Our Current Work

About the Film Makers

Ben Daitz is Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, a writer, and documentary filmmaker. His many films have been screened and honored by PBS, American Public Television, and film festivals. Recent documentaries include: “The Sun Never Sets”, about Española, New Mexico’s Rio Grande Sun, one of the best small-town newspapers in the country, screened at multiple festivals and The Newseum in Washington, D.C.; “The Medicine in Marijuana”, a scientific look at the plant and people who use it, co-produced with Ned Judge, and aired on NM PBS; and the latest, “Project ECHO: A Democracy of Knowledge”, about an extraordinary world health project, aired on NM PBS and PBS affiliates around the country. Ben’s novel, Delivery, was named to the Best of the Southwest. He has been a contributing writer for the New York Times, the Atlantic, Undark, and Eclectica.

Ned Judge is a writer; producer and director. He is also an experienced DP and editor.  Ned has done documentaries and short features for NBC, PBS, Discovery, National Geographic and Turner Broadcasting, among others, and has won numerous accolades, including two Emmys and the duPont-Columbia Award. He directed and produced a four-hour series based on Pulitzer Prize winner Laurie Garrett’s book “The Coming Plague”. He did a film with the environmental author Ed Abbey, entitled,  “I Loved it All”, one of the few projects Abbey did for television Ned more recently produced feature segments for the PBS series Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.

Dale Sonnenberg is a nationally recognized and honored documentary filmmaker, videographer, editor, teacher and technological innovator. His awards include: six regional Emmys, Six CPB gold and silver awards among many others. Dale has filmed for the Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, and network television. A few among many documentary productions include: “What Does Normal Mean?”, about children with disabilities in public schools, and “The Truth or Consequences of Delmas Howe,” screened at numerous film festivals, and, he was Director of Photography for the feature film “Jim.” His most recent documentary is about Reyes Lopez Tijerina, land grant activist and provacatour.