May Ying Welsh is the writer, director and cinematographer of Shouting in the Dark. She is a journalist and filmmaker who has worked for Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera English on and off since February 2003. She covered the 2003 US bombing, invasion and occupation of Iraq from Baghdad, the Tuareg rebellion in the Air Mountains of northern Niger and Sahara desert of northern Mali, camps of the Darfur rebels and the so-called Janjaweed from the Jebel Marra mountains of Darfur to the deserts of eastern Chad, mass killings and atrocities in southern Sudan, and the crisis in northern Yemen during the Houthi rebellion. Her mother and mentor is the late Asian American documentary filmmaker Loni Ding.
Jon Blair is the Executive Producer of Shouting in the Dark. He is the only documentary producer/director working in the United Kingdom who has won all three of the premiere awards in his field: an Oscar, an Emmy (twice) and a British Academy Award, as well as an IDA Distinguished Achievement Award, a Grammy and numerous others. His work has covered documentary, drama and comedy.
Anne Frank Remembered, written produced and directed by Jon, is the winner of an Academy Award for Documentary Feature (Oscar), as well as an International Emmy, a CableACE, the International Documentary Association Distinguished Achievement Award, the Audience Award at the Amsterdam International Documentary Festival, the Jury Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival and a Gold Plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival together with awards for editing and cinematography at the New York Film and Television Festival. It has also been featured at the Melbourne, Montreal and Toronto International Film Festivals (all non competitive).