Andrea Marks, Producer/Co-director, is an associate professor and coordinator of the graphic design program at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Her interests in design curriculum extend to exploring ways in which technology can enhance learning. She is the recipient of several grants and awards including an NEA Design Arts grant for her project Women of the Bauhaus. Her writing has been published in Voice: AIGA Journal of Design and she is a frequent speaker at design education conferences. Her design work has been included in the American Institute of Graphic Arts Communication Design show. She is the author of the Ebook Writing for Visual Thinkers, published by New Riders/AIGA Design Press. The book examines the role of writing in the creative life of artists and designers. Freedom on the Fence is her first film.
Glenn Holsten, Co-director, lives and works in Philadelphia. He is the director of Saint of 9/11, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006, had its theatrical release in NYC and is currently distributed by Netflix.
He has spent his career working on documentary and fiction projects for public television, including Thomas Eakins: Scenes from Modern Life (2002) and Heartland (2004) a portrait of painter Bo Bartlett.
Many of his works examine the complexities of life in Philadelphia, including AKA Judy Garland Park (1994), First Person Philadelphia (1996), Words In Place (a series of video-poems inspired by the city) (2001), and
Philadelphia Diary (2000), a fictional film inspired by the drama of everyday life in the city of Brotherly Love.
Other national PBS production credits include Mothers March (1996), Gay Pioneers (2004), and Gay Bingo (2001).
JIM IN BOLD (2003) was an official selection at over 50 film festivals worldwide.
Glenn is a recipient of the Pew Fellowship in the Arts. He is currently in post-production for The General’s Daughter, filmed in China in 2005 and OC87, a feature-length documentary about recovery from the depths of mental illness through filmmaking.