Ari Nave, Ph.D

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An anthropologist by training, Ari established a 501(c)(3) corporation, Pangea Productions, back in 1995, with Aaron Zarrow, to produce documentaries.  

His day job has been as a strategic planner for a number of companies, helping agencies and clients innovate around user-need.  In this capacity he conducted extensive ethnographic research for companies like Levi's on the changing nature of masculinity.  

Ari is the father of three kids.  One is a performer. Another is a chicken farmer.  And the third is the CEO. When he is not interviewing other dads, Ari consults on strategy and design at The King's Indian.  His parenting blog,, has suffered from a busy schedule.  But he is okay with that.  


Aaron Zarrow

Current Associate Director of USC Shoah Foundation, Aaron Zarrow joined the organization for the first time in 1995 as a production assistant. In 1997 he became Associate Producer of The Last Days feature documentary. His later credits include Senior Year, a 13-part PBS series; Funny Old Guys, an HBO special presentation; Sir! No Sir! winner of the 2005 LA Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary; and Healed: Music, Medicine and Life with MS, the spring 2014 nationally televised PBS documentary.

Matt Giordano


Matt has over twelve years experience in film and television editing and over three years experience as a dad. Most recently Matt is working as the supervising editor on Shipping Wars on A&E and My 600-lb Life on TLC. As an assistant editor he has worked on narrative projects including Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion and Tanner on Tanner as well as the Academy Award nominated editing for Precious. Notable documentaries include HBO's Coma and PBS's Frontline : When Kids Get Life as well as African American Lives.

Zach Lev

Zach is a swiss army knife. Producer, researcher, and brand strategist, Zach has conducted numerous ethnographic research projects over the years.   

Former Senior Account Planner, Deutsch Inc., and most recently Director of Strategy for New York-based production company, The Bindery, Zach has set about documentary/industrial filmmaking from every angle. His portfolio includes corporate research projects for Johnson & Johnson—including an in-depth ethnographic research study of American moms that helped spark a rich, insight-driven pipeline of incremental products for the Tylenol and Motrin franchises—and a banking study for PNC Bank that informed the go-to-market strategy for the bank’s flagship checking/savings product. He lives in a shitty Brooklyn studio with his dog and soon to be X wife.  He drinks too much wine.

David Duncan Livingston


David is renown as a lifestyle photographer.  He joins our production both as a father and as a man with an extraordinary eye for capturing the intimate.  You can find his work in books such as San Francisco StyleCalifornia Country Style by Chronicle Books. Hawaii a Sense of Place, Mutual Publishing. The New City HomePatterns of Home by Taunton Press.



Bear is our resident canine.  He serves as both best boy and gaffer.  He is union.