Jessica Congdon is a storyteller at heart and brings a natural approach to her work. Empire on Main Street is her directorial debut. Her latest editing and co-writing project is the award-winning documentary Dolores, with director Peter Bratt, which premiered in the 2017 Sundance Documentary Competition. She produced, co-wrote & edited the documentary films, The Mask You Live In and Miss Representation with Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The films premiered at Sundance in 2011 and 2015. Prior to that, she co-directed and edited the documentary Race To Nowhere.
Other editing work includes the documentaries Speed and Angels, Motherland, The Bronzer, and the narrative features Big Girls Don’t Cry and Sundance award-winner Dopamine. Jessica is a founding editor and director at Umlaut Films in San Francisco. Her work has received AICE editing awards, the One Show Award, and Cannes Lions awards. She grew up in Washington, D.C., received her degree from UC Berkeley, and studied film at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Eric Holland is a producer, sound supervisor, and music composer who has worked in film for over 20 years. His projects include the documentaries The Mask You Live In and Miss Representation, which premiered at Sundance in 2011 and 2015; the Showtime documentaries The Opposite Sex and Daddy Don’t Go; and the independent documentaries Desert Runners, Speed & Angels, Rabbit Fever, The Bronzer, and Motherland. His narrative feature films includes Numb, One of Our Own, and Sundance award-winner Dopamine. He composed the original score for all five seasons of the PBS/Sundance Channel TV series e2 – the economies of being environmentally conscious, which was narrated by Brad Pitt. He has also worked on commercial campaigns for Nokia, Mattel, and Blue Cross.