Sarah Menzies // Director, Producer, Cinematographer
Sarah Menzies has been a freelance videographer and filmmaker since 2010, and she founded the production company Let Media in 2012. Her short documentary films, including The Mirnavator (Director/Editor, 2017), A Steelhead Quest (Director/Editor, 2017), and Catch It (Director/Producer, 2014) have screened at festivals such as Mountainfilm in Telluride, CO, Banff Mountain Film Festival, Port Townsend Film Festival, Wild and Scenic Film Festival and many others. Her work has allowed her to venture into wild spaces to bring back amazing stories of strength, courage, and passion that highlight our common humanity. Seeking personal character-driven stories, Sarah’s films showcase the good that exists in the world, illustrating to audiences that everyone is capable of creating positive change. Menzies will make her feature length documentary directorial debut at the 2018 Hot Docs Film Festival with Afghan Cycles.
Caryn Capotosto // Executive Producer
Caryn Capotosto is a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Most recently she produced Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, a feature documentary about Mister Rogers that was an official selection of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and will be released theatrically in June 2018 by Focus Features. She received a 2016 News and Documentary Emmy Award Award for her role as Co-Producer on Best of Enemies, and she was the Associate Producer on the Academy Award and Grammy Award- winning documentary, 20 Feet from Stardom (2013). Other feature docs include The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble (Associate Producer, 2015), Filmage: The Story of Descendents / ALL (Co-Producer, 2014), and Crossfire Hurricane (HBO, 2012). Other projects include the documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design, Chelsea Does and Ugly Delicious (Co-Executive Producer, 2018), all for Netflix.
Jenny Nichols // Cinematographer, Photographer, Producer
Jenny Nichols is a conservation filmmaker currently based in Boulder. Jenny works to create films that act as tipping points and thrives on multidisciplinary projects and collaborates. She has had films screened at Telluride Mountainfilm, Banff Mountain Film Festival, DC Environmental Film Festival, Jackson Hole Science & Media Awards, and many more. Jenny's most recent film Colors of Change is premiering at DC Environmental Film Festival. Elk River (2016) won several awards and toured for two years to festivals, conferences and events and can be seen online on National Geographic Short Film Showcase. A shorter version of Elk River is part of a traveling exhibit called Invisible Boundaries that was housed at National Geographic headquarters, Yale Peabody Museum, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and is headed to The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole.
Tony Hale // Editor
Tony Hale first discovered a joy for editing as a kid, with the simple act of recording and mixing up sounds of his drum kit. Now, having been a documentary film editor for over a decade, he continues to enjoy the transformative process of editing while helping to bring non-fiction stories from raw footage to the screen. Just before joining the Afghan Cycles team, Tony finished editing the award-winning, feature length documentary Charged, which chronicles the life-changing journey of chef and outdoorsman Eduardo Garcia after a freak accident in the Montana backcountry. Before that, he edited and co-directed his first feature length documentary, A Will for the Woods, about psychiatrist and musician, Clark Wang's wish to have a green burial. The film had an award-winning premiere at Full Frame before screening at multiple festivals and being broadcast on PBS. He has also edited numerous shorts, including Dangerous Curves, which was recently featured as New York Time op doc.
Shannon Galpin // Producer
Shannon Galpin has been working and traveling in Afghanistan for the past decade creating and supporting women’s rights projects for education, street art, and the Afghan Women’s National Cycling Team. She is currently working on a trans-media conservation project, Endangered Activism, with her 13 year-old daughter, Devon. Shannon is public speaker, producer, and the author of two books, including her memoir, Mountain to Mountain. Shannon is a Fellow of the Explorer’s Club, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, and The International Olympic Committee awarded Shannon an Honorary Achievement Diploma in 2015 for her work promoting gender equity through sports.
Anna Brones // Impact Producer
Anna Brones is a writer, artist and producer. Her previous production work includes the feature documentary Mending the Line (2014), winner of Audience Choice at 5Point Film Festival and People’s Choice Award at Banff Mountain Film Festival, and Les Voyageurs Sans Trace (2015). She is the author of several books, including Live Lagom: Balanced Living the Swedish Way (Ten Speed Press, 2017), The Culinary Cyclist (Microcosm Publishing, 2013) and Hello, Bicycle (Ten Speed, 2016), and is a regular contributor to a variety of online and print publications.