Directed and Produced by
Avery Klein-Cloud and Nicole Opper
Macky Alston and Sandra Itkoff
Director of Photography and Co-Producer
Jacob Akira Okada
Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)
Sound Recorded by
Jacob Akira Okada
Online Editor and Colorist
Post Production Services
Goldcrest Post Productions
Soundspace Studios NYC
Sound Design and Mix
Production Managers for ITVS
Programming Manager For ITVS
Shatzkin & Mayer, P.C.
Reiff & Associates
Women Make Movies
Worlds Away Productions
Archival Footage and Photographs Courtesy of the Klein-Cloud Family
Our heartfelt thanks to the Klein-Cloud family for having the strength and generosity to share their story.
Brooklyn Technical High School
Delaware State University
Felix Endara and Docuclub
Firelight Producers Lab
Smokey Forester & Sally Heckel
Thomas Allen Harris
Independent Film Week
Listen Up & Learning Matters, Inc.
Eva & Tom Okada
Ann Poppe & Richard Opper
Dr. John Raible
The Empire State Games
The Tribeca Film Fellows
The Hannah Senesh Community Day School
Tribeca All Access, a program of the Tribeca Film Institute
Written and Performed by Samuel Thomas
“Just Think of Me”
Written and Performed by
“Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It”
Written by Maurice Gleaton, Charles Hammond, Robert Lee Hill Jr.
Performed by Dem Franchize Boyz Feat. Peanut & Charlay
Copyright 2006 Virgin Records America, Inc.
Published by EMI April Music Inc.
“Snap Ya Fingaz”
Written by Sean Paul Joseph, Jonathan H. Smith (Lil’ Jon), Earl T. Stevens (E-40), Alphonzo Jerome Bailey (Al Kapone)
Performed by Lil John feat. E-40 & Sean Paul
Published by TVT Records, EMI Music Publishing
“Divergence” (feat. Philip Glass)
Written and Performed by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)from the album “Etudes4Violin&Electronix”
Courtesy of Thirsty Ear Recordings
Off and Running is a co-production of Nicole Opper Productions, the Independent Television Service, Inc. (ITVS), American Documentary | POV and the Diverse Voices Project in association with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) with major funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Executive Producer for ITVS
Sally Jo Fifer
Executive Producer for American Documentary | POV
Executive Producer for NBPC
Additional funding provided by Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film, The Puffin Foundation
This program was produced by Nicole Opper Productions which is solely responsible for its content.
© 2009 Nicole Opper Productions