Tom has worked on documentaries and in public television since 1994. He associate produced the Sundance award-winning film Licensed To Kill (POV) and co-produced and edited Fender Philosophers (PBS) and the feature documentary Camp Out (Logo). He also edited the feature documentary films Good Kurds, Bad Kurds (Independent Lens), Home of the Brave (Sundance, Court TV) and was supervising editor on See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary. He also directed, produced, co-wrote and co-edited the award- winning feature documentary, One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story (Ovation). Other credits include editing biographies for Fox Family, and producing television films for Discovery and WNET's series on disabilities, People in Motion.
Tom is also on the executive board of the International Documentary Association, a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Writers Guild of America, West. He has been teaching documentary filmmaking and editing and mentoring the Sloan Science Films at the USC School of Cinematic Arts since 2004. He is also a board certified pediatrician, practicing for 11-years, and served as medical consultant for Sesame Street and other film and television series.
Tom graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Video Production from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, a Medical Degree from the Medical College of Ohio, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in zoology from The University of Michigan.
Kirk Marcolina received his Master of Fine Arts in Film and Video Production from the University of Southern California, and his Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania. Marcolina has worked in television and documentary filmmaking for over 15 years. He produced and directed the award-winning feature documentary, Camp Out, which tells the story of the first Bible Camp for gay teens. Marcolina was also the Co-Executive Producer of Bravo's Boy Meets Boy and the Creator and Producer of Bravo's Gay Weddings. Both series and the documentary were nominated for a Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Award. He previously was the Co-Executive Producer of ABC Family's Switched, and TLC's That Yin Yang Thing. Marcolina was also the director and editor of the critically acclaimed Disney Channel documentary series, Bug Juice. He has edited many reality-based and documentary series, including Project Greenlight (HBO), The Bachelorette (ABC) and The Best of America Undercover (HBO). Marcolina teaches Documentary Production at California State University, Long Beach and is a Trustee of the International Documentary Association.
Most recently, Carl Pfirman co-produced the political mockumentary, "Janeane from Des Moines," which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Carl received his M.F.A from the UCLA School of Film and Television, where his thesis film, The Confession, won a Student Academy Award. His other film, Boy Next Door, screened at over 70 international film festivals and aired on the Sundance Channel, HBO, Showtime, and Channel 4 (UK). Pfirman edited the Emmy-nominated feature documentary A Small Act (Sundance, HBO). Other editorial credits include feature documentaries The Hill That Chris Climbed, The Making of an Avant-Garde, and Beam Drop about the controversial artist Chris Burden. He also edited the narrative feature film The Hanged Man. His commercial work has been honored with a CLIO award and a GOLD PENCIL from the New York One Show.