ABOUT THE PRODUCTION TEAM

Nancy Ramsey, Associate Producer

A reporter, writer and producer for print, television and the web, Nancy
Ramsey has worked with Cronkite Productions, ABC, NBC and PBS, and written
for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated and The
New Yorker. She's covered a wide range of topics, including new cancer
treatments, campaign finance reform, Darfur, Benazir Bhutto, the liberation
of Nazi concentration camps, police corruption, same-sex marriage, New York
real estate post-9/11, an oral history of the Pearl Harbor attack, the
Russian economy, films from Iraq and Afghanistan, sailing races and
bullriding.  

Anthony Forma, Director of Photography

Anthony Forma has been shooting news and documentary projects for the past 25 years.  Today he works primarily for Network Newsmagazine programs like 20/20, 60 Minutes and Nightline.  He has been DP on feature-length and short documentaries, music videos, NEA-supported interactive video installations, and has filmed all across the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Africa, covering wars in the former Yugoslavia, orphanages in Romania, relief operations in Somalia, the plight of Kurds in Northern Iraq, drug trade in Uzbekistan and the 50th Anniversary of D-Day.  

Phillip Schopper, Editor

Phillip Schopper has directed and edited two American Masters Programs for PBS and a Biography for A&E, as well as several award-winning documentaries for National Geographic, including Philippe Petit: A Life on the Line.  He has been senior editor on 19 one-hour specials under the 24/7 banner, including the DuPont Award-winning Hopkins 24/7. He is currently editing a 10-part documentary series for HBO.  He has also worked as a post-production consultant on the movie Reds, directed by and starring Warren Beatty.

Andy Statman, Music

Andy Statman is a composer, bandleader, master clarinetist and bluegrass mandolin player, currently signed to Sony Classical Records.  From playing clarinet and mandolin behind Bob Dylan and other icons in the 70s, Statman went on to form the Andy Statman Klezmer Orchestra. Compared to John Coltrane by Jazz Times, Statman has most recently been exploring the realm of Neo-Klezmer, a blend of the mystical qualities of Hasidic niggunim (wordless melodies) with the improvisational qualities of jazz. Statman composed and arranged the original music Mr. Brand’s film Kaddish.  To date, 8 CDs of his work have been issued. He received a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant in 1977 to study Klezmer musician Dave Tarras.

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Praying With My Legs  

Praying With My Legs

Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Search
for a Meaningful Existence

A FILM BY STEVE BRAND