Production Crew

Barnet Bain – Producer

Barnet BainBarnet Bain has built his career telling transformational stories. Barnet is an Emmy nominated television and film producer, director and screenwriter. Select credits include Oscar-winner What Dreams May Come (Producer), Emmy Award nominee-Outstanding Made for TV Movie Homeless to Harvard: the Liz Murray Story (Executive Producer), The Celestine Prophecy (Writer, Producer), The Jesus Film (aka Jesus) cited by the New York Times as the most watched movie ever (Writer), and The Lost and Found Family (Director). Upcoming film productions include Milton’s Secret, based on the book by Eckhart Tolle, Illusions based on the classic novel by Richard Bach and directed by Zack Snyder; and the documentary feature When I Was Young I Said I Would Be Happy: the Story of Project LIGHT Rwanda currently in post production. Barnet is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post. He is the author of the forthcoming Book of Doing and Being, Simon and Schuster, 2015. Barnet can be heard every week as co-host of Cutting Edge Consciousness Radio on KVTA AM Talk Radio in Southern California ( in conversation with thought leaders and visionaries from the worlds of culture, commerce and consciousness.

Ellen Goldwasser – Editor

Ellen Goldwasser Ellen has edited two Academy Award nominated documentaries, SPEAKING IN STRINGS, which was also a Grand Jury nominee at the Sundance Film Festival, and ARTISTS AND ORPHANS, which recounted the struggles of a theatrical troupe saving an orphanage for abandoned children in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. She also edited the acclaimed documentary MULE SKINNER BLUES, which was the first theatrical release for The Sundance Channel. Currently receiving distribution is STANDING SILENT, a documentary she edited, co-wrote and co-produced which chronicles the story of an Orthodox Jewish reporter who defies his orthodox community when he uncovers a web of sexual abuse involving a popular Baltimore rabbi and his son.

Some other films Ellen has edited are LIVES FOR SALE, a documentary on illegal immigration and human trafficking in the United States as seen on PBS, and JUST PECK which will be released on SHOWTIME in 2012, and is currently available on DVD and NETFLIX. It stars Keir Gilchrist (A FUNNY KIND OF STORY), Marcia Cross, Brie Larson (SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, UNITED STATES OF TARA) and Adam Arkin.

She completed editing on A WARRIOR’S HEART, released theatrically December 2011, starring Kellan Lutz, Ashley Green and Chord Overstreet from the very popular TWILIGHT and GLEE. In 2011, she edited PLAYBACK, a supernatural thriller with Christian Slater, released by MAGNOLIA PICTURES in March 2012. INDIE WIRE noted it as one of the 10 best horror films of the year to watch for. Ellen is also editing IN OUR SON’S NAME, a documentary on restorative justice and the unusual friendship between the mother of Zacharias Moussaoui and Phyllis and Orlando Rodriguez who lost their son in the WTC on 9/11. Most recently she worked on ROAD TO JUAREZ, starring William Forsyth (BOARDWALK EMPIRE) and Walter Perez (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS). She has also edited programs for HBO, Bravo, The Discovery Channel, Cinemax, CBS, NBC, TBS, CN, and SHOWTIME.

Ellen is an honors graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she was the first woman to win the prestigious directing award for Best Undergraduate Narrative Film. The film continued on to enjoy a four-year run on SHOWTIME and PBS.

Paul J. Lynch – Director

Paul Lynch Paul Lynch obtained a Masters Degree in Global & International Studies at UCSB. During this time he produced a series of videos on the refugee situation and political unrest in Chad, simultaneously working at the Clinton Foundation designing and implementing a multimedia and video advocacy platform for their Marketing and Online Operations department.

His career began as a delegate and credentialed journalist to the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. There he met and documented world leaders, activists, academics, and leaders of the international community to produce a short film on sustainability and international inequity. He was one half of a two-man team focused on trans-border water conflict along the Nile basin along with issues of water privatization in southern Africa. Shortly thereafter, Paul began lecturing and consulting on issues pertaining to globalization, development, and inequity.

Paul next produced a film on the anti-war protest in San Francisco and organized a summit to spawn activism at UCSB. Subsequently he researched, produced, and directed a film highlighting the lives of Palestinians living under occupation in the Gaza Strip. He lived in Gaza for the month preceding the U.S. led invasion of Iraq and covered a wide array of stories, including the death of a young activist with the International Solidarity Movement. Upon returning to the U.S. he co-created a multimedia lecture series and forum to discuss, debate, and facilitate action.

Shortly thereafter, Paul filmed in Sri Lanka, exploring the dynamics of post-tsunami aid distribution between the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam and the Sri Lankan government. He co-directed the establishment of the Reclaim Initiative, a multimedia research organization tasked with documenting and researching post-tsunami reconstruction in Sri Lanka. For his first feature length documentary WHEN I WAS YOUNG I SAID I WOULD BE HAPPY, Paul called upon years of expertise working in some of the most challenging areas of the world.

Lori Leyden – Executive Producer

Lori Leyden Lori Leyden, PhD, MBA is a stress and trauma healing professional who is known internationally for using EFT/Tapping in her work with hundreds of orphan genocide survivors in Rwanda. Dr. Leyden founded the non-profit organization Create Global Healing and established Project LIGHT: Rwanda – the world’s first international youth healing, heart-centered leadership and entrepreneurship program. Project LIGHT nurtures our next generation of young people to heal, work and lead us into a peaceful future. She is the Executive Producer of the soon to be released documentary about Project LIGHT. Lori heads up Nick Ortner’s Tapping Solution Foundation and its Newtown Trauma Relief and Resiliency Project supporting those traumatized by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown, CT. She is the author of The Grace Process Guidebook and The Stress Management Handbook: Strategies for Health and Inner Peace. Lori holds a doctorate in Health and Human Services with a concentration in psychoneuroimmunology, and a masters degree in Business Administration with a concentration in management.

Nick Ortner – Executive Producer

Nick OrtnerNick Ortner is CEO of The Tapping Solution, LLC, a company with a mission to bring simple, effective, natural healing into the mainstream through Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or “tapping.” Tapping is a healing modality that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. Nick’s goal is to empower people to create healthy, financially abundant and stress-free lives through his books, films, CDs, online events and speaking engagements attended by participants from all over the world.

His NY Times bestselling book, “The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living,” was published by Hay House in 2013. Prior to that, Nick created and produced the breakthrough documentary film, “The Tapping Solution,” which follows ten people who used tapping to overcome tremendous challenges, including 30 years of chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, insomnia, devastating grief and more. Both Nick’s book and film document real and extraordinary results that have inspired tens of thousands to follow suit by successfully applying tapping to their lives. Currently he is working on his second book about pain relief which is due to be released in the spring of 2015.

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