Cruz Angeles is an award-winning Film & TV director. His work includes multiple documentary segments for television, including the Peabody Award winning ESPN “30 for 30” documentary, Fernando Nation and several episodes of the Emmy Award winning series A Crime to Remember. His feature length narrative, Don't Let Me Drown, debuted in competition for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter named the film "one of the best film portraits yet of New York City in the aftermath of 9/11." Cruz is a Sundance Institute Screenwriting and Directing Fellow, a recipient of the NHK/Sundance International Filmmakers Award and a United States Artists Fellow. His latest film, Valiant, is an NHL Original Films documentary about the greatest expansion team in U.S. sports history and how they captured the heart of a community in the wake of tragedy.