Paul Andrews was the executive producer of Improbable Pairs, a film series which focuses on pairs of people who have made peace in the face of extraordinary odds.
Paul has a very eclectic work history. He's been a choral conductor, builder, writer and business owner. He's worked in the nonprofit world (VISTA volunteer, board member, choral conductor), the political world (including acting as a delegate to the Democratic Convention) and the for profit world (helped start four companies, and has run his own business). He graduated from Yale University in 1970.
Improbable Pairs was produced during Paul's work for the United Religions Initiative, a global interfaith organization, where he was a member of the founding staff. In that capacity, he was responsible for operational oversight of four major global summit conferences. Working with the same organization, he later planned, organized and directed the single largest interfaith event in history during the Millennium weekend, involving over a million individuals in 300 simultaneous projects/events in 68 countries, including such leaders as the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu of South Africa.
Paul was also the founding director of an internationally recognized choral organization in the Bay Area specializing in music of the Soviet Union. During his twelve year directorship, this choir gave over 150 concerts, put out a number of successful recordings, and was a significant participant in citizen diplomacy between the US and the USSR.
Paul has also been active in Images and Voices of Hope, a global organization which invites media professionals to consider how they might best use their professional talents to contribute to a better world.
Frances Dose is co-director and editor of Improbable Pairs. Ms. Dose currently works as a software engineer creating special effect and compositing software; as a production artist in computer animation and compositing; and as a teacher, teaching computer graphics and animation. She was initially trained in drawing and painting, and then pursued an MFA in experimental animation at California Institute of the Arts. She is currently expanding her film making interests into the area of documentary film. Ms. Dose's past creative work has taken the form of animated shorts, which have shown in Film Festivals and won awards, children's story illustration, and 2 dimensional computer graphic work which she exhibits in shows and galleries. www.francesdose.org
Andréa Dosé is program director and treasurer of Chrysalis Initiative. Her background is in science and she brings grant writing and budget management experience to Chrysalis. She also had early artistic training in drawing and sculpture. Her past creative work has taken the form of 3 dimensional art such as stone sculpture and art cars. She is currently expanding her interests into the area of documentary film.