Key Personnel

Director/Producer: Kristi Stephens Adams began her career as a documentary still photographer. Over the course of her career her passion for storytelling fueled the expansion of her practice to include cinematography, film and video production, and digital post production. Her recent work includes narrative shorts, a video installation at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, and the research and production of her feature length documentary about urban edible gardening, “From The Ground Up”. Her professional credits include “Strange Culture” Production Manager, Additional Camera Operator (feature, official selection, Sundance 2007), “The Future of Food” (feature documentary) Distribution and Sales, “Oil On Ice” Distribution, Website Updates (feature documentary), “Mission Movie” Associate Producer, Script Supervisor, Festival Submissions (feature), “Top Chef” Assistant Art Director (TV series), as well as, TV commercials, educational videos, and pilots.

Editor: Sara Maamouri began her documentary film career as an assistant and segment editor for Frontline and as an assistant-editor on the Academy-Award nominated “Promises”.  Sara worked as an Assistant Editor and Associate Producer for Deborah Garcia’s “The Future of Food”. She has since become a full-time film editor, working on Gabrielle Mullem’s documentary “The Music’s Gonna Get You Through ”, recipient of an ITVS Lincs award.

Story Consultant: Fernanda Rossi is an internationally renowned author, speaker and story consultant.  She has doctored over 300 documentaries, fiction scripts and fundraising trailers, among them the 2009 Academy Award® Nominated “The Garden” by Scott Hamilton Kennedy. Others include the 2007 Academy Award® Nominated “Recycled Life” by Leslie Iwerks and the theatrically released “Billy the Kid” by Jennifer Venditti.

Renata Foucre came on as Post-Supervisor winter 2008 for show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts called “The Gatherers” that included a video installation from “From the Ground” about the Civic Center Victory Garden and victory garden history.  She has stayed on researching music, post-production planning, and fundraising event planning. She has worked in various positions in post-production for clients such as Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard, Apple, Google and Cisco.

Katie Edmonds began in the spring 2009 as an Associate Producer, assisting with the grant writing process.  Her professional experience ranges from advocacy and direct care for multiple at-risk populations, to all stages of media production. She received her first feature film credit as Associate Producer and Assistant Editor of “The Key of G” (dir. Robert Arnold, produced by ITVS/Lateral Films), winner of the Golden Gate Award for Best Feature Documentary at the 50th annual San Francisco Film Festival. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, her collaborative work “All Things/Pray” was nominated for an Eisner award. She holds a BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley. Katie is currently working as an Associate Producer in the mobile/social gaming industry.