The ISLAND SOLDIER Team
NATHAN FITCH Director & Producer
Nathan is a filmmaker and visual journalist based in Brooklyn. He currently works in the video department of The New Yorker. His work has been featured in The New York Times, TIME magazine, and The National Film Board of Canada. Nathan holds an MFA in documentary storytelling from Hunter college, where he was the recipient of the Welfare and Scholarship fund, and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. Nathan served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Micronesia doing Historic Preservation work, and still has a great fondness for breadfruit.
BRYAN CHANG Producer & Editor
Bryan Chang is a documentary film director, cinematographer, and editor whose films have been featured by The New York Times, The Atlantic, and MoMA, screened at Sundance Film Festival, and distributed theatrically. He is director of the feature-length documentary BRASSLANDS, lead editor of the award-winning NARCO CULTURA. He edited on the Emmy-nominated documentary series A YEAR IN SPACE, and his work on two TIME Magazine documentary shorts AMNESIA AND A CAMERA and BREACH OF FAITH won first place awards from Pictures of the Year International and the PDN Photo Annual. He is an owner of Meerkat Media, a cooperatively-run production company specializing in independent documentary for clients such as HBO, MTV Networks, and TIME Magazine.
FIVEL ROTHBERG Producer
Fivel received his MFA in Integrated Media Arts at Hunter College, City University of New York. He was the Associate Producer of Kelly Anderson’s film MY BROOKLYN, which examined the policies, like re-zoning, and institutional mechanisms, such as classism and racism, that drive gentrification. His documentary about being a young father, HOUSE DEVIL, STREET ANGEL has been used in classrooms and workshops to provoke discussion about the intersection of masculinity, fatherhood and abuse. Fivel runs a small production company that serves grassroots social justice nonprofits.
VIDALINO RAATIOR Consultant & Cultural Advisor
Vidalino Staley Raatior is a devoted dad and husband, member of the Pwaraka and Alengeitaw clans, a former Jesuit, an international educator, consultant, web designer, citizen journalist, and social entrepreneur from the Northwest region in Chuuk State, Micronesia. While he lives in Hilo, Hawaii, he is deeply rooted and involved in his home country of the Federated States of Micronesia specifically in finding ways to help the poor and isolated outer islands of Pattiw, Namonweito, and Pafeng.