Director | Screenwriter | Creative Director
American Director, Matt Blackburn, residing in Atlanta, Georgia, began his career in advertising as an Art Director in 1996 and graduated to directing his first commercial in London, England in 2012. In 2015 Matt Co-directed Publicolor, a short documentary highlighting a program for at risk youth in Brooklyn, New York. Publicolor was awarded Winner of the 2015 Independent Documentary Awards, Hollywood California and was an official selection for Marché Du Film at the Cannes Film Festival. Matt partnered with award winning Cinematographer Ehsan Abbasi in 2017 to start ORDER, a film production company. With offices in Los Angeles and Atlanta they have created award winning short films and are currently working on their first feature length.
Cinematographer | Editor
Iranian Cinematographer, Ehsan Abbasi, currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Ehsan has an extensive education with degrees in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Media Innovations and a Master’s in Arts of Communication. He has been recognized for his academic and professional achievements in both theoretical science and film industry with over 30 national and international awards and exhibitions. Ehsan partnered with award winning Director, Matt Blackburn in 2017 to start ORDER, a film production company. With offices in Los Angeles and Atlanta they have created several short films and commercials and are currently working on their first feature length.
Nick Mills is a Florida native and Atlanta transplant. Nick served in the United States Marine Corps from 2007 to 2015 before leaving to pursue a degree in marketing. He began his film career working part time as a production assistant in between college semesters before transitioning into a full-time role as a producer. He has been with ORDER for 2 years and has worked on multiple televised advertisements and corporate ad films. Chasing the Angel of Death is his first venture into a documentary episodic project.
Line Producer | On-Set Translator
Aashish Shrestha is a Kathmandu, Nepal native. He began his career as a secondary school teacher in the math and science fields before transitioning into the film industry. He has worked on several international documentary projects across Asia in the capacity of a line producer, translator, assistant producer, and associate producer. Aashish has also served in the role of photographer for several of the documentary projects he has worked on. He brings extensive experience Nepali culture and people.
Naresh Kumar KC
Dr. Naresh Kumar KC is a screenwriter, director and producer working in Nepali Film Industry. He started his career in medical profession but later discovered his true passion in Film Making. He holds Bachelor’s Degree in Screenwriting & Film Directing from Oscar International College, alongside multiple Bachelor’s Degrees in English Literature, Mass Communication and Medicine. He then went to New York Film Academy and University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, in Los Angeles, California for his master’s in fine arts in Film Making. His career in film-making started back in 2003 with educational and health related documentaries for United Nations, Nepal Tourism Board and other Government and Non-Government Organizations.
Thomas Kurian is a sound recordist based out of Kerala, India. He studied Film at Los Angeles City College and shortly after pursued a career in the film industry as a sound recordist. He has worked on multiple feature films, televised advertisements, corporate ad films, and shorts, although he specializes in documentaries. Thomas brings more than 30 years of experience as a sound recordist across multiple outlets.
Cultural Adviser | Translator
Tsepak Rigzin received his B.A. and M.A. from Punjab University, B.Ed. from Annamalai University, India, and traditional Buddhist training from the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Tibetan Buddhism and he has extensive experience in written and oral translation. Rigzin led the Research and Translation Bureau at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala, India, producing numerous articles and books, and attending international seminars, workshops and conferences. He held high ranking positions as Rector, Principal and Education Officer with Central Tibetan Schools. He served as translator and spokesperson for Mystical Arts of Tibet, touring with the monks throughout North America and Europe. Rigzin began teaching Tibetan language courses at Emory in 2009. In addition, he served as Scholar in Residence and official translator for Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta. Rigzin has been a professor of Tibetan culture and history at Emory since 2013.
For the past fifteen years, composer/performer Jeremiah Cymerman has become an increasingly integral part of the New York Downtown scene, charting a colorful career as a clarinetist, improviser, sound artist, recording engineer, archivist and podcaster. Frequently using the recording studio as a primary compositional tool, Cymerman’s work reflects a passionate interest in improvisation, electronic manipulation & production, traditional, studio & graphic composition as well as solo clarinet and ensemble performance practices. As a composer, he has received commissions from the Jerome Foundation and Roulette Intermedium. As a performer, he has worked closely with many of contemporary music’s most important artists, including John Zorn, Toby Driver, Mario Diaz de Leon, Brian Chase, Christopher Hoffman, Evan Parker, Nate Wooley, Joshua Rubin, Anthony Coleman, Matthew Welch and others. He has performed in over twenty countries as well as numerous cities in the United States.