Emmy winning Colin Stafford-Johnson specialises in wildlife documentary making and over the last ten years has been involved in some of the most highly acclaimed wildlife productions. Over the past two decades, Colin has tracked and filmed animals all over the world, including jaguars in the Amazon and birds of paradise in New Guinea; many of his films have focused on big cats and he has spent almost 600 days filming tigers in India. In 2011 he won Best Presenter at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival for Broken Tail, which also won the Grand Teton. In 2006, he won an Emmy for cinematography on the film
Mississippi Tales of the Last River Rat for the Discovery Channel; he has also worked on the highly successful BBC series Planet Earth. For the last five years, Colin has presented Living the Wildlife, a very popular wildlife series for Irish television and he is currently filming and presenting a new four part series based on a year exploring the River Shannon.
Award winning film editor Emer Reynolds' feature credits include The Eclipse, Small Engine Repair, Timbuktu, The Actors and I Went Down, her television credits include Shameless and Funland and her documentary credits include Broken Tail, Today is Better than Two Tomorrows and The Road 2. She has also written and directed her own work, and sits as a member of the advisory board for the National Film School (Ireland). In 1997 she received the Craft Award from Women in Film and Television, for excellence in the practice of her craft. She is currently editing a feature documentary on the Cuban Missile Crisis for Crossing the Line Films.
Juanita completed a degree in Zoology and an MA in Media Studies. She has worked for RTE Television and on various newspapers and magazines, including Wild Ireland, a wildlife and environmental magazine named Consumer Specialist Magazine of the Year - in 2002 under her editorship. In 2005, she published her first book, Ireland Mammals. She has also worked as a freelance editor, subeditor, and writer. In addition to contributions to national newspapers and magazines, she edited Heritage Outlook, the magazine of the Heritage Council. Juanita is currently producing Nature on One - a 10 part series for RTE Radio One.
Anna Rodgers is a director/ producer. For over 12 years she has worked in documentary in Ireland, and specializes in working on sensitive human interest stories as well as music, history and arts related films. Her debut feature “Today is better than two tomorrows” was selected for over 25 festivals worldwide
including Full Frame and Thessaloniki. It was also nominated for 8 awards and won “Highly commended” at the Radharc Awards. Anna also directed “If these walls could talk“ (Reality Bites) which has been selected for over 20 festivals including AFI Silverdocs. It won Stranger than Fiction 2010 Best Short Film, Thin Line Film Festival 2010 Best Short Film, and Kerry Film Festival Best Short Documentary. Anna's most recent film "Hold on Tight" was Highly Commended at Iris Prize and won the Absolut Gaze Filmmakers award. Anna produced “The Yellow Bittern – the life and times of Liam Clancy” (IFB/ RTÉ). In 2008 she produced the concert film in New York “Liam Clancy and Friends: Live at The Bitter End” featuring Shane MacGowan, Odetta and Tom Paxton. She's obsessed with her dog, but likes animals of all kinds including spiders which she rescues from the bath.
Zlata Filipovic's first project with Crossing The Line Productions was the IFTA-award winning documentary series 'Blood of the Irish' (RTE, 2009) on which she worked as researcher and production
manager. She went on to work with them on a number of different projects in capacity as production
manager, line producer and producer. Some of the notable work includes production managing Charlie
Bird On the Trail of Tom Crean (RTE, 2011) as well as producing two short projects: 'Stand Up!' (for
BelongTo organisation, UNESCO commended PSA with 850,000 views on YouTube) and 'Hold On Tight' (Irish Film Board, 2011) which has screened at over 20 festivals worldwide and was highly commended at the IRIS Prize 2011. She also line-produced a number of projects in association with National Museum and NPWS, as well as a number of projects associated with EXPO world fairs. Her projects with Crossing The Line Productions have taken her to working across the globe, from places as diverse as Kenya, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Montserrat, Switzerland, France, Spain and all across Ireland. Prior to production work, she studied for BA in Human Sciences from Oxford University and an MPhil from Trinity College Dublin, and worked on a number of books and publications. She speaks English, French and her native Serbo-Croat, and serves on the Executive Committee of Amnesty International Ireland.