As the producing organization of Women of Tibet, the EMMY® award winning PBS series, Frame of Mind Films, draws on a vast global pool of experienced and talented film and media professionals.  Their varied skills and expertise, time and energy ensure we succeed in creating innovative media that fosters individual and social awareness and transformation.  Like all independent production companies, our teams are made up of independent contractors who come together in a variety of ways depending on the needs of any given project.   Here are a few of the people who have worked with Frame of Mind Films during the past ten years.



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Rosemary Rawcliffe, Exec. Director/Senior Producer/Director

Founder of Frame of Mind Films, Rosemary Rawcliffe is an EMMY® award winning consultant and executive producer, producer, and director with more than 30 years of international experience in television, advertising, film, video, and theatrical production. A social entrepreneur, Rosemary is equally capable of managing both the creative and business aspects of a media production company.  Her strengths lie in her ability to successfully manage people, coordinate multiple projects, synthesize ideas into integrated concepts, and deliver the final production on time and on budget. As a humanitarian, she has a lifelong commitment to creating films that emphasize human rights and tell stories from the female perspective. When Rosemary moved to the United States from her native England, she founded Frame of Mind Films to continue her work in America and her passion for producing stories that bear witness to spirit, hope, and courage.


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Peter McCandless, Director of Photography

Peter McCandless is a Bay Area cinematographer with a long and varied list of film and video credits for broadcast television and theatrical release.  The recipient of two National Endowment of the Arts Awards, his films have been presented at major international film festivals including Sundance where his work Pool of Thanatos drew much favorable attention.  Peter has been the cinematographer on the EMMY® award winning Women of Tibet series.  Peter was also the cinematographer on the EMMY® award-winning documentary film Of Civil Rights and Wrongs: The Fred Korematsu Story and the controversial  The Bridge, a 2006 documentary film that tells the stories of individuals who committed suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge in 2004.  Peter’s current work includes Call of Life, the first feature-length documentary film to fully investigate the growing threat to Earth’s life-support systems from the loss of biodiversity.


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Holly Hine

Holly Hine, Associate Producer/Media Management

Holly Hine began working for Frame of Mind Films in January 2009 as Rosemary's Executive Assistant and Post Production Assistant.  She began studies in Fine Arts and in 2006 graduated from SF Academy of Art University with a BA degree in film editing.  Holly has worked in promotions for Filter Magazine, has interned with San Francisco Cinematheque, and after graduating from AAU, Holly moved to Los Angeles where she worked at Aspect Ratio, a Hollywood trailer house in their post production department. Holly returned to the Bay Area for two years to work with EMMY® winning Frame of Mind Films on the Women of Tibet documentary film series. She continues to work with the team remotely from various locations.


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Ethan Jones

Ethan Jones, Web Consultant

Ethan Jones is a Frame of Mind Films web consultant. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Engineering, Ethan founded Mortimer Smythe Designs, an Oakland based web design and development group.


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Meet some of the creative talents we've called on in the past:


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Catherine Butler, Producer/Writer

An award-winning documentary writer and producer, Catherine's had the joy of creatively collaborating with talented media teams around the planet to craft, produce, and deliver award-winning programs for television, theatrical, and online release. Specializing in bringing complex ideas about science, history, culture and the environment into narrative form, Catherine’s work has garnered two EMMY's, including the Frame of Mind Films series The Women of Tibet (PBS); and for Journey of the Universe (PBS). She co-produced Documenting the Face of America (PBS) which received a national EMMY nomination for outstanding historical programming, and produced the critically acclaimed investigative feature-length documentary The Future of Food, which screened in film festivals worldwide. In addition to having the pleasure of working with Rosemary and her team since 2007, Catherine's travelled on various assignments for an international NGO to Bosnia, Sudan, South Africa, Kenya, and Lesotho to visually chronicle the heroic work of women, political leaders, and civic activists re-building their communities in the wake of war, discrimination, and disease.


