The Filmmakers
  Producer, Executive Director:
Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc., has dedicated over 30 years to the study and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Dr. Granpeesheh earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from UCLA under the guidance of Dr. Ivar Lovaas.  She is a licensed psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She started the Center for Autism & Related Disorders, Inc.(CARD) in 1990. Dr. Granpeehsheh is also the president of the Board of ACT Today! (Autism Care & Treatment Today), a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase access to proven Autism treatments. Her drive to help as many families as possible achieve success, has led CARD to become an industry leader in administering effective multi-disciplinary treatment plans. Click here for complete Bio
  Director, Editor:
Michele Jaquis is an interdisciplinary artist and educator, with over 12 years experience working within the field of Autism, first as an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapist and most recently as a videographer and editor for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders. Jaquis earned her BFA in sculpture and experimental studio with a minor in psychology from Hartford Art School/University of Hartford and her MFA in sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design. She is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator for the Artists, Community and Teaching Program at Otis College of Art and Design, where she developed and teaches an Integrated Learning course called "Creative Solutions to the Autism Epidemic." Jaquis is also the co-founder of Rise Industries: Interdisciplinary Projects. Her installations, performances, videos and digital prints have been exhibited across the U.S and can be seen at www.rise-ind.com.
 

Original Score by:

Jeremy Quinn is an artist, architect and musician based in Los Angeles. He records folk-rock under the name Crocket the Ironmonger, and composes and records soundtracks for his installations and video artworks. He has provided freelance sound-design for websites and other commercial projects and is currently an associate at Pablo Maida Architect in Santa Monica. He received his Masters of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Hartford, where he studied architecture and sculpture. His work can be seen and heard at www.rise-ind.com.
 

Michael Feldman was born 1981 in Saratoga Springs NY. He began playing piano and composing music at age 4.  In his teens, he studied classical and jazz piano at Skidmore College, and also began to develop his skills as a recording engineer.  In 2003, he received his Bachelor of Music at the Hartt School in Connecticut.  Feldman now resides in Los Angeles as a principal sound engineer and composer for television. His music can be heard at www.makemusicmike.com.

 

With Songs by:

Nine More Lies are from Sheffield in the UK, where they have played hundreds of gigs and gained a loyal following. Their music is available on iTunes and on their website www.ninemorelies.co.uk.  The band’s principle songwriter, Dave Neale, is currently working on solo material, which can be heard on www.myspace.com/musicforstrangers.

H. Hanson is a practicing CPA, who’s life changed the moment he "took back his power" and started following his dream of being a singer songwriter. Inspired by the song-writers of the sixties and seventies like Bob Dylan, James Taylor and Jackson Browne, H began writing songs and performing when he was sixteen. Although his voice and guitar lay in the background of his life while raising his four kids, his life long passion for writing and performing reawakened in the late 90s when he sold his CPA practice and began actively pursuing a career as a songwriter. In October 2001 he released his first CD, "Journey", produced by Rob Friedman at Little Life Studios in New York City.  H now lives in Weaverville, NC with his wife, and plays at various venues in the western North Carolina area. For more information go to www.hhanson.com