A Gentle Walk

A Gentle Walk
June 2008

Rough Cuts is produced by a collective of Bay Area filmmakers that includes:

Chris Holbrook – Director
Chris is the producer of "After Happily Ever After," a documentary about marriage directed by Kate Schermerhorn. He has previously worked for ITVS, the Los Angeles Film Festival, AFI FEST, and Next Wave Films. A director and editor of numerous short films, Chris is currently shooting his directorial debut, a documentary about the controversial French delicacy foie gras.

Sara MacPherson – Associate Producer
Director/Producer Sara MacPherson's award-winning feature documentary "Stable Life" — which looked at the undocumented immigrants who live and work on American racetracks — was broadcast nationally on the public television documentary series "America Reframed" and KQED's Truly CA series. Sara has been a Fellow at the San Francisco Film Society's FilmHouse; a MediaMaker grantee with the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC); and a Documentary Fellow at the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Academy. She is currently working on "The Gathering," a documentary about a Friday night sobriety support group in San Francisco.

Chris Metzler – Associate Producer
Chris' offbeat environmental documentary, "Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea," narrated by John Waters, premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival, screened at 200+ film festivals worldwide, won 37 awards for Best Documentary, and was broadcast on the Sundance Channel. With the success of that feature documentary, he has gone on to pursue other sub-cultural documentary subjects, including: rogue economists, lucha libre wrestlers, swamp rat hunters, ganjapreneurs and evangelical Christian surfers. His most recent feature documentary is the Emmy nominated documentary, "Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone," which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, screened at SXSW and aired nationally on PBS.


We regularly work with other filmmakers to produce our events and to support our selection process. If are you interested in joining the Rough Cuts team, we encourage you to get in touch with us.