Hannah Jayanti, Director / Editor,  is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and editor combining documentary, literature and video art to explore the world around her. She has worked on documentaries for the BBC and VIXPIX Films including “The Secret Life of Uri Geller,” “Rolf Harris Paints His Dream” and “The Agony and The Ecstasy of Phil Spector”. She currently teaches video production in Brooklyn while working freelance for such clients as VICE, Random House, BRIC Arts Media, The Village Voice, All Rites Reserved, Film at Eleven, Grand Central Publishing, among others. “The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations” is her directorial debut. For less words and more visuals, visit

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Janice L. Kaplan, Producer, is a writer and communications consultant. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York TimesSmithsonian Magazine and many other media outlets. She has worked as a publicist and writer on behalf of organizations including the Smithsonian Institution, U.S. National Arboretum, CARE, Humane Society of the Unites States, League of Women Voters and Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. Norton Juster, author of The Phantom Tollbooth, said “Janice Kaplan gives new meaning to the words enthusiasm and imagination. She not only thinks outside the box, she obliterates the box.  She is the only person I know who works from within the heart and soul of a project to envision unique and innovative approaches that are just right.”