Sandy Smolan is an award-winning director whose work spans features, documentaries, television, and commercials. His critically acclaimed debut feature film, “Rachel River", was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and took awards for Best Cinematography and a Special Jury Prize for actress Viveca Lindfors. His 12 Stones documentary, about the transformation of illiterate women in southern Nepal, won the Jury Prize for Best Short Documentary at the Tallahassee and Newport Beach Film Festivals. His most recent film, The Human Face of Big Data, won the Jury Prize for Best Cinematography at the Boston International Film Festival. His television director credits include the Middle Ages series pilot, movies, mini-series and episodes of over 50 network series including Brothers & Sisters, Ally McBeal and Northern Exposure. His company, Luminous Content, collaborates with corporations, NGO’s and foundations to explore technology’s role in transforming lives.