Meet The Team
Will is a longtime member of the American Go community and a 5-dan master player, whose ideas for a documentary got the project started. He founded the Brown University Go club in 2010 and worked as a post-production assistant on the HBO pilot CODES OF CONDUCT, edited by Jay Rabinowitz and directed by Steve McQueen. Will is currently a graduate student in physics at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.
COLE D. PRUITT
Cole met Will at Brown University and co-founded the American Collegiate Go Association in 2012. When he’s not working on the film, Cole is a PhD candidate in nuclear chemistry at Washington University in St Louis. His science outreach work includes “Where Did We Come From?”, animated by Jorge Cham of PhD Comics.
Kate is a feature film and episodic television editor serving as a producer and post-production supervisor. Her work includes HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE and all five seasons of THE WIRE, for which she received an ACE award. Among her other credits are the films AMERICAN BUFFALO and OUTSIDE PROVIDENCE, the miniseries SHOW ME A HERO (HBO), and television episodes of THE DEUCE (HBO) and SEX AND THE CITY (HBO).
Richard assistant-edited the feature documentary LIFE, ANIMATED (Academy Award Nominee, 2017), as well as ART AND CRAFT (Academy Award Shortlist, 2015). He received his B.A. in Art from Yale University. Richard is currently directing his first feature documentary, FOR THE BIRDS, and lives in Brooklyn. For more of his work, check out richardmiron.com.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
A veteran filmmaker from Brooklyn, Colin joined as DP in June 2013. His work spans narrative, commercial, and documentary film in dozens of states and several countries. Colin recently directed his own short film, MY FATHER'S PRISONERS (2016). See more of his work at colinsonner.com.
Shixie (Xiangjun Shi) is an award-winning animator based in Austin. She has a deep interest in physics and science communication, and is an expert at nimble, minimalistic expressions. She graduated in 2013 with B.A. in Physics from Brown University and B.F.A. in Film/Animation/Video from Rhode Island School of Design. For more of her work, check out shixie.org.
A multi-instrumentalist specializing in woodwinds and brass, Jon has lent his talents to dozens of bands in the studio and on the road, including Beirut, The Antlers, Okkervil River, Bishop Allen and Camera Obscura. In the film world, Jon is known for his work on The Skeleton Twins (2014), Paper Man (2009) and The Ten (2007). Jon lives in Chicago, IL.