THE OLDEST PERSON IN THE WORLD is directed by Sam Green, and produced by Josh Penn and Alison Byrne Fields.
Sam Green is a documentary filmmaker. He's made many movies including most recently THE MEASURE OF ALL THINGS and THE LOVE SONG OF R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER, a live cinematic collaboration with indie rock band Yo La Tengo. His feature-length documentary THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND was nominated for an Academy Award, broadcast on PBS, was included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and has screened widely around the world.
Josh Penn is an Academy Award nominated producer whose films have won over 100 awards internationally. Most notable among them is BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, which won Sundance's Grand Jury Prize, Cannes' Camera d'Or, and was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Josh also produced the 2014 Independent Spirit Award nominated documentary THE LAST SEASON, co-produced the 2014 SXSW-winning THE GREAT INVISIBLE, the Ross Brothers' TCHOUPITOULAS, and Benh Zeitlin's short film GLORY AT SEA. Josh executive produced the Ross Brothers' WESTERN, which won a special jury prize at Sundance 2015.
Alison Byrne Fields is the President of Aggregate, a creative strategy group that works with foundations, nonprofit organizations, authors, and filmmakers. Alison is the former Creative Director and Chief Strategist for Rock the Vote. As a documentary newbie, this is Alison's first opportunity to produce a film. She is also currently working with Academy Award nominated filmmaker David France (HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE) to lead the outreach and engagement campaign for his new film about trans rights pioneers Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson.