Executive Director & Producer
Roger Sorkin is an award-winning producer, writer and director specializing in the nexus between environment, energy and national security. He has been creating films and other media for a variety of NGO, government and nonprofit clients for over two decades. Roger is an alumnus of the U.S. Army War College’s National Security Seminar and a fellow with the Truman National Security Project, where he also serves as a surrogate speaker for their Operation Free campaign.
He has served as a communications advisor to the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence, as a delegate to the Electric Infrastructure Security Council, and he currently serves on the Climate and Security Working Group at the Center for Climate and Security. Roger began his career in broadcasting as the founding producer of a daily public affairs radio program in 1993, and then received a master of communication from Stanford University with a focus in documentary film before moving to Washington, DC, where he worked as a freelance writer, producer and editor for a variety of production companies before starting his own.
Deputy Director & Producer
Nate Birnbaum wears numerous hats as American Resilience Project’s assistant director, sometimes all at once, including producer, director, writer, editor, and development strategist. Nate has been working in the environmental film world since before graduating cum laude from American University (’15), where he studied environmental policy and film production while also receiving a crash course in environmental film as a programming intern at the Environmental Film Festival in The Nation’s Capital, where he met Roger at the world premiere of The Burden.
Nate has worked as a development strategist and production assistant for The Story Group on their climate change series, and has also launched his own project, The Climate Studio, which uses photography to illustrate localized climate change challenges and organize community action events. In addition to film production, launching ARP, and his independent work, Nate is an avid photographer with a serious affinity for anything that gets him out of the house/office and into the natural world.
Hope Hall is a documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, and photographer. Her short films have been selected for over 40 film festivals worldwide and have received numerous awards, including at Sundance. She has a BA from UC Berkeley and an MA from Stanford, and is a proud graduate of the Independent Studio Program at the Whitney Museum. From May 2011 onward, she was President Obama's Principal Videographer at the White House in the Office of Digital Strategy, with both the position and the office being a creation of this President. After working on "By the People" by Amy Rice and Alicia Sams, which followed then-Senator Obama's trajectory into candidacy, she joined the '08 campaign's now legendary New Media team as a staff filmmaker, telling the story from the campaign trail and making over 40 videos, and then the Presidential Transition Team to help draft the infrastructure for the first new media President. In addition to her work as a cinematographer for ARP, Hope helps determine our digital strategy.