The Filmmaking Team

Phil Kibbe


Born in Ohio, Phillip Kibbe began working as an intern in 2006 at The Greater Cleveland Film Commission. From there he began working as a production assistant on commercials and independent films. After moving to New York City in 2011, Kibbe built a career shooting, directing and editing video content, and has been a member of the Brooklyn Film Collective since 2012. With experience ranging from corporate videos to social justice documentaries, Kibbe has been fully immersed in filmmaking as a full time freelancer in New York City for the past six years.

Laura Heberton


Laura Heberton's films have premiered at top festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Berlin, BAFICI, CPH:DOX, SXSW, Tribeca, BFI London and Karlovy Vary, and have won multiple best film, cinematography and acting awards as well as honors such as Independent Spirit Award and Cinema Eye Heterodox nominations. Every feature is available on platforms such as iTunes, Netflix, Amazon and Vimeo. Many of the films have received grants and support from leading film institutes/organizations including the SFFilm Society's Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the Sundance Institute, the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the Polish Film Society, Cinemart and US in Progress (Wroclaw). Laura has served on a number of film juries and numerous task forces and currently is Board Chair of the Silver Eye Center for Photography and a Board Member of the UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art.  

Ben Saks


Since graduating at the top of his class in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008, Benjamin Saks has worked in varied capacities in film, design, architecture, and business. He is in his second decade with F1D and has competed in national and world championships. Saks brings extensive management experience working with large clients in creative industries. Since launching his own company, Saks' work has been published in the W.S.J., G.Q., Elle, and Tech Crunch. Based in Pittsburgh, Saks creates media content for corporate and nonprofit clients, and is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University.  

Peter Albrechtsen, MPSE

Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer

Peter Albrechtsen is an award winning Danish sound designer, mixer and music supervisor working on both feature films and documentaries. Recent credits include festival favorites Generation WealthThe Distant Barking of DogsBlind Spot, Thelma, The Last Race and sound effects recording for Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk. In 2017, Peter was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and earlier this year, he was nominated for a MPSE Golden Reel Award – one of the most prestigious US film sound awards. Peter also works as music supervisor and has collaborated with internationally acclaimed musicians like Jóhann Jóhannsson, Antony Hegarty and Efterklang. Has written about music and movies for different Danish and international magazines and has been lecturing about sound design around the world.