Cast & Crew

Jody Hassett Sanchez

Film Director

Jody Hassett Sanchez’s focus is the intersection/collision of faith and culture. Her documentary work includes More Art Upstairs (HotDocs Film Festival, Amazon Prime) and SOLD: Fighting the New Global Slave Trade (American Public Television, American Film Showcase). She covered religion, art and education for ABC’s World News Tonight and Nightline and was senior producer of CNN’s Cold War Postscript and created a weekly art program on CNN International.

Jody is founder and director of the Africa Film Project, a documentary boot camp that equips young African storytellers with the technical resources and editorial skills to create short films about their own communities.

Joshua Woltermann


Joshua Woltermann has produced several films with Ric Burns including Enquiring Minds and served as producer and editor on Welcome to Leith (Sundance Film Festival, PBS’s Independent Lens). Joshua has worked with some of the film industry’s most respected contributors including Bill Moyers and Errol Morris. Currently, he is directing the feature documentary Burnt Over.

Nelson Walker III

Director of Photography

Nelson Walker III’s cinematography has appeared in many highly lauded projects including: Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV (Sundance Film Festival), The Reverend (DocNYC Audience Award), Civil War (or, Who Do We Think We Are) (Paramount+), The Fight (Sundance Film Festival), Chef Flynn (Sundance Film Festival), and Making a Murderer (Netflix). Nelson also serves as Chairman of the board of Maysles Documentary Center, a non-profit cinema and education hub based in Harlem that uses non-fiction film to promote community, education, and social justice.

About Roberta Ahmanson

Roberta Green Ahmanson is a writer, art collector, and philanthropist. She received her M.A. in English from the University of Michigan and studied journalism at the University of Missouri. She and her husband Howard have sponsored numerous exhibitions, including several at the National Gallery, London: Caravaggio: The Final Years; The Sacred Made Real; and Saint Francis of Assisi. She served as chair of the board of the Museum of Biblical Art in New York and has been a member of the Collectors Committee of the National Gallery, Washington, D.C. She and Howard sponsored the Bridge Projects Gallery in Los Angeles, focusing on the role of religion in contemporary art, as well as the project Visual Commentary on Scripture, based at King’s College London. Ahmanson began her career as a religion reporter for the Orange County Register and before that the San Bernardino Sun. She is a contributor to the award-winning collection Blind Spot: When Journalists Don’t Get Religion.

Her book Heading Home (forthcoming) is the culmination of three decades of travel and study on the impact of the idea of the New Jerusalem on our world.