PETER HUTCHISON, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
Peter Hutchison is a critically acclaimed filmmaker, NY Times Bestselling author, educator and activist. Based in Brooklyn, his experience in film and TV production – as a documentary director, producer, writer and NYU Faculty member - spans nearly two decades.
He recently produced & directed Requiem for the American Dream: Noam Chomsky and the Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power – an exploration of wealth inequity in American, grounded in an intimate, long- form interview with Noam Chomsky (Netflix). A NY Times Critics Pick and #1 top-selling doc on iTunes, the book version of the film debuted at #6 on the NY Times Bestseller list (Seven Stories Press).
He is currently in post production on a triad of films exploring hate in America, including the feature Healing From Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation, which examines the root causes of hate group activity through the bold work of "Life After Hate" – an organization founded by former Skinheads and neo-Nazis now engaged in de- radicalizing violent extremists, and transforming attitudes of intolerance on the front lines. The companion pieces Angry White Men: American Masculinity in the Age of Trump, based upon the groundbreaking work of sociologist Michael Kimmel (Media Education Foundation, Fall 2018 release); and Auschwitz: Journey into Reconciliation, which follows ex neo-Nazi and Holocaust denier Tony McAleer on a personal journey of atonement through the Polish death camps (2019 release), complete the trilogy.
His numerous documentaries include What Would Jesus Buy? (Sundance Channel) with producing partner Morgan Spurlock; the award-winning SPLIT: A Divided America (IFC Choice Indie) and follow-up SPLIT: A Deeper Divide (Documentary Channel); and Awake Zion, the Jerusalem IFF closing night event (Film Buff). He holds an M.S. in Counseling Psychology.
LUCAS SABEAN, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/EDITOR
Lucas Sabean is a professional director, producer and editor. He directed, produced and edited Devil Put the Coal in the Ground (2021), awarded a 2020 grant by the Rogovy Foundation, directed, produced and edited The Man Card: White Male Identity Politics from Nixon to Trump (2020, The Media Education Foundation), premiered at the 2021 Sedona Film Festival. He co-directed and edited Angry White Men: Masculinity in the Age of Trump (2019, Distributed by Grasshopper Films on Apple TV, Itunes, Kanopy and Topic), produced and edited the critically acclaimed film Healing from Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation (2020, Journeyman Pictures/Freestyle Digital Media/Submarine Entertainment) which premiered at the 2019 DOCNYC festival and the 2020 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, a SIMA awards winner. Directed, produced and edited “You Throw Like A Girl: The Blindspot of Masculinity” (2020, Distributed by The Media Education Foundation on Kanopy). He is also producing and editing “Cure For Hate: A Former White Supremacist Confronts the Legacy of the Holocaust” (2022). His other credits include his short film “Relievio” (2000, Slamdance, Telluride, Seattle & Chicago International Film Festivals), associate produced the narrative feature “Roof to Roof" (2001, Sundance Film Festival). His film “End of Era” (2003) was part of The Underground Zero film program, screening at more than a dozen International film festivals. “The Last Stand” (2008) won best feature film by a local filmmaker at the Backseat Film Festival in Philadelphia. Choreographer Paul Taylor has called his experimental films "superb - like poems made visible." He has an MFA from Boston University in Film Production.