The Providers

The Providers

About the Film

Does your zip code determine your life? The Providers gives a very human face to the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, following three healthcare professionals who are doing everything they can to make a difference in northern New Mexico at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that offer care to anyone who walks through the doors.  MORE

Amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach those who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the film shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients, as physicians try to make a difference against overwhelming odds.

The Filmmakers

Laura Green is an award-winning documentary director and editor based in San Francisco. She has directed, produced and edited five short documentaries which played at festivals worldwide. Her editing work includes the Gotham-nominated documentary-comedy web series The F Word (2017) about fostering to adopt, and the feature documentary True Son (2014), which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. She is an assistant professor at San Francisco State University. The Providers is her debut feature film.

Anna Moot-Levin is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, producer, and editor based in Brooklyn. She has directed, produced, shot and edited five short documentaries, including the award-winning film Track by Track (2013), which premiered at Slamdance and is now in distribution with Sproutflix. Her work has been screened at festivals around the world including The American Pavilion at Cannes and the AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs Film Festival. She is also an associate producer of the Academy Award-winning documentary Inside Job (2010) and editor of The Making of Gabrieli (2017), now streaming on KQED Arts. The Providers is her debut feature film. LESS

Film Credits

Directed, Produced and Cinematography by
Laura Green & Anna Moot-Levin

Executive Producer and Creative Advisor
Jamie Meltzer

Executive Producers
Sally Jo Fifer
Lois Vossen

Original Music by
Paul Brill

Edited by
Chris Brown
Laura Green
Anna Moot-Levin

Consulting Editor
Ben Sozanski

Story Consultant
Lisa Fruchtman

Associate Producer
Chris Brown

Supervising Producer
Michael Ehrenzweig

Additional Cinematographer
Frazer Bradshaw

Graphics and Title Design
Sylvia Roberts

Sound Recording
Laura Green
Anna Moot-Levin

Additional Camera
Michael Lorenzo López
Doug Anderson
Erin Hudson

Additional Sound
Michael Lorenzo López
Taylor Whitehouse
Erin Hudson

Written by
Laura Green
Anna Moot-Levin

Gary Coates

Original Score Composed, Arranged and Produced by
Paul Brill
Recorded 2017-18 at Casa de Rico y Luca, Brooklyn 

Additional Recording by
Christopher Shurtleff
at Sterling Society Social Club, Brooklyn 
Assisted by Kate Lucas

Josh Kaufman - Guitars
Peter Lalish - Guitars
Rob Burger - Vibraphone, Accordion
Rob Jost - Bass 
Bill Dobrow - Percussion

Post-Production Sound Services by
Skywalker Sound

Supervising Sound Editor / Re-Recording Mixer
Zach Martin

Assistant Re-Recording Mixer
Filipe Antunes

Post-Production Sound Accountant
Daniela Pontoriero

Editorial Consultants
Purcell Carson
Carla Gutierrez
Pat Jackson
Emile Bokaer

Script Consultant
Adam Tobin

Title Consultant
Mitche Manitou

Therese Zink, MD
William White
Nancy Burke

Camera Assistant
Carlos Gabaldon

Production Assistant
Lizbeth Miscles

Innes Smolansky

Juliet Mason

Transcription Services
Averbach Transcription

Still Photographers
Adria Malcolm
Gabriela Hasbun

Artwork by
Cristina Gonzalez
Rock Ulibarri

Archival Footage

“Boyle Swims Ashore”
Written by Joseph G. Burns & John Convertino
Courtesy of Music.Film
“Oh What A Beautiful Morning”
Written by Richard Rogers &
Oscar Hammerstein II
Williamson Music Co.

Special Thanks
Staff and Board of El Centro Family Health
Sarah Adler-Milstein
Sydney Alfonso
David Alvarado
Justice Atkins & Family
Jonelle Baca
BAVC Media Makers Fellowship
Mark Bjorklund, MD
Graciela Calderon
Isabel Castro
Elizabeth Cespedes
Frank duPont
The Encinias Family
Jeremy Estrada
Fort Bayard National Cemetery
Jenny Gold
Tina Marie Gonzales
David Gould
DiAmaal Holmes
Immaculate Conception Parish, Las Vegas, NM
Independent Filmmaker Project
Justine Jacob
John Kane
KFUN Radio Station
Miriam Komaromy, MD
Lauren Kushner
Dorothy Lopez
Christina Lovato
Ignacio Lucero, Jr.
Rep. Ben Ray Luján (NM-3)
Veronica Lujan
Kerry Marler
Alexsandra Martinez
Kate Marvin
Vanessa Mayen
Paul Meyers
Amanda Micheli
Kristina Motwani
Barbara Nash
New Mexico Highlands University
Nicole Opper
Donna Ortiz
Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Las Vegas, NM
Lore Pease
Josie Perea
Anne Philibert
Physician Assistant Program, University of New Mexico
Christopher Probst
Elizabeth Probst
Rodrigo Reyes
Rivera Family Funeral Home
Robertson High School
Cassidy Ruge
Teslin Ruge
Daniel Schloss
Jhanvi Shriram
Kristine Stolakis
Johnny Symons
University of New Mexico Hospital
RK Walker
West Las Vegas High School
Lana Wilson

Fiscal Sponsor

Funding Provided by
Daniel Wolkowitz
Nancy Schimmel
Esther M. Roberts
Jeanine M. Biocic

Production Support by
Christine & Cordell Green
Andrew Levin & Linda Moot
Roger Schwarz & Leslie Levin

Original Series Funding Provided by
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Wyncote Foundation
The National Endowment for the Arts

THE PROVIDERS is a co-production of Stray Pony Productions LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

THE PROVIDERS is produced by Stray Pony Productions LLC who is solely responsible for its content.

© 2018 Stray Pony Productions LLC. All rights reserved.

Does your zip code determine your life and how healthy you can be? Can you share any stories of medical providers who went above and beyond?


  • DocUtah International Documentary Film Festival
    Humanitarian Award
  • Rockport Film Festival
    Humanitarian Spirit Award
  • SF DocFest
    Spirit of Activism Award
  • Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
    Audience Choice Award Best Documentary Feature
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Does your zip code determine your life and how healthy you can be? Can you share any stories of medical providers who went above and beyond?