A number of the key people heading this project are not career filmmakers. Stuart Svenson, executive producer, director, and narrator, has a day job leading Panama’s premier foodservice company. Nanette Archer Svenson, Stuart’s wife and the one responsible for the research, story and screenplay, is a scholar and consultant who usually works in education and development. Wilford Lamastus, Jr., associate producer, is a specialty coffee grower, roaster and brewer. Of the core team, Jose Guardia Davis, editor (as well as music supervisor and curator of stock and archival footage), Marcelo Bibiloni, director of photography, and Ricky Merchan, responsible for the sound mix, are film industry professionals. As such, they bring invaluable technical and artistic direction, as well as documentary experience, to the film.