Directed By

Sydney Freeland


Sydney Freeland’s debut feature, Drunktown’s Finest, premiered as an official selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and was executive produced by Robert Redford.  The film has also been distinguished with Best Picture at the 2014 OutFest, 2014 Heartland Film Festival, 39th Annual American Indian Film Festival, and was a 2014 Spirit Award Nominee.  Sydney is currently a fellow of the Sundance Female Directors Program; is a fellow in the 2014 Fox Global Directors Initiative; and is a 2014 USA Fellowship Grant recipient.  Sydney is also a recipient of the 2010 Sundance Institute Screenwriting Fellowship, 2010 Sundance Institute Directing Fellowship, 2010 Eccles Directing Fellowship, 2009 Sundance Institute Native American Lab Fellowship, and a 2007 Disney scholarship.  Previously she has collaborated on projects with the Food Network, the National Geographic Society, PBS, and the Walt Disney Company.  Sydney is a 2004 Fulbright scholar, and has an MFA in film and a BFA in computer animation.

Cinematography By

Bérénice Eveno

Berenice Eveno




Bérénice Eveno, aka “Bear”,  is a Director of Photography based out of Los Angeles. Born and Raised in Paris, her work has taken her around the world (London, Mexico City, New York). She received her formal training at the prestigious American Film Institute and shortly thereafter was chosen by Academy Award winning Director of Photography Wally Pfister, ASC, to work as his apprentice during the entire production of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.

Since then, she has lensed a variety of independent short and feature films. Including BAD BLOOD,  a thriller directed by Adam Silver and shot in Los Angeles. LAS HORAS CONTIGO, a feature film shot in Mexico City directed by Catalina Aguilar, starring an accomplished ensemble of renowned Mexican actors: Isela Vega, Maria Rojo, Arcelia Ramirez and Cassandra Ciangherotti. As well as the protest film, FREE THE NIPPLE, directed by Lina Esco, starring Lola Kirke, Zack Grenier and Janeane Garofalo, shot in New York City and produced by prominent French Director and Producer, Lisa Azuelos.

Her work has been selected and screened at several Film festivals such as Sundance (2014), South By Southwest film festival,  Austin Film Festival, LES film festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival.

Raised and educated in Paris, Bérénice continues to draw inspiration from Literature and Philosophy, which she studied in Khâgne, while preparing the prestigious French Ecole Normale Supérieure, before moving to the US earning her MFA at AFI and working on the field. She draws her technical knowledge and artistic approach from working closely with some of the greatest masters in her craft. She maintains close ties with her invaluable mentors;  Wally Pfister, ASC mentionned above but also Darius Khondji, ASC, AFC and Denis Maloney, ASC. Her independent projects include a diverse cross section of visual mediums, photography, painting, music videos, narrative shorts,  experimental films.

Cast and Crew

Jen Richards

Jen Richards – Violet


Co-Writer & Co-Executive Producer

Jen Richards is an advocate focusing on nonprofit management dealing in gender and racial justice. Jen Co-Founded and Directed The Trans 100, an annual list of the most influential trans trendsetters.  Additionally, she created We Happy Trans, a website celebrating positive transgender experiences that has received national media attention from The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Al Jazeera, to name a few.  Other creations include the websites WTF Trans Dating and Trans Love Stories, the Chicago Trans News and Activism group, co-host of Sugar & Spice, an advice and news podcast, a leader of #transchat, a monthly discussion on Twitter, and organizer of No Boys Allowed, a group for trans feminine individuals in the Chicago area. From 2008 through 2013, she was the Managing Director of the multiple Grammy Award-winning contemporary classical music ensemble eighth blackbird, and served as President of New Music Chicago.  She was the Central District Director for the Theosophical Society in America and National Coordinator for the Young Theosophists Movement. Jen received her BA in Philosophy from Shimer College, studied at Oxford University and in Kyoto, Japan, is an Outward Bound alum, has published articles, lectured, and led workshops on a variety of topics across the country.  Website:  http://smartassjen.com


Laura Zak

Laura Zak – Allie


Co-Writer & Co-Executive Producer

Laura Zak is a writer, actor, producer, and activist. She served for eight years as Campaigns’ Manager for Eve Ensler’s V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Laura helped orchestrate the One Billion Rising campaign, a global initiative which, in 2013, saw millions of activists in over 200 countries and territories come together for the largest day of action to end violence against women in history. Annually, she managed thousands of grassroots activists to produce “The Vagina Monologues” and other multi-media events in their local communities. In 2013, Laura co-created, co-wrote, produced, and starred in the series “#Hashtag” on tello films, a new media platform to elevate queer women’s filmmaking.” #Hashtag” Season 1 was identified by Indiewire as a potential “next ‘Broad City’”. Season 2 premiered in 2015, and Laura is currently developing a third season of the show. She is the co-creator of “Her Story” which is currently in post-production and will be released in September of 2015. Laura attended Phillips Exeter Academy and went on to study journalism at Boston University, fiction at Northwestern University, and obtained a Classics diploma from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Find Laura at twitter.com/la_wa and instagram.com/laurazak


