Marlene Shigekawa has a broad base of experience as a producer, director, screenwriter, and diversity consultant. She has just completed her narrative script, Hawk Dreamer, inspired by her family's experiences in the Poston Concentration Camp located on the Colorado River Tribes Reservation.
She is a published author of several books including children’s books on the Japanese American incarceration and has won awards for her feature screenplays, which cross a number of topics and genres. She is a board member and project director for the Poston Community Alliance. As a diversity consultant she has worked throughout the U.S. with corporate executives and school administrators and has made presentations at universities and colleges. She has a B.A. in English from the University of California and a M.S. in Counseling from California State University, East Bay.
Joe Fox is the producer and director of documentary films: Passing Poston and Question 1. Passing Poston chronicles four stories of individuals who were sent to Japanese concentration camps during WW II. Question 1 is an insider’s look at the two campaigns that waged the battle for and against same-sex marriage in Maine in 2009. Prior to Fly On The Wall Productions, Joe Fox wrote regularly for USA Today as well as for numerous other national publications. Articles have included features on Rwanda, the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland and Chernobyl. In 1996, his series “Voices Of Peace” (a four part series for USA Today on the peace process in Northern Ireland, South Africa and Israel) was chosen as that paper’s submission for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also a playwright whose most recent play on adoption – PRISM VIEW – was produced as an off-Broadway workshop. His previous play, AND IT NEVER RAINS, about the Los Angeles riots was produced at the Los Angeles Theater Center and was awarded the Special Merit Citation by the city of Los Angeles. He has a B.A. in Journalism from New York University.
James Nubile is the Director of Photography for Passing Poston and Question I. James Nubile’s work has been featured in numerous national and international publications, including: The New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report and USA Today. In recent years he has lived in and traveled to the Middle East, Former Soviet Union, Central Asia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Northern Ireland and Southeast Asia as well as covering various domestic stories on the social issues of the day. He has been twice recognized by the Columbia School of Journalism for Best Magazine Feature Picture and has participated in a number of exhibitions worldwide. Recently, he taught a photography workshop in Damascus, Syria and participated in a mentoring program at the International Center of Photography that aims to help young, inner-city photographers pursue their passion for photography.