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Elizabeth Hartjens, Sr Film Researcher/Archive Footage Consultant

Elizabeth Hartjens, head of Washington-based Image Finders, inc., has 30 years of experience in researching historic film archives.  Lisa brings her vast experience as a leading independent researcher at the Library of Congress/National Archives.   Lisa has many credits to her name including her work with Ken Burns on his PBS The Civil War and The War documentary series narrated by Tom Hanks.


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Linda Milks

Linda Milks, Researcher

Linda has a broad research background with diverse areas of investigation.  Environment, culture, history, current events, religion, metaphysics, legal, medical, geography, psychology, politics.  She has a degree in history from Denver University and works as both a Researcher and as a Project / Events Coordinator.   In addition to research, some other skills she brings to her work include logistics, strategic planning, coordinating, organizing, broad visioning, and detail management.  Linda has worked with many high-end organizations that range from the legal and medical fields to film and television studios to nonprofit and international organizations.  She has a deep interest and involvement in the natural world, sustainability, spiritual fulfillment, social justice, and current events.  Linda has lived in many places including South America and Europe and currently lives in San Francisco.


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Deborah Ross

Deborah Ross, Title Design

Deborah Ross brought her extensive design experience to Frame of Mind Films when she created the Title animation sequence for the EMMY® Award winning Women of Tibet series.  She has continued to work with us, designing Frame of Mind Film’s new logo and the title designs on future film and book projects.  Deborah Ross received a Diploma of Art and Design from Ealing School of Art in London in 1974.  After working there as a graphic designer for a year she returned home to Los Angeles and began a two year stint as assistant designer to well-known film title designer, Dan Perri.  She established her own design and motion graphics firm, Deborah Ross Film Design in 1980.  She has taught motion graphics concept design at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and continues to mentor new talent through internships with Otis and other colleges, and working relationships with young and growing motion graphics companies. Deborah is an active member of both the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  She currently resides with her husband, artist Robbie Conal, and their two cats, in Los Angeles.


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Cynthia Zeiden, Distribution Director/Producer

Cynthia is former National Trustee, Past President and is the current Activities/Programs Chair for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, San Francisco/Northern California Chapter. She also serves as the Advanced Media Awards Task Force Chair for the chapter. Through her company, Zeiden Media, Cynthia manages marketing and distribution for many public television programs including: MoneyTrack, The Bridge So Far-A Suspense Story, Amazing: The Rebuilding of the MacArthur Maze, Women of Tibet: A Quiet Revolution, Drinking Water: Quenching the Public’s Thirst, Grow Your Money with Jonathan Pond, The Remarkable Red Hat Society, Chevalier-Maurice & Me, What’s Up in the Universe?, Oil on Ice, Women of Tibet: Gyalyum Chemo-The Great Mother, Tommy Tang’s Let’s Get Cooking, IPO: Investing Pays Off, High Tech Home, Digital Journey, and many others. Cynthia was the Program Manager at KCSM-TV, a PBS station in San Mateo, CA (1995-1999) and the Director of Broadcast Operations at WYCC-TV, a PBS station in Chicago (1992-1995). She earned a Master’s degree in Broadcast Management from the University of Tennessee in 1991 and a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from Northern Illinois University in 1988.


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 Our gratitude and good wishes go to our colleagues who have moved on to new career opportunities.

Franklin Hernandez Sophia Chytry Miriam Telles Cat Nightingale Lencsi Angel June Zandona


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Rosemary Rawcliffe
Exec. Director/Senior Producer/Director



Peter McCandless
Director of Photography



Holly Hine
Associate Producer/
Media Management



Mortimer Smythe Designs
Web Consultant



Catherine Butler



Elizabeth Hartjens
Senior Film Researcher/
Archive Footage Consultant



Linda Milks



Deborah Ross
Title Designs


Cynthia Zeiden
Distribution Director/



Franklin Hernandez,
Sophia Chytry,
Miriam Telles,
Cat Nightingale,
Lencsi Angel,
June Zandona