PAINTING THE WAY TO THE MOON was created and produced by a team of three filmmakers:

Jacob Akira Okada's (Producer, Director, Camera) first film CURTIS received Honorable Mention at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. His first job out of school was as assistant editor on the two part series on Martin Luther King, Jr., CITIZEN KING (dir. Orlando Bagwell & W. Noland Walker). Jacob co-produced and shot the Emmy nominated documentary OFF AND RUNNING (dir. Nicole Opper), which premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and broadcast nationally on PBS. He shot key scenes in LOVE FREE OR DIE (dir. Macky Alston), which won a Special Jury Prize for An Agent of Change at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was broadcast nationally on PBS, and FIRST COMES LOVE (dir. Nina Davenport), which premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival and will broadcast on HBO. Contact:

Adam Morrow (Producer, Editor) has over a decade of experience as a film editor and artist specializing in visual effects. His effects work includes making prosthetic masks for the artist Phillip Toledano; leading the special effects team on the Lionsgate feature film MULBERRY STREET; and bloodying kung-fu fighters for a music video featuring The RZA. Adam's clients include the Onion Network, the Cartoon Network, MTV, and more. You can see his work at Contact:

Carylanna Taylor (Producer) is an interdisciplinary social scientist with a PhD in anthropology with research and teaching experience in the U.S. and Latin America. Painting the Way to the Moon is her first documentary. She has enjoyed helping bring out the science/art connections in the film and coordinating pre- and post- production. Contact: