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Jessica Earnshaw Director/Producer

Jessica is a documentary photographer and filmmaker whose work explores themes of criminal justice, and familial relationships. Her photography has appeared in National Geographic, The Marshall Project, Mother Jones Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR, amongst others. In 2015, she received the prestigious Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation Fellowship & Grant to photograph aging in American prisons and received unique unrestricted access in Maine State prisons. In 2016, her Aging in Prison work received an honorable mention by FotoVisura Grant, was published in National Geographic, Huffington Post and PDN Magazine, and named one of the most interesting photo essays of the week by Buzzfeed. In 2017, the next chapter of her aging in prison work, centering on re-entry after a life sentence, was published in Mother Jones and The Marshall Project. Jessica is a graduate of the International Center of Photography's photojournalism program. Last year, she won the Albert Maysles Best New Documentary Director Award at the Tribeca Film Festival for her first feature film, JACINTA, which was released by ABC News as a Hulu Original and received a New York Times Critic’s Pick. She was selected for Doc NYCs “40 under 40” list in 2020.

Holly Meehl Chapman Producer

Holly is a producer who guides films from original inception through distribution. For the past seven years, she’s produced award winning narrative and documentary features and short films through her company, Lunamax Films. Recent credits include the feature documentary, JACINTA (dir. Jessica Earnshaw), which launched to critical acclaim at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2020 and won the Albert Maysles Best New Documentary Director Award. The film was picked up by ABC News and was released as a Hulu Original in fall 2021. Through Lunamax, Holly also produced the critically lauded documentary, FOR THE BIRDS (dir. Richard Miron) as well as the festival favorite romantic comedy, IN REALITY (dir. Ann Lupo). Holly’s co-producing credits include the 2015 CNBC released feature doc, (DIS)HONESTY: THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES (dir. Yael Melamed) and the upcoming Chef Charlie Trotter documentary, LOVE, CHARLIE (dir. Rebecca Halpern). Holly also worked as a coordinator on the fiction feature, NANCY (dir. Christina Choe), which premiered at Sundance in 2018. Holly is an Impact Partners Producing Fellow and was named one of Doc NYCs “40 under 40” in 2020. She graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2011 with a double major in film studies and creative writing.