The Filmmakers

Headshot of Broderick Fox

Broderick Fox – Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor 
Broderick’s award-winning media works present challenging, socially relevant issues through accessible, character-driven storytelling. They have screened in over 50 international festivals as well as on PBS. Broderick received a Special Recognition Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a Dore Schary Award from the Anti-Defamation League for his co-directed first feature Tak For Alt: Survival of a Human Spirit. His second feature The Skin I’m In won the Special Jury Prize at the Arizona International Film Festival, Best Feature and Best in Fest at the Tattoo Arts Film Festival, and was a Juror’s Pick at the Victoria International Film Festival. His third feature Zen & the Art of Dying was selected as a showcase “Heart of Film” project at the Austin Film Festival and the Closing Night Gala film of the Byron Bay International Film Festival, and continues to be utilized by a range of community groups and death care workers as an educational tool. He is a two-time recipient of Artistic Innovation Grants from the Center for Cultural Innovation. Fox is a Professor of Media Arts & Culture at Occidental College in Los Angeles. His book Documentary Media: History, Theory, Practice is out through Routledge.

Lee Biolos

Lee Biolos – Producer, Sound Recordist
Lee was part of the actor’s ensemble for the very first Sundance Directors Lab in 1981. He served his apprenticeship at Actors Theatre Louisville, followed by performances in New York, Los Angeles and the Edinburgh Festival. He then relocated to Australia where he developed his skills as a producer, director, writer and teacher and became a dual-citizen. In the 1990’s Lee was the co-founder and Resident Director of New Stages, the research and development wing of the Sydney Theatre Company, producing and story developing multiple world and Australian premieres starring the likes of Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett, and Toni Collette. Lee founded the acting studio Practical Aesthetics Australia that continues to teach an approach to acting developed by David Mamet and William Macy. After working in Film, TV, and Theatre in Australia for over two decades, Lee currently works as a producer in Los Angeles, serving as the Executive Producer of Broderick’s The Skin I’m In and Zen & the Art of Dying. He also tutors young people through Reading Partners, an organization helping children in grades 1-3 to develop essential lifelong literacy and personal development skills. 

Ronit Kirchman – Composer
Ronit is a composer, music producer, songwriter and multi-instrumental performer in the Los Angeles area. Films scored by Ronit have been award-winners and favorites at festivals such as IFP, Sundance and Tribeca, and span a wide range of genres – from comedy to drama, psychological suspense to documentary. Her scores include the dramatic series The Sinner (USA Network), currently entering its fourth season. Ronit’s score for The Sinner was named one of IndieWire’s Best TV Scores of 2020. She also scored Evil Eye, a dramatic thriller feature from Blumhouse TV and Amazon Studios, directed by Elan and Rajeev Dassani and executive produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Ronit’s score for Evil Eye was awarded a 2021 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Outstanding Score – TV Movie/Streamed. Other projects include her innovative hybrid score for the series Limetown (Peacock), based on the hit podcast; and a wide-ranging roster of films and documentaries, including Broderick’s The Skin I’m In and Zen and the Art of Dying. Ronit is the recipient of many awards, among them the Sundance Composers Lab and Documentary Composers Lab Fellowships, BMI Conductors Fellowship and a Subito grant from the American Composers Forum, and the Sundance/Time Warner Fellowship. 

Sound Designer Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson – Sound Designer, Music Editor
Scott is a music editor and sound designer for a wide array of fictional and independent documentary projects. In addition to major Hollywood titles such as Twilight and The Town, and television shows such as Extinct, Scott’s documentary credits include Lucy Walker’s Countdown to Zero, Ondi Timoner’s We Live In Public, and Patrick Creadon’s I.O.U.S.A. Scott also served as the sound designer and music editor on Broderick’s The Skin I’m In and Zen & the Art of Dying. Scott is a longstanding collaborator at the Sundance Institute, formerly working as the technical advisor for the Sundance Film Composer’s Lab.