Crew Biographies

 

Harvey Hubbell V

Director/Producer/Writer

Harvey Hubbell V is an “itinerant filmmaker” – he has shot from the high-rise roofs of Warsaw to the banana boats of Peru. His documentaries have won more than 50 film and video festival awards, including four Emmys. He wrote and directed the multi-award winning comic documentary Electronic Road Film, which received an Emmy for Outstanding Entertainment Program. Loop Dreams,Harvey’s first feature-length documentary, won the Gold World Medal for Comedy at The New York Festivals and three Emmys for Outstanding Entertainment Program, Individual Achievement for Directing, and Program Writing.

To support his documentary habit Harvey sometimes works on feature films, including a turn as Columbia Pictures’ community liaison for Mr. Deeds, shot on location in New Milford, Connecticut.

In 2003 the Senate Majority Leader appointed Harvey to the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism; he served as a chair of the CCT Film Committee and was instrumental in getting the CT film tax incentives package passed. 

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Eric Gardner

Producer/Director of Photography/Editor

Eric Gardner grew up in Oregon City, Oregon and attended college at ColumbiaUniversity in New York City, and the USC School of Cinema/Television in Los Angeles. He has worked on independent feature films and non-fiction television for over 20 years. Gardner regularly works as a Writer, Director, Producer and Editor.

He has received multiple Emmy nominations for his work as an Editor on the CBS series, “Survivor.” As a Director, he has won several awards, including best film at the Big Bear Lake Film Festival for Under The Influence, starring Peter Greene. He received world-wide attention when Co-wrote and Produced Breakaway, starring the infamous Tonya Harding, and was Senior Editor of Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction, one of Fox’s highest rated specials. His diverse credits also include Producer of Queenas a feature length documentary about Latino Transsexuals for Canal + and The Danish Film Board, and Co-Producer of Great Streets: Champs-Élysées starring HalleBerry for PBS.

Currently he is Co-Executive Producer of Shahs of Sunset a docusoap series for Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bravo.  Gardner is a member of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and The Directors Guild of America.

 

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Paul Cohen

Executive Producer

Paul Cohen is an independent motion picture executive who has created a number of successful distribution and production companies including Stratosphere Entertainment, Manhattan Pictures, Analysis Films and Aries Films. He has acquired and marketed a wide range of successful films often recognized as cinematic gems and contemporary classics. These include Abel Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant, starring Harvey Keitel; Mephisto, the 1981 Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign Language Film; My Brilliant Career, directed by first-timer Gillian Armstrong and starring Judy Davis and Sam Neill;  The Chosen, starring Maximilian Schell; Luchino Visconti’s The Innocent; as well as The Thief, the 1997 Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Mr. Cohen’s notable releases include Enigma, written by Oscar nominated Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Apted and starring Kate Winslet; as well as Jean-Luc Godard’s critically acclaimed In Praise of Love (Eloge de L’Amour).

Paul Cohen has served in the capacity of Executive Producer on a number of independent productions including One Eyed Kings, starring Chazz Palminteri, Armand Assante, and Connie Britton; and Off the Map, starring Joan Allen and Sam Elliott (Cannes International Film Festival; Sundance Film Festival).

Currently Paul serves as the CEO and President of The Red Hills Motion Picture Releasing Company, LLC a consulting and marketing firm that has provided services to more than 150 independently distributed feature films. Additionally he serves on the faculty of The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts as a Filmmaker In Residence teaching professor and as the Executive Director its Torchlight Program, established by The Film School to enhance the education of students through instruction in current and emerging business practices of the motion picture industry.

 

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