Who We Are
Jim Cricchiis a Brooklyn-based documentary editor and filmmaker. A co-founder of Twelve Letter Films, Jim directed, photographed and edited the IDA-shortlisted and award-winning short documentary Los Lecheros (2017) and is in production on a feature doc covering Wisconsin's tumultuous 2018 midterm elections. He has edited documentaries (Bedlam [Sundance-2019], One Big Home), feature films (Milarepa, I Do and I Don't), television (EMMY-winning series Vice on HBO; 60 Minutes) and short films for The Criterion Collection and The New York Times. In 2000 he directed the award-winning fiction feature Gasoline Rainbows.
Susan Petersis a co-founder of Twelve Letter Films. She co-produced the IDA-shortlisted and award-winning short documentary Los Lecheros (2017) and is producing a feature doc in Wisconsin during the 2018 midterm elections. Susan has a long history in nonprofit management and development. She is the former president of ABANA, an association for finance professionals with interests in the Middle East and North Africa, and helped to found the Jordanian high school King’s Academy. She has lived and worked in Egypt, Jordan and Morocco and is now based in Brooklyn, NY.
Who Milks America’s Cows? (The Atlantic)
Documenting the Undocumented: Los Lecheros Explores the Fates of Wisconsin’s Immigrant Farm Workers (The Isthmus) Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Twelve Letter Films win Regional Murrow Award for Film on Dairy Workers (Wisconsin Watch)
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and Twelve Letter Films Debut Documentary on Immigrant Dairy Worker Tension (Wisconsin Watch)