An Atlanta-based indie filmmaker, Bret Wood has, for almost 30 years, worked for New York-based film distributor Kino Lorber, and currently serves as VP and Producer of Special Projects (specializing in archival restorations). His five-disc Pioneers of African-American Cinema collection won the 2016 Film Heritage Award from the National Society of Film Critics. Bret has also supervised the restorations of Josef von Sternberg’s Anatahan (1953), Stanley Kubrick’s Fear and Desire (1953) and the films of Buster Keaton. For the Redemption Films label, he has restored the horror films of Mario Bava, Jean Rollin, and Jess Franco. Bret’s current projects include a collection of Paramount silents, several exploitation films of the 1940s and Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers, devoted to women directors of the silent era.