Film Contributors



Alan Toth: Director & Producer of Posh Corps

Alan Toth is a filmmaker and video production professional. He is educated in multimedia production, and fine art. He worked for many years in cable television and publishing. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa from 2010 – 2012.

His Peace Corps service inspired him to pursue a career directing documentary feature films. He directed and produced Posh Corps in 2013. He works with numerous San Francisco Bay Area media groups including KQED in San Francisco.

Alan has many years of experience with public speaking. He is an accomplished solo storyteller, and has spoken at universities around the country. His recent speaking engagements include USAID, US Peace Corps headquarters, and the Commonwealth Club of California.

Alan's Website

 

Clare Major: Director of Feast & Sacrifice

Clare Major is a documentary filmmaker and videojournalist. She has produced projects for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Discovery Channel, and many other media outlets, private companies, and independent documentaries. She has won two College Television Awards (a.k.a. Student Emmys), and been a Student Academy Awards national finalist.

Clare is a self-described serial expert on interesting people doing interesting things, all over the world. She's shot in Spain, Switzerland, Senegal, Liberia, Azerbaijan, the Philippines, Haiti, and all around the USA.

Clare is a graduate of UT Austin’s Radio-TV-Film department and of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s documentary program. From 2004 to 2006, She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, West Africa, where she worked with farmers and a women’s group to improve crop production and generate income.

Clare's Website

 

Cy Kuckenbaker: Bush League

Cy Kuckenbaker is a filmmaker, photographer and adjunct college professor based in San Diego, California. He received his MFA in film direction from the California Institute of the Arts in 2006, was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in 2004 and served for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Eastern Europe from 2000-2002. He is the director of fiction and documentary films that have screened at domestic and international film festivals including MoMA NY, Centre Pompidou Paris, The Los Angeles IFF, The Vancouver IFF, the Viennale, The Big Muddy FF, The Calgary IFF and more. In 2010 his feature documentary Bush League received the Best Feature Doc award at the New Jersey IFF and his human rights doc short INDENTURED screened at the U.S. Pentagon and before the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee. In 2012 his short doc-f/x film Landings at San Diego Int. received four million views online and was re-posted by hundreds of websites including PetaPixel, The Huffington Post, USA Today, The Atlantic, BoingBoing, the AOL Homepage, Designboom Journal Du Design and more. Most recently, Cy received the San Diego Foundation’s Creative Catalyst Grant to work on a one-year project in partnership with the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego. Cy teaches film production at San Diego City College and also creates content for private clients.

Cy's Website

 

Claude von Roesgen: Jimi Sir, Claude's Website

 

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Lauren Schwartzman

Lauren is a freelance media-maker and writer. Her short documentary The Urban Forest won two awards at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival in 2013.

Lauren served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama from 2013 to 2015. She studied environmental studies and creative writing at Oberlin College. She currently lives in Berkeley, CA.

 

Socorra Camposanto

Socorra is a blues/folk singer-songwriter from the San Francisco Bay Area. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco. An adventurer at heart, Socorra spent two years in Peace Corps Morocco where she was inspired to write and record her first EP entitled "Little by Little."

Socorra's Website

 

Adrienne Hall

Adrienne Hall is from Long Beach, CA. She studied business administration at the University of Southern California. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia where she became passionate about healthcare equity, distance running, and great coffee. She currently lives in Oakland, CA.

 

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