Director of Photography
Ali Moussa is a filmmaker focusing on cinematography and editing. He works across narrative, documentary, commercial, and educational film making genres. Currently, he is working as cinematographer and assistant editor for HIV in the Rust Belt – a work-in-progress documentary directed by Holly Hey that tells the story of the early days of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the Toledo, Ohio region.
Ali graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film/Video in 2020.
Head of Research
Sam Ponke is a librarian clerk in the Midwest. He graduated cum laude from the University of Toledo in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Film Production. When it comes to telling stories, he enjoys finding the most effective format to share the narrative.
Head of Sound
Michael J. is a filmmaker working in all areas of
content creation, planning, and post production. He currently lives in LA, developing his portfolio, collaborating with other creatives, and relaxing with various forms of green tea.
He graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film/Video in 2019.
Second Camera Operator
Charles George is a documentary
filmmaker and photographer.
Charles seeks to document issues of social class and minorities. He strives to find meaning in
historical events and the impact they have on present day culture.
Charles holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film/ Video
and a Masters in Liberal Studies from the University of Toledo.
Boom Operator/Field Mixer/Data Wrangler
Rowan Dazley did some of the audio mixing and recording early on in the production of Reentry Realities. During that time he was also in charge of data management and backup. He has always been passionate about film and video, and having grown up watching PBS programming all his life, it was like a dream come true to be a part of the project.