THE FILMMAKERS

DAN PARTLAND

DIRECTOR

Dan Partland is a veteran documentary producer and director for film and television. His work includes several landmark Nonfiction Features and Series of the past three decades. Partland is a five-time Emmy nominee with two Emmys for Best Nonfiction Series and has been twice nominated for Nonfiction Producer of the Year by the Producers Guild of America.

Partland began his career with cinema verité pioneer Albert Maysles before launching his own New York-based indie film collective, OTHER PICTURES (OPIX), where he produced numerous independent features, both scripted and documentary, including Sundance Award-winners WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE and doc-feature THE BALLAD OF RAMBLIN’ JACK.

Partland’s work in television includes the ground-breaking verité series AMERICAN HIGH, the revolutionary documentary series INTERVENTION, for which Partland was Executive Producer and Showrunner for 14 seasons, and the multi-award-winning THE SIXTIES, which pioneered a new, immersive style for archival docs.

Partland still runs the alternative film shingle OTHER PICTURES and the production company DOC SHOP.

ROB REINER

PRODUCER

Rob Reiner first came to fame as a two-time Emmy Award-winning actor in the landmark television series All In The Family. He went on to become an acclaimed director of some of the most popular and influential motion pictures in American film history. His work ranges from the satire THIS IS SPINAL TAP to dramas STAND BY ME, MISERY, A FEW GOOD MEN, and GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI to romantic comedies WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT, to the enduring classic, THE PRINCESS BRIDE. His now 20 films also include THE BUCKET LIST, FLIPPED, LBJ, and most recently SHOCK AND AWE, which exposed the lies that led to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Reiner is also a dedicated political activist. In 1998 he was instrumental in the passage of a tobacco tax initiative in California to fund early childhood development and spent the next seven years as chair of California’s First Five Commission to oversee the implementation of the initiative. In 2003 he led the effort to save Ahmanson Ranch from an environmentally harmful development in the Santa Monica Mountains. In 2008 he and his wife, Michele, helped form The American Foundation for Equal Rights, which filed a federal lawsuit to overturn California’s Prop 8. Their victory at the Supreme Court paved the way for marriage equality nationwide.

Reiner, along with his wife, Michele, and Matthew George, continues to run his Castle Rock film company.

MICHELE REINER

PRODUCER

An accomplished photographer, producer, and children’s advocate, Michele Reiner co-founded Parents’ Action for Children, a foundation dedicated to early childhood development.

Reiner also co-founded the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which successfully argued the case against California’s same-sex marriage ban, at the Supreme Court, which paved the way for marriage equality nationwide.

Reiner currently serves as co-president of the newly formed Castle Rock Entertainment.

STEVE OKIN

PRODUCER

Steve Okin launched the faith-based label Affirm Films for Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2007 and has been an observer and participant in Christian media culture ever since. His recognition of the integration of the Gospel message into radicalized political expression brought him to GOD & COUNTRY and its potential to expose Christian Nationalism for the anti-democratic, authoritarian movement it is. He is the principal of Critical Thinking Media.

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