The many lives of New Yorker cartoonist James Stevenson.
Writer and artist, James Stevenson was one of the New Yorker Magazine’s most prolific cartoonists.
Revered for its weighty commentary on world affairs, the New Yorker found its sweet side in the wit, whimsy and sheer joie de vivre of Jim’s illustrations and articles.
Opening as the artist celebrates his 85th birthday, STEVENSON LOST AND FOUND is a bitter-sweet romp through the stellar, 67-year career of a remarkable artist.
Indeed an odyssey of discovery and loss, the biopic from writer/director Sally Williams unearths a truly dazzling volume of work, a whimsical and yet incisive chronical of its time, while facing, head-on, the dark and tragic struggles of the artist and those who loved him.
Sally worked for New Zealand’s premiere natural history content creator, NHNZ, contributing on widely received shows such as
Orangutan Island filmed in Borneo, and travelled the world hunting dinosaurs for the National Geographic series Jurassic C.S.I.
Stevenson - Lost and Found is her second feature-length documentary, with her 2016 film Ken Dewey: This is a test, receiving official selection at the 2016 DOC NYC, 2017 Doc Edge
Festival, 2017 Master of Art Festival, and semifinalist at the 2nd Annual Madrid Art Film Festival.
Josie Merck is a mother and grandmother, a painter, an environmental advocate, and conservationist who is constantly caring about the state of our planet for future generations.
One impetus Josie had for producing the film Stevenson - Lost and Found, was to connect the generation of her and James’ grandchildren to a remarkable man and artist they did not fully know, allowing them to understand the history and heritage they share.
With a career that includes working as a director, writer, producer, French and American historian, and cinematographer, David Grubin has produced over 100 films, with topics ranging from history to art and poetry to science. He has won a range of documentary awards for his work in television, including two Alfred I. Dupont awards, two George Foster Peabody prizes, five Writer's Guild prizes, and ten Emmys.
Micheal Bacon has composed for film for a number of years, with his recent projects being titles such as the Emmy Award winning Teddy: In his own words from HBO, the Sundance selected Boy Interrupted, and the Academy Award winner for best short documentary; King Gimp.
Micheal is also in a duo-band, The Bacon Brothers with his brother Kevin Bacon. Micheal works as a distinguished Lecturer teaching Film Scoring at Lehman College.
Deborah’s extensive editorial career has spanned over 30 years, with highlights such as head editor for the 2017 documentary Spielberg, her work from 1990-2012 on American Masters, for which she won a Primetime Emmy and CINE Golden Eagle for, and her work in the editorial department for films such as The Untouchables and Black Rain.
Other awards include Best Edited Documentary for the 1990 film This Reporter, from the American Cinema Editors, and a CINE Golden Eagle award for Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note.
David has acted for television, theatre and film, with career highlights such as the winner of the St Clair Bayfield Award for Best Performance in a supporting role by an actor in a Shakespearean play in the NY Metropolitan area, winner of the Falstaff award for best male supporting performance and nominations for best actor, and outstanding supporting actor for the Tony Award, the Ovation Award and Henry Award.