A Vietnam veteran and a peace advocate work together to create path to healing old wounds.
PLAYING FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
About the Filmmaker
Jan Selby is an award-winning independent director/producer and owner of Quiet Island Films, a film and video production company located in Saint Paul, Minnesota (USA).
Jan’s first film as director/producer was A CIRCLE AND THREE LINES (2009), a short documentary about the history of the ubiquitous peace symbol, tracing its roots from a nuclear disarmament march in England to becoming a global commercial icon. This film premiered at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (MT, USA) and screened at film festivals worldwide including the Woodstock Film Festival (NY, USA), the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival (CA, USA), the Global Peace Film Festivals, (FL, USA). A CIRCLE AND THREE LINES was also broadcast on Twin Cities Public Television, awarded a regional EMMY©, and included in an exhibit at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
Jan’s most recent film, BEYOND THE DIVIDE (2014), is a feature-length documentary about the courage to find common ground. Set in Missoula, Montana, BEYOND THE DIVIDE follows Vietnam Veteran Dan Gallagher and peace advocate Betsy Mulligan-Dague as they mend the decades of animosity left behind by the Vietnam War.
In 2009, Jan produced FRITZ: THE WALTER MONDALE STORY with director Melody Gilbert. Jan’s next film, BUILDING THE PINK TOWER, (pre-production, directed/produced with Vina Kay), will reimagine schools and learning through the lens of Montessori education.
Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Jan attended Tufts University in Boston, worked in marketing at Apple Computer, spent 25 years as a communications consultant, and finally followed her heart to become a film producer/director. Her award-winning production company, Quiet Island Films, creates video content for client-partners nationwide.