PETER HUTCHISON, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
PETER HUTCHISON is an award-winning filmmaker, NY Times Bestselling author, educator and activist.
He directed & produced “Requiem for the American Dream: Noam Chomsky and the Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power” (Netflix), a NY Times Critics Pick and #1 selling doc on iTunes. The book version of the film was a NY Times Bestseller (Seven Stories Press).
The critically acclaimed “Healing From Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation” (2020, Freestyle Digital/MEF) has been described as a “raw masterpiece” – and examines the root causes of hate group activity through the bold work of former Skinheads & neo-Nazis, now engaged in de-radicalizing violent extremists, and transforming attitudes of intolerance.
“Devil Put the Coal in the Ground”, a holistic look at the ravages of extractive industry and corporate power in West Virginia, is slated for festival release in early 2022.
His longstanding commitment to issues around male identity has resulted in the films: “You Throw Like A Girl: The Blind Spot of Masculinity” (MEF), “Angry White Men: Masculinity in the Age of Trump” (Grasshopper), and “The Man Card: White Male Identity Politics from Nixon to Trump” (MEF).
He holds an M.S. in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Addictions and Systems Dynamics.
LUCAS SABEAN, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/EDITOR
Lucas Sabean is an editor, producer & filmmaker, whose output includes narrative & documentary features, commercial video, and a large body of experiential work.
He directed, produced & edited the soon-to-be-released Devil Put the Coal in the Ground (Rogovy Foundation grant recipient), directed, produced & edited The Man Card: White Male Identity Politics from Nixon to Trump (2020, The Media Education Foundation, Sedona Film Festival). He co-directed & edited Angry White Men: Masculinity in the Age of Trump (2019, Grasshopper Films), produced & edited the critically acclaimed film Healing from Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation (2020, Journeyman Pictures/Freestyle Digital Media) which premiered at DOCNYC and was a SIMA award-winner. Directed, produced and edited You Throw Like A Girl: The Blindspot of Masculinity (2020, Media Education Foundation/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.