Morgan Neville is an Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker. For over twenty years he has been making films about music and cultural subjects including Troubadours, Search and Destroy and three Grammy-nominated films: Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story, Muddy Waters Can’t Be Satisfied, and Johnny Cash’s America. His non-music films include The Cool School, Steinbeck and Shotgun Freeway: Drives Thru Lost L.A.. Neville has also produced many documentaries, including Pearl Jam Twenty, Crossfire Hurricane and Beauty is Embarrassing. In 2014, 20 Feet From Stardom, won numerous awards including the Academy Award for Best Documentary. His next film, Best of Enemies, won an Emmy Award for Best Historical Documentary at the News and Documentary Emmy Awards in 2017. The film was also shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Recent projects include Ugly Delicious, Abstract: The Art of Design, They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, a documentary about Fred Rogers which was released by Focus Features in 2018 and has become one of the best reviewed and highest grossing documentaries of all time.
Caitrin Rogers is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker who has produced documentaries on a wide variety of subjects from war and politics to music and sports. Her credits include the Emmy-winning The Tillman Story, the Grammy-nominated The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silkroad Ensemble and 20 Feet From Stardom, which won numerous awards including the 2014 Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary and the 2015 Grammy for Best Music Film. Most recently she produced the Netflix series Ugly Delicious.
David started his work in documentary series and live shows in 2007 for MTV/VH1, NBC Sports, A&E, History Channel, ABC, Discovery, Nat Geo, and more. Then David became the staff Line Producer at Viceland, working on the series Black Market with Michael K. Williams, Ellen Page’s Emmy Nominated series Gaycation, and the music show Noisey. With years of international producing experience behind him, David then joined director Larry Charles on his series Dangerous World Of Comedy for Netflix/Russo Brothers. Prior to joining Tremolo in 2018, David line produced the Netflix documentary Grass Is Greener, directed by hip-hop icon Fab Five Freddy.
Nora’s first job in Los Angeles was as an intern at Tremolo Productions. After the internship, she went on to work at Participant Media, and then as a freelance documentary producer, working on projects for Netflix, HBO, and others. She was a producer on the Netflix feature Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press which premiered at Sundance in 2017. Nora has now made her way back to the Tremolo family, where she provides production support and manages development and incoming projects. Nora also loves recommending her favorite restaurants and podcasts to anyone who will listen.
Will Mavronicolas has been creating content for over a decade, leading projects from development to final delivery, across scripted, documentary and everything in between. Most recently, he produced the critically-acclaimed National Geographic docuseries Uncensored with Michael Ware, the TV show Iron Chef America, and the Netflix feature Spivak. At Tremolo, Will leads post-production, making sure all projects go out into the world with the truth and impact that they were intended. Will loves working and exploring the East Side of LA but lives in Venice and does not understand why everyone in LA does not live closer to a beach.
Manager of Production
Alana Saad is the Manager of Production at Tremolo Productions. In addition to providing production support across all Tremolo projects, she also serves as the company’s defacto graphic designer and occasional assistant to the assistant editor. Alana has most recently worked as the production coordinator on Showtime’s miniseries Shangri-La, for which she helped prepare shoots and conduct heavy research. Prior to Tremolo, Alana was a student at Columbia College Chicago and the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied film and investigative journalism respectively.
Danny Breen is an executive producer and showrunner at Tremolo Productions. His latest project, Shangri-La, is a four-episode Showtime documentary series directed by Morgan Neville and Executive Produced by Rick Rubin. Other recent work includes Ugly Delicious, an eight-episode Netflix original series starring Chef David Chang. Previously, Danny produced The Bandit (2016) which premiered at SXSW and was selected as the San Francisco Film Festival’s closing night film. In addition, he worked with Director Jesse Moss on the critically acclaimed Sundance documentary, The Overnighters (2014) which was short-listed for the 2015 Academy Award. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Danny has produced films for Netflix, Amazon Studios, The New Yorker, Country Music Television and The Discovery Channel.
Emma Baiada is a Co-Producer at Tremolo Productions, where she currently works on Showtime’s miniseries Shangri-La. Prior to this, she was an Associate Producer on Focus Features’ Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, as well as Netflix’s They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, Ugly Delicious, and Abstract: The Art of Design. In addition to her work with Tremolo Productions, she directs, produces, shoots, and edits independent documentaries through her company Hierophant Films
Jason Zeldes is a documentary director and editor, best known for editing the 2013 Academy Award-winning film, Twenty Feet From Stardom. The film earned Zeldes an ACE Award for Best Edited Documentary Feature, and led to other exciting collaborations, including co-editing the 2015 Sundance Documentary Racing Extinction, HBO’S The Music of Strangers, the Netflix docu-series Abstract: The Art of Design and the feature documentary They'll Love Me When I'm Dead. In 2015, Zeldes made his directorial debut, Romeo is Bleeding, which won top prizes at over twenty festivals. Most recently, Zeldes directed several episodes of the Netflix series, Ugly Delicious.
