Denise Prichard, Producer/Director
After several years of working in Europe and Latin America, director and producer Denise Prichard is currently based in Washington, D.C. CAUSE is her directorial debut following over a decade of work in documentary film and advertising. Production credits include AMERICAN TREASURES, a one-hour film for the Smithsonian Networks highlighting the most famous objects in the National Museum of American History's collection. For the National Geographic Channel, Denise's credits include IMPOSSIBLE BRIDGES a three-part series about cutting-edge bridge building technology in Europe and Asia, MEGA MOVERS, also a three-part series, and most recently, BREAK IT DOWN, a six-part series on the demolition of the world's most iconic machines and buildings. Denise is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and brings a strong visual background to her television production and directorial skills.

Tony Smith, Editor
With over a decade of television experience Tony's work has been seen on screens around the world from the Jumbotron to your cell phone. He is a skilled creative editor of long form and short form projects for such clients as the Discovery Channel, TLC, National Geographic Channel, History Channel, Discovery Health, Discovery Science, BBC America and HDNet. In 2006 he received Gold & Silver Promax awards for promos created for Discovery Health Channel's REBUILT: THE HUMAN BODY SHOP. He is a graduate of Marlboro College.

Tom Shepard, Executive Producer
Tom has been producing and directing documentaries for over 11 years. His film KNOCKING about the history and experiences of Jehovah's Witnesses will broadcast nationally on the PBS program Independent Lens in May of 2007. In 2001, he produced and directed SCOUT'S HONOR, a PBS-funded documentary about the anti-gay policy of the Boy Scouts of America and the grassroots campaign to overturn it. SCOUT'S HONOR won the two top awards at the Sundance Film Festival as well as several other others including Grand Prize at the 2001 USA Film Festival. SCOUT'S HONOR broadcast nationally when it opened P.O.V.'s 14th season. Tom coordinated national outreach campaigns in conjunction with the Independent Television Service (ITVS) for both of these films prior to broadcast. He has raised nearly one million for his earlier films from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, community and corporate foundations, and individual donors.

Previously, Tom co-produced documentary segments for the public television series VOTING IN AMERICA and co-produced and edited CAMP LAVENDER HILL which aired on public television, Free Speech Television, and CNN's International Insight. It has won several awards including the National Educational Media Network Apple. Before that, Tom worked as an editor at National Public Radio (NPR) for Linda Wertheimer. At NPR, he co-produced Listening to America, an audio documentary on the history of public radio in America based on Ms. Wertheimer's book by the same name.

Tom was a finalist in the 1987 Westinghouse Science Talent Search and placed first at the 1985 International Science and Engineering Fair where he presented his original research on pheromones in harvester ants. He graduated from Stanford University where he majored in human biology and documentary film and received a special certificate in documentary film production.

Michael K. Rogers, Camera
Michael has covered the globe as a cameraman and production technician for National Geographic Television, MTV Asia, and numerous other production companies. Recent credits include FAHRENHEIT 911; National Geographic's HUNTER AND HUNTED, CATASTROPHE, SPECIALS: JAMESTOWN, AND MEGA MOVERS; and UP TO THE MOUNTAIN, DOWN TO THE VILLAGE, a feature length documentary on the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Michael is a graduate of George Washington University

David Ross Smith, Camera
Over the course of a long association with National Geographic, David has grown into his current role as a Producer and Writer for television. Interested in all stages of production, he has shown his versatility by wearing different hats when given the opportunity -- as Cameraman, Still Photographer, Field Producer, and even Narrator and Editor.

Since 2003, David has helped write and/or produce some standout programs, including NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S MOST AMAZING MOMENTS, which spawned the successful series; the highly rated WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS DRUG and award-winning EKATI DIAMOND MINE; and, most recently, episodes of the popular prison series, LOCKDOWN.

David holds degrees in Writing/Editing and Psychology from North Carolina State University.

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