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clow·der /ˈkloudər/  noun: a group of cats.





Joseph Applebaum is a television broadcast producer and documentary filmmaker with over 30 years of experience in the national entertainment industry covering all formats of non fiction media.

Clients have included NBC, CBS and FOX networks, Disney, Merv Griffin Entertainment, Comedy Central, MTV, LOGO, BET Entertainment, FX Network, Lifetime Entertainment, Pluto TV, Here TV, as well as many independent production companies.

He is an outspoken activist for animal welfare and the environment and is engaged in the local community to promote change.

Since 2010 he and his partner have focused on creating independent documentary films to promote social awareness and change through their production company, The Clowder Group. Their films have been screened worldwide and received numerous awards and acclaim.

Applebaum is a graduate of the University of Southern California and a native of Mill Valley, California and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. 



Stu Maddux is an award-winning producer and director of non-fiction media with international credits including PBS, Showtime and BBC.


His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, VICE, and NPR’s Morning Edition. Maddux has exhibited his film at festivals around the world. His honors include seven Emmy Awards as well as awards from film festivals worldwide..  


In his role as a social impact content creator, Maddux has spoken with his documentaries at conferences internationally including The American Psychological Association, and The American Society on Aging. 


He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and in his spare time creates ruins photography and videography.

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