Lee Rosch is a documentary editor. Since starting at Tremolo Productions in 2014, he has earned credits on several documentary features and series including Won't You Be My Neighbor?, They'll Love Me When I'm Dead, and Ugly Delicious. Throughout his time at Tremolo, Lee has gained experience working as both an assistant editor and an editor.
Aaron Wickenden is an editor who has collaborated on three Tremolo projects to-date: Best of Enemies; Won’t You be my Neighbor?; and Orson Welles: The Other Side of the Wind Documentary (working-title). For his work on Best of Enemies he was nominated for a Cinema Eye Honors award for Best Editing. In the fifteen years that he has been working professionally, he has edited four films that have shortlisted for the Academy Award and one, Finding Vivian Maier, went on to be nominated. Recently Aaron was inducted into ACE, the Documentary Branch of AMPAS and interviewed (along with the brilliant editors Kate Amend, and Mary Lampson) for the textbook "Documentary Editing: Principals & Practice".
Dara is a director and executive producer most recently charged with showrunning the second season of Tremolo’s Ugly Delicious and the new David Chang spinoff travel series, both for Netflix. She also served as the supervising producer on Chelsea Does with Chelsea Handler, and went on to direct the bulk of documentary pieces and episodes for both seasons of Netflix’s Chelsea talk show. Dara’s previous credits include features, shorts, and series for outlets like CNN, National Geographic, History, A&E, and MTV in collaboration with various award-winning documentarians. She has produced and directed on six continents and greatly appreciates a good window seat.
Jake Hostetter is a film editor who recently completed editing Shangri-La, Tremolo’s documentary series for Showtime. His professional work in Los Angeles over the past seven years includes editing short-form content for The Nature Conservancy, HBO, TBS, FOX, Vevo, Twitter, Spotify, Sonos, NatGeo, and LG. Jake also has experience as a camera operator, photographer, motion graphics animator and VFX artist. Since working on the documentary film Gilbert (2016), he began focusing exclusively on long-form documentary film and TV work. Jake is excited to begin his next project, editing a new Tremolo feature documentary with director Jeff Malmberg.
Jeff is a documentary filmmaker whose debut film Marwencol has won over two dozen awards, including two Independent Spirit Awards. It was recently named a Cinema Eye Decade film, as one of the 20 best documentary films in the last ten years. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his second film, Spettacolo. The film was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Documentary and was on the year-end top 10 lists of Esquire and Vulture, among others. Most recently, he edited Morgan Neville's documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? about the life and message of Mister Rogers. His current project as director and editor is a four-part series for Showtime focusing on creativity, to be released in 2019.
Nicola is a cinematographer best known for her work on the Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom. Currently she is working on multiple projects with Tremolo, including Shangri-la (Showtime) and Ugly Delicious (Netflix). She is also concurrently shooting a true crime series for Netflix with director Tiller Russel, and is shooting and directing her own documentary feature for Netflix about Skateboarding in the upcoming 2020 Olympics. She recently finished shooting the Netflix doc series The Innocent Man (director Clay Tweel), the Johnny Cash documentary The Gift (director Thom Zimny) and an untitled Chelsea Handler feature doc (director, Alex Stapleton). Prior to that she shot Chelsea Does; As well as Roadies, a narrative pilot for Showtime, directed by Cameron Crowe and produced by J.J. Abrams. Nicola grew up in London, England and holds an MFA in cinematography from The University of Southern California. She now lives in Los Angeles. In addition to her American passport, she holds a German passport, but has a good sense of humor.
Nicholas Ma is a writer, director and producer based in New York City. Most recently, he received the Independent Spirit Award and Producers Guild Award for Won’t You Be My Neighbor? a documentary on Fred Rogers, which became the all-time highest grossing bio-documentary. He is currently in development on several other documentary projects, including a series on diplomacy, and is a finalist for the Sloane Prize for a scripted feature. He began his career leading public and private sector transformations at McKinsey & Company and leading global economic policy for then-Senator John Kerry on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is a graduate of Harvard College.
Robert Gordon is a frequent collaborator with Tremolo Productions. Grammy Award-winning writer and filmmaker. His work has focused on the American south—it’s music, art, and politics. His films include William Eggleston’s Stranded in Canton, Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story, and the verite shocker, Very Extremely Dangerous. His work has been broadcast on PBS, A&E, and numerous international networks, and been exhibited at the Whitney and MOMA, LACMA, SFMOMA, Haus Der Kunst (Munich) and many other museums the world round. His first book was "It Came From Memphis" and his latest is "Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion."