Who’s Who

 


ALEXANDRIA HAMMOND

DIRECTOR/ PRODUCER/CAMERA/EDITOR


Alexandria Hammond is a Mexican American filmmaker based in New York City, who has traveled and documented in more than 30 countries. Her credits include TV, feature films, music videos, commercials, dozens of short narratives, and documentaries such as Albert Maysles's Close Up: Portraits (co-editor) and Dominick Dunne: After the Party (cinematographer). Her work has screened at The Hamptons Film Festival, Raindance, New York Film & Video Festival, and most recently at the Museum of Modern Art. Strange Things: Children of Haiti is her feature directorial debut. Alexandria is currently co-directing a feature film about Memphis punk musician Jay Reatard with filmmaker Ian Markiewicz, and in production on a documentary in Mexico City. She graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a film degree.




REGINE ZAMOR

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER / POST-PRODUCTION TRANSLATOR / OUTREACH MANAGER


Regine Zamor is a Haitian-American freelance writer, and former Program Manager for Creative Connections, a NYC-based after school enrichment organization. Since the 2010 earthquake, Zamor has relocated to Haiti to continue in the relief and rebuilding efforts. Currently Regine fills her days as program development officer for Enhancing Citizen Participation with the Haiti Recovery Initiative in Port-au-Prince. Her independent efforts include assisting orphanages, supporting the community of Carrefour Feuilles through small grant programs and a small farming village just outside Port au Prince. (http://bagaydwol.wordpress.com/)




ERIC LAHEY

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - CO-PRODUCER


Eric Lahey is a filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon. He traveled to Haiti with Alex in 2006 and 2007, to do the principle photography for STRANGE THINGS. In 2005, his feature documentary, CENTURY PLAZA screened at the LA Film Festival. He is currently in development on his feature narrative, SPOONS, which he worked on at the Sundance labs. Eric Lahey received the prestigious Annenberg grant in 2008 for his script SPOONS, and is currently in pre-production of this film. Eric graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a degree in Film Production.




DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN

MUSICIAN


Having carved a reputation for himself as an innovative composer, performer, violinist, and band leader, Haitian-American artist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) melds his classical music roots with his own cultural references and vibrant musical imagination. His accolades range from being voted as "America’s Assignment" on the CBS Evening News, to one of the entertainment industry’s "Top 5 Tomorrow’s Newsmakers" (1010 WINS Radio), and spotlighted as a "New Face of Classical Music" in Esquire Magazine. DBR recently composed music for Daniel Beaty’s play Resurrection directed by Oz Scott, the feature ESPN television segment E:60 Homeless Basketball in which DBR was bestowed with a Sports EMMY nomination for Outstanding Musical Composition, and feature documentary films - Strange Things by Alexandria Hammond and Off and Running by Nicole Opper. DBR regularly composes for orchestras and chamber music ensembles around the globe and tours with his genre-jumping ensemble DBR & THE MISSION.

http://www.dbrmusic.com/




EMELINE MICHEL

MUSICIAN


She is the reigning Queen of Haitian Song: a captivating performer, versatile vocalist and one of the premier Haitian songwriters of her generation. She has recorded and appeared on concert stages throughout the Caribbean, Europe, and North & South America for over 20 years. Her nine albums, Douvanjou ka leve (May the Sun Rise), Pa gen manti nan sa (There's No Doubt), Rhum & Flamme (Rum & Flame), Tout Mon Temps (All My Time), The Very Best, Ban'm pase (Let Me Pass), Cordes et Ame (Strings and Soul), Rasin Kreyol (Creole Roots), and Reine de Cour (Queen of Hearts) have catapulted her to international acclaim. Rustic and rhythmic, profound and personal, Reine de Coeur reaches you to the core. Conceptualized and written between Africa and Haiti, and recorded in Haiti, New York, Montreal and Burkina Faso (French West Africa) with a team of 35 musicians, this is Emeline's third consecutive turn as a producer in addition to vocalist and songwriter. Reine de Coeur is loaded with delectable music morsels and autobiographic stories such as Gade Papi (Look Papa), which reminds us to dream our dreams, Maricela and Banda. Reine de Coeur has been universally acclaimed and once again the "Horse of Fire" (Emeline's production company Production Cheval de Feu) has left its mark with a rich and beautiful album that sets a new standard for Haitian music.

http://www.emeline-michel.com/




RAM

MUSICIAN


RAM is a mizik rasin (roots music) band based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The band derives its name from the initials of its founder, songwriter, and lead male vocalist, Richard A. Morse. The band’s music has been described by Morse as "Vodou rock ’n’ roots", and has been one of the prominent bands in the mizik rasin musical movement in Haiti. RAM began performing together in 1990, and recorded their first album in 1996. Other albums include: Aïbobo (1996), Puritan Vodou (1997), Kite Yo Pale (2002), MadiGra (2003), and Le Jardin (2003). RAM is famous for its regular Thursday night performances at the Hotel Oloffson in downtown Port-au-Prince, attended by hotel guests and a wide spectrum of the country's political and racial groups.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAM_(band)





MAIN CREDITS


Director & Producer: Alexandria Hammond
Co-Producers: Regine Zamor & Eric Lahey
Cinematography: Eric Lahey & Alexandria Hammond
Film Editor: Alexandria Hammond
Consulting Editor: Sam Pollard
Music: Emeline Michel, Daniel Bernard Roumain & RAM
Film Translator: Regine Zamor
Location Translator: Alfred Casell
Post Production: Post Logic NYC
Colorist: Alex Berman
Online-Editor: Eugene Lehnert
Sound: Jarpa Studio Mexico City
Sound Mix Engineer: Luis Acosta