Filmmaker Bios

Leslie Sullivan

Sullivan has been the executive producer for two independent films, The Other Olympians and Because the Dawn. Funded by Canon, The Other Olympians focuses on physically disabled athletes and gained critical acclaim through its screening on PBS in 1989. Because the Dawn was shown at the Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals in 1988, and has become a cult favorite at independent art house theaters. From 1991 until 2001, Sullivan also served as the director of development for Poets House, a national literary center and poetry archive founded by U.S. Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz.

Sullivan first met Albert Cullum while she was studying to be a teacher at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. Meeting him was a life-changing experience for her because he radically altered her view of education. A TOUCH OF GREATNESS is her directorial debut.
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Catherine Gund

Gund, the founder of Aubin Pictures, is an Emmy Award-nominated producer, director, writer and organizer. Her media work—which focuses on arts and culture, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, sexuality and gender and other social justice issues—has screened around the world in festivals and theaters, on PBS and cable television and at community-based organizations, universities and museums. Gund’s productions include MOTHERLAND AFGHANISTAN, Making Grace, On Hostile Ground, Object Lessons, Hallelujah! Ron Athey: A Story of Deliverance, When Democracy Works, Positive: Life with HIV, Sacred Lies Civil Truths, Not Just Passing Through, Among Good Christian Peoples and Keep Your Laws Off My Body, as well as work with the collectives DIVA TV (as co-founder) and Paper Tiger Television. She was the founding director of BENT TV, the video workshop at the Hetrick-Martin Institute for queer youth. She lives in New York City with her partner Bruce Morrow and their four children.
A headshot of producer Catherine Gund, smiling at the camera.

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