Jerry W. Martin (AKA Gary Winchester) was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and is the youngest of 4. He studied at the University of Wollongong in Australia and at the University of Denver in Colorado. He moved to Moldova in 2006 to work in non-profit at grass roots campaign level with the US Peace Corps. He worked with Moldovan NGO’s in anti-trafficking of human beings, micro-finance, youth baseball development, taught English, and was the co-creator and director of an orphanage mentor program in Moldova that recruited, trained, and matched community volunteers with at-risk children and orphans.
In December 2008, Jerry produced and shot Ca La Moldova as an independent film maker with EXPAT pictures, which is now Gwinchester.com. He is currently working for Apple in St. Louis and as an independent contractor in digital production. His influences include but are not limited to: Gregory Colbert, Wes Anderson, Kurt Vonnegut, Cormac McCarthy, Bob Dylan, James Miller, Peter Joseph, Robert Frost, and George Carlin. He goes by Gary and/or Jerry.
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Christopher Daly was born and raised in the blue collar neighborhoods on the Southside of Chicago. He has a Bachelors degree in Political Science and English writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Masters of Pubic Administration from George Mason University.
In 2006 Chris settled in a remote village in Moldova to learn Romanian and to study Moldovan culture while working in community and youth development. He teamed up with Jerry to form Expat Pictures in the autumn of 2007. His goal with this project was to make the Republic of Moldova more visible as a recipient country among international aid donors. Instead, the film became an empathetic story of Moldova’s struggle to regain its rich cultural heritage by forging a national identity 18 years after declaring independence in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Victoria Vorosciuc is a Public Relations director at the Association of Professional Women of Moldova. Victoria is a visiting Fulbright alumni with the IVLP program in the U.S. She graduated with a degree in “Teacher of Foreign Languages and Literature” from the Moldova State University in Chisinau. She sings in traditional folk group “Artaras” and holds a Fine Arts Diploma in choir conducting.
In 2008 Vicka worked and translated with French film makers from ARTE in an anti-trafficking film about Moldova. She is an adviser and journalist for the Union Press of Affairs in Moldova, has volunteered for 12 months in Denmark, and recently recently returned from Africa where she volunteered in the making of a documentary on social/humanitarian challenges in East and Central Africa.
Victoria does training for women of Moldova, and published the guide “Women’s Voice for Peace and Democracy“ and speaks Romanian, Russian, English and Danish. She is now working as a free lance interpreter and facilitator between local and foreign counterparts.
Vicka’s experience abroad inspired her to stay in Moldova and keep positive spirits to benefit Moldova. Her experience in foreign cultures has inspired her to bring positive nature home to Moldova. She believes that the documentary “Ca la Moldova” has made her one step closer to her homeland and will certainly inspire many others to come visit it.