Jordan Smedberg skied with the Min-Aqua Bats for most of the '90s and has been collaborating on film, television and theatre projects ever since. In 2015, she co-wrote and sold an original pilot with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's production company, Pearl Street Films, to HBO. She edited the documentary-series Iron Maidens for PBS and the Emmy-Nominated documentary-series Working in the Theatre for American Theatre Wing. She also worked in the editorial department of The History of the Eagles, Acorn and the Firestorm, I Believe in Unicorns, and The Sisterhood of the Night. Commercial clients include Vanity Fair, Covergirl, Chrysler, Toyota and Teen Vogue. Her plays have been performed at New York's The Cherry Lane Theatre and Soho Rep. Her play, Lucid, was selected for the NYC International Fringe Festival. She is a regular contributor to Fodor's Travel, The Lakeland Times and the health and wellness website, Daily Blend. She is the founder of cuttinglife.com, an editing service that takes your home movies and turns them into a unique cinematic memory that even strangers will want to watch.
Alex has over fifteen years of experience in the film and television industry, including ten years as a show runner and executive producer. In these leadership roles, she has overseen multiple series from development through delivery for many networks. She began her career in London before re-locating to New York where she worked as a freelance director for various production companies, including Zero Point Zero (ZPZ). While at ZPZ, she was promoted to be the show runner for the Emmy and Critics Choice Award-winning Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. Prior to serving as show runner she also directed several episodes of the series. Specializing in non-fiction storytelling with strong character and journey narratives, Alex has co-executive produced several other series for ZPZ, including The Layover, The Getaway and city.ballet. Alex served as executive producer on two more travelogue docu series, as well as three seasons of the Critics Choice Award-nominated Ride With Norman Reedus for AMC. Most recently, Alex has been helping to develop a premium documentary series for Starz Network.
Ha Vo is a Brooklyn based freelance artist who’s multidisciplinary background led her through an unconventional path to this film. She has a BFA in dance and shortly after moving to New York, realized her skills in compositions of movement transferred quite seamlessly to the qualities needed for cutting film. She has spent the last year and a half buffing up her editing resume through various projects including cutting trailers and promotional videos and taking on assistant editor positions for several documentaries, most notably, Halston which premiered at the 2019 Sundance festival. This summer, she is excited to try on many different roles for making Min-aqua Bats: The Movie and maybe even learning a thing or two about waterskiing from the Bats themselves. She is hoping that the 17+ years of dance training will help her on the water as well as it does in the editing room.
A born and bred New York sports obsessive, Christopher Isenberg has been making work at the crossroads of sports and culture for his entire career—as a writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur. In 2004 he founded the influential brand No Mas, which explored sports’ secret histories through apparel, artwork and media. In 2009, Isenberg produced the animated Dock Ellis and The LSD No-No, a film festival and viral sensation (5m views). He has produced animated segments for the A Tribe Called Quest doc Beats, Rhymes and Life and for the 30 for 30s You Don't Know Boand Straight Outta LA. He’s also created original shorts for ESPN Films, Grantland, Complex and the New York Times. In 2010 Isenberg co-founded both Doubleday & Cartwright, a creative studio whose clients include Nike, Red Bull, and the Milwaukee Bucks and Victory Journal, a large format biannual magazine, covering subjects as diverse as water jousting in the South of France and El Duque’s escape from Cuba. Victory has earned a gold medal from the Society of Publication Designers, a Stack Magazine Award for best of Photography, and was named “2017 Magazine of the Year” by Creative Review. Isenberg lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with his wife Zoe, son Oscar, daughter Sadie and dog Irving.