Don Sellers & Lucy Ostrander



Karen & Roy Matsumoto

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Stourwater Pictures

Honor & Sacrifice is produced by Stourwater Pictures, an award-winning documentary production company that specializes in meticulously crafted historical films.
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The Filmmakers

Don Sellers (Producer, Director of Photography, Writer, Editor) Don Sellers has worked as a documentary film producer, director, director of photography, editor, and writer. Documentaries range from nationally broadcast major PBS series, to feature length, to local broadcast. Producer credits range from historical documentaries to docudrama. He has shot in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America covering topics as diverse as meetings between Afrikaners and the ANC in West Africa, horse racing in upstate New York, papal masses at the Vatican, and murder investigations in Miami. He has edited many hour-long Frontlines for PBS, and many documentaries on Pacific Northwest history. He has taught film writing and production as a guest lecturer at Stanford University.

Lucy Ostrander (Producer), an award–winning documentary filmmaker began to receive accolades for her work with her Masters' thesis from Stanford University, WITNESS TO REVOLUTION: THE STORY OF ANNA LOUISE STRONG. In producing the film, she became the first American student to work with the China Film Co–Production Corporation. The film received a national PBS broadcast, and won a Student Academy Award, the Nissan Focus Award and a CINE Golden Eagle.  In 2005 she was a recipient of an Artist Trust Fellowship. Over the course of 25 years, her documentaries have focused primarily on Northwest and Asian American history and include EAST OF OCCIDENTAL, HOME FROM THE EASTERN SEA, FINDING THEA, THE RED PINES, ISLAND ROOTS, FUMIKO HAYASHIDA: THE WOMAN BEHIND THE SYMBOL, and the award-winning feature documentary THE REVOLUTIONARY.

Karen Matsumoto (Associate Producer), Roy Matsumoto's daughter, has been a classroom teacher, environmental educator, and college instructor for over 25 years. Karen received a B.S. degree in environmental studies from U.C. Berkeley, teaching credential from UCLA, and a MEd in Instructional Technology from Utah State University. She is on the Board of Trustees for the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community, and has worked with Stourwater Pictures to produce five short documentary films on the Japanese internment experience and designed corresponding classroom curricula for the films. She also helped to produce over 40 video oral histories of internees from Bainbridge Island, which was the first community on the west coast of the U.S. to be relocated to concentration camp at Manzanar. Karen is also a member of the Nisei Veterans Foundation.

Joel Goodman (Music) has scored over 100 films and television shows for an impressive array of distinguished directors and producers, including Wong Kar-wei, Barbara Kopple, Albert Maysles, Barak Goodman, Kevin Spacey, Irene Taylor Brodsky, Andrew Jarecki, Mark Zwonitzer, Marshall Curry, Oren Jacoby and Michael Epstein. Of these films 4 have received Oscar nominations and dozens of Emmy Awards. Joel’s new Main Theme for the top rated PBS series American Experience premiered in 2011. His most recent score is to the theatrical documentary, Which Way is the Front Line from Here? For more information, please visit www.joelgoodman.com.