AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is Alison Klayman's debut feature documentary, which she directed, produced, filmed and co-edited. She is a recipient of the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Broadcasting, and a Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Director's Guild of America also nominated her for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary. She was a Sundance Documentary Fellow and one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film." She has been a guest on The Colbert Report, as well as CNN and NPR. Klayman lived in China for four years working as a freelance journalist. She speaks Mandarin and Hebrew, and graduated from Brown University in 2006.
Adam Schlesinger is an award-winning independent film producer based in New York. He produced the Sundance Film Festival selections: Smash His Camera, which won for Best Director; Page One- Inside the New York Times; and God Grew Tired of Us, winner of the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.
Jen Fineran is the editor/co-producer of the acclaimed A Powerful Noise (Tribeca, 2008). She is currently editing Daniel Karslakes's Every Three Seconds. Previous credits: Confederacy Theory, Everybody Knows… Elizabeth Murry (in post); Waste; and shows for Bravo, National Geographic and MTV. Jen worked on Alexandra Lescaze's All of Me (post-production).
Ilan Isakov multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and composer based in Philadelphia. He has written music for television, theatre and contemporary dance. A long-time friend and collaborator of director Alison Klayman, he scored several of her documentary shorts including "Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993." Never Sorry is his first feature-length film score.
Colin Jones is reading for a doctorate in modern Japanese history at Columbia University. Before this, he worked as an editor at Caijing Magazine in Beijing. He has contributed to Dissent and Harper's Magazine.
Andrew Cohen is an independent filmmaker, writer, and contributing editor for Art Asia Pacific magazine. He produced and co-wrote the award-winning Dealers Among Dealers and Killing Kasztner: The Jew who Dealt with the Nazis. Other credits include: Out of Ruins, The World Before Her, and Filling the Void.
Julie Goldman has produced a wide range of award-winning documentaries that have been distributed around the world. She was nominated for the PGA Producer of the Year Award for Sergio and was a consultant on the Academy Award-winning The Cove. Julie recently produced the acclaimed films Buck and Better This World.
Karl Katz has over 35 years experience in museum management. He has worked as The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Chairman for Special Projects, as founder/director of the Office of Film and Television, and as Executive Director of The Program for Art on Film. He founded MUSE Film and Television.
Lou Sagar is a well respected retail and social strategist advising leading Museums, arts organizations, and specialty brands on e-commerce, online merchandising, and the utilization of social networks and technologies.
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Rachel Gogel worked on the early collateral for the film – including the initial title treatment, the festival posters and promotional materials. She is currently an Art Director at GQ Magazine and freelances for clients such as the Sundance Channel and USA Network. See more of her work at rachelgogel.com.