Since co-founding Actual Films in 1998, Bonni Cohen has produced and directed many award-winning films, including The Island President, Inside Guantanamo, The Rape of Europa, and Wonders Are Many. She recently executive produced 3½ Minutes, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and aired on HBO, as well as Art and Craft, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Cohen is the co-founder of the Catapult Film Fund.
Jon Shenk directed The Island President, which won the People's Choice Documentary Award at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. He was the director of photography for the 2009 Academy Award–winning documentary short, Smile Pinki, and won a 2007 Emmy Award for Blame Somebody Else. Shenk directed Lost Boys of Sudan, (a 2004 Independent Spirit Award winner); The New Heroes (2005); and The Beginning (1999), a chronicle of Star Wars: Episode I; and he co-directed Democracy Afghan Style.