(L-R) Alex Rappoport, Javon Jackson, Peter Bradley, Adger Cowans
Primarily working as a cinematographer specializing in documentaries for thirty years, Alex has had a diverse range of film and award-winning network television program experience. He and Peter Bradley both reside in Saugerties, NY, and WITH PETER BRADLEY is the product of their one-on-one production experience. The film is Alex's first feature-length independent project.
Adger Cowans is a fine arts photographer and abstract expressionist painter, renowned in the world of photography and fine art. In the 1960's he was a founding member (and current President) of the Kamoinge Workshop of Black photographers. For decades he was also a set photographer for numerous Hollywood film productions. Adger's works have been shown by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, International Museum of Photography, Museum of Modern Art, The Studio Museum of Harlem, and others. A close friend and photo documentarian of Peter Bradley since the 1960's, Adger's images are central to the visual storytelling of WITH PETER BRADLEY, and he is passionate about bringing Peter's story to a wider audience.
Javon Jackson is a jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader, and educator. A longtime friend of Peter Bradley, he graduated from Berklee College of Music and quickly became known as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (1986-1991). He has released 22 recordings as a bandleader, and performed on over 150 albums with jazz greats including Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Charlie Haden, Betty Carter, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Stanley Turrentine and Ben E. King. In 2009 he composed a full-length score for Alfred Hitchcock's silent film, The Lodger, which was performed live at the Syracuse International Film Festival. In 2013 he became chair of the University of Hartford's Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz.
Diane's credits include HBO’s Emmy-winning children’s documentary "We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest," Martin Scorsese’s PBS documentary "A Letter to Elia" (Peabody Award), HBO's "The Music In Me" (Peabody Award), Style Network's Emmy-nominated doc "Sperm Donor: 72 Kids," Bravo's docuseries "Newlyweds: The First Year," and HBO's animated "I Can Be President" (NAACP Image Award), Other credits include Comedy Central’s "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and the PBS series "City Arts." She also produced the indie feature "Trouble On The Corner" starring Tony Goldwyn and Edie Falco and the theatrically distributed feature documentary "Voices Of Sarafina."
Levison is a NYC-based Emmy and Peabody Award-winning producer/director. Most recently, she produced THE MARTHA MITCHELL EFFECT, which premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, was nominated for a Cinema Eye Honor, and streams on Netflix. Prior to that, she directed and produced the Emmy and Peabody-nominated STORM LAKE with director/DP Jerry Risius, which broadcast on PBS’ Independent Lens. Additional producing credits include WOMEN IN BLUE (Independent Lens, 2020), Emmy-nominated MADE IN BOISE (Independent Lens, 2019) and 32 PILLS (HBO, 2017). Levison is the owner of Hazel Pictures, a co-founder of the Documentary Producers Alliance, film faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, and a member of AMPAS.