|Directors||Sean Penn, Aaron Kaufman|
|Editing||Carlos Haynes, Victoria Lesiw, Malcolm Hearn|
|Producers||Billy Smith, Sergei Bespalov, Danny Gabai, Lauren Terp|
|Executive Producers||Sasha Cherniavsky, Kate Ward, Katie Peck, Andrew Freston, Jesse Angelo, Subrata De, Fernando Sulichin, Anthony Gudas, Chad A. Verdi|
|Associate Producers||Jayne Alagano, Charles Herzfeld|
Danny Gabai, Lauren Terp, Billy Smith, Sean Penn, Aaron Kaufman
Berlinale Special · Press Conference · Feb 18, 2023
Press Conference at full length
Berlinale Special · Red Carpet · Feb 17, 2023
Directors and audience on the film
Berlinale Special · In Focus · Feb 23, 2023
The actor, filmmaker and writer has won awards including two Oscars, a Golden Globe and a César for his body of work as well as a Silver Bear for Dead Man Walking in 1996. Following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, he founded the J/P HRO emergency relief organisation which is now known as CORE. His humanitarian work has won him many honours including the 2012 Peace Summit Award and, most recently in 2022, the Ukrainian Order of Merit.
Filmography (selection, as director)
1991 The Indian Runner 1995 The Crossing Guard 2001 The Pledge 2007 Into the Wild 2021 Flag Day 2023 Superpower; documentary
The screenwriter, director and producer began by working on commercial productions before in 2014 embarking on his first documentary project, Crusaders, which focused on the Jehovah’s Witnesses. He co-founded QuickDraw Entertainment and QuickDraw Animation with the screenwriter and director Robert Rodriguez. QuickDraw went on to develop and produce Machete (2010), Machete Kills (2013) and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014).
2016 Urge (Urge: Rausch ohne Limit) · Volcano; short film 2021 Crusaders: Ex Jehovah’s Witnesses Speak Out; documentary 2023 Superpower; documentary