MEET THE TEAM

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Steve is currently VP of Production for Perpetuo Films, a nonprofit studio that produces original content, provides impact consulting, and aims to accelerate the adoption of web3 tools to amplify filmmaker autonomy, control, and ownership. Steve has been a full-time non-fiction film director and producer for 15+ years. Most recently, he served as director and cinematographer on “Dani’s Twins,” [2022] which captures the pregnancy and early parenting journey of Dani Izzie, one of the few quadriplegics ever to give birth to twins. His first film, “Volcanic Sprint,” [2007] is the harrowing story of Africa’s most extreme running race, up and down a live volcano in Cameroon. It was distributed globally by American Public Television. “Shattered Sky” [2012] tells the story of how America led the world to solve the biggest environmental crisis ever seen (the ozone crisis), contrasting with inactivity on climate change policy. It played on PBS, sponsored by Maryland Public Television. Steve’s feature documentary “Jobs for G.I.s” [2015] documents the struggles vets face when they separate from the military to launch new careers in the civilian world, and was acquired by DirecTV’s The Audience Channel. Since 2002, Steve has also produced short films for international organizations that do good, filming in 30+ countries. Steve holds an MA in Economics and African Studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS, and lived in Cameroon as a young man. Follow Steve on Twitter.

 
Angie Gentile on a Jeep at Mount Merapi, Indonesia
 

Angie serves as VP of Impact and Outreach for Perpetuo Films. Angie comes to the documentary film world after more than 20 years at the crossroads of international development and communications. Most recently, Angie was the global advocacy and campaigns lead for the World Bank, where she specialized in multimedia, multi-channel engagement. During this time, she oversaw communications strategy and implementation — print, online, social, marketing, multimedia, and media — for a wide range of business lines, including IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest. In this capacity, she spearheaded communications campaigns that helped raise more than $125 billion for projects in the world's poorest countries. Angie studied international relations at The American University and the University of Copenhagen, and studied art at Parque Lage Escola de Arte in Rio de Janeiro. She has worked

in more than 3 dozen countries and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. She lives in Arlington, VA. See Angie on LinkedIn and Twitter.

 
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Brad currently serves as VP of Post-production for Perpetuo Films. Brad’s acclaimed feature documentary “Landfill Harmonic” garnered over 40 festival wins in 250+ festivals (including SXSW Audience Award and AFI Fest Audience Award), and was acquired by HBO, among other global platforms. The Oscar-qualifying film tells the heartwarming story of a youth orchestra in Paraguay that plays instruments made entirely from garbage. Brad’s other films include “My Village, My Lobster,” winner of the CINE Golden Eagle for Independent Documentary and “Songs from Bosawas,” an adventure music film that documents the first professional recording of indigenous musicians in Nicaragua’s rainforests. He recently edited “Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story” about the Tonight Show bandleader and world-famous trumpeter Doc Severinsen. Brad spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua, holds an M.A. in Film and Video Production from American University, and is a native of Georgia. Read more about Brad on IMDB.