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Donna Dewey and Daniel Junge
Donna Dewey and Daniel Junge

Daniel Junge
Director/Camera

Daniel Junge received his Bachelor's degree from Colorado College and attended film school at New York University. His 40-minute film Road Movie screened at the Denver and New Orleans film festivals. Since 1994, he has worked within the American and British film industries as an assistant director, assistant editor and researcher. Junge was born in Wyoming and played basketball for his high school, which won the state championship. "We knew about the Chiefs but we didn't play them," says Junge. "We probably didn't want to play them because it was a losing proposition."

Donna Dewey
Producer

Donna Dewey won the 1997 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short for her film A Story of Healing, which followed a group of volunteer plastic surgeons as they traveled to the Mekong Delta of Vietnam to perform reconstructive facial surgery on children with severe deformities. She has been writing, producing and directing films for over 20 years, and her documentaries have screened at film festivals around the world. Some of her projects include House on Fire; Sister's Keeper; Coming to Life, a three-part series documenting the AIDS epidemic in the African American community; Homeboys, I, II and III, a series which followed 10 members of the Crips and the Bloods over eight years; and Elijah's Story, a case history of a 16-month-old boy who was shaken to death by his father in an uncharacteristic fit of rage. Dewey also serves as a commissioner for the Denver Mayor's Office of Art, Culture and Film.

Henry Ansbacher
Producer

Henry Ansbacher attended New York University film school, received a Bachelor's degree from Colorado College and a Master's degree from the University of Denver. CHIEFS is his first feature producing credit, although he has produced and directed shorter work that has screened at festivals in Vienna and Denver. In addition to producing independent documentaries, Ansbacher currently serves as the executive director of The Just Media Fund, a nonprofit production company and media foundation.



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