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Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes are duPont-Columbia University Award-winning documentary filmmakers whose films have screened at festivals and been broadcast worldwide on television channels including: HBO/Cinemax, CNN, Sundance Channel, The History Channel, HBO Latin America, History Channel International, France 2, Channel 4 UK, and excerpts on CBS 60 Minutes II. After completing two films on political and social issues in Colombia, The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt and Held Hostage in Colombia, Associate Producer Jerry Januszewski brought them the story of Pip Moyer and Zastrow Simms. Historian and author Janice Hayes-Williams later joined the team as a Producer and Researcher.


  • Directors:
    Victoria Bruce
    Karin Hayes
  • Producers:
    Victoria Bruce
    Karin Hayes
    Janice Hayes-Williams
  • Associate Producers:
    Jerry Januszewski
    Paul Rachman
  • Narrator: George Phelps, Jr.
  • Written & Edited by:
    Karin Hayes
    Victoria Bruce
  • Original Music: Dan Radlauer
  • Music Consultant & Additional Music: Rob Levit
  • Additional Music Consultant: Scotti Preston
  • Additional Music:
    "NapTown" - Flawless
    "Desert Mirage" - George Shaw
    "Ben's Blues Lick" - Ben Sidran
    "Annapolis Shuffle" & "Back Creek Crab" - Them Eastport Oyster Boys
  • Motion Graphics & Design: Rodrigo Dorsch
  • Animated Sequences: Storyboard, Layout & Animation: Xiongliang "Ben" Li
  • Archival Photo Restoration: Samantha Moranville
  • Gaffers:
    Louise Marie Hernon
    David P. Jacobs
  • Post-Production Supervisor: Matt Scott
  • Audio Post Production:
    Brad Starkey
    Georgetown Post
  • Colorist: John Coldiron
  • Finishing Services: Different By Design
  • Fundraising Coordinator: Jo Anne Schram
  • Fiscal Sponsor: Remember, Inc.
  • Accounting Services:
    Karen M. Whaley, CPA
    Whaley & Associates, P.C.
  • Production Assistants: Susana Aņez, Krista Keyes, Rebecca Saunders, Stacie Williams
  • Transcription: Sheila Booker, Mary Reisinger, Beth Sweeney
  • Archival Photos (includes):
    Stan Stearns
  • Funding Provided by:
    -Anne Arundel County, Maryland (County Executive, Janet S. Owens)
    -City of Annapolis, Maryland Community Grant
    -Maryland Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities
    -Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and The National Endowment for the Arts