Joe Fanelli is an award-winning journalist from Indianapolis. He received his master's in journalism from Columbia University, concentrating on video and education reporting. He worked most recently as a producer on Ground Game:Texas, a six-part, real-time documentary series following the U.S. Senate race in Texas between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke. Before helping to launch 511C Productions, Joe worked for the Houston Press, where he spent several months covering Hurricane Harvey and the storm's aftermath.

Julian Lim is an Emmy-nominated documentary producer, and co-founder and creative director for 511C Productions. His video works have appeared in publications including Bloomberg, Axios, Newsweek, and New York Magazine. Lim is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism program. He also has a B.A. in journalism and Asian American studies from San Francisco State University. Prior to Columbia, he has worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Gannett, and Gatehouse Media as a newspaper page designer.