Born in Madrid, Spain, Almudena Carracedo is the Emmy-award winning director/producer/writer of the documentary Made in L.A. Five years in the making, Made in L.A. is Carracedo’s first feature documentary. Prior to working on Made in L.A., Carracedo worked as a television director in Spain, directing programs for broadcast on Canal Plus. In 2000, she came to the United States as an international scholar to work on her doctoral dissertation on U.S./Mexican border documentaries at UCLA. Her previous documentary on Tijuana as a border town, Welcome: A Docu-Journey of Impressions, received the Sterling Award for Best Short Documentary at Silverdocs Documentary Festival and was screened at numerous national and international festivals. Carracedo is the 2008 recipient of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers’ ESTELA Award and has served as a juror at several film festivals, including Silverdocs, the Valladolid International Film Festival and Santiago’s International Documentary Festival in Chile (FIDOCS).
Robert Bahar is the Emmy-award winning producer/writer of the documentary Made in L.A., currently the focus of a multi-year do-it-yourself outreach and distribution initiative. Bahar previously produced and directed the award-winning documentary Laid to Waste and has line-produced and production managed independent films, including ITVS’s Diary of a City Priest, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and Pittsburgh, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, he is the director/co-founder of Doculink, a grassroots and online community of over 2,500 documentary-makers. He has served on the board of the International Documentary Association and holds an M.F.A. from the Peter Stark Program at USC.