HEAD OF PRODUCTION
Early in college Mike fell in love with philosophy and it has since become one of his major passions. He is particularly interested in analytic philosophy, including logic, ethics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of science. He is very passionate about how belief in free will affects how we see the world and craft our public policies. Combining his love of philosophy with his love of documentary film making, the Free Will Documentary aims to be the first full length documentary on the subject, exploring all the major perspectives and aspects of the debate.
Jeremy is a filmmaker and science enthusiast from Florida who currently lives in New York City. After graduating from Emerson College in 2017 with a degree in film and video production, his goal has been to enter the world of documentary filmmaking for science, philosophy, and secular values. He has had a lifelong fascination with the human experience of life and the universe we occupy. As one who believes it's important to focus on what truly matters in life, Jeremy is starting to ask the big questions about the very nature of our existence.
Mitch Joseph is a long-time mathematics educator who is interested in using compassion, logic and practical philosophy to challenge commonly held beliefs that are both false and pernicious. He has had many roles in the world of secular activism: conference co-organizer, podcast contributor, nonprofit founder, animal rights advocate. He is currently concerned with the conflicts of carnism/veganism, theism/atheism, and free will/criminal justice reform.
Some boys dream of being a firefighter, some, an astronaut. After finding his first fossil in a local creek, Edward dreamt of becoming an archaeologist. There’s magic and wonder in realizing the universe interconnects us through deep time. That wonder stuck with him, expanding his interests in science, psychology, philosophy, and more. Unfortunately, he wasn’t adept at those things, so he instead focused on his passion for art and storytelling. Today, Edward is a veteran motion graphics animator with over a decade of experience in advertising, television, and film. He now dreams of using his talents to educate the world on life's big questions, in hopes that one day, his work will inspire that same wonder in other people.