BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Co-Founder and Producer
Born in New York City, Jonathan spent much of his 20’s exploring the world during which time he took an interest in film.Jonathan Stack is an Emmy Award winning and two- time Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker. In 1991 he founded GABRIEL FILMS and has since gone on to produce over fifty films for dozens of cable channels in the US and many television partners abroad. He has released several films theatrically and shown his work at many of the major festivals including Sundance where he won the Grand Jury Prize in 1998.While working as an independent filmmaker Stack has earned a reputation for his unique ability to gain access into forbidden and even dangerous worlds. His exclusives include, President Charles Taylor’s farewell speech to the nation of Liberia and a rare interview with David Miscaivage, head of the Church of Scientology. He has filmed inside Angola Prison over 15 years, travelled with militias in Guinea and Liberia and been to a last supper four times. He has filmed 10,000 feet below sea level and 20,000 feet above, told a few stories that took place thousands of years ago and even more stories that are happening today.He founded World Vasectomy Day with Dr. Doug Stein to inspire men world wide to part of the most important decision of our lives.
Co-Founder and Urologist
A board-certified urologist since 1983, Doug Stein has focused his practice on vasectomy and vasectomy reversal since 2000. He provides vasectomy services at 17 locations in Florida and, as Development Director of No-Scalpel Vasectomy International (NSVI.org), he has helped develop vasectomy programs in the Philippines, Haiti, and Kenya. By a stroke of good fortune, he was “discovered” by filmmaker Jonathan Stack (the Founder of World Vasectomy Day), and so played a central role in “The Vasectomist” documentary and in the first World Vasectomy Day.
Simon is an internationally experienced documentary film producer who has worked extensively in Europe, the US and Australia, running successful production companies on three continents. He has previously been on the board of global media NGO Internews,has been on the selection committee of theEuropean Union’s Media Program and has worked for the Soros Foundation in Eastern Europe. A former foreign correspondent for Australia’s national public broadcaster, the ABC, he has also been a teacher at the European Film College in Denmark and guest lectured at many of the world’s leading film schools. He had written best selling biographies and is married with two adult children. He currently lives in Sydney.