Our Team

Victoria Mills, Director/Producer, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and full-time, practicing psychoanalyst in New York City. Previous film directing credits include Mothers and Daughters: Mirrors That Bind and Hidden Battles, both of which travelled the international festival circuit and had successful impact initiatives with women and girls and veterans and peace organizations respectively. As an analyst with 30 years experience, Victoria has worked extensively with adolescents, people of different cultures, and those who have experienced trauma. She is a training analyst, teacher, lecturer, and member of the International Psychoanalytic Association and the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. In conjunction with her films, she leads workshops with universities, national organizations, and grass-roots community groups.

Carolina Correa, Producer, is a bilingual media professional with extensive experience in video editing, animation, news, documentary film, and audio production. She has edited and produced for networks such as PBS, NPR’s StoryCorps, FOX, and Nickelodeon, including the award-winning children’s program Dora The Explorer. Carolina is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Women in Animation. She has a Masters in Media Studies from The New School University and graduated in Telecommunications from Indiana University.

Kathy Leichter, Producer & Impact Producer, is an award-winning documentary producer, director, and impact producer with over twenty-five years of experience using media for social change. After working with many independent producers and at WQED Pittsburgh, Leichter directed and produced A Day’s Work, A Day’s Pay, which follows three welfare recipients in New York City, produced in association with ITVS and winner of the Harry Chapin Media Award for Excellence in Projects about Poverty and Hunger. Leichter developed and oversaw the film’s audience engagement campaign for five years. Her most recent film, Here One Day, about mental illness and suicide in Leichter’s family, premiered at IDFA and won Best Documentary and the Jury Prize at the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival. Here One Day is now the centerpiece of a national screening initiative, directed by Leichter, to reduce stigma, link audiences to support, and influence policy. Leichter is currently the Impact Producer on Julie Winokur’s Bring It to The Table and the Development and Impact Producer on Unladylike.

Michelle Chang, Editor, previously edited the feature film 9-MAN, which won the documentary competition at CAAMFest 2015 in San Francisco, and had a broadcast premiere on the World Channel series "America ReFramed." Other credits include She's Beautiful When She's Angry (Additional Editor), American Promise (Additional Editor for POV Broadcast, Emmy nomination), (A)Sexual, Black and Cuba, Camp Victory, Afghanistan (Co-Editor) and Pushing the Elephant (Associate Editor.) She also edited four seasons of the NBPC web series Black Folk Don't, as well as many short films for Art:21’s New York Close Up series. Chang was a fellow at the Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Lab in 2009, and also attended in 2008 as an assistant editor. Before becoming an editor, Michelle was an Associate Producer for ABC News’ “20/20” and “Primetime.”  

Daniel Carter, Cinematographer, has worked on numerous award-winning independent and television documentaries ranging in topics from women’s and children’s rights, political conflict, the arts, and education. Cinematographer and Camera Operator credits include: Weiner (Sundance 2016 Grand Jury Prize), Cartel Land (2015 Oscar Nominated Documentary Feature), Dangerous Acts Starring The Unstable Elements of Belarus (2015 Emmy Award for Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming), Death Row Stories, Stink, and Years of Living Dangerously.

Maxim Moston, Composer, is a multi-Instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer working in New York City. He made his professional compositional debut while still in high school, scoring several off-Broadway plays for which he received the ASCAP/Boosey & Hawkes Prize. He has since gone on to write and co-write numerous songs as well as incidental music for theater, dance and film. Like Any Other Kid is his second film with Victoria Mills and he cannot wait for his third.

Marissa Gouverne, Assistant Editor/Assistant Producer, is a New York City based documentary editor and has worked as an assistant on several major features, including Finding Babel, Into the Night, and Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future. She is now working as Associate Editor on an upcoming HBO feature about Jane Fonda. 

Advisory Board & Consultants

Chris Beam, Advisor
award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction about the juvenile justice and foster care systems, and writing professor at Bayview Women’s Correctional Facility

 

Tonier Cain, Advisor

Public Speaker on Trauma Informed Care, formerly  incarcerated youth

 

Katy Chevigny, Story Consultant

Director/Producer, Big Mouth Productions

 

David Domenici, Advisor

Director, Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings

Francis Guzman, Advisor

Staff Attorney, Juvenile Justice, National Center for Youth Law

 

Marc Schindler, Advisor

Executive Director, Justice Policy Institute

 

Mark Steward, Consultant

Director and Founder, Missouri Youth Services Institute

Anne Swern, Advisor

Managing Council for Brooklyn Defender Services, and Special Advisor to the Criminal Justice Council, American Bar Association

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