The Team

A CIRCLE AND THREE LINES would not have been possible without the help of our amazing crew, knowledgeable advisors and generous donors.

The Filmmaker

Jan Selby headshot


Jan Selby is an award-winning independent director and producer and owner of Quiet Island Films, a Minnesota (USA) film and video production company. In 2006, Jan began pursuing her lifelong dream of producing and directing documentary films. She began as a producer, working with director Melody Gilbert to create the feature-length documentary FRITZ: THE WALTER MONDALE STORY (2008). Her first short documentary, A CIRCLE AND THREE LINES, followed the 50-year history of the peace symbol. It won a regional Emmy© award, traveled to film festivals worldwide, was broadcast on Minnesota’s PBS station, and included in the Best Buy video bay at the Walker Art Center. Her first feature-length film, BEYOND THE DIVIDE, inspires dialogue about what it means to stand for peace. Her second feature-length film, INSIDE MONTESSORI, co-directed and produced with Vina Kay, reimagines schools and learning through the lens of Montessori education.

Creative Team



Original Music


Re-recording Mixer

Technical Advisor

Production Assistant

Marketing Assistant

Documentary Muse

Brandon Hamilton

Ben Gottlieb

Rodney Tahija

Oscar Oboza

Jesse Marks

Kevin McKeever

Sam Sobieck

Amira Cohen

Melody Gilbert