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about the crew

Nicole Laby

Nicole Laby, Director

Nicole Laby is a psychotherapist in private practice with a specialization in eating disorders (ED), and provides training and consultation on ED treatment. Nicole wrote and directed Erasing ED, a documentary on the recovery aspects of ED, and is the coauthor of the Erasing ED Treatment Manual, the companion to the film. Erasing ED won two independent film awards and can be seen nationally on PBS.

For more information on Nicole Laby’s clinical practice, please visit

Photo of Nicole Laby ©2013 Charlie Homo. All Rights Reserved.


Todd Dubnicoff

Todd Dubnicoff, Director of Photography

Inspired by Carl Sagan and Kurosawa as a kid, Todd has had a life-long passion for both science and cinema. After earning his Ph.D. in molecular biology from UCLA, Todd worked in the biotech industry for ten years. In his spare time, he maintained a connection to the visual arts by teaching himself video editing and completing several short films.

Todd’s talent and enthusiasm for video production grew to the extent that he sought a new career path that would combine his love of biology and film. He is now the videographer for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) where he produces videos to help educate the public about stem cell research:

Todd lives in San Francisco’s Mission District with his wife and son.

Photo of Todd Dubnicoff ©2009 Creative Genius/Doug Logan. All Rights Reserved.


Calliope Scherrer

Calliope Olivia, Cinematographer & Assistant Director

Calliope is a junior in the Media program at School of the Arts High School in San Francisco. Her passion is being part of the filmmaking process, whether it's writing the script, filming, editing, or directing.

Calliope has been pursuing film for the past two years, and so far she’s won Best Documentary at Camp Conquest for a short about the dying bee population, and made three independent films that have played on the big screen at her school’s Media Night.

Calliope lives with her family in San Francisco, and she loves cheeseburgers!

To view Calliope’s work please click here.

Photo of Calliope Olivia ©2009 Creative Genius/Doug Logan. All Rights Reserved.


Roger Hill

Aaron Fischer, Editor

Aaron Fischer has been writing, producing, directing and editing documentary and narrative films for over twenty years. He began his filmmaking career editing documentaries while living by the beach in mid-coast Maine.

For the last fifteen years, Aaron has worked as a freelance editor throughout the San Francisco Bay area. He also develops original projects through his company Ruby Films (

Aaron’s work has appeared nationwide on television, in film festivals, and through video distribution. He has received two Emmy nominations, as well as the Peabody Award for outstanding achievement in broadcasting.

Aaron continues to live by the beach, now in Half Moon Bay, California, with his wife and two daughters.

Photo of Aaron Fischer by Fischer

Richard Ross

Richard Ross, Audio Post Production and Sound Design

Richard Ross, production sound mixer, audio post production engineer, composer, and flautist, holds a Masters Degree in Music Composition from the University of Oregon at Eugene with an audio engineering background.

In addition to being a performing musician at the Oregon Shakespearian Festival at Ashland, he also composed music for the Black Swan production of Medea by Euripides. Richard’s Crystalline Dream - Threshold CD was released in 2006 and Crystalline Dream - Journeyman CD was released in 2009.

Film credits include: Smoke and Mirrors (Film - Nickon Hemati), Quintesa (B. Napa Productions), Rhapsody for the Revolution (Film - Aleandra MacArthur), The Do Over (Film - Marc Davies), The Perfect Planet (Film by Brandon Kaplan), and Hooked (Film - Rowan Brooks).

Richard sings bass with the medieval/renaissance vocal ensemble “Floracanta”, and is a member of ASCAP and The American Composers Forum.

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Photo of Richard Ross ©2008 by Kirsten McKinzie Photography

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