THE ISLAND PRESIDENT—A Documentary Film By Jon Shenk | CREDITS
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CREDITS

JON SHENK

Director, Cinematographer

Jon Shenk, Director/Cinematographer, was the DP for the Academy Award-winning Smile Pinki (2009). He won an Emmy for Blame Somebody Else (2007, PBS/Exposé). Shenk directed and photographed Lost Boys of Sudan, Independent Spirit Award winner in 2004. He co-directed and photographed Democracy Afghan Style (2004). In 2005, he directed and photographed The New Heroes. Early in his career, he directed and photographed The Beginning (1999), a chronicle of George Lucas’s Star Wars: Episode I. Shenk has produced and photographed dozens of documentaries for PBS, the BBC, A&E, Bravo, CBS, NBC, and National Geographic Television. He has been nominated twice for Emmys for his cinematography. He earned his Master’ s degree in Documentary Filmmaking from Stanford University in 1995 and his B.A. from Yale in 1991.

BONNI COHEN

Producer

Bonni Cohen, Producer, recently produced and directed Inside Guantanamo (2009) for National Geographic Television. She produced and directed The Rape of Europa (2006), nominated for two Emmy Awards and Best Documentary Screenplay by the Writers Guild of America. With director Jon Else, she produced Wonders Are Many (2006). Cohen co-produced Democracy Afghan Style (2004). In 2003, she produced and directed The New Heroes. She directed and produced Kofi Annan: Eye of the Storm (1999). She produced They Drew Fire (1998). Her other works include The Human Sexes with Desmond Morris. She produced Jon Else’s film, Open Outcry (2000). Before coming to documentary film, Cohen worked as a journalist for Reuters Television and NBC, based in London and Jerusalem. Cohen earned a Master’s degree in Documentary Film from Stanford University in 1994 and Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Tufts University in 1987.

RICHARD BERGE

Producer

Richard Berge, Producer, produced and directed The Rape of Europa (2006) which was nominated for two Emmy Awards and for Best Documentary Screenplay by the Writers Guild of America. Berge, with director Barry Levinson, wrote and produced Yesterday’s Tomorrows (1999). He was the line producer for Jon Else’s Sing Faster: The Stagehands’ Ring Cycle (1999). He wrote and produced profiles of visual and performing artists for Make: Television (2008) and SPARK! (2003-04), two weekly series for public television. Before completing the master’s program in Documentary Filmmaking at Stanford University in 1994, Berge worked at the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He received his bachelor’s degree in History from Stanford University in 1984. Berge is a member of the Writers Guild of America.

JON ELSE

Executive Producer

Jon Else, Executive Producer, is an award-winning filmmaker who, for thirty years, has made prime-time documentaries for public television. His films include The Day After Trinity: J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb (1981), Yosemite: Fate of Heaven (1988), three films of the Cadillac Desert series (1997), Sing Faster (1998), and Open (2001). He worked closely with Henry Hampton at Blackside, Inc., where he served as series producer for Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years (1987) and as consulting producer on The Great Depression (1993) and America’s War On Poverty (1995). His most recent feature documentary Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Else recently co-directed Inside Guantanamo (2009) with Bonni Cohen for National Geographic Television, and he worked closely with Actual Films as editorial consultant on The Rape of Europa. Else is a Professor in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a MacArthur Fellow and has won four National Emmys, several Alfred I. DuPont and Peabody awards, the Prix Italia, the Sundance Special Jury Prize and Sundance Filmmaker’s Trophy, as well as several Academy Award Nominations.

PEDRO KOS

Editor

Pedro Kos edited the Academy Award nominated documentary WASTE LAND directed by Lucy Walker. WASTE LAND has received numerous awards including the audience awards at both the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival. Kos has also frequently collaborated with Academy Award winner Freida Lee Mock, and Sundance winner Jessica Sanders both as an editor and as a second unit director. He was the editor and second unit director on Ms. Mock’s SING CHINA! And previously he was the second unit director on Ms. Sanders new film March of the Living. He began his career as an editor on the making-of documentary to Terrence Malick’s The New World. Kos was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and raised both there and in New York City and Miami, Florida. He received his B.A. in theater directing from Yale University.

