Edge of Joy Production Team


Tod Lending -Executive Producer

Tod Lending is an Academy Award nominated and national Emmywinning producer/director/writer/editor/cinematographer whose work has aired nationally on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, HBO; has been screened and awarded at national and international festivals; and has been televised internationally in Europe and Asia. He is the president and founder of Nomadic Pictures, a documentary film production company that is based in Chicago.

Michael O'Brien -Editor

Michael O'Brien has been editing documentary films for more than 30 years. He has worked with award winning directors and producers including Richard Cusack, Scott Craig and Bill Kurtis. O'Brien's work includes one-off historical and contemporary films and multi-part documentary series such as PBS's "On the Waterways with Jason Robards" and the Peabody Award winning PBS series "The New Explorers." In April 2009, "Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita" a documentary he edited for director Maria Finitzo won a Peabody Award. Michael currently lives and works in Chicago.

Nicola B. Marsh – Director of Photography

Nicola B. Marsh grew up in London, England. She first moved to the United States to work as a news camerawoman for NBC. She holds a MFA in cinematography from The University of Southern California. While there, she won a $40,000 scholarship from the David Lean Foundation for promising film makers. In 2009 two out of three Oscar nominated student shorts were shot by her. Last Year she shot in Peru, Chile and Argentina. 2010 projects include shooting numerous documentaries with Grammy Nominated director Morgan Neville and Oscar Award winning director Cameron Crowe. Nicola is represented by INNOVATIVE ARTISTS.

Bhagyashree RaoRane - Coordinating Producer/Field Director

Bhagyashree RaoRane has worked as a Producer, Field Director, Associate Producer, and writer for the History Channel, CNBC and on several feature length documentaries at locations around the world, including - Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria, El Salvador, Hong Kong and Japan. Current projects include production on All the Difference and post-production on "Happy" a feature length documentary.

Yoni Goodman - Director of Animation

Yoni Goodman began his career as an illustrator and designer for two major Israeli newspapers, Maariv and Haaretz. After graduation from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, he worked as a freelance illustrator and animator, creating numerous animated shorts for commercials, films and music videos. In 2004 Yoni began collaborating with award winning Israeli film director, Ari Folman. The 2009 Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Film, "Waltz with Bashir ", is among their many projects. Yoni currently lives in Israel with his wife Gaya and his children Anat, Itamar and Noa.

Mark Bandy -Original Music

Mark Bandy has been an audio and music producer for more than twenty five years.His documentary credits include: "Radical Disciple: The Story of Father Pfleger","Do No Harm","Forgiving Dr. Mengele"and "Billy Sunday".Mark's mixes have contributed to numerous award winning radio pieces including two Edward R. Murrow awards (2009), three New York Festivals Gold Medal awards (2005-2007), four Gracie Allen Awards (2006-2009), three Gabriel Awards (2006-2008) and two Clarion Awards.