ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

Recombinant Films was co-founded in 2013 by 

Bill Mudge, Jean Mudge and Bob Milley 

to make accessible, cutting-edge 

science documentaries.

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BILL MUDGE

DIRECTOR & CO-PRODUCER 

 

Bill Mudge spent over 16 years at Merrill Lynch as a financial analyst and software developer while earning an MBA at the Stern School of Business at NYU. After consulting in the business world, in 2010 Bill explored his passion for documentary filmmaking. He attended San Francisco Film School with a special focus on studying documentary films. In the past decade, Bill has produced and directed short films that cover everything from paratroopers to cancer, and sailboats to superbugs. “BEATING SUPERBUGS: CAN WE WIN?” is his first feature film. 

 

FILMOGRAPHY: 

 

2021 BEATING SUPERBUGS: CAN WE WIN?

2017 CLASS R-69

2016 AIRBORNE DEMONSTRATION TEAM

2012 SEEING RED: A WOMAN’S QUEST FOR TRUTH, POWER AND THE SACRED

2011 STILL HERE: LIVING WITH INCURABLE CANCER 

2011 WAR IN MY BODY 

2009 HOME AFLOAT: LIVING ON A SAILBOAT

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BOB MILLEY
CO-PRODUCER & KEY SCIENCE ADVISOR

Bob is a pharmaceutical researcher experienced in drug discovery and development in the areas of infectious diseases and cancer. He specializes in the development of novel biopharmaceutical processes and in product lead identification and characterization. Throughout his 25+ year career, Bob has worked at three Biotech companies: Cetus, Chiron
and Dynavax, co-authored more than 10 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and is a co-inventor on 4 US patents. Milley has also contributed to two FDA approved drugs and one vaccine. He researched and identified most of the scientific talent featured in this film and his scientific expertise provided valuable perspective during the making of BEATING SUPERBUGS: CAN WE WIN?  Education: B.A., Biology, Boston University.

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JEAN MUDGE

CO-PRODUCER & WRITER

 

Jean Mudge is an independent producer, director, and writer. For over 40 years, she has been making documentary films and videos as well as writing non-fiction books and articles. Her award-winning series on early American writers, EMILY DICKINSON, HERMAN MELVILLE, and EDGAR ALLAN POE, and other films have been screened at leading festivals and shown on PBS both locally and nationally, and in embassies abroad. Her film PLANTED IN PALESTINE was the recipient of an Award of Merit from The Accolade Global Film Festival.

 

FILMOGRAPHY:

2021 BEATING SUPERBUGS: CAN WE WIN?

2008 PLANTED IN PALESTINE

1991 EDGAR ALLAN POE: ARCHITECT OF DREAMS

1989 THE WORD AT WORK

1986 MARY LYON: PRECIOUS TIME

1985 SANCTUARY

1982 HERMAN MELVILLE: CONSIDER THE SEA

1978 EMILY DICKINSON: A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Mr. Emerson’s Revolution, editor/contributor (Cambridge, U.K, Open Book Publishers, 2015); We Can Make the World Economy a Sustainable Global Home by Lewis S. Mudge, ed. Jean Mudge (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2014); The Poet and the Dictator: Lauro de Bosis Resists Mussolini in Italy and America (Greenwood, CT: Praeger, 2002); Chinese Export Porcelain in North America (New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1987); paperback (New York: Riverside Press, 2001); Emily Dickinson and the Image of Home (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1975; 2nd ed., 1977); Chinese Export Porcelain for the American Market, 2nd ed., revised (Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Publishers, 1981; first ed., 1962)

 

AWARDS: Red Ribbon, American Film Festival; Golden Eagle, CINE; Chris Plaque, Columbus Film Festival; Creativity of Treatment Award, National Educational Film and Video Festival; Silver Medal, Chicago Community Television; Taiwan Women’s Film Festival, best of festival; Accolade International Online Competition; Screenings in major domestic and foreign film festivals; Non-fiction Award 1978, Prairie Schooner; Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University

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