Angelica Ross

Angelica Ross – Paige


Angelica Ross is the Executive Director and CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises, a creative design firm and training academy that aims to empower, educate, and employ the trans community through the use of technology while promoting innovation, independence and entrepreneurship. Having attended Florida Atlantic University, she has been featured in film, television, and live theatre. She is also a singer/songwriter whose music and lyrics are centered around love, a photographer who is able to capture the beauty in all things, and a writer whose written and spoken words are meant to challenge, motivate, inspire. Angelica has made a career out of helping others navigate the challenges that come along with being a member of more than one minority, building a creative design business for over 10 years that began in the margins of society, outside the formal education system.


Christian Ochoa

Christian Ochoa – James


Christian Ochoa is a Cuban-American actor from Miami, Fl. Moved to Los Angeles with his wife, Rebecca Valera (also an actress) in pursuit of the “career.” Christian has had some success playing villain roles on shows such as Burn Notice (USA Network) and Scorpion (CBS). Christian has trained in Los Angeles with Annie Grindlay Studio and more recently at Ivanna Chubbuck studio. Prior to that, he studied with theater coach Crystina Wyler in Miami, Fl.

Oh, and he has two awesome dogs! Chloe (Lemon Beagle) and Leila (Rescued Jack Russel/Schnauzer)


Fawzia Mirza

Fawzia Mirza – Kat


Fawzia Mirza was named one of the “Top 10 Creatives” this year by Indiewire and is an actor, writer, producer and comedian. She’s written, produced and starred in web series like Kam Kardashian, Brown Girl Problems and been featured in web series like Easy Abby, The Throwaways, Kiss Her I’m Famous and the upcoming Plus One. She’s starred in a number of indie feature films like Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together and the soon to be released feature films PhD2 and 6 Angry Women. She just finished a short doc about Pakistani revolutionary activist Mohammad Jibran Nasir Reclaiming Pakistan and did a 3-city tour in Pakistan of her one woman play, Me, My Mom & Sharmila and is working on a documentary about the trip. You can see her short comedic film she wrote, produced and stars in, The First Session, touring film festivals this year.  www.fawziamirza.com @thefawz


Caroline Whitney Smith

Caroline Whitney Smith – Lisa


Once in a great while we walk into a room and it all just clicks; worry fades away, and there is nothing but events unfolding exactly how they should. Such is the case with this amazing project, and the talented individuals involved. I consider myself lucky to help tell this story. Currently I am receiving residuals from Criminal Minds, Real Husbands of Hollywood and Revenge. I plan to spend said residuals on the production of my one woman show. Thanks to all who have chipped in their .02 along the way. May you all live your own story. -Oui Chef, www.calamitycaroline.com.


Kristina Mitchell

Kristina Mitchell – Jenna


Kristina Mitchell is an actor, director, and activist. She studied Shakespeare under John Barton at The British American Drama Academy before training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She has performed on stages across the globe, and is now dedicating her time to screen work.


Kat Purgal

Kat Purgal – Pema


Kat Purgal is a Los Angeles based actor. She began her television career with a recurring role on the hit NBC series, Heroes. Kat can be seen on The Neighbors (ABC), It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (FXX), Touch (FOX), and heard on multiple episodes of Family Guy (FOX), American Dad (FOX), Marvel TV’s Blade: Anime (G4) and the upcoming the Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers (G4)


Elizabeth Frances

Elizabeth Frances – Bad Penny


Elizabeth Frances began her career working at various theatres, including Center Theater Group, La Jolla Playhouse, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Native Voices, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Recent Film/TV credits include Ghost Forest, Hunting (Cannes 2012 short film corner selection), and Drunktown’s Finest (Sundance 2014) with executive producer Robert Redford and Director Sydney Freeland. Frances was also featured as one of twelve actors in ABC Network’s Talent Showcase. She has a BFA in Acting from CalArts. www.ElizabethFrances.com


Lindsay Heath

Lindsay Heath – Maggie


Lindsay Heath is the rare Hollywood actress. She can clean her room for than 6 hours and never make a dent. She was recently in the Feature film “Old fashioned” and played Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl in the award winning fan film “Batgirl Rises”.


Scott Turner Schofield

Scott Turner Schofield – Aiden


Having made history as the first transgender man in a major role on network TV, actor and diversity speaker Scott Turner Schofield is out to make Hollywood, your school, your job, & your family transgender friendly. Watch his TED Talk to join in the fun: tiny.cc/stsTEDtalk


Joshua Wingate

Josh Wingate – Mark


In a few short years, Wingate has steadily earned a notable resume, including memorable guest-starring roles on primetime series including, the Peabody Award-winning FX series Justified and FX’s Sons of Anarchy, ABC’s Castle, CBS’ CSI and CSI: NY, and Showtime’s Dexter. Wingate’s impressive recurring role