Marisa Fox, Writer/Director/Producer

An award-winning journalist, Fox has reported on 9/11, opioid addiction and sexual surrogates, and has written and edited celebrity cover stories for major publications like The New York Times, InStyle, Chicago Tribune, New York, Elle, O and Harper’s Bazaar. Her political editorials and features on Holocaust, sexual violence, arts & culture, and women’s issues for Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz have been syndicated in The International New York Times and The Forward. She has produced news, interview shows and special programming for Vh1, FX, HBO & PBS, and her campaigns on infertility and domestic violence for Hearst Digital were award nominated. Her graduate publication, Arts Chicago, won a National Journalism Society Award. She holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s in Science from the Medill School of Journalism and a Bachelor’s of Arts in French Language & Literature from Northwestern University. My Underground Mother is her directorial debut.

Michael Berenbaum, Co-Producer

is an Academy Award, Emmy Award and Cable Ace Award-winning producer of the HBO film “One Survivor Remembers: The Gerda Weissman Klein Story.” A foremost Holocaust scholar, he has produced, served as a writer, consultant and executive producer on many award-winning films like “Defiance,” “Uprising,” “Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh” and “Magda,” and appeared as a historical expert in such television series and documentaries as “One Day in Auschwitz,” “Annihilation,” “Forgiving Dr. Mengele” and many others. He played a leading role in the creation of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's permanent exhibition and was director of its Research Institute, served as Deputy Director of the President’s Commission of the Holocaust, was President/CEO of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation and is currently Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust, located at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, CA. 

Slawomir Grünberg, DP

Grunberg is a Polish-born American Emmy Award-winning documentary producer, director, cameraman and graduate of the Polish Film School in Lodz, who has directed and produced over 40 television documentaries, including School Prayer: A Community at War, which received an Emmy Award. Grünberg’s film, Karski and the Lords of Humanity, won a 2016 Lavr Award, the Russian equivalent of an Oscar, and was nominated for the Polish version of best documentary feature. His film Sister Rose’s Passion won best documentary short at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2004 and received an Academy award nomination in 2005. His work as director of photography on Legacy earned him an Academy Award nomination. Grunberg has shot over 50 documentaries, five of which received Emmy nominations. He has also been a contributing director of photography and editor for such PBS series as Frontline, AIDS Quarterly, American Masters, and NOVA, as well as Lifetime and HBO.

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