The Filmmakers

Sandy Patch – Director/Cinematographer

Sandy PatchOver the past decade, Sandy Patch has worked in the film industry as an editor, colorist, engineer and post consultant.

Originally from Maryland, Sandy started his career working on independent films in New York. In 2003, he edited the short documentary Delicacy of Despair, which follows an undercover investigation of the largest foie gras farms in the United States. The documentary and following campaign led to legislation banning the production and sale of foie gras in California. In 2005, Sandy edited the award-winning feature length documentary Anytown, USA, which travelled the country in film festivals and culminated in a theatrical release.

Sandy then worked at Company 3 in Santa Monica, CA, where he headed the company’s digital lab, wrote all of the department’s custom software and developed 3D workflows for Pirates of the Caribbean, Transformers and Fright Night.

Sandy is currently a colorist at Final Frame Post, a boutique post-production house in Manhattan that specializes in independent film.

Rodrigo Donoso – Producer

Rodrigo DonosoRodrigo Donoso is a well-known mountain climber and guide in Ecuador. He has climbed the highest mountains of Ecuador, Peru, Argentina and Bolivia.

Rodrigo has worked with tourists and climbers for over 22 years, making dreams come true. He has guided both National Geographic and MTV sports in Ecuador. His company, Alta Montaña, is highly recommended by Lonely Planet, Foot Print to Ecuador, Le Guide Du Routard and many other travel guides.

Prior to opening Alta Montaña, he guided for the largest tour operator in Ecuador – Metropolitan Touring – for 12 years. Rodrigo lived, worked and studied in the USA for 10 years.

Born in Baños, Ecuador, Rodrigo currently lives in Riobamba. He is fluent in Spanish, Quichua and English.

Jeremy Yaches – Producer

Jeremy Yaches is an Emmy-nominated producer and co-founder of Public Record, a production company that specializes in film, branded content, and commercials. Yaches produced the award-winning documentary In A Dream which was short-listed for an Academy Award and broadcast on HBO. More recently, Yaches has produced numerous short films including Heart Stop Beating which premiered at Sundance, Remains at SXSW and El Último Hielero at Tribeca. Yaches has produced live-action and animated commercials for a diverse list of clients including Nike, Toyota, AT&T, Sony, The Gap, and Under Armour. Music video production credits include clips for Kings of Leon, The Walkmen, Brazilian Girls and others. Yaches has several feature films, narrative and documentary alike, in various stages of development. A graduate of Boston University, Jeremy lives and works in Brooklyn.

Josh Banville – Editor

filmmakers_joshJosh is an editor based in Western Massachusetts who works mainly out of Brooklyn, NY. A film graduate from Emerson College, he has worked primarily in the documentary field. Recent projects Josh edited have premiered at Tribeca, and the first installment of a series titled Too Young To Wed was awarded first prize by World Press in their 2012 multimedia category. He’s currently editing a feature length documentary highlighting the difficulties of running a family brewery in the heart of the West Bank.

Jeremiah Zagar – Supervising Editor

Jeremiah ZagarJeremiah Zagar is co-founder of Public Record, a collective of filmmakers, documentarians and commercial storytellers. He has directed and edited a wide range of films, videos and commercials. His documentary, In A Dream, which screened theatrically across the U.S. and in film festivals around the world, won numerous awards. Broadcast on HBO and internationally, it was shortlisted for an Academy Award and received two Emmy nominations, including ‘Best Documentary.’ His other work includes the Emmy nominated Starved for Attention, seven short films about global childhood malnutrition for Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres, and the short documentary Heart Stop Beating, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Jeremiah is currently working on a feature documentary for HBO.