Lorien Barlow, Director - Producer
Lorien Barlow began developing the project in the fall of 2013 and since then has interviewed dozens of tradeswomen from all over the country and ventured onto construction sites from the East to West Coast to film them working. She has traveled to national tradeswomen conferences and met union leaders, labor activists, tradeswomen advocates and authors, and the leaders of tradeswomen organizations. Hard Hatted Woman is her first feature documentary.
Autumn Eakin, Cinematographer
Autumn Eakin is a cinematographer who has worked under Vanja Cernjul (30 Rock), Maryse Alberti (The Wrestler, Love Marilyn) and Tom Hurwitz (Koch). Her feature documentary work includes Die the Good Death, Mavis!, Malheur, and the Peabody Award-winning Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas A Nadie). She has also shot projects for The History Channel, NBC, Hulu, Ogilvy & Mather, FX and many more over her 10 years as an IATSE Local 600 member.
Deborah Kampmeier, Executive Producer
Deborah is an award-winning director, screenwriter, and producer whose debut film, Virgin, was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards and won Best Feature Film at the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto. Her second feature, Hounddog, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2007. Her third film, Split, was the closing night selection at the 2016 Female Eye Festival, where it won Best of Show. Deborah is also the founder of Full Moon Films, a company dedicated to the production of films by and about women.
Abigail Disney, Executive producer
Abigail E. Disney is an award-winning filmmaker and the CEO and president of Fork Films. Her first film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, won Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2008, and she has since then executive produced films on a wide array of social issues, including The Invisible War (Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature), and Sun Come Up (Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Short), as well as the award-winning PBS series Women, War, and Peace. Disney recently made her directorial debut with The Armor of Light, which premiered at Tribeca in 2015.
Gini Reticker, Exectuive Producer
Gini Reticker is an Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker and Chief Creative Officer at Fork Films. Her directorial debut The Heart of the Matter received the Sundance Freedom of Expression Award. Her recent credits as executive producer include In the Company of Women (IFC), New School Order (PBS) and Academy Award nominated The Betrayal (Nerakhoon), as well as Alias Ruby Blade, Citizen Koch, Hot Girls Wanted, and She's Beautiful When She's Angry. Reticker was also a producer on the award-winning PBS series Women, War, and Peace and Wide Angle series Ladies First.
Theresa Alfaro Daytner
Theresa Daytner is CEO and President of Daytner Construction Group, a commercial construction management and general contracting company. Fortune magazine named her one of the 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs. Her leadership put the company on the WPO list of 10 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Businesses in North America and the Inc 500 for two years running. Currently, Daytner is building an organization to bring women into the construction trade, with a focus on skill acquisition and economic empowerment.