Erin Bernhardt is a humanitarian journalist and filmmaker dedicated to making movies that make a difference. She works through film, journalism and events to inspire and motivate people to rally behind important issues and causes. Prior to IMBA MEANS SING, Erin was a writer and producer at CNN. She is grateful to have won several awards for her work, including an Emmy and two Peabody’s. Erin brought to CNN, and now to her independent films, a deep understanding of development from her time in the Peace Corps in Madagascar. She has a heart for her city and the developing world. Locally, Erin is part of LEAD Atlanta and the Beltline’s Young Advisory Council. She’s a proud wahoo from the University of Virginia and loves making new friends, adventuresome travel, live music and yoga.
Danielle Bernstein is an award winning filmmaker dedicated to creating work that addresses environmental and social issues. Danielle founded Clear Films Productions, an independent film production company that partners with organizations who can offer solutions. She has worked extensively as a director, producer and director of photography on documentary films as well as non-profit media campaigns. Her directorial debut, When Clouds Clear, attended over 50 film festivals and was the recipient of numerous awards. Additionally Danielle is the recipient of a Cine Golden Eagle Award, Accolade Award, the New York State Council of the Arts Grant, and First Pix NextPix. She is also a guest writer and contributor to ONE.org and the proud new mom to a baby girl!
Director of Photography
Jason Maris is a freelance editorial and commercial filmmaker and a photographer with over 15 years of experience in the industry and the recipient of numerous ad awards over the course of his career. Jason has traveled extensively documenting projects for a diverse client base, including the United States Marine Corp, Turner Broadcasting, and Nike. As a Getty photographer his editorial work has been published nationally and internationally in publications such as Time Magazine, Newsweek, and ESPN. Outside of his commercial career, Jason is a father and an artist. His work has been dedicated to the camera as a form of artistic expression with an acute awareness of composition, light and gesture.