Helenah Swedburg

Crew

Menhaden: The Most Important Fish in the Bay is the collaborative result of a dedicated team of eight student filmmakers at the American University (AU) Center for Environmental Filmmaking (CEF). The documentary was created by School of Communication graduate students Tony Azios, Sarah Gulick, Brian Kelley, Ali Ogden, Gillian Ray, Jennifer Stratton, Helenah Swedberg and Jordan Brown as part of Professor Sandy Cannon-Brown’s Environmental and Wildlife Production Class. The film premiered on Maryland Public Television (a PBS affiliate station) on April 16, 2012 to kick off its Chesapeake Bay Week programming. All filmmakers on this project are dedicated to creating innovative media that furthers appreciation of the environment and awareness of current conservation issues.

 

 

Credits

Produced by
Center for Environmental Filmmaking
American University

CHRIS PALMER
CEF Founder and Director

Faculty Supervisor
SANDY CANNON-BROWN
CEF Associate Director

Producer
GILLIAN RAY

Director & Co-Producer
SARAH GULICK

Associate Producers
TONY AZIOS
ALISON OGDEN

Dir. of Photography
HELENAH SWEDBERG

Editor
BRIAN KELLEY

Motion Graphics Director
JENNIFER STRATTON

Motion Graphics AD
SARAH GULICK

Writing & Research Team
TONY AZIOS
SARAH GULICK
BRIAN KELLEY
ALISON OGDEN
GILLIAN RAY
JENNIFER STRATTON

Cinematography & Location Sound
TONY AZIOS
JORDAN BROWN
SARAH GULICK
BRIAN KELLEY
JENNIFER STRATTON
HELENAH SWEDBERG

Animators
SYLVIA BRINKOFF
CHRISTOPHER RICHMOND
JENNIFER STRATTON

Menhaden Illustrator
JOHN BURGOYNE

Designer
SARAH GULICK

Narrator
GILLIAN RAY

Sound Designer
BRIAN KELLEY

 

Music

“Dawn Boat Ride”
“A Valuable Species”
“Life in Reedville”
Recorded & Produced by
BEN MANGOLD
Written & Performed by
JORDAN BROWN
WINSLOW WALDOW

“Hymn with Little One”
ALYSSA PINTAR

“Raise ’Em Up”
NORTHERN NECK CHANTY SINGERS

“Our Story Begins”
“Summer Flight”
“Impending Boom”
Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech

 

Additional Footage and Images Provided by

Kady Buchanan & Erin Finicane
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Bob Doxsee
Gulf Restoration Network
Freshwater and Marine Image Bank
Greenpeace
iStockPhoto
Larry S. Chowning
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Maryland Public Television
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOLA Image Works
Omega Protein Corporation
Reedville Fishermen’s Museum
Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

 

Special Thanks to

ALI & TITO AZIOS
ROBERT BENICA
JAMES CARTER
EARTH FOCUS
JAMES ESKRIDGE
H. BRUCE FRANKLIN, PhD
BILL GOLDSBOROUGH
LLOYD HILL
GINO KALKANOGLU
SARAH KENNEY
BEN LANDRY
NORTHERN NECK CHANTEY SINGERS
BILLY PIPKIN
FREDERICK RAY ROGERS, JR.
FREDERICK ROGERS III
WALTER ROGERS
DANIEL E. TERLIZZI
TOMMY WATSON
CHARLES WILLIAMS

 

Produced for
Maryland Public Television

Coordinating Producer
SUSAN JACOBSON

Closed Captioning
JUDY MANN

Executive  in Charge
STEVEN J. SCHUPAK

Executive Producer
MICHAEL ENGLISH