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Adam Ciralsky, co-director of "The Project", is the recipient of journalism's highest honors, including three Emmys, a Peabody and a Polk. Having begun his career as an attorney, Ciralsky spent over a decade producing for CBS' 60 Minutes, a variety of NBC platforms and writing for Vanity Fair magazine. He owns Physics Package Productions, which has a slate of television and film projects in the works.
Shawn Efran, co-director of "The Project", has garnered Emmys, a Peabody, Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi awards, an Overseas Press Club award, an OPC citation, and other commendations. Efran is the founder of Efran Films, a production company dedicated to creating high-quality unscripted programs for television, the web, cable, broadcast, and theatrical release.
We are no strangers to strange meetings. Adam had worked at the CIA. We had both covered wars for 60 Minutes. We were comfortable dodging bullets and talking shadow dwellers into sharing information.But this meeting in Geneva in 2010 was different. At the table were some of the world's most elusive men. We joked that if you listened closely you could hear conspiracy theorists heads collectively exploding. And, that's where our documentary began.