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Daniel Karslake – Director/Writer/Producer

Daniel Karslake is an award-winning American film director and producer. His last film, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO, won nine “Best Documentary” audience awards at prestigious festivals across the country, and it was on the short list for a 2008 Academy Award. Prior to his work in film, Karslake created award-winning, long-form segments for the highly acclaimed newsmagazine, IN THE LIFE, which airs nationally in over 120 markets on PBS. His work for the show was singled out by many organizations, including the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmy nomination.)

Helen Mendoza – Producer

Helen Mendoza’s broad experience spans film, television, music and online media. Ms. Mendoza co-produced the documentary, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO. She began her career in the commercial and corporate arena, producing projects for AT&T, Gillette, and Parker Brothers. She directed/edited the online short- video series, TO HAVE AND TO HOLD for CA Faith for Equality and is the concert producer for Vox Femina Los Angeles.

Jen Fineran – Editor

Jen’s film career began at Channel 4 in London and has since spread throughout three continents. She has more than 10 years of client experience including broadcast networks, advertising agencies, museums, corporations and independent producers and directors. In addition to film festivals, her editorial work can be seen on many networks including PBS, MTV, IFC, AMC, Bravo, National Geographic and the Travel Channel. Her most recent film, AI WEI WEI:NEVER SORRY premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011.

Michael Huffington – Producer

Michael Huffington has a distinguished career as a dedicated public servant, successful business executive and philanthropist whose charitable activities span the globe. From 1991 to 2000 he was the co-owner of Crest Films Limited, a full-service film production company known for its Emmy-Award winning commercials, documentaries, adventure films and work on behalf of non-profit organizations.

Perch Ducote – Executive Producer

Perch Ducote, the President of Power & Peace, Inc. has worked as an international consultant and personal coach for twenty-six years in the field of personal development, communication, and leadership. He has produced and led workshops, seminars, and business interventions throughout the US and Europe. He was the President of Conversation Peace, the former Executive Director of the New Orleans Peace Foundation, and the author of “The Soul of Communication.”

Jeanne Robertson – Executive Producer

Jeanne has over fifteen years of professional development experience having worked with non-profit arts, educational, and social service organizations in New York City and Fairfield County. Most recently, Jeanne served as the Major Gifts Director for the Westport Country Playhouse where she helped structure and launch a $25 million capital campaign to build a permanent endowment for the theatre company.

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Executive Producers
Mark Dixon & Sheri Heitker – Associate Producers

Mark Dixon and Sheri Heitker own a commercial cleaning company in Orlando, Florida. For years they have supported various organizations working on ending poverty and hunger in their community and in the world. As the economy declined, the couple was inspired to use their money in a more meaningful way. They were looking for the return on their investment to show up in the world rather than in their portfolio, and were excited to learn about Every Three Seconds. Sheri and Mark decided this is a project that will make an impact on ending extreme poverty and committed to getting the film produced.


Veritas Connect

Veritas is a consulting and project management company which helps leverage the power of businesses to achieve social, financial and environmental impact. From starting up to scaling out, Veritas Connect provides unique solutions for a variety of industries, fostering creative and dynamic collaborations and innovative business models.

Dialog Group

The Dialog Group is a marketing firm like no other. Dialog specializes in deeply and creatively understanding their clients business to develop innovative solutions that drive business results. As a strategic partner, the Dialog team has provided Every Three Seconds with invaluable expertise and wisdom to define our vision, clarify and strengthen our message, and design our visual brand. Dialog helped us to understand our true goals, so we can in turn, inspire those to join us in our efforts to end hunger and poverty in the world.

The Dialog Group’s client list includes, Dell, AMD, Apple and Hewlett-Packard.