HELL ON EARTH: THE FALL OF SYRIA AND THE RISE OF ISIS
(99 min) Syria


SATURDAY 10/28, 11:50 AM (Session 20)

Directors/Producers: Sebastian Junger, Nick Quested

Description:
Chronicling Syria’s descent into unbridled chaos and the rise of ISIS, this gripping and insightful work captures the Syrian war’s harrowing carnage, political and social consequences, and—most importantly—its human toll. Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested untangle these complex issues to create an informative and compelling documentary, edited from almost 1,000 hours of footage.

Biography:
Sebastian Junger is a best-selling author, an award-winning journalist and critically acclaimed filmmaker. His debut film, Restrepo, was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. It was produced by Nick Quested who also produced Which Way is the Front Line From Here, nominated for a PGA Award. Quested is the executive director and owner of Goldcrest.

Nick Quested, the executive director and owner of Goldcrest Films, has built one of the premiere documentary brands in the world, winning two Emmys and getting an Oscar nomination for his work. Nick has served as a producer on over thirty-five films including Sebastian Junger's The Last Patrol, Korengal, the PGA and twice Emmy Award-nominated Which Way is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington, and the Academy Award-nominated Restrepo. Nick's credits also include Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, Rubble Kings, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers, Stolen Seas, The List, Tell Spring Not to Come This Year, and Doin' It In the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC. Prior to focusing his attention on producing, Nick was an award-winning director with over one hundred music videos and commercials to his credit, working with world renowned artists such as Common, Dr. Dre, Nas, EPMD, Red Man, Guru, Fat Joe, Dru Hill, Mobb Deep, P. Diddy, Master P, Three 6 Mafia, Lil' Romeo, Trick Daddy, Trina, Carl Thomas, T.I., Brandy, Ray J and Shaq, and with brands such as Sprite, And1, Nike, Lexus and Land Rover.

Contact Information:
e: dsouare@goldcrestfilms.com
w: www.channel.nationalgeographic.com/hell-on-earth


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