Terri Randall studied painting and fine art photography in college. Using her passion for creating pictures, she embarked on a career in filmmaking, working as a researcher finding photographs and archival footage for historical documentaries. Over the years she’s worked her way up the ladder, becoming a writer/producer/director. For Terri the best stories come from compelling storytellers; the more they tell their own story, the better. For the science series NOVA she came up with the idea to take a cross-country journey with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to bring his book “The Pluto Files” to life. For the many programs she has produced for PBS/NOVA, she’s searched for scientists and engineers who have fascinating stories to tell. She then works with them to develop innovative ways to tell their stories and translate their work into a language the rest of us can understand. For Terri that’s the key to compelling science programming, engaging and entertaining storytelling.
Terri has also used her experience working with scientists and engineers to produce several live events for venues like the World Science Festival.
While Terri loves to work with scientists she’s also directed several short dramatic films in association with the History Channel. These films are on permanent exhibition at historical sites like George Washington’s Mt. Vernon and Independence Hall in Philadelphia. They feature actors Kristen Bell and Mireille Eno (before they became household names!). Terri’s dramatic films follow the same ethos that guides her documentaries: compelling storytellers tell their own stories best. For instance, “George and Martha Washington: A 40 Year Romance” is based on Martha Washington’s letters to George. In this program, Glenn Close is the voice of Martha Washington.
Terri was nominated for an Academy Award for her independent film “Daughter of the Bride” and a Primetime Emmy for Children’s Programming for the Sesame Workshop 3-2-1 production, “What Kids Want to Know About Sex and Growing Up.”
She received a B.F.A. in Painting and Art History from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Pratt Institute. She is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America.
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Avner Tavori has a long history in journalism and the production of various media projects. He started working as a radio journalist for Israel’s Public Radio, covering significant events in Israel and the Middle East. He later became a producer and hosted several radio news shows.
Coming to the US in the early 1990s, he worked as a media relations specialist for the Israeli government and press secretary of the Israeli ambassador to the U.N. in the Rabin administration. In documentary, he worked as a producer for an Israeli production company that produced investigative programs for History Channel, HBO, and the Discovery Networks.
Avner started Randall Productions with Terri back in 1999. He works as an associate producer on all projects. For more info: HERE
Jedd Ehrmann has been working with Randall Productions for more than a decade, editing all of our programs for PBS/NOVA. Jedd started his career in narrative fiction, and he has edited almost any type of content you can think of (well, he hasn’t edited a TIK TOK yet).
Starting his career sometime in the 90’s, he is drawn to telling stories and character-driven content, whether fictional or real. He began his career by cutting his teeth on indie shorts and moving on to feature-length narrative films. Since then, he has worked on a wide variety of content ranging from museum installation pieces to reality television, but most of his work involves documentaries. In the last three decades, he’s worked for PBS, Discovery, History Channel, MTV, VH1, NBC, ABC, HGTV, TLC, STYLE, CBS, Smithsonian Channel, the Weather Channel, …well you get the idea. Over the last thirteen years, he has focused on science content for NOVA. He has been involved in many science “events”; such as the first photos of Pluto, the recent solar eclipse, and the end of the Cassini Mission at Saturn. Although primarily an editor, Jedd has taken on the role of a producer during these events and other programs. He has been drawn to this type of programming because of the challenge of explaining complicated ideas such as climate change and making them understandable but not losing the nuance. People love to learn, and oversimplifying content makes it bland and forgettable.
Although he’s not above pulling out some fancy editing trick and treats, he always tries to stay true to the story told, whether it’s a reality show, a science documentary, a short film, or a three-minute character piece. Also, he likes dried chili-spiced mangoes.
For 15 years, Edward Bell guided the evolution of science illustration and information graphics as Art Director of Scientific American magazine. His tenure there included overseeing two major redesigns. In addition to shaping the magazine’s elegant style, Mr. Bell has also written for the magazine and produced some of its first interactive graphics and animations. He is currently Contributing Art Director to the magazine. He has also been an adjunct professor at the Polytechnic University of Brooklyn, and he lectures yearly at California State University at Monterey on digital and scientific illustration and animation. He currently maintains a design studio, Matrix Design, in New York. He is the author of the award-winning iPad book/app “Journey to the Exoplanets,” an interactive visual look at some of the numerous extra-solar planets discovered in our galaxy. For the last few years, he has produced animations and visualizations of the cosmos, most notably for the NOVA television series and the Simons Foundation. Ed’s latest reel: https://vimeo.com/466973041
Steven Reich has had the pleasure of working with Randall Productions for over two decades as a writer and collaborator on a variety of engaging and exciting projects. He began his career as an actor and soon found himself producing theatre, which lead to a wild Winnebago ride to Las Vegas that catapulted him into the world of independent film. He supervised the development and production of over a dozen award-winning features including, the critically acclaimed One False Move and Shakes the Clown – aptly described as “the Citizen Kane of alcoholic clown movies.”
Along the way Steven wrote a kickboxing movie, produced some cult sci-fi films and a couple of indie features before venturing into children’s television on the pre-school series The Fox Cubhouse for Fox Kids. When a golden opportunity arose at National Geographic Television, he jumped at the chance to research and write Emmy nominated Avalanche: The White Death. Since then he’s worked as a writer, producer, and director for KCET, National Geographic, NOVA, Discovery, TLC… and even the Surgeon General of the United States.
Steven loves a good story, a good time, and gardening. He’s a 3-time Emmy nominee and an Emmy Award winner, as well as a Communications Award Finalist of the Keck Futures Initiative sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and winner of the Chris Award and the National Education Association Award for the Advancement of Learning Through Broadcasting. He serves on the Board of Directors of Ocean View Farms Community Garden, his happy place.
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