Spark Media’s primary researcher, production manager James Mirabello was the co-producer and lead archival researcher for First Lady of the Revolution and Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story, which went on to win five TIVA Peer Awards, including “Best of D.C.” He also served as associate producer for Prince Among Slaves, production manager for No Evidence of Disease and The Pact, and production associate and archival researcher for Partners of the Heart, as well as the writer and producer of The Advent of Heart Surgery, one of the featurettes of the Partners of the Heart DVD release.
"It's not a topic that people like to talk about, but all of us have been touched by suicide or have had friends or family members who have battled mental illness. And it's important to talk about it, no matter how difficult or uncomfortable that may be. Working on Scattering CJ has really made this lesson clear to me. It was so powerful to see this community come together in a global act of healing. They were talking. They were listening. And that is what we all need to do." -JM