Jamie Courville (Director, Producer, Editor) and Chris Reynolds (Director, Producer, Cinematographer) are a Brooklyn-based wife and husband team that has collaborated creatively since meeting on a film set in Dallas in 2000. They each have over twenty years of filmmaking experience, learning the craft from the ground up working as crew members on projects large and small. This is the first documentary they are making together..
Jamie’s career has included sassily doing continuity for Muppets, editing video art, working in post for documentaries and founding a video collective. Much of her recent work centers around storytelling through sound, particularly voices that would not otherwise be heard. She created the audio portrait series Squirrels Stories to start a conversation about living with cancer. Other subjects have included Alzheimer’s, incarceration and international adoption. Jamie also consults and presents workshops on storytelling and interviewing, helping people to find their own voice. She frequently partners with the Brooklyn Public Library, presenting on such topics as audio recording for oral historians, interviewing tips and shot composition for beginning filmmakers, and conversations with film crew members to share stories about how movies get made.
Chris has worked extensively in both independent and studio film production. As a Camera Operator he applies his unique cinematographic sense of composition and movement to the larger collaboration, working within the complex machinery of a movie set. His most recent film was Liz Garbus’s fiction debut Lost Girls. His work can be seen in such acclaimed projects as Silver Linings Playbook, Into the Wild, Orange Is the New Black and Jessica Jones. He is excited by the opportunities of documentary work to capture the lucky accidents and honest reactions possible when there is no script.