Filmmaker Bios

A headshot of Paul Devlin, with a shaved head, smiling at the camera. Paul Devlin

Devlin is an award-winning filmmaker whose work includes SlamNation, distributed nationally in theaters and cablecast on HBO/Cinemax and Encore/Starz. His fiction film, The Eyes of St. Anthony, is distributed by Tapestry International. As a freelance video editor, Devlin has been awarded five Emmys for his work with NBC at the Olympic Games and with CBS at the Tour de France. His extensive credits as an editor include commercials, music videos, weekly television shows and sports television including the Super Bowl, World Cup Soccer and the NCAA Basketball Championships, among others. Devlin is also the producing editor on Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme, broadcast on VH-1 and winner of a Special Jury Award for Documentary Filmmaking at the 2002 Florida Film Festival.

A headshot of Claire Missanelli, smiling at the camera. Claire Missanelli

Missanelli was raised in Pennsylvania, received her B.A. in media communications from La Salle University and attended graduate studies at NYU Film School. She resides in New York City and is a producer who has worked on a variety of projects, including the 2000 National Poetry Slam Finals, As An Act of Protest and James Baldwin's Blues for Mr. Charlie for the National Black Theatre in Harlem.

A headshot of Valeri Odikadze in a turtleneck and leather jacket. Valeri Odikadze

Odikadze has been working for the independent and most popular TV channel in Georgia, Rustavi 2 Broadcasting Company, since 1994 as a video producer, director and videographer. For two years he worked for the Georgian investigative television show 60 Minutes. He has served as an editor on projects such as the Georgian language adaptation of the PBS animated series Teletubbies and has taught students editing at a media school in Georgia. He presently works as a full-time producer, editor and videographer for Rustavi 2 Broadcasting Company's documentary film department.

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