Mary Anne Rothberg


MARY ANNE ROTHBERG is the co-founder of Provenance Productions.  She served as co-producer and writer on their short, award-winning documentary Do Not Duplicate, and as co-director and co-producer on Half Sour, and Trashing History. Mary Anne was involved for several years in low budget feature film production for independent film companies in NYC following an advertising career at J. Walter Thompson.


Jonathan Mann


JONATHAN MANN is the co-founder of Provenance Productions. Mann co-produced and co-wrote Do Not Duplicate (in which he also served as co-director), Half Sour, and Trashing History, and he created and produced the PBS series, Ethics in American Business, hosted by Walter Cronkite. A professional historian and author, Mann has never appeared in any episode of Law and Order.

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Alex Bayer


ALEX BAYER is a first-time director and long-time documentary film editor whose credits include ESPN's 30 for 30: Seau, the French documentary feature Connie, and the Shaquille O'Neal and Larry Gagosian produced Killer Bees. He has filled additional editing roles for films such as the Academy Award shortlisted documentary The Witness, the Sundance Audience Award winner This Is Home, the Sundance Official Selection Newtown, and the Tribeca Film Festival Official Selections Beyond the Notes and Famous Nathan.  He has an insatiable love for history, an irreverent sense of humor, two cats and a dog.


Jonathan Nelson


A cinematographer who began his career under the tutelage of Albert Maysles, JONATHAN NELSON brings almost a decade of experience to his work in the documentary format. Jonathan has been a part of  documentaries like Twenty Feet From Stardom (Oscar winner, 2014) and The Witness. He has also lensed a wide array of documentary content including I Lived: Brooklyn, (2017 Tribeca Film Festival), and Art of Work - Jordan Greenway, a short for Lebron James’ company. His documentary work has taken him from coffee farms in Rwanda and jungles in Belize, to the streets Brooklyn. Jonathan also teaches a documentary studies at The International Center of Photography in Manhattan. The Oratorio marks Jonathan's first feature-length documentary.