FILMMAKERS

MARK DECENA | Director

Writer, director and producer of feature films, television programming, web films, and commercials. A three time Sundance alumni, Mark’s first feature, Dopamine won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize. Decena’s documentary work spans across themes of social justice, sustainable design and the environment. He wrote and directed the Redford Center film, Watershed, and was a writer and producer on Stand Up Planet, a Gates funded project that aired on KCET, LinkTV, and Pivot. His latest feature film, Not Without Us, premiered as the closing night film at the S.F. Green Film Festival and aired nationally on PBS. Mark is also a three time Kenneth Rainen Grant finalist for screenwriting. Decena is the founder of Kontent, a boutique production company based in San Francisco, housing a Kollective of award winning filmmakers, as well as producers and creatives.

JAMES REDFORD | Executive Producer

James Redford writes, produces and directs for film and television. Prior to completing “HAPPENING: A Clean Energy Revolution” for HBO, James’ other HBO films include “TOXIC HOT SEAT”, “THE BIG PICTURE: Rethinking Dyslexia”, “MANN V. FORD”, and “THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS”. While completing “HAPPENING”, James has been traveling the world as an American Film Showcase ambassador with his two award-winning documentary films. “RESILIENCE: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” as well as “PAPER TIGERS”.

James is the co-founder and chair of The Redford Center, a non-profit media entity that engages people though inspiring stories that galvanize environmental action. Among many of its functions, the center’s documentary film projects include “WATERSHED”, “FIGHTING GOLIATH”, and “THE ART OF ACTIVISM”.