Chris Paine is a writer & director best known for his award-winning documentaries "Who Killed the Electric Car?" (2006), and its sequel “Revenge of the Electric Car" (2011). His films as executive producer include "Bikes vs Cars" (2015), “Charge" (2011), "Faster” (2003), and “No Maps for These Territories” (2001) about futurist William Gibson. Paine serves on the board of directors for Friends of the Earth and is an alumni of Impro Theater. Chris was raised in Silicon Valley, studied in New York, and lives in Los Angeles.
Mark Monroe is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose career in storytelling spans two decades. His extensive writing and producing credits include films at Sundance every year for the last decade.
His writing credits include BAFTA and DGA nominated Icarus (2017 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Feature); The Cove (2009 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Feature); Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before The Flood; Steven Spielberg’s Finding Oscar; Grammy and BAFTA nominated The Beatles: Eight Days A Week; and the upcoming Ron Howard documentary film on Luciano Pavarotti.
A journalism graduate from the University of Oklahoma, Monroe began his career as a writer for CNN in Atlanta. Before writing theatrical documentaries, he produced more than 200 hours of biography-style television.
Paul Crowder is a former UK musician turned movie editor/director with a unique voice. Following the critical success of Stacy Peralta’s documentary Dogtown and Z Boys (Audience Favorite and Best Director at Sundance 2001, and Best Documentary at the 2002 Independent Spirit Awards), Crowder edited Peralta’s Riding Giants, garnering the 2004 A.C.E. Eddie for Best Edited Documentary.
He made his directorial debut with Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (written by Mark Monroe), and co-directed and edited the Grammy nominated Amazing Journey Story of the WHO. He directed & edited the acclaimed films Last Play at Shea (2009) and 1: Life On The Limit (2013). He also edited Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Grohl’s directorial debut Sound City. Most recently he completed Ron Howard’s Eight Days A Week as editor and executive producer, and is currently an executive producer and editor of Ron Howard’s latest documentary on Luciano Pavarotti.