Director / Producer / Editor
Kief Davidson is an award winning feature film and documentary director, born and raised in Brooklyn New York. His film, "The Devil's Miner" had its world premiere at the Rotterdam International film festival and has won over a dozen awards including: Tribeca film festival, Hot Docs film festival, Chicago film festival, Jerusalem film festival, Woodstock film festival. Kief also wrote and directed the dark comedy, "Minor Details", an independent feature film starring Peter Sarsgaard and Larry Pine. In addition, he has directed and produced documentaries for The Discovery Channel, ABC News, PBS, and A&E.
Kief began his filmmaking career in 1993 as editor on the Academy Award-nominated documentary, "Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann." He is the recipient of two Emmy nominations for his work with National Geographic and on the journalistic film "What's News?", he earned an International Monitor Award for Best Editing.
Kief is currently directing a feature length documentary about Kassim Ouma, a child soldier from Uganda who became the Junior middle-weight boxing champion of the world. Kief divides his time between Los Angeles and New York City.
Director / Producer / Cinematographer
Director / Producer / Cinematographer Richard Ladkani, (www.richardladkani.com) an acclaimed documentary filmmaker, has completed over 35 international documentaries filmed in some of the most remote regions of the world. His award- winning skills as director and cameraman have produced documentaries on topics ranging from wildlife in "Encounters With the Great White Shark", to political films like "Escape Over The Himalayas", a film about Tibetan refugee children that won 15 international awards.
Richard has worked on big-budget historical documentaries involving large-scale re-enactments, such as "Judas the Traitor" and "The Crusaders", as well as character-driven personal stories shot on location in Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Mongolia. A 20-part series, "Monasteries of the Danube River", earned him both the Austrian and Italian cinematography awards for best picture.
Richard is experienced in a wide range of shooting formats - including film, hi-definition, and mini-dv - and prefers to be the cinematographer on the films he directs as often as possible. He is fluent in German, English, French and Spanish, and has worked for many of the most prestigious European and American broadcasters.