Monster in the Mind

A film by Jean Carper

Monster in the mind. A brilliant and shocking new documentary about Alzheimer's.

PRODUCTION TEAM


Jean Carper: Director, Writer, Producer

As CNN’s first medical correspondent, Jean won a prestigious Ace Award for a series on  brain cancer in 1980. She has written 24 books, including New York Times best-sellers Stop Aging Now! and Food Your Miracle Medicine, published worldwide, and articles for numerous publications, including the Washington Post and USA Weekend. After learning she was at high risk for Alzheimer’s, she wrote the best-selling book 100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s. MONSTER IN THE MIND is her first feature documentary.    

Lee Koromvokis: Executive Producer

Lee began her television career at CNN working with Jean Carper, producing mini-documentaries including A Disease Called Senility.  At PBS NewsHour, she won an Emmy for her very first story, which broke the news about Admiral Elmo Zumwalt and his son’s Agent Orange-related cancer. Her documentary on AIDS and the arts was invited to the Berlin Film Festival, the first time a piece produced for an American news program had ever been so honored. Her awards include half a dozen Emmys, a Peabody and a Loeb. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Cornell University, and also holds a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University.

Phyllis Housen: Editor  

Phyllis is a feature film editor in New York City. She began editing in Paris after earning a MFA in cinema production at the London International Film School. She has edited dozens of films including Fan Girl (Meg Ryan and Kiernan Shipka), the Lionsgate comedy My Man is a Loser (John Stamos and Michael Rappaport) and the award winning Junction, a hostage thriller. In Los Angeles, she worked on both studio and independent films serving as co-producer and editor on Dream for an Insomniac. Other credits include Kill Bill 1 & 2, Cronos, and All the Pretty Horses.  

Christopher Radcliff: Editor

Christopher is an NYC-based writer, director, and editor whose post-production credits include documentaries God Loves Uganda, 16 Acres, and Weiner, as well as fiction work such as collective:unconscious and Easy Living. As a writer/director, his acclaimed short films The Strange Ones and Jonathan’s Chest have won numerous awards, and have screened at hundreds of festivals worldwide including Sundance, SXSW, Clermont-Ferrand, and Rotterdam.

Michelle Ngo: Associate Producer

Michelle began her career in storytelling as a print journalist in Tokyo, Japan writing feature stories for the bilingual magazine Hiragana Times. After moving to New York City, she worked in national broadcast news, magazine publishing, digital media, and her ultimate passion, documentary filmmaking. Over the last decade she has worked as a producer, camera, and editor on various acclaimed and award-winning projects in both TV and film, including the Oscar- nominated documentary, The Betrayal, Baja’s Secret Miracle, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, Lenny Cooke, Everyday is a Holiday, and End of America.

Ben Pegg: Assistant Producer

Ben is a talented media artist, musician, singer, songwriter, cinematographer, digital filmmaker, computer whiz and all-round production professional who can do just about anything to improve the look and sound of a movie. He has a degree in media arts from Westfield University and now works from his production studio in Key West. MONSTER IN THE MIND is his first producer credit for a feature documentary.