Written, Produced, and Directed by
Callie T. Wiser
Director of Photography
Original Music by
Saunder Jurriaans and Daniel Bensi
Additional Directing by
Production Sound Mixers
John D. Gooch
Mario L. Cardenas
Steven M. Guercio
Aaron D. Nee
Alisa Placas Frutman
Supervising Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer
Coll Anderson M.P.S.E
Sound EFX Editor
Assistant Sound Editor
Mulberry Studio, Inc.
Helen KC Young
Archival Materials Courtesy of
Archival Photographs of Amish teens and other teenagers:
Robin Bowman/Contact Press Images from her book "It's Complicated: The American Teenager" (Umbrage, 2007)
Bethel Baptist Church, Savannah, OH
Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton, MA
Cranston’s Christmas Tree Farm, Ashfield, MA
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Mission to Amish People, Savannah, OH
Tampa International Airport
United Christian School, Nappanee, IN
Wholesale Motorcars, Lexington, OH
The many Amish who spent time with us
Donald B. Kraybill
Steven M. Nolt
Post Production Supervisor
Special Projects Assistant
Contracts & Rights Manager
Marketing Account Manager
A Five O'Clock Films production for American Experience.
American Experience is a production of WGBH, which is solely responsible for its content.
WGBH Educational Foundation
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