THE OLDEST PERSON IN THE WORLD is directed by Sam Green, and produced by Josh Penn and Alison Byrne Fields.
Sam Green received his Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent projects are “live documentaries” including A Thousand Thoughts (2018) in collaboration with the Kronos Quartet, The Measure of All Things (2014), and The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller (2012), which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival. All three works are performed live, with Green narrating and musicians performing the soundtrack. Green’s 2004 feature-length film, the Academy Award-nominated documentary The Weather Underground premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was broadcast on PBS and was included in the Whitney Biennial. Sam Green will be included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial as well and was selected to be a 2018 Sundance Art of Nonfiction Fellow. In 2014, Sam was accepted as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Oldest Person in the World is Alison Byrne Fields' first film in the role of producer. She has served as an Impact Producer on Kimberly Reed's award-winning DARK MONEY, which premiered at Sundance in 2018, and on David France's THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON and on his most recent film, anticipated to be released in 2019. She was also the Executive Producer of the award-winning documentary short, CROWN CANDY. Alison is the President and Founder of Aggregate, a Seattle-based creative strategy group that works with philanthropic foundations, nonprofit organizations, authors, and filmmakers. Her clients have included some of the largest foundations in the country, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the David & Lucile Packard Foundation. Alison is also the former Creative Director and Chief Strategist for Rock the Vote, which aims to engage more young people in the political process. Alison received her BA in Media Studies from Hampshire College and her Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University.
Josh Penn is a producer with the Department of Motion Pictures. He produced BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (2012), which won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, the Caméra d'Or at Cannes, and was nominated for four Academy Awards (including Best Picture). In addition, Josh was nominated for Outstanding Producer at the 2013 Producer's Guild Awards. He has also held producing roles on PATTI CAKE$ (Sundance 2017), WESTERN (Sundance 2015 Special Jury Prize Winner), THE GREAT INVISIBLE (SXSW 2014 Grand Jury Prize Winner,) and CONTEMPORARY COLOR among other films. Josh had two projects premiere at Sundance 2018: Reinaldo Marcus Green's debut feature MONSTERS AND MEN and Sam Green's live documentary A THOUSAND THOUGHTS. Additionally, Josh has been a leading member of the Court 13 collective for over a decade. In 2018, Josh was accepted as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Outside of his work in film, Josh was previously the Michigan New Media Director for President Obama's 2008 campaign and a Senior Digital Program Manager for the 2012 re-election campaign.