• Jason Burlage
    Jason Burlage is a documentary producer/director and founder of Devolution Films, a Bozeman, Montana based production company for which he has produced films for the National Park Service, The Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. Forest Service and others. Jason’s first feature documentary, Mi Chacra, won the Grand Prize at the 2010 Banff Mountain Film Festival, screened at festivals around the world, and had it’s broadcast premiere on ARTE. Jason is also the creator and curator of the Bozeman Doc Series and a graduate of the Montana State University film program.
  • Keith Lockwood
    Keith Lockwood is a graduate of the Montana State University film program and works as a freelance editor in Minneapolis.
  • Cuicui Pei
    Cuicui Pei is a native of Qingdao, China. She is a graduate of Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea, where she majored in English. She served as a fixer, interpreter and, at times, sound recordist, as well as being a key advisor during the shoot. She works professionally as an English/Chinese interpreter in Shanghai.
  • Duo Xu
    Duo Xu is a Shanghai native and a graduate of the prestigious Fudan University where he studied Communication and Media Studies. Duo served as a fixer and interpreter during the initial scouting phase of the project, and was instrumental in helping to find the central characters. He also worked as an interpreter and sound recordist during the first month of production. Duo works now as a communications specialist at a medical research company in Shanghai.

  • Coco Zhu
    Coco Zhu is a Shanghai native and graduate of the University of Brighton. She has worked as a photographer and designer.
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  • Yan Chun Su
    Yan Chun Su is a self-taught documentary filmmaker currently based in Colorado. She was born in China and received her education in both China and the US. After a career in computer science, her interests in traditional cultures and the environment have taken her to work with and live among many indigenous communities around the world. Her first documentary film, Treasure of the Lisu, about an ethnic musician from the foothills of the Himalayas was made under the tutelage of acclaimed documentarian Les Blank. It went on to screen at film festivals world wide and is distributed by Documentary Educational Resources. Drokpa, a documentary about Tibetan nomads facing ecological and cultural survival is five years in the making and her feature-length debut.