Crew Bios

Cambria Matlow – Director/Producer/Editor

Oregon-based director Cambria Matlow’s latest film, WOODSRIDER, is an immersive documentary portrait of a female snowboarder on Mt Hood, set to premiere in 2017.  BURNING IN THE SUN (2010), about a young man who starts a solar energy business in Mali, was her feature debut, and selected for IFP’s Documentary Lab and Independent Film Week, broadcast on Al Jazeera and PBS, and seen in festivals worldwide.

Her work has been awarded grants and residencies from LEF Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council, Experimental Television Center, the Puffin Foundation, and NW Documentary. Cambria holds a Certificate in Film Production from Burlington College in Vermont and a B.A. in Hispanic Studies from Columbia University. She anticipates earning her Masters in Essay Documentary from EICTV in Cuba in 2018.

Janique Robillard – Producer/Editor (www.janiquelrobillard.com)

Janique Robillard is a freelance producer and director. Currently pursuing an MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art, she was previously based in Portland, OR. She recently won Women in Film’s Vision Grant for her debut feature documentary, 1000 Times, about female MMA fighters. Raised in a family of athletes, Janique has pursued various winter sports. She found herself training primarily with men, and her options for athletic female role models limited. This experience drives her creative desire to capture portraits of women in power, especially in sports, without compromising their femininity or eliminating all depth from their character. Janique seeks opportunities to collaborate with women, working to elevate women’s voices in film.

Jerred North – Director of Photography (http://cascadium.tv)

After several audits of NYU film courses, Jerred North enrolled at Maine Media Workshops and completed his Residency in Cinematography. In 2012 he founded Cascadium Pictures, where he created JamQwest (Mill Valley Film Festival 2014), in which he followed a drummer up the legendary Monkey Face 350-foot spire in Oregon’s Smith Rock. His graceful, patient style of documentary camerawork and shared sense of aesthetics made him a perfect collaborator on WOODSRIDER. He is currently in development on a web series that chronicles the lives of developers pioneering new forms of content for modern Virtual Reality platforms, recently showcased at SXSW.

Ronen Landa – Original Score (www.ronenlanda.com)

Ronen’s music has been hailed as “an astounding auditory journey… an intricate and delightful aural treat.” His work has been heard in film screenings around the globe, on television, and in concert halls. A 2011 Sundance Institute Fellow, Ronen especially enjoys collaborating with filmmakers; cinema inspires him to create music that is inventive and daring, and, above all, music that communicates. Films he has scored include THE PACT (IFC Films, Official Selection: Sundance), THE DREAMS OF SPARROWS (Official Selection: SXSW), CITY OF BORDERS (Teddy Audience Award, Berlin International Film Festival), and BURNING IN THE SUN with director Cambria Matlow.

Richard Beer – Producer

Richard Beer has spent over 30 years working in film production, distribution, marketing and theatrical exhibition. He has served as a programmer, advisor, board member and juror for dozens of film festivals around the world and as an editorial consultant for many independent films.

After graduating from Columbia College Chicago’s film program in 1990, Richard worked for the Chicago International Film Festival, Facets Multimedia, and helped launch the Moving Image Archives at the North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking. For nearly 14 years he was the Artistic Director for Film Action Oregon (FAO) and the Hollywood Theatre Project in Portland where he oversaw programming and restoration of the historic venue, as well as FAO’s educational and fiscal sponsor programs. In addition to his consulting work he is currently the Director of Programming for the independent Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver, Washington.

Claire Weingarten – Associate Producer

A veteran of film distribution and exhibition, Claire Weingarten has worked with The Film Society of Lincoln Center, The American Film Institute, and on the inaugural two years of AFI’s documentary festival, Silverdocs. She currently serves as Director of New Media for the Chelsea-based foreign and independent film company, Film Movement, where she manages all digital and cable distribution. In 2005, Claire aligned with Cambria Matlow as co-producer at Birdgirl Productions, where their critically acclaimed first film BURNING IN THE SUN received extensive distribution. Her extensive working knowledge of niche distribution models will ensure WOODSRIDER receives a wide release.