THE FILMMAKERS
 
MICHELE GOUVEIA - Director/Producer
Michele Gouveia is an accomplished writer and producer who has worked in both television and film. Her documentary work has covered the history of the 20th century with topics ranging from the silent movie era to the Olympics. An authority on the 1920s and early Hollywood, she has lectured on film history and regularly hosts film screenings at the New York Public Library. A longtime Olive Thomas fan, she was the co-creator of the first website dedicated to the star.
DAN KERRIGAN - Producer/Cinematographer
Dan Kerrigan is a seasoned documentary filmmaker, having spent many years both behind the camera and in the edit suite on all manner of short and long form projects. Most recently, his feature work screened at the 2018 DOCNYC Festival in New York and released on STARZ. When not working on feature projects he has done work for major brands and networks including Sports Illustrated TV, Major League Soccer, and Animal Planet.
ALLISON ANDERS - Executive Producer
Kentucky-born, LA-raised Allison Anders is an award-winning screenwriter and film and TV director whose work includes Border Radio, Gas Food Lodging, Mi Vida Loca, Grace Of My Heart, and Sugartown. She's directed episodes of TV which include Sex And The City, Orange Is The New Black, Southland, Riverdale, Murder In The First, Sorry For Your Loss, The Affair, and Mayans. She was nominated for an Emmy for Best Director for the Lifetime movie Ring Of Fire. She's a MacArthur Fellow and won a Peabody Award for her film Things Behind The Sun and a Distinguished Professor of Film at USCB. She is a mother and a grandmother, and resides in Altadena, California with Mattie her adorable dog who's a retired actress. She has been a fan of Olive Thomas and Jack Pickford since girlhood after learning all sorts of wild mistruths about the lovers from a really bad book she found in the library in 1972. She was nonetheless hooked from that day forward.
WAYNE BARKER - Composer
Wayne Barker has garnered acclaim for his original compositions and live performances in the theater, including a Tony nomination and Drama Desk award for best original score for Peter and the Starcatcher. His numerous credits include piano scores for Beth Henley’s Laugh, an homage to silent-era slapstick, and Joe DiPietro’s Hollywood, centered on the 1922 murder of director William Desmond Taylor. He also composed for Dame Edna Everage as well as appeared onstage as Master of the Dame’s Music for six years.