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Candice Orlando
Executive Director and Producer
Idanha Films

Lori Joyce, Producer/Director/Writer
Idanha Films and Mist Productions
photo by Jon Orlando Photography


Lori Joyce
Lori Joyce, Producer/Director/Writer, Idanha Films and Mist Productions, LLC. Ms. Joyce has independently produced ten documentaries over the last 30 years including the Emmy nominated, Award winning, The Journey of Sacagawea that aired nationally on PBS and was awarded the Bronze Plaque at the Columbus International Film & Video Festival. She is also the producer of the Award winning documentary, Shattered Lives, a program on one community's response to domestic violence. Ms. Joyce worked as associate producer on the PBS Peabody Award winning documentary, Hearts & Minds: Teens and Mental Illness.


Lori Joyce


The Journey of Sacagawea, 2004.  A one-hour television production on the life of Sacagawea.

  • Emmy Award nominee
  • Aired nationally on PBS
  • Non-broadcast distribution: PBS Video

Shattered Lives, 1998. A documentary on family violence and how one county addresses the problem.

  • Distribution: American Public Television

Breakthrough, 1989. A concert documentary performed by Kris Kristofferson and the Border Lords.

  • Distribution: Oh Boy Records, Nashville

The Healing of Brian Wilson, 1988. An exploration of nonviolence through the story of activist Brian Wilson, linking the loss of his legs in an act of resistance to the suffering of the people of Nicaragua.

  • Broadcast distribution: Coe and Associates, New York
  • Home video distribution: MPI Chicago

In Remembrance of Martin, 1986.  A biographical special about Martin Luther King.

  • Declared an official event of the Martin Luther King holiday
  • Three prime time broadcasts on PBS on over 200 stations
  • Broadcast on Channel 4, England
  • Broadcast throughout English-speaking Africa (South Africa excepted)
  • Translated into French for French Television broadcast
  • PBS presentation: WNET, New York
  • Foreign broadcast distribution: Coe and Associates, New York
  • Released on DVD by Paramount Home Video and PBS Video

The Arms Race Within, 1985. The story of the nuclear train and a community’s nonviolent resistance to it, featuring activists Jim and Shelley Douglas.

  • PBS distribution: Central Education Network
  • Cable distribution: Catholic Communications Network
  • Home video distribution: MPI, Chicago
  • Distribution to foreign home video: Concord Films, Ltd., UK.

Christmas Eve, City of Peace, 1984. Docu-poem takes a look at the historical enmities and the hope for peace in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

  • PBS distribution: Central Educational Network
  • National cablecast: KTVT, Dallas

Wonderlust, 1983. A look at Hemingway’s France.

  • Hosted by Jack and Joan Hemingway

The Truth about Papa, 1982. A documentary on the life of Ernest Hemingway.

  • Hosted by David Hemings


Candice Orlando
Writer, Director, Producer, Executive Director
, Associate Producer
Ms. Orlando has worked as Co-director, writer, producer and production assistant on several award-winning productions by Idanha Films and Idaho Public Television including the PBS Peabody Award winning documentary, Hearts & Minds: Teens and Mental Illness, as host and narrator and the award-winning documentary, Arise. She has been on the board of Idanha Films for 10 years and is now the Executive Director to continue in her mother's footsteps to bring socially and environmental relevant films to the screen.

Candice interviewing a woman in India for Arise. Photo by Jon Orlando Photography

Molly Ross
Executive Producer
Molly Ross, Executive Producer, is an environmental activist and philanthropist. She is a longtime member of Rachel's Network and a Sierra Club Foundation board member. Through her work, Molly seeks to spread a message of hope for a sustainable future and a more just society.

Julia Andersen
Board Member and Secretary
Julia has always had a love for storytelling. Working in the film and video industry for the last fifteen years, she has contributed to music videos, commercials, documentaries, and feature films. Julia received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado at Denver, with an emphasis in writing and directing. Her current production My Island & Me was chosen to be highlighted in the National Geographic Society annual mission report. Julia's directing début is My Island & Me. She has created several short original films, as well as written a few full-length screenplays. She also assisted with producing the documentary Beauty Mark. Julia was awarded a grant from the National Geographic All Roads film Project for My Island & Me. Julia is the founder of Rare Earth Productions, a production company with a mission to incorporate sustainability for all their productions.

Michael Banowetz

Michael Banowetz grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado. He graduated with Honors from Colorado State University with a BA in English and minors in Philosophy and Creative Writing. After graduating in 1988 with an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing from Columbia University, Michael relocated to Colorado where he has become a veteran filmmaker, earning numerous awards for over 600 television episodes he has edited and often written.

Mission Statement
Idanha Films, Inc., is a non-profit corporation. Its mission is to produce documentary films and videos which will give voice to those who traditionally have had no audience, including women, children, indigenous populations, they provide a powerful means of illuminating an issue, and can accommodate a wide variety of presentational approaches. Idanha Films is particularly committed to using a framework that is grounded in the guiding principles of anthropology and history. These principles underlie the broad context of the story being told, and provide the basis for its contemporary relevance to the viewer.

Lori Joyce and Candice Orlando
at the March for Women’s Lives