Hallee Adelman is a writer, filmmaker, and co-founder of World of HA Productions. After a long-standing relationship with the film family, Adelman directed and produced OUR AMERICAN FAMILY with Sean King O’Grady. The title has received the award for Best Documentary Feature at the Woodstock Film Festival and has been reviewed in the New York Times, Psychology Today, and the LA Times. Adelman served as executive producer on both the Emmy-winning documentary The Social Dilemma and the Oscar-nominated international title, Writing with Fire. Other films include The Truffle Hunters, Us Kids, and Art & Krimes by Krimes. When not working on films, Adelman authors the Great Big Feelings Series of children’s books with titles including Way Past Mad and Way Past Worried. Adelman believes in the power of story to spark important conversations and to better the lives of children and families. She lives outside Philadelphia with her family.
Sean King O’Grady is a filmmaker based in Michigan. His award-winning feature films have screened at Sundance, Tribeca, Telluride, Berlin, Sitges, SXSW, Woodstock, Venice, TIFF, and dozens of other festivals around the world. His most recent documentary, OUR AMERICAN FAMILY, co-directed with Hallee Adelman, was released theatrically in 2022. Sean's narrative directorial debut WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING was released in theaters in 2021 by IFC Midnight and is now streaming on Hulu. As a producer, Sean's recently released projects include Steve Buscemi's THE LISTENER, James Morosini's I LOVE MY DAD, and Adam Carter Rehmeier's DINNER IN AMERICA. Previous projects include LAND GRAB, FOR LOVERS ONLY, IN A WORLD..., BIG SUR, and MTV: True Life.