Director/DP Adele Free Pham (vimeo.com/adelepham) is a mixed race Vietnamese American documentary filmmaker with experience in all aspects of documentary production, including cinematography, editing, and direction. Her first documentary “Parallel Adele” about mixed Asian identity screened at CAAM way back in 2009. The film also screened at the Smithsonian aired on PBS. It is distributed by Third World Newsreel. Adele edited the feature length version of “The Prep School Negro” directed by Andre Robert Lee, which also premiered on PBS. “Rebirth: New Orleans” a feature documentary Adele filmed for PBS about the charter school takeover post Katrina is streaming on Netflix. While producing “Nailed It” Adele has been coordinating community screenings for “The Throwaways” a feature documentary she produced about the impact of mass incarceration and police brutality on black males in America told through the narrative of Director Ira Eugene McKinley. Adele is also the Cinematographer for “The Forgotten Occupation” Directed by Alain Martin, and a 2016 Firelight Doc Lab Fellow.
Editor Jessica Windt loves the entire news and documentary process from finding the story to putting it together in the edit room. For the past four years she’s been producing and editing reports for the PBS NewsHour about public education in America. Her passion for video storytelling was discovered while interning with longtime documentary filmmaker Roger Weisberg. Since then she’s been dedicated to work that informs public policy and the understanding of the human experience. “Resilience” an award winning feature documentary about the impact of international adoption; “Rebirth: New Orleans” chronicles the rebuilding of New Orleans’ public school system after Hurricane Katrina; and “The Prep School Negro”, a feature documentary directed by Andre Robert Lee where she first met “Nailed It” director Adele Pham in the edit room, explores race and class within the privileged Prep School environment, aired nationally on PBS in 2013.
Co-Producer, Kelvin Saint Pham, is the creator and producer of VietNAIL.TV, the first Vietnamese nail TV show dedicated to elevating the Vietnamese-American nail community. He has been in the nail industry for 20 years and is a well-known nail professional, salon owner, educator, and consultant. He is also owner and operator of St. K Nail Salon in Los Angeles, CA, which he founded in 1992. Kelvin has traveled the world teaching and sharing his passion for the nail industry to other nail professionals.
Consulting Editor Lewis Erskine is an Emmy Award winning editor with many years of experience and outstanding documentary films to his credits, including American Experience: Freedom Riders, Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, American Experience: The Murder of Emmett Till, Ken Burns’ Jazz, and most recently Ken Burns’ Jackie Robinson. He is currently teaching editing at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and actively advising filmmaker Adele Pham on her feature length edit of Nailed It.