Class 5 Films
Founded by Edward Norton, Stuart Blumberg and William Migliore, Class 5 Films has produced the feature films THANKS FOR SHARING, directed by Stuart Blumberg (Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions), THE PAINTED VEIL, directed by John Curran (Warner Independent), LEAVES OF GRASS, directed by Tim Blake Nelson (Milennium/NuImage), DOWN IN THE VALLEY, directed by David Jacobson (Thinkfilm), and the Emmy- nominated HBO documentary BY THE PEOPLE: THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA, directed by Amy Rice & Alicia Sams. The company’s first production was KEEPING THE FAITH, which was directed by Norton, with a screenplay by Blumberg.
Rachel Libert is a New York-based Producer/ Director. Her work includes the Emmy-nominated and Oscar shortlisted film SEMPER FI: ALWAYS FAITHFUL (Tribeca Film Festival/MSNBC), which tells the story of a career Marine who uncovered one of the largest water contamination incidents in US history and the award-winning television series BOOMTOWN (Planet Green), which follows an oil boom in a small North Dakota town. Her critically-acclaimed documentary BEYOND CONVICTION was broadcast as a primetime special on MSNBC and featured on the OprahWinfrey Show and the TODAY Show. Her broadcast credits also include OUR AMERICA WITH LISA LING (OWN), THIS IS LIFE WITH LISA LING (CNN), BRAVE NEW VOICES (HBO) and CHOPPED (Food Network).
Michael has worked in documentary film for over thirteen years. In 2006, Michael was co-editor on two-time Oscar Award winning director Barbara Kopple’s documentary DIXIE CHICKS: SHUT UP AND SING (Toronto International Film Festival 2006). Since then, his editing credits include DOUBLETIME (SXSW & Tribeca Film Festival 2007), SYNC OR SWIM (Silverdocs 2008), WOODSTOCK: NOW & THEN (Woodstock Film Festival 2010), THE EDGE OF DREAMING (IDFA 2010), ALL ME: THE LIFE & TIMES OF WINFRED REMBERT (Hamptons International Film Festival 2011), Gary Hustwit’s URBANIZED (Toronto International Film Festival 2011) and Barbara Kopple’s RUNNING FROM CRAZY (Sundance Film Festival 2013). Michael lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Max is a film composer whose melodic sensibilities, understated arrangements and creative recording techniques infuse a special character into the movies his music accompanies. Max has written scores and songs for critically-acclaimed narrative features such as THE KING, JESUS’ SON, and FAR FROM HEAVEN. His scores can be heard in documentaries such as the Emmy®-winning feature WAR DON DON and the Academy Award-nominated short MONDAYS AT RACINE. Recently, Max provided original and licensed music for Oscar®-winning documentarian Barbara Kopple’s latest feature HOT TYPE: 150 YEARS OF THE NATION. Max is also a member of the band Timesbold, and he writes and performs his own songs under the name Camphor.