This feature-length documentary investigates the dangerous culture that allowed abuser Larry Nassar to operate for so long, and the organizations that prioritized winning over child safety.

Using a mix of original and rarely seen archival footage, “At The Heart of Gold” examines a culture that silenced young women for decades and how they fought to reclaim their own narratives. The film puts the survivors’ stories at the forefront, following their fight for accountability from the powerful institutions that failed them.

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Director – Erin Lee Carr

Erin Lee Carr is a New York based director, producer and writer. She was recently featured on @Forbes 30 under 30 in Media.

Erin recently directed an episode of the critically acclaimed Netflix show “Dirty Money.” She investigated price gouging tactics revolutionized by pharma giant Valeant. Prior to that, Erin directed “Mommy Dead and Dearest,” which Premiered at SXSW in March 2017 and aired on HBO May 15, 2017. The film ignited a discussion the Twitter and was received well by critics and audiences alike. Aja Romano For Vox said, “Mommy Dead And Dearest Is A Perfect Storm Of True Crime, Pageantry, And Southern Gothic Tropes. This Is A Story That Needs To Be Seen To Be Believed.” Brian Lowry for CNN wrote “TV’s infatuation with true crime can be traced to “Making a Murderer” and “The Jinx,” but precious little rises to that level. HBO scales those heights and then some with “Mommy Dead and Dearest,” a twisted and twisty documentary that’s as unsettling as it is absorbing.”

 

Her debut film, Thought Crimes, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and Hot Docs Film Festival in 2015 and aired on HBO that May. Variety named Erin one of the 10 Documentarians to watch in 2015. Neil Genzlinger of the The New York Times called Thought Crimes “absorbing” and a “primer for the century ahead.”

Before working with HBO, Erin hailed from the video team at VICE, specifically Motherboard where her produced content has amassed over 25 million views worldwide. One of her short films for VICE, “Click Print Gun,” won a Webby in 2013 and gained 7 million views in its first week online.

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Producer – David Ulich

David C. Ulich is the President of The Foundation for Global Sports Development and serves on its Board of Directors. The foundation works closely with the International Olympic Committee and a variety of Sports Federations on global programming and outreach efforts including domestic and international grant making, the formation and growth of impactful collaborations and partnerships and youth mentorship and awards programming that increasingly impact underserved youth. David is a partner of the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. He also serves on the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games’ Board of Directors, the Council of the International Fair Play Committee, and the Agitos Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He was recently appointed to the board of the LA2028 organizing committee.

David was a producer for End Game, which received an Oscar nomination for “Best Documentary Short Subject.” He was also nominated for an Emmy for his research work for Munich ’72 and Beyond.

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Producer – Dr. Steven Ungerleider

Dr. Steven Ungerleider is an accomplished author, sports psychologist, and advocate for sport. He has written several books on Olympic topics, including the best-selling Faust’s Gold: Inside the East German Doping Machine, which examined the 30 year doping activities of the late East German regime. Dr. Ungerleider serves as Vice-President for the Executive Board of The Foundation for Global Sports Development.

He was appointed to the International Society for Olympic Historians (ISOH), has served as a founding trustee of Global Sports Development (GSD), has served on the education and ethics committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency and was recently appointed to the national advisory panel of the American Psychological Association. In 2009, Ungerleider was a co-founder of the Texas Program in Sports and Media (TPSM) at the University of Texas, Austin, which will house the largest repository of sports research material including a major International Olympic collection, an East German Doping collection and all files related to the recent BALCO drug scandal.

Steven was a producer for End Game, which received an Oscar nomination for “Best Documentary Short Subject.” He was also nominated for an Emmy for his research work for Munich ’72 and Beyond.

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Executive Producer – Sarah Gibson

Sarah Gibson has produced ten social justice documentary feature films and series including three Sundance Film Festival Competition Features: Fed Up in 2014, I.O.U.S.A. in 2008 and Small Town Gay Bar in 2006. Fed Up, Executive Produced by Katie Couric and Laurie David was distributed by Radius (TWC) and was the highest grossing documentary feature film of 2014.I.O.U.S.A premiered in cooperation with Warren Buffett, was distributed by Roadside Attractions and was shortlisted for an Academy Award. Cool It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, was acquired by Lionsgate Pictures and was distributed by Roadside Attractions. Small Town Gay Bar was purchased by Showtime and won the GLAAD award for best documentary in 2008. A Film graduate from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Gibson has also produced numerous award-winning commercials for Google and music videos including Arcade Fire’s “Rebellion (Lies). In April 2017, Sarah produced LA92; the 25th Anniversary documentary feature film on the Los Angeles riots with Oscar-winning team Simon and Jonathan Chinn for Fox/National Geographic Channel. LA92 premiered theatrically at Tribeca Film Festival won the Primetime Emmy and was shortlisted for an Academy Award. In fall 2017, Sarah premiered two films:  The China Hustle, a documentary feature produced with Mark Cuban, Frank Marshall and Alex Gibney which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and the 2018 Emmy-nominated What Haunts Us, produced with Frank Marshall and Matt Tolmach, the film won numerous awards in the festival circuit, was purchased by Starz and was theatrically released by Bluefox Entertainment in May 2018.

View Sarah’s IMDB profile here.

Executive Producer – Michael Cascio

With four Emmys, two Oscar nominations and a “Producer of the Year” award, Cascio has a noteworthy career in documentary TV programming. As National Geographic Channel’s EVP, Programming, he was the driving force behind many important and successful programs, including the record-breaking Inside 9/11, the award-winning Restrepo, and the recent mini-series, The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade? As EVP/GM at Animal Planet, Cascio delivered record ratings and hit shows. He’s most recognized for his work at A&E, supervising the award-winning Biography series, as well as Investigative Reports, City Confidential and documentaries such as Titanic: Death of a Dream. He was VP at NBC News, creating a documentary strategy for MSNBC. Among his accolades, Cascio was cited in Entertainment Weekly’s “It List,” as one of the most creative people in the media. Cascio now advises selected media and production partners through his company, M&C Media LLC.

View Michael’s IMDB profile here.

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