SPENCER ADLER

    Co-Producer

Spencer was an original backer of The Island President, along with ITVS. He is an attorney, entrepreneur, and investor, especially in the green technology and energy technology arenas. He is a founder of Actual Solutions - an outreach-focused company formed in cooperation with Actual Films. In the words of Jon Else, Spencer is "not an asshole."

PRODUCTION CREDITS

DIRECTED BY

JON SHENK

PRODUCED BY

RICHARD BERGE

PRODUCED BY

BONNI COHEN

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

JON ELSE

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

JON SHENK

EDITED BY

PEDRO KOS

SOUND RECORDIST

LINCOLN ELSE

FEATURING MUSIC BY

RADIOHEAD

STARS OF THE LID

CO-EDITOR

Josh Peterson

CO-PRODUCER

Spencer Adler

ADDITIONAL CAMERA

Jon Else
Lincoln Else
Petr Stepanek
Martin Stepanek

AERIAL CAMERA

Thomas C. Miller

UNDERWATER CAMERA

Rifshan Shaheem

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS

Shazra Aishath
Craig Hickerson

ADDITIONAL EDITING

John Haptas

ADDITIONAL SOUND

Peter Schou Anderson
Mike Jones
Mark Roy
Merce Williams

MUSIC SUPERVISOR

Doug Bernheim

ADDITIONAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY

Marco d'Ambrosio

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS

Mads Jorgensen
Mohamed Areesh
Mohamed Mannau Hamid
Ali Ruwan

POST-PRODUCTION SOUND

Berkeley Sound Artists
James LeBrecht
Patti Tauscher
Jamie Branquinho
Dan Olmsted
Chase Keehn

INTERN

Christina Badalich Choi

MOTION GRAPHIC ARTISTS

Drew Takahashi
Andy Murdock
Jonathan Golles
John Atkinson

HIGH DEFINITION POST PRODUCTION

ZAP Zoetrope Aubry Production (San Francisco)
Ri Crawford (Online)
Leo Hallal (Color)
Elisa Tanaka (Text)

ADVISORS

Mary Robinson
Terry Tamminen
David Fenton
Dr. Ahmed Shaig

ARCHIVAL VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHS

ABCNews Videosource
Ahmed Moosa/The Dhivehi Observer
BBC News Theme licensed courtesy of BBC Worldwide
CCTV
NDTV
Maldives National Broadcasting Corporation (MNBC)
CNN
Gillman & Soame
David Hardingham
ITN Source/Channel 9 Australia
Laila Ali
NBC News Archives
Maldives Police Service
Mohamed "Baby" Nasheed
Ahmed Rasheed, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maldives
Ritzau
SBS
SCUBAZOO
Thought Equity Motion / BBC Motion Gallery
TV2 / Danmark
UN Visual Library, Department of Public Information (UN Visual Library/DPI)
Visionworks Television

PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHY

ART & WEBSITE DESIGN

INSURANCE SERVICES

DeWitt Stern of California
Giovanni Lopez
Mark Grinolds

LEGAL SERVICES

Lee, Lawless & Blyth
Richard Lee
Justine Jacob

MUSIC

"KID A"
Written by Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Edward O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thomas Yorke
Performed by Radiohead
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

"MORNING BELL"
Written by Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Edward O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thomas Yorke
Performed by Radiohead
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

"SUN DRUGS"
Written & Performed by Stars Of The Lid
Published by LidMusic (BMI)
Courtesy of Kranky, Ltd.

"DOWN II"
Written & Performed by Stars Of The Lid
Published by LidMusic (BMI)
Courtesy of Kranky, Ltd.

"HUNTING BEARS"
Written by Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Edward O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thomas Yorke
Performed by Radiohead
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

"LACTATE'S MOMENT"
Written & Performed by Stars Of The Lid
Published by LidMusic (BMI)
Courtesy of Kranky, Ltd.

"CANTUS II: IN MEMORY OF WILTZIE"
Written & Performed by Stars Of The Lid
Published by LidMusic (BMI)
Courtesy of Kranky, Ltd.

