work as a producer, writer, and editor includes the Emmy nominated Hard Time series for National Geographic and the Genesis Award-winning Animal Planet Investigates: Canned Hunting. In 2015 Justin started Elephant Lake Productions, a company dedicated to using the art of filmmaking to explore humanitarian, scientific, and environmental perspectives of our ever-evolving world. Elephant Lake’s first film, The Burning Field, will premiere in 2017.