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The Growing Season is a feature length documentary film by Evan Briggs. It chronicles a year in the life of The Mount, a retirement facility in Seattle that is also home to a preschool- where those at the beginning of life and those nearing the end intersect for one fleeting moment in time.



Evan is an independent documentary filmmaker whose short films have premiered in film festivals all over the country. Her other credits include field producer on the documentary Tough Love, which aired on the PBS series P.O.V. in July 2015. Evan has taught filmmaking through the Digital Media Academy in San Francisco, as well as at the Seattle Film Institute and currently teaches at Seattle University. She also works as a freelance director, providing video content to businesses and organizations both locally and nationally. The Growing Season is her first feature length film. Evan received an M.F.A. in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University. She lives in Seattle with her husband and three young sons. 


Stephanie is the Director/ Producer of the Emmy®-nominated documentary, Wo Ai Ni Mommy (I Love You, Mommy). The film was awarded three Grand Jury Best Documentary Awards at the AFI/ Discovery Silverdocs Film Festival, the Asian American International Film Festival and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, as well as a 2011 CINE Special Jury Award. The film was broadcast nationally on the award-winning PBS series P.O.V. Stephanie’s second documentary, Tough Love, premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and went on to screen in our nation’s Capitol for a White House Policy discussion around parents and the foster care system. The film premiered on PBS POV in July 2015. Stephanie resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two children. 


Carrie Weprin is a film, television and web video producer. As an independent producer, Carrie has created content for A&E Television Network, MTV Networks, EPIX, Google, The New York Times and PBS. Currently, Carrie works as a consultant for The New York Times where she oversees video partnerships for the website. Most recently, she helped bring the award-winning New York Times column, "36 Hours", to television on the Travel Channel. In 2014, Carrie produced the feature-length documentary film, Tough Love. The film premiered at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in April 2014 and had its national broadcast on PBS’s POV in July 2015. 


Over the last decade, Erik has edited documentaries including LITTLE WHITE LIE, THE MAGIC LIFE, SCREENAGERS, and SUPERGIRL. He was also the supervising editor of the Peabody Award-winning NO LE DIGAS A NADIE. Erik’s work has screened at film festivals including Slamdance, DOC NYC, and the Hamptons International Film Festival. It has also been featured on the Sundance Channel, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, A&E Biography, as well as PBS’s Independent Lens and POV series.


Melanie Vi Levy is an editor, producer and director specializing in non-fiction storytelling. She has collaborated on projects supported by NYSCA, The Ms. Foundation for Women, The Ford Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation including Secret Survivors, Using Theater to Break the Silence and Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity. As editor she has contributed to feature documentaries  including Kivalina People (supported by NAPT, Tribeca All Access, IFP) Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (2012) (SXSW premiere, supported by the Sundance Institute, PBS Independent Lens), the Sundance award-winning film E-Team by Academy Award winner Ross Kauffman and Katey Chevigny, and most recently the feature film Roseanne for President which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015. Her short film work including A Different Color Blue, and My Name is Sydney has won numerous awards and has been broadcast nationally (POV, PBS). She holds an MFA in Documentary Film & Video from Stanford University and a BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.