About Us
Danny Glover

Danny Glover,
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

In addition to being one of the most acclaimed actors of our time, with a career spanning 30 years from Places in the Heart, The Color Purple, the Lethal Weapon series and the award-winning To Sleep with Anger, Danny Glover has also produced, executive produced and financed numerous projects for film, television and theatre. Among these are Good Fences, 3 AM, Freedom Song, Get on the Bus, Deadly Voyage, Buffalo Soldiers, The Saint of Fort Washington, To Sleep with Anger, and Mooladé, as well as the series Courage and America's Dream. Since co-founding Louverture Films, Glover has executive or co-produced BAMAKO, AFRICA UNITE, TROUBLE THE WATER, SALT OF THIS SEA, SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION, DUM MAARO DUM, THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MCKINLEY NOLAN, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN, and HIGHWAY. He has associate produced THE TIME THAT REMAINS and the 2010 Cannes Palme d'Or winner UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES. The recipient of countless awards for his humanitarian and advocacy efforts on behalf of economic and social justice causes, Glover is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Amnesty International.

Joslyn Barnes

Joslyn Barnes,
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Joslyn Barnes is a writer and producer. She is the author of numerous screenplays for feature films including the upcoming Indian feature THE COSMIC FOREST and the award-winning film BÀTTU, directed by Cheikh Oumar Sissoko (Mali), which she associate produced. Among the films Barnes has executive produced or produced since co-founding Louverture Films are the César-nominated BAMAKO, Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner and Oscar nominated TROUBLE THE WATER, the award-winning, international cult hit BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975, the 2012 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Peabody and Grierson winner THE HOUSE I LIVE IN, and the Berlinale award-winner CONCERNING VIOLENCE. She associate produced Elia Suleiman's THE TIME THAT REMAINS, and the 2010 Cannes Palme d'Or winner UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. She is currently producing THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING for Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein, and SHADOW WORLD for Johan Grimonprez.

Barnes also wrote and directed the short film PRANA for Cinétévé France as part of an internationally distributed series of 30 short films to promote awareness of environmental issues.

Prior to co-founding Louverture, Barnes served as a programme officer and expert consultant at the United Nations. She has lived and traveled widely in Africa and Asia, and has written numerous articles covering trade and social development issues, as well as contributing to books on the establishment of electronic communications in developing countries, food security in Africa, and strategic advocacy for the inclusion of gender perspectives on the international development agenda.

Matthew Palevsky

Matthew Palevsky,

Matthew Palevsky is a movement entrepreneur and strategist at Purpose, an agency in Soho that deploys the collective power of millions of citizens and consumers to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Matthew comes to his work with both an activist and media background. He co-founded two drug policy reform organizations in Rhode Island, building a coalition that successfully lobbied for improved treatment-instead-of-incarceration policies and the legalization of medical marijuana. After graduating from Brown University, Matthew spent two years as a journalist covering the 2008 elections with a backpack and a video camera for The Real News Network before running the citizen journalism desk at The Huffington Post, where he organized over 22,000 volunteers to execute award-winning coverage of national and international news. In 2010, Matthew left The Huffington Post to lead Students for Sensible Drug Policy, a student-led organization that advocates for harm reduction policies on over 150 campuses across the US and in countries around the world, including the UK, Canada, Nigeria and Australia. Matthew also sits on the board of Threshold Foundation, is a founding board member of Runa LLC and a fellow at the Poynter Institute for Journalism. When not in the city he can usually be found on a surfboard or wandering across the Nevada desert.

Susan Rockefeller

Susan Rockefeller,

Susan Rockefeller is a documentary filmmaker whose in-depth look at critical issues has won top awards at many film festivals across the United States and around the world. Her recent efforts include producing and directing the HBO documentary "Making the Crooked Straight", which received a 2011 Christopher Award; directing and producing "Striking a Chord" on the ability of music to help heal Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD). She directed and produced "Mission of Mermaids" on ocean health, and is currently in production on two films: one about agricultural breeders, farmers and chefs; the other on Bach's "Coffee Cantata". When she’s not making films, Susan designs message-inspired jewelry to raise awareness about protecting family, art and nature, and sits on the boards of Oceana, the We Are Family Foundation and the program committee for The Stone Barns for Sustainable Agriculture. Susan is married and lives with her husband and children in New York City.