Filmmakers


David Kovacs
Producer/Writer
kovacswriter@gmail.com

 

Steve Ordower
Producer/Director
OwnerRhythm & Light
www.rhythmandlight.com

 

Jared Sirota
Editor
www.jaredsirota.com


 
 

Throughout much of David's 40-year career writing award-winning videos, films and plays, he and his wife Patty have also been involved in interfaith dialogue, and are two of the founders of the Chicago Interfaith Family School. With Leaps of Faiths, his work comes full circle to one of his first scriptwriting jobs - staff writer for the Emmy-winning children's program The Magic Door, produced by WBBM-TV and the Chicago Board of Rabbis. He's always been fascinated by how the media, spirituality and learning can intersect in ways that intrigue and involve audiences, and is excited to take that journey a giant step further with this exploration into the joys, challenges and mysteries of interfaith marriage.

 

Steve Ordower is a producer/director and award-winning editor of dramatic films, documentaries, television programs, corporate videos, and live concerts. He is dedicated to educating people through film, television and music production, and is the founder of the Chicago-based film and video production company, Rhythm & Light. Ordower's work has been seen on numerous broadcast outlets, including PBS and the Discovery Channel. He also manages the historic archive of Gospel Music television footage from the Emmy-Award-winning show, Jubilee Showcase, which ran on the Chicago ABC affiliate (WLS-TV) for 21 years, and is the subject of a documentary film now in production.

 

Jared Sirota is a Chicago-based video editor with many years of experience at Chicago's leading production houses and also at Harpo Studios, where he was a segment editor for programming on the OWN Network, including Oprah's Where Are They Now?, Oprah's Next Chapter, Super Soul Sunday, Lifeclass, Oprah Prime, Iyanla Fix My Life and others, including the web series Adam Says. He has also created promotions for The Dr. Oz Show and The Nate Berkus Show, and has edited numerous commercials, animatics, and corporate videos. He received an Addy Award for Dr. Jimm starring Kenan Thompson for Onion Studios.

 


"We're climbing the same mountain. We're just taking different paths"

- Rabbi Allen Secher