Dennis Lanson is a filmmaker and writer. He has made documentaries on place and process since the 1980’s. To Hear the Music, his most recent film (2014), about a Gloucester organ builder and the creation of a single organ placed in Harvard’s Memorial Church, has been broadcast on WGBH, Boston; and PBS stations throughout New England. Its U.S. festival premiere was at Woods Hole; it also appeared in Nyon Switzerland at Visions du Reel.

Other films include The Phans of Jersey City, about a Vietnamese refugee family, co-directed by Steve Forman, which screened at New Directors/New Films. Booming, about Wyoming uranium miners, screened at Park City and Denver Intl. Festivals. Gringolandia looks at expatriate life in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Seeking the 36 is the story of a spiritual seeker investigating the Jewish myth of the Lamed Vov, the 36 Just Souls who hold the world together. A dramatic feature, Pitstop, premiered at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, screened at a number of festivals, and was also broadcast on WGBH.

Dennis has also taught film in the Boston-area most recently as a full professor at Endicott College and prior to that at NYU, Cal Arts, Emerson College, and Boston’s Museum School. He has also worked professionally as a tape editor on numerous television productions for PBS, Discovery, and other outlets, is an emeritus member of the Writers Guild of America, and has written numerous screenplays.

On Dialogues with Mother Earth, he will be assisting his wife, Erica Daborn, as a co-producer of the project, as well as writing, and shooting and editing video as necessary.

http://www.dennislanson.com


Miguel Llavori-Molina
Born in Madrid, Spain. Miguel is currently pursuing his Masters of Architecture in Alcalá de Henares University, Madrid, Spain, and his Post-Baccalaureate Certificate at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has worked since 2008 as a concept artist and designer for the Madrilenian music and cinema scenes in projects such as La Tumba de las Almas I, Suave Seda and Da Groove Machine .Recent group exhibitions include Dual Identities, Art in April,  at Tufts University, Somerville, MA, Student Juried Drawing Show at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. His upcoming solo exhibition: El año que dormí mirando al sur, will be on show at Alcalá de Henares University, Madrid, Spain in July 2015. He has received a Merit Scholarship award from the SMFA Boston and the Jorge Herreros Martínez Scholarship award for Tufts University .

For Dialogues With Mother Earth Miguel produced the animated 3D model of the installation.