Stacey Fitzgerald, Producer/Director
I’m Stacey Fitzgerald, producer and director of this feature length documentary. I am a seasoned independent filmmaker with an Emmy award-winning program "A Southern Celtic Christmas," currently in national rotation on PBS. I also produced and directed Delivery Boy Chronicles, a feature length comedy starring Grammy nominee, Shawn Mullins. The film has screened internationally at film festivals including: Newport Beach Film Festival, California Independent Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, and Filmstock International Film Festival (UK). It was released globally through Mill Creek Entertainment and Breakthrough Distribution. I have also produced and directed television commercials for nonprofit clients including the Georgia Special Olympics and the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
Martha Hall Kelly
I've been incredibly fortunate to have Martha Hall Kelly, author of the instant New York Times best seller Lilac Girls, as part of our team. She spent ten years researching Ravensbrück, the "Rabbits," and their American heroine, Caroline Ferriday. This April, Martha released her second New York Times best seller, Lost Roses, the first of two prequels to Lilac Girls, which takes place in WWI and tells the story of Caroline’s mother Eliza’s fight to help Russian refugees displaced by the revolution there.
Brittany Bremer is an associate producer on the film and manages our social media. She previously produced and wrote the script for the Emmy nominated and Telly Award winning feature-length documentary, Remembering Vietnam, for GSUTV and GPB Knowledge. As a journalist, Brittany has worked in production for local, national and international news outlets, including NBC News in Washington, D.C. during Election 2016. She received her master's degree in journalism from Georgetown University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia with degrees in French and Foreign Affairs. She also founded a video production company, B Storied, that works with small businesses, creative entrepreneurs and social causes to create compelling videos for social media.
Chelsea Hudson - Storyographer is a documentary-style wedding, portrait and humanitarian photographer and passionate social justice advocate. Chelsea joined us on our most recent trip to Europe and took many of the beautiful images you see on our website and social media pages. She has traveled extensively overseas and her photojournalism stories of survival, hope and freedom have been featured on the ONE Campaign, Dalit Freedom Network and various fair trade social enterprises around the world. She is passionate about elevating and amplifying stories of women around the world, past and present, who overcome extraordinary odds to survive and thrive. Her documentary work has taken her to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, highlighting the voices and stories of women who survive the violence of war, to the streets of India capturing stories of courage and resilience amongst some of the world’s most vulnerable and exploited, the Dalits. Chelsea resides in suburban Maryland along with her husband, John, and three daughters.
Ben Whisenhunt is our experienced and talented documentary editor and comes to us from GSUTV. His work there earned him seven Emmy nominations, including: Remembering Vietnam (Finishing Editor, Colorist); Addicted: The Opioid Epidemic (Finishing Editor, Colorist); Return to Vietnam (Editor, Colorist, DP), 2 AM Girls (Finishing Editor, Colorist), and Georgia Detours: Imaginefest (Producer, Editor, DP, Colorist).
His work on the short documentary, "History of African American Politics in DeKalb County, from Struggle to Transformation," commissioned by the Dekalb History Center for 2019 Black History Month has been made an official selection of the 2019 Georgia Documentary Film Festival.
I also have an incredibly skilled and talented production and visual team, who have decades of domestic and international experience in film and television. This is a team of talented professionals - who believe passionately in the mission of this film.