Graphics & Animations
Dawn Neptune Adams
Penobscot Activist & Filmmaker
Jeffery P. Beck, PhD
Historian & Professor
Al Carroll, PhD
Historian & Professor
Penobscot Nation Ambassador & Wabanaki Alliance President
Former Chief, Penobscot Nation
James Eric Francis
Director of Cultural and Historic Preservation, Penobscot Nation
Chief Counsel @ ACLU of Maine
Sports Journalist, Washington City Paper, Deadspin, & Defector
John Bear Mitchell, PhD
Penobscot Historian & Professor
Jesse Steinfeldt, PhD, CMPC
Sports Psychologist & Professor
Cultural Preservationist, Passamaquoddy Nation
Sports Journalist, New York Times, Washington Post & ESPN
About the Filmmakers
Mark Cooley: Director, Writer, Producer, Videography, Editor, Animations & Graphics, Music.
Mark Cooley grew up in Maine and now lives in Virginia where he is a professor of new media and eco-art. Mark’s works as an artist, musician and filmmaker have been exhibited, screened, and performed internationally in venues such as Exit Art, NYC; FADO Performance Art Centre, Toronto; St. Louis Science Center; MediaLabMadrid, Spain; Anthology Film Archives, NYC; The Phillips, D.C; and The Institute of Contemporary Art, London.
Derek Ellis: Director, Writer, Producer, Videography, Assistant Editor.
A lifelong resident of central Maine, Derek Ellis is a Maine Guide, Local 349 Union member, and a former MSAD#54 school board member. Derek co-directed the short film 10 Mile Yard Sale, which was an official selection in the 2018 Maine International Film Festival and can be seen in rotation on Maine Public Television.
Ryan Griffis: Writer, Editor, Videography, Animations & Graphics.
Ryan Griffis is an artist, educator, and faculty member at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He works across media on stories about the intersections of social and environmental justice. “Between the Bottomlands & the World,” a multimedia documentary about the environmental and social impacts of a large slaughterhouse in a small Illinois river town has been exhibited in universities and cultural spaces across the US. “The Earth Will Not Abide,” an exhibition on land use and resource extraction premiered at the University of Illinois Chicago in 2017 before traveling to additional venues in Carbondale (IL), Portland (OR), and Rosario (Argentina).
John Harlow: Videography, Assistant Editor
John Harlow was born in 1989 in Waterville Maine and currently lives in Skowhegan. John studied New Media Art at the University of Maine Farmington. He is the Station Manager of Somerset Community TV and a staff member at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. John Has exhibited documentary photography work in galleries and museums across the state of Maine.