About the Filmmakers

Eric CoshDennis “Eric” Cosh, filmmaker, photographer and musician, has been involved in the arts since the early 1960s. He was a member of the famed “New Christy Minstrels” singing group and later the folk duo, “Eric & Errol.” Photography and filmmaking have always been his passion. He has won awards for film production, been frequently featured as a writer, speaker and judge for the Event Videographers Association and created numerous commercial productions. Eric now focuses on producing biographies and family histories. Last year, he teamed up with writer Ellen Palestrant to produce and direct the film, “Sammy The Journey.” Eric is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
Ellen Palestrant South African-born writer and artist, Ellen Palestrant, currently resides in Arizona. She was educated in South Africa and Britain and immigrated with her family to the USA in 1987. Palestrant is a game inventor, hydroponic farmer, special education teacher, television scriptwriter (adult documentary and children’s animation), documentary producer, college instructor (English, Humanities, Creative Writing) and co-publisher of a college press. Her published books include Nosedive, Johannesburg One Hundred, Remembering Dolores, Have You Ever Had a Hunch? The Importance of Creative Thinking, I Touched a Star in My Dream Last Night, Pretzel on Prozac: The Story of an Immigrant Dog, The World of Glimpse, and If you can make it, Mr. Harris, so can I.