Eliza Hemenway has an extensive career in nonfiction storytelling. She started off studying still photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. After graduating, she moved to San Francisco and started working in the photography, film and video department at UC Berkeley Extension, where she had unlimited access to courses in film and video production, which led her to earn her M.A. in media studies, with an emphasis on documentary filmmaking. She directed the documentary film Uncommon Knowledge, founded and directed the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, was the author of the creative nonfiction book, Paris in Oakland, and worked as an independent-film reviewer for KRCB-FM, National Public Radio. In addition, Eliza has worked as a multimedia producer, providing video production services for the City of Santa Rosa, creating an updated photography bank for the Redwood Empire Food Bank, the largest hunger relieve organization in north coastal California, and is currently in the final stages of post-production on her most recent project, the documentary film The Way to Hawasaa. To contact Eliza for multimedia storytelling services email her here.
Katherine Coviello holds a fashion design certificate from Santa Rosa Junior College. She helped design, edit, and market Paris in Oakland, designed and built the website for Hemenway Productions, and interned at Little Four in Sebastopol, an artisan boutique where she worked on production of original clothing designs. She served as Associate Producer on the documentary film, The Way to Hawassa, including contributing cinematography, still photography, graphic design, and her editorial eye to the project. She is currently studying design and communications at UC Davis.