Shaun Monson is the writer and director of the film, EARTHLINGS, and the forthcoming film, UNITY. His previous credits include the documentary, HOLY WAR, UNHOLY VICTORY, which focused on the rise of the Taliban after September 11, 2001. He also wrote and directed the certified Dogme 95 film, BAD ACTORS, which premiered at the Marche du Film of the Cannes Film Festival in 2001. He founded Nation Earth in 2001 as a means to produce educational and enlightening films and other media.
Melissa Danis graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor’s of Art in Architecture and has a talent for design and organization. Pursuing her creative passions for the last ten years, she has worked in several different industries such as education, technology, and commercial design. Melissa has an extensive background in Human Resources, organizational development, and employee management. She joined Nation Earth in 2009 as an Assistant to Shaun and quickly became the Production Coordinator on UNITY and later General Manager of the company.