The Rise & Fall of the Harkness Ballet
Leslie Streit - writer, director, producer
Streit’s 2005 feature film, God Wears My Underwear, a documentary-narrative hybrid, ties the 1940s Jewish Holocaust to the 1950s genocide in Tibet. It was screened at several international festivals, including XXVII Festival Internazionale Cinema e Donne, DNA Film Festival in Toronto (won Best Film), WCFF, M-SPIFF, NYIIFVF and IFFS.
Her short films have been screened at international festivals and broadcast on KTEH (PBS). Honors include Selected Artist at the Hong Kong Arts Biennial 2002, a 2009 Webby award and several screenplay awards. Streit co-produced the historic VD2001 widely recognized as the first dramatic series on the web with support from Intel Corporation and several other Silicon Valley tech companies.
As co-producer with Robin McCain, she was awarded the right to use the prestigious ".p.g.a." title for her 2014 film Elly and Henry, which is distributed by Espresso Media International and currently appears on Amazon and Amazon Prime. In addition to An American Ballet Story, Leslie is producing and directing an experimental documentary The Ghost Stories Project, an anthology of personal encounters with the supernatural.
Robin Elaine McCain – co-producer
McCain is a pioneer in applied multimedia, computer graphics and theatrical productions. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) where she has served as a board member of PGA NorthWest and on the PGA Documentary and Nonfiction Committee.
McCain has also been a member of USITT, Bay Area Video Coalition and Film Arts Foundation/SFFILM. She also co-produced and starred in the online comedy cooking series, The Evil Auntie Show, winner of a 2009 Webby award and co-produced VD 2001 recognized by many to be the first dramatic series on the web.
McCain co-produced the 2014 documentary Elly and Henry, currently distributed on Amazon and Amazon Prime, about the architect of the first solar house in America and received the Producers Mark, p.g.a., for her work. In addition to An American Ballet Story she is co-producing The Ghost Stories Project about ghost sightings in California.