Meet The Team
Producer & Director
Lois Lipman is an Emmy award-winning career documentary filmmaker who field produced 24 stories around the world for CBS News “60 Minutes”. Her expose “Til Death Do Us Part – Dowry Deaths in India” was awarded Best Documentary by American Women in Film and Television and led to system changes in India, her film about BBC Radio won an Emmy. Lois field produced a Peabody Award winning film about Arthur Mitchell and Dance Theatre Harlem for “60 Minutes” in Spain and in NYC. While based in London, Lois field produced hour-long documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4- UK and PBS in Cuba, Guantanamo Bay, Gaza, Israel, India, the Dominican Republic and countries in between.
Earning her MFA with a fellowship from American University in DC, Lois won her Department’s Capstone Award for Best Film. The film also won a Best Student Documentary Peer Award, a CINE Golden Eagle and was broadcast on PBS. Lois attended NYU’s intensive summer film production program. She received her BA from University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and taught at Universities of Maryland and Toledo.
Joel cut his teeth on the streets of SoHo London in the early nineties where he served his apprenticeship and learned his craft under some of the finest film editors of the time. His first foray into film was as a sound editor, working on dramas and documentaries, including a BBC Omnibus special, History of HMV, and the 5-part BBC drama Thin Air and more. Distinctly sensitive to pacing, rhythm and tone, it wasn't long before he Lent his eye to editing music videos for award winning musicians such as Oasis, Nick Cave, Paul Weller, U2, Super Grass, Dru Hill, Rise Against to name but a few.
His unique aesthetic has also helped to shape brand identities for big name clients like Nike, Vans, Tommy Hilfiger, Mercedes Benz and many others. In addition to his commercial projects, Joel has also done long form work and shorts for the BBC, C4(UK), ZDF Germany and ARTE France.
Most recently Joel played an integral part in handcrafting the writing and narrative flow of Bad Reputation the new documentary about pioneering rock star Joan Jett. He also edited and Produced the critically acclaimed documentary, As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM.
A long time transplant from the UK and now a staple of Venice Beach, California, Joel can often be found taking breaks from editing and meandering from coffee shop to coffee shop provoking conversation and musing on the idiosyncrasies and curiosities of life, love, politics, art, music and his beloved Manchester United.