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 Weinrich is an award-winning nonfiction filmmaker whose work has been showcased at film festivals, theaters, and on television around the world. An accomplished director, cinematographer, writer and editor, Justin has produced projects for networks such as PBS, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, and Smithsonian, as well as multiple independent short and feature documentaries. Whether going undercover to catch poachers, chronicling the painful stories of Auschwitz survivors, or giving a voice to child laborers in one of the most unstable regions of Africa, Justin has dedicated his career to creatively documenting stories that need to be told.