Tom Barclay was an expatriate in Amman, Jordan for two years. His
job was the Director of Quality Assurance for a support services
contractor at the Jordan International Police Training Center (JIPTC).
It was through his support and influence that Mr. Kramer was able
to gain base access to film the training and graduation of Iraqi
Police Cadets (JIPTC Class #35). He and Mr. Kramer worked together
on a film on scuba diving in Roatan, Honduras. They have been best
friends for almost thirty-five years.
Hashem Mashala is a native of Jordan who lived
in Detroit, Michigan and worked at a radio station for the
Arab-American community called The Voice of Jordan. He was
also a News Director and Program Director for a television
show called "With People." He currently produces
local films in Jordan on tourism. He met Jeffrey Kramer during
the filming of the documentary and helped to expand the scope
of the film by finding Iraqi refugees, professional athletes
and coaches. He served as a guide and an interpreter and he
introduced Mr. Kramer to some of the most beautiful sites the
country had to offer.
Rick Akkad is a former NBC Systems Analyst and is
currently an independent affiliate for VM Direct a virtual media
company located in Henderson, Nevada. Rick is originally from Syria
and speaks fluent English and Arabic. He recently met Mr. Kramer
during a trip to the National Association of Broadcasters annual
meeting and helped him translate the interviews with Iraqi refugees
Jerry Clark is a 30-year media veteran with an extensive background
in radio, television, cable and advertising. His writing and production
credits include a fifteen year tenure as Washington, DC area Producer of
the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon for which Mr. Clark wrote and produced
scores of motivational vignettes to help benefit the Muscular Dystrophy
Association. He has scripted award-winning documentary narration scripts
as well as regional and national advertisements. He and Mr. Kramer have a
10-year history of co-writing corporate and broadcast video projects. He
assisted Mr. Kramer in writing the narration for the film.
Ayman Eldarwish has contributed to programs of international cooperation on
anti-terrorism training & law enforcement, national & international
politics, cultural & civil society, judicial training and constitution-writing.
He has served in the field of Arabic/English interpreting & translations
since 1973, providing consulting services for the US private and public sectors,
especially the US Department of State, since 1994. He has also participated in the
translation and the production of a number of documentary movies and international
TV programming on the Middle East and Iraq. Ayman was instrumental in helping to
re-write the script, narration and modify the translations for The Price for Paradise.
Lynn Keen, is a professional singer and a graphics and web designer for
Keen Web Media and Entertainment (KWME). She specializes in taking abstract
ideas and building visual forums on media platforms. She and Mr. Kramer have
a six-year history of developing web sites for video programs and internet
streaming. Ms, Keen has been instrumental in developing the web sites and
logistics to promote The Price for Paradise.
Matt Benda is a post-production wizard and a mentor to Mr. Kramer
on Final Cut Pro and other Apple applications. He has over 10 years
experience working in the video post-production industry as a technical
director, editor, and Director of Photography. He provided all of the HD
editing including the graphics, title treatment, color correction, video
compression, and DVD compositions for the film.