(Writer, Director Editor, Producer) HAND OF GOD is Joe Cultrera's first feature length documentary. He has over 25 years experience as a director and editor. Cultrera's WITCH CITY (1996), is a darkly humorous tale of Salem, Massachusetts. It takes a critical look at the city's commercialization of history. The film premiered on WGBH in Boston and was subsequently aired on many other PBS outlets. LEATHER SOUL (1993) is a portrayal of the leather tanning industry in Peabody, Massachusetts. The documentary was called "a sterling example of rescuing working people's history." It aired nationally on PBS and was picked to be part of the National Gallery of Art's series on the American Documentary. UNFINISHED DREAMS (1995) and MEMORIES OF THE AUD (1997) were director/editor efforts that linked local sports teams to the heart of two blue-collar American cities - Olean and Buffalo, New York. The films were commissioned and aired on The Empire Sports Network. Some of Cultrera's recent work was as co-editor of the recent Rolling Stones' documentary TIP OF THE TONGUE; segment editor on Michael Apted's MARRIED IN AMERICA; and co-editor of the Jagged Films/ABC Production of BEING MICK. Over the years Joe has edited hundreds of projects for broadcast, cable and non-profit and corporate clients. such as PBS, A&E, Discovery, Court-TV and Food Network.
(Co-Producer, Co-Editor) Laura has many years of editing television, film and music video. In television long-form Laura has created an impressive list of projects for ABC/Discovery, A&E, Food Network, Nickelodeon, HBO Family, History Channel International, and Comedy Central. Her most recent projects have been "Rene & I: From Auschwitz to America” (NBC) and co-editor of The Rolling Stones' "Tip of the Tongue," (APMS Productions). Laura has created over 20 home video magazine documentaries for various recording artists and record companies. Laura's editor credits include: "For The Defense" (Discovery Channel) profiling four of America's top defense lawyers and their notorious clients. "Cubano" (History Channel International),--a study of six proud Cuban men, all with differing opinions of life under Fidel Castro. "The Making of Emeril Live" (Food Network) which covers the fast and furious life of celebrity chef, Emeril Lagasse. "The Big Help", (Nickelodeon) which profiles ten kids donating their time to better their community. Laura also edited three of the nine segments in "Michael Apted's Married in America." Laura has also cut her share of commercial spots and on-air promos including work for Nickelodeon, Bravo, HBO Family, Independent Film Channel, and Children's Television Workshop. Laura is also well-known for her background in music video, having edited over 350 music videos for all major record labels as well as independent labels. Some of the artists include Nirvana, Public Enemy, Stevie Wonder, Marilyn Manson, LL Cool J, Whitney Houston, Ice Cube, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync.
(Co-Producer, Director of Photography) For over twenty years, Hugh Walsh has been shooting film and video as well as working as a still photographer. In addition to working extensively throughout the United States and Europe, his work has taken him to the former Soviet Union, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. His clients include the History Channel, PBS, Frontline, The Food Network and National Geographic. His eclectic body of work includes documenting such subjects as life in Cuba both before and after the fall of the Soviet Union to the greatest chocolatiers of Paris, the meaning of the Wailing Wall to both Arabs and Israelis to fashion in India, apartheid and civil unrest in South Africa to the cuisines of Vietnam and China. His most recent work includes a documentary for director Ngawang Choephel on the traditional music of Tibet and how this music has changed despite the efforts of Tibetans to maintain their musical heritage since the Chinese occupation in 1951.
Selections of Hugh's still photography can be sampled at: www.bruegelwerks.com