On the Bit

When the mental and physical wounds of combat seem irreparable, soldiers on the verge of abandoning hope turn to one last chance for salvation: the wild American Mustang and the rodeo arena.

Ashley S. Brandon

Born and raised in rural Ohio’s Great Black Swamp region, Ashley is a documentary filmmaker with interest in telling the stories of small-town America, for small-town America. A recent graduate of Northwestern University's Documentary Media MFA program, her films have screened at various festivals such as Slamdance, Cleveland International, Austin Film Festival and the American Documentary Film Festival. She currently teaches film production at Quinnipiac.

Nevo Shinaar

Nevo is a creative producer based in Chicago. His award-winning films played at film festivals including Sundance, SXSW, AFI Docs and Palm Springs, showcased on POV/PBS, the NY Times and The Atlantic Selects, and supported by Tribeca Film Institute and Kartemquin Films. Nevo serves as Head of Development for Mitten Media for both scripted and documentary. He is a founding member of the award-winning SITE collective, and of Wolf + Me Films. In 2020, he was included in Newcity Film 50. Nevo holds an MFA from Northwestern University in Documentary Media and a BFA from the Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel-Aviv University.