Ralph is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Film and Broadcasting. He is a Master of Arts graduate in Media Studies from New School University. Early in his career Ralph produced two half-hour public affairs programs for the series Iowa Illustrated. He is a veteran news cameraman for WNBC and NBC in New York City and serves as the Technical Supervisor for 17 crews for WNBC New York. He is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards for newsgathering including: The New York Press Club Best Spot News Award for 9-11, the Florida Bar Association Award, Special Recognition from The Committee of 100 for “Tragedy in Chinatown” and many others. In the spring of this year the New York Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded him an Emmy for his work on “9-11 We Remember”, a 10thanniversary special aired on WNBC. “Paper Bag Blues”, a short comic film premiered at the Anthology Film Archives in New York. This year he finished shooting and editing “A Woman Under Construction”, a film which followed the reconstruction of a New Jersey woman’s life after years of drug addiction. He is an active member of NYWIFT.
Zelda is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Nursing. Nationally board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and licensed as an Advanced Practice nurse, she has served as faculty at Seton Hall and Fairleigh Dickinson Universities. She believes that drama in the form of film and theatre can be an integral part of healing. Her short film, “Better, One Woman’s Journey in and Out of Seclusion and Restraint” is now a part of the curriculum at several universities and hospitals around the country. As a filmmaker she co-produced “A Woman Under Construction”, the life of one woman’s struggle from substance abuse to peer counselor and “Being Gladys,” the winner of the 2019 Newark International Film Festival for best documentary. As a playwright her plays have been produced Off-Broadway (Here in My Father's House - NEC and regionally- An Invitation to The Blues - Luna Stage Company). She is an active member of the New York Women in Film and Television and co-facilitates Women in Media's New Jersey Writer’s Lab.