The Team

NILE SOUTHERN, Director/Writer/Producer

Nile Southern is a writer and filmmaker from New York City living in Boulder, Colorado. While still in high school, he studied double-system Super-8 documentary film production with Ricky Leacock, and took classes with Shirley Clarke at UCLA. In New York City, he developed the Exploding Limo filmshow—multi-projector installations in New York dance clubs such as the Pyramid, Danceteria, Cat Club and 8BC, where he also worked as a stage manager.  Trained as a film archivist at UCLA, he worked with Jonas Mekas at Anthology Film Archives, and Pennebaker Associates in New York, and was an assistan editor to legendary ‘conceptual designer’ and editor Pablo Ferro. Nile’s film and video work has appeared on stage (La Mama, Steppenwolf Theatre, Theatre for the New City), television (MTV, Nickelodeon, Ovation, Saturday Night Live) and as part of Mark Amerika’s Whitney Biennial installation Grammatron. Nile co-edited NOW DIG THIS; The Unspeakable Writings of Terry Southern 1950-1995 (with Josh Alan Friedman), Grove/Atlantic (2000), and his book The CANDY Men; The Rollicking Life and Times of the Notorious Novel, Candy (Arcade, 2004), won ‘Book of the Year’ for Creative Non‐Fiction in Colorado. Nile is the co-editor of the books Yours In Haste and Adoration; Selected Letters by Terry Southern, and Chicago, 1968; The Whole World is Watching, and a new Terry Southern anthology, The HIPSTERS and Other Tastes.


Diane Markrow, is a producer and executive producer of independent documentary films. Her work includes: producer, BEAUTIFULLY SCARY (2016); producer, BAY OF All SAINTS (Audience Award at SXSW & Woods Hole, 2012); executive producer, RICKY ON LEACOCK (Telluride, 2010); producer NO BIGGER THAN A MINUTE (POV, 2006); consulting producer, BUKOWSKI: BORN INTO THIS (Sundance, 2003; Magnolia Pictures, 2004); production executive, THE SOURCE: THE STORY OF THE BEATS AND THE BEAT GENERATION (Sundance, 1999; American Masters, 2001); production executive, EVERYTHING HAS A SPIRIT (Sundance, 1994); executive producer, TIERRA O MUERTE (duPont-Columbia Award, 1992); executive producer, STORIES OF ELYRIA (Emmy recipient, 1992).

Kurt S. Kittleson, Producer

Kurt S. Kittleson has been financing & producing independent films for over twenty years. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife & three sons.

Stephen Nemeth, Executive Producer

Stephen Nemeth formed and heads up Rhino Films, the independent film company that originated as a division of iconoclastic record label Rhino Records. He has produced and executive produced dozens of films including THE SESSIONS (Sundance 2012 Audience Award, 2013 Academy Award nomination for Helen Hunt), C.O.G. (Sundance 2013), FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE, documentary credits include DOGTOWN AND Z BOYS (Sundance 2001 Audience Award), PICK UP THE MIC (Toronto, 2005), WARDANCE (2008 Academy Award nomination), FUEL (Sundance 2008 Audience Award), FLOW (Sundance, 2008), CLIMATE REFUGEES (Sundance, 2010), ROBERT WILLIAMS MR. BITCHIN’ (2010).

Steven Soderbergh, Executive Producer

Steven Soderbergh, well known for feature films such as OCEANS 11, TRAFFIC and SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE, also directed the documentary AND EVERYTHING IS GOING FINE about monologist Spalding Gray. He served as Executive Producer on various other documentaries, including: ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED AND DESIRED, HIS WAY about film producer Jerry Weintraub, THE KING on the life of Elvis Presley, and CITIZENFOUR, Oscar recipient for Best Documentary Feature, 2015.