"I MIGHT BE WRONG"
Written by Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Edward O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thomas Yorke
Performed by Radiohead
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

"ELECTIONEERING"
Written by Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Edward O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thomas Yorke
Performed by Radiohead
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

"OPTIMISTIC"
Written by Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Edward O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thomas Yorke
Performed by Radiohead
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

"HOUSE OF CARDS"
Written by Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Edward O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thomas Yorke
Performed by Radiohead
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Under license from Warner/Chappell Music LTD

"TREE FINGERS"
Written by Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Edward O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thomas Yorke
Performed by Radiohead
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

"WEIRD FISHES/ARPEGGI"
Written by Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Edward O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thomas Yorke
Performed by Radiohead
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Under license from Warner/Chappell Music LTD

"IN LIMBO"
Written by Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Edward O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thomas Yorke
Performed by Radiohead
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

"THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATION"
Written & Performed by Stars Of The Lid
Published by LidMusic (BMI)
Courtesy of Kranky, Ltd.

"ARCH SONG"
Written & Performed by Stars Of The Lid
Published by LidMusic (BMI)
Courtesy of Kranky, Ltd.

"EVERYTHING IN ITS RIGHT PLACE"
Written by Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Edward O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thomas Yorke
Performed by Radiohead
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

"JAN. '69"
Written & Performed by Stars Of The Lid
Published by LidMusic (BMI)
Courtesy of Kranky, Ltd.

"HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY"
Written by Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Edward O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thomas Yorke
Performed by Radiohead
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

"RECKONER"
Written by Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Edward O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thomas Yorke
Performed by Radiohead
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Under license from Warner/Chappell Music LTD

"WATHAN EDHEY GOTHA"
Male Vocals: Abdhullah Shaffaan / Abdhullah Munaz / Hassan Jalaal /
Ahmed Visham.
Female Vocals: Aishath Samaha /  Hunaidha Rasheed / Naashidha Ahmed.
Aminath Vishama.
Recording Engineer: Moosa Samaau.
Assistant Recording Engineer: Mohamed Allam Latheef.
Recording, Mixing and Mastered by: -5dB Music Studio.

"IDIOTEQUE"
Written by Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Edward O'Brien, Philip Selway, Thomas Yorke & Paul Lansky
Performed by Radiohead
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

"MELLO PROFUNDO"
Written By: John Henry Dale
Performed by: John Henry
Produced by: John Henry
John Henry appears courtesy of JHD Multimedia Inc.
Published by Cheeseless Bitefunk Music (ASCAP)
Administered by JHD Multimedia Inc.

SPECIAL THANKS

Daniel Cooney
Ahmed Abbas
Roger Munns
MVK Maldives Pvt Ltd
Stephen Pielocik
Banyan Tree Madivaru
United States Secret Service
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
Sophy Williams
Soneva Gili by Six Senses
Melody Morgan
Bryce Edge
Dr. Mohammed Waheed Hassan
Angus Fulton
Eri Berge
Chris Jarvis
Abraham Shenk
Maldivian Airlines
Alessandra Berge
Maldivian Air Taxi
Anabel Shenk
Maldives National Defense Force
Mohamed Ziyad
Lars Erik Nielsen
The Good Pitch team
Indian Coast Guard Maldives Dhruv Helicopter Team
Jenny Raskin
Comdt Thimmy Cherian
Freida Lee Mock
Nazim Sattar
Deborah Hoffman
Cynthia Smith
Carol Wallace
Zaheena Rasheed
Jamie Herre
Jennifer Battat
Ali Rilwan

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR ITVS

SALLY JO FIFER

CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Dan Cogan
Diana Barrett for the Fledging Fund
Kevin & Donna Gruneich
Lauren Embrey
David Cumming
Ian Darling
Lisa Chanoff
Peggy & Yogen Dalal
Gib & Susan Myers
Russell Long & Tiffany Schauer
Steven Cohen

MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM

Ford Foundation

The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The Atlantic Philanthropies

Spencer Adler

Sundance Institute Documentary Fund

PUMA Creative Mobility Award

Brian L. Ferrall & Laurie K. Poston

The Wallace Global Fund

The Island President is a co-production of AfterImage Public Media
and the Independent Television Service (ITVS),
with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The Island President is produced by AfterImage Public Media,
which is solely responsible for its content.

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