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Augusta Palmer, Director

Augusta Palmer is a filmmaker and scholar best known for The Hand of Fatima (2009), a feature documentary about music, mysticism, and family history. Her award-winning documentary and experimental video work has screened in national and international festivals, as well as at venues like New York’s Anthology Film Archives. She is an Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York. A is for Aye-Aye: An Abecedarian Adventure is her first fiction film.

Sabina Hahn, Animator

Sabina Hahn is a Brooklyn-based illustrator, animator and sculptor who loves stories and tall tales. Sabina is a master of capturing subtle fleeting expressions and the most elusive of gestures. You can see more of her work at

Greg Karnilaw, Composer

Greg is a composer and guitarist singer living in NYC. His varied compositions, from opera to solo guitar have been performed in NYC over the last 3 decades. He has collaborated with Cultural Animal on several projects.

Chris Arnold, Editor

Chris Arnold is a filmmaker, editor, producer and post-production supervisor who co-founded Cultural Animal, LLC with Augusta Palmer in 2005. Chris’s editing credits include The Hand of Fatima (2009) and If You Succeed (2007), which he also co-directed. He has worked as a Post-Production Supervisor on several of DCTV’s award-winning documentaries, including the Academy Award-nominated Redemption (2013).

Juan Carlos Borrero, Director of Photography
Juan Carlos Borrero has 18 years of experience working as aDirector of Photography for documentaries, music videos, television and film . You can see more of his work at