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.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
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.
Matteo Belletta is an award winning independent filmmaker from Italy. As a cinematographer, Matteo has worked on several independent movies and documentaries in New York City. His portfolio includes work of every caliber, including: an independent full length movie in collaboration with Oscar-winner James Ivory, a documentary with Lowell Handler, and the creation of an original film: The Painting, a short drama, screened in several film festivals around the States, including the New York Shorts International Film Festival and winner of the Independent Shorts Awards for “Best First Time Director.” Matteo has also worked with the award-winning director, Francesco Cordaro, as a colorist on the realization of the documentary “Cannoli - Tradition around the Table”, winner of Best Short Documentary at the NYWIFT Film Festival. Matteo’s passion and creativity continue to push him to reach for bigger and better projects.