The Filmmakers

Adam N. Stern - Creator, EP, Producer, Director

In December of 2008, Adam escaped his then-girlfriend’s family Christmas party to watch live and proudly cheer his hometown high school football team pull off the “upset heard ‘round the state” when the Grant Pacers beat the #2 nationally ranked Jackrabbits of Long Beach Poly to win the California State High School Football Championship. From that moment he was determined to make his dream of capturing the emotion of this storied program on film. His inspiration became reality when in 2011, he began filming with the team as much as he could while working a full time office job. A rabid football fan since birth and native Sacramentan, Adam brings unmatched passion to the subject matter and the subjects in the film as well as an encyclopedic knowledge of the game’s statistics and the program’s history.

D.L. Stern - EP, Producer, Director, Writer

Dan has been creating, producing, and writing nonfiction programming for 12 years. Much of his work has aired internationally on the National Geographic Channel including the BANFF best feature-length doc nominee Bounty Hunters, narrated by Val Kilmer, and the network’s highest rated series in its fourth season; Alaska State Troopers. Dan’s passion has always been helping people tell their stories to the world in a meaningful way and when the opportunity to work on Give Us This Day with his brother and good friend came about, he dove in head first. Dan brings a critically-renowned track record of success in the industry to the team. After spending three years in Seattle, Dan returned home to the sunshine of Northern California just in time to become a member of the Give Us This Day team. Dan lives in Sacramento with his wife Nikki, 2-year old son Jackson, and black lab, Roxy.

Milton Boyd - EP, Producer, Director

After graduating from the University of San Francisco in 1999, Milton entered the business world and found success as an entrepreneur. He started and sold several companies over the course of 10 years and has experience in developing and managing creative projects. Milton brings a spirited and creative perspective to the project and shares a passion for filmmaking and the storytelling nature of documentary films. Over the past three years Milton has been involved in the creative development of several independent films including The Advocate and a TV series.

Jesse Haas - Editor

Jesse began his editing career at Lost Planet Editorial in New York and Los Angeles under the mentorship of Hank Corwin (Natural Born Killers, The Tree of Life). Jesse has edited major commercial campaigns (Ralph Lauren, Hanes, Cisco, Walmart, the USTA, Sheraton Hotels) with many notable directors (Wong Kar-Wai, Zach Braff, Patrick Sherman, Ruben Fleicher). Most recently, Jesse worked with the directors Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch editing the HBO feature documentary Me @ The Zoo which was an official selection at Sundance, 2012. Jesse currently lives and works in Fort Greene, Brooklyn where he continues to edit commercials, music videos, and feature films.