Director, Producer and Writer
Greg Barker is a former war correspondent-turned filmmaker, who has worked and filmed in over 50 countries across six continents. His extensive and diverse experiences give him both a hardened street-sense and also a deep empathy for the human condition, which he uses to inform his powerful storytelling. Barker has made numerous films for the PBS series Frontline, including the award-winning Ghosts of Rwanda, the product of his seven years of research into the Rwandan genocide.
His most recent film, SERGIO, won the editing award at Sundance 2009 and was shortlisted for the 2010 Academy Awards. With daring dramatic structure, seamless re-enactments and intense, unforgettable characters, Barker manages to turn a tragedy into a story of perseverance and hope. Says Variety: “Barker turns his biopic into a thriller...and creates riveting cinema.” SERGIO will premiere on HBO in May 2010.
Claudia M. Rizzi is an investigative journalist and documentary producer with extensive experience in covering Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Over the past 20 years, she has investigated some of the most complex geopolitical issues of our time, reporting on a wide array of topics including energy policy, counterterrorism and public health. Before teaming up with Greg Barker in 1999, she lived and worked in Southeast Asia, reporting for local and international TV and print news outlets on the environment, human rights and the rule of law. Most recently, she produced a one-hour documentary about women in Afghanistan for the upcoming PBS series Women, War and Peace.
Chetin Chabuk comes to Silverbridge Productions after seven years of affliation with PBS's FRONTLINE series. In addition to his production roles, Chetin has worked as an assistant editor on a variety of films in the past year. In 2004, he co-produced a web segment for Frontline/World about the Sami reindeer herders of Norway. He holds a master's degree from Emerson College.