Meredith Gaito, Producer / Director:
Meredith is a director, producer, writer and co-owner of Grand Journey Productions. She was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis as an infant. While browsing Facebook one afternoon, she spotted a small article about Nick’s 2014 attempt to summit Mt.Everest. As a lifelong athlete and passionate filmmaker, she was inspired by Nick’s story and knew immediately that she had to help tell it. Meredith is excited and honored to be able to capture this amazing adventure, as the director and producer of Breathing on Everest.
Sierra Johansen, Producer / Cinematographer:
Sierra is happiest with a plane ticket and a camera in hand. She has contributed to multiple independent films as a cinematographer, including several under Meredith's direction. Sierra also continues to work on up-and-coming projects as a co-owner of Grand Journey Productions. She is thrilled to work alongside Meredith again to help tell such an incredible story that takes place in the heart of Himalayas.
Michael Pacyna, Production:
Mike eagerly accepted the opportunity to be a part of the Breathing on Everest crew and travel to Nepal despite having never left the U.S. before. He has directed multiple short films including The Succubus Campaign. Mike has also made a reputation for himself as a talented and hard-working gaffer and assistant cameraman.
Nicholas J. DeMicco, Producer:
Nicholas is a 27 year-old director and producer, who has won multiple awards in the greater New York area for his film, Grafters. When he is not traveling for film festivals, he is producing and directing other projects under his own production company, Virtuous. Nicholas is one of the main producers on the documentary.
Ryan D. Moore, Producer:
Ryan is a 24 year-old writer and producer with quite a few scripts under his belt. Whether it’s a comedy such as, Frank and Franklin or a thriller like, Grafters, Ryan has proved he really has a talent for telling stories. Ryan is contributing to the documentary as story consultant and producer.
Cassandra Johnson, Social Media Relations:
Cassandra is a freelance filmmaker who is constantly adding new roles to her resume. Her voice and enthusiam behind the scenes has played a vital part in establishing Breathing On Everest's social media presence.