Writer, Director, Executive Producer, Henriette Mantel is a writer,
actress and stand-up comic. She has extensive experience in documentary
and reality television as a writer/producer on such shows as the Emmy
Award winning "The Osbournes", and Michael Moore's "The Awful Truth."
She won her first Emmy for writing on "Win Ben Stein's Money". Most
recently she was a consultant for HBO's "The Comeback" and co-authored
the book "Speedbumps: Flooring It Through Hollywood" with Teri Garr.
As an actress, Henriette has appeared in many feature films and
television comedies. In the late 1970s, before deciding to spend her
life in smoky comedy clubs and cramped writers' rooms, she spent two
years in Washington, DC, working with Ralph Nader at his Center for the
Study of Responsive Law.
Writer, Director, Executive Producer, Steve Skrovan has worked as a
stand-up comedian and TV comedy writer for twenty-five years. He has
written for many shows, most notably, "Seinfeld" and for the past nine
years "Everybody Loves Raymond," where he was an executive producer.
He graduated with a BA in English from Yale University in 1979. "An
Unreasonable Man" is his first film.
Producer, Kevin O'Donnell feels awkward about writing a bio. He has
worked on such hit television shows as Ellen, Party of Five, The Drew
Carey Show, and Everybody Loves Raymond but knows that producing a film
that has been accepted at Sundance is a really big deal and hopefully
good for his career.
Editor, Alexis Provost received her Bachelor's Degree from UC Berkeley
in Media Literacy after which she spent a year in San Francisco working
with CellSpace, an artists' collective, encouraging community
involvement and participation. Her interest in filmmaking led her back
to Los Angeles where she tried her hand at publicity, helping to
promote the award-winning documentary "Sunset Story." She also had a
staff position at an editorial facility and is thrilled to co-edit "An
Unreasonable Man" and be in on the process of storytelling in the
documentary form. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend
and two great cats.
Editor, Beth Gallagher has edited a variety of documentary and
non-fiction programs for over twenty years. She came to The
Unreasonable Man with the editing well underway; its structure and
story were already taking shape. Rather than being the other editor on
the film, Gallagher, with her ability to "communicate" with two
high-spirited and strong willed directors at the same time, became the
film whisperer! She received an Emmy for Best Documentary Editor in
2003 for her work on BIG SUR: CALIFORNIA'S WILD COAST. Her first Emmy
Award Nomination was in 1996 for SINATRA: 80 YEARS MY WAY.
Composer, Joe Kraemer is a film composer and singer-songwriter who
resides in Los Angeles. Scores include THE WAY OF THE GUN, THE POSEIDON
ADVENTURE (NBC), FRAMED (TNT), THE HITCHER 2, HOUSE OF THE DEAD: DEAD
AIM, HARD GROUND, THE TRAIL TO HOPE ROSE, the MYSTERY WOMAN series for
Hallmark Channel, and RALPH NADER: AN UNREASONABLE MAN. Kraemer has
also produced and stars in MONDAY, a feature film screening at the
Slamdance Film Festival in 2006. He is married to writer/director Heidi
Ryan Nellis, Eyelumination Studio, www.eyelumination.com
Motion Graphics, Ryan Nellis is the founder of Eyelumination, a design,
effects and animation production studio. Creating the wide range of
support visuals for "An Unreasonable Man" was a tremendous honor for
Ryan and his digital artists.