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Jenn Cromling

Operations Director

Jenn Cromling has worked in film and video in the Triangle for the past 11 years, starting off as a production assistant with Figure 8 Films. She joined the Southern Documentary Fund as Operations Director in 2007, and continues production work with local filmmakers. Cromling graduated summa cum laude from UNC-Greensboro, with a double major in Broadcasting/Cinema and Sociology. She is a native of Durham, North Carolina and currently lives in Raleigh.

Rachel Raney

Executive Director

Rachel Raney is a seasoned documentary filmmaker and public TV/radio producer. She got her start working on documentaries for the Center for Investigative Reporting and the PBS series FRONTLINE. Since then Raney has worked on numerous independent films, many backed by ITVS, and her film Livermore aired on PBS' Independent Lens. She also worked at KQED-TV in San Francisco, launching the documentary series Truly CA, and producing their long running arts program Spark. Recently, Raney moved to North Carolina and landed at WUNC, producing for their national daily radio program The Story with Dick Gordon. She is currently working as Executive Director for the Southern Documentary Fund.