For over 10 years, Kelly Thomson has produced and edited award winning films with a focus on race, religion and social equity for PBS including the award-winning UNNATURAL CAUSES, RAISING OF AMERICA and COMING OF AGE IN AGING AMERICA. She most recently produced POISONED WATER for NOVA about Flint's devastating water crisis. She also produced AMERICAN DENIAL which aired on PBS's acclaimed Independent Lens series and was nominated for a 2016 News & Documentary Emmy. She is currently directing her second feature documentary, w.t. SHAYKHA, which unveils female leadership in Islamic mysticism. Her first independent documentary feature, SAVAGE MEMORY, screened at festivals, museums and universities across the globe. Kelly also recently directed/produced the independent short film ‘WHAT MAKES SCIENCE TRUE?’ which was broadcast on NOVA’s DigiDocs platform. Kelly began in film at the age of 19 when she worked as a Production Assistant on a feature film for SKY TV, Milk, with her sister Meg. She has contributed to a number of independent films over the past ten years including Wild Art, Hotels 4, All Falls Down, A Vote for Choice, and Funeral of the Last Gypsy King. She received her BA from New York University in Religious Studies.
Sly Productions is committed to creating thought-provoking media that explores culture, religion and identity across borders.
Zachary Stuart trained as a documentary filmmaker at Harvard’s program in Visual and Environmental Studies. He was Director/Producer of Savage Memory, which screened at Gobians DocFest, Boston International Film Festival, Ethnocineca and many other festivals, museums and universities across the globe. His first film, This is Just This, uses experimental sound and 16mm film to explore a first-person experience of North India. He produced And Still We Rise, a documentary short on an ex-prisoner storytelling project “Public Voices.” As a cameraman He has traveled to Israel to document an ecumenical Palestinian Pilgrimage through occupied territories and South India to observe Karnatic classical musicians. Zachary works as an arts educator and performer for the interactive theater program Urban improv and teaches theater and dance for the Freelance Players. He is the director of the theater department at the Creative Arts at Park multi-arts summer experience.