Maura McCoy brings a lifelong love of the cinema to her 25-plus year career as a producer in the commercial production industry, where she has worked with many top directors on hundreds of national commercials and ad campaigns. She has produced short films and has worked in various capacities on several feature films. "Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey" fulfills her lifelong dream to chronicle her father’s life.
Gregg Gibbs premiered his feature-length documentary "The Treasures of Long Gone John" at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2006. The film, which profiles an eccentric art collector and independent record producer, was an official selection in multiple film festivals, including Leeds, England, Melbourne, Australia and MOMA, New York. In 2011, Gibbs directed "I, Gauguin," a documentary that premiered at the Calgary Film Festival, and he recently premiered his short film "Gone Again" at the 2014 Olympia Film Festival. He continues to investigate the intersection of art and culture in an ongoing series of short films for Juxtapoz Magazine, including a recent profile on Cheech Marin’s art collection and an interview with Neil Young.
Peter Coyote, one of the most prolific and recognizable documentary narrators working today, has signed on to narrate "Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey." Perhaps best known as the voice of many of Ken Burns’ acclaimed documentaries such as "The Dust Bowl" and "Prohibition," Coyote received the 2015 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator for his work on Burns' "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History." He also narrated Alex Gibney’s Academy Award-nominated "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" and numerous documentaries for National Geographic. As an actor, Coyote appeared in such acclaimed films as "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" and "Erin Brockovich." Coyote’s ties to Olompali aren’t just professional — they’re also deeply personal. As a high-profile participant in the Bay Area counterculture scene, Coyote was a member of the San Francisco Mime Troupe as well as the Diggers, and often visited the Chosen Family at Olompali.
Lucas Celler is on the cusp of an impressive career in filmmaking. He recently served as associate producer and assistant editor on director Jeff Feuerzeig’s “Author: The JT Leroy Story,” which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Amazon Studios. Celler is also the editor on the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Lab participant film "Shirkers," directed by Sandi Tan and produced by HBO’s Jessica Levin, Cinereach and Britdoc/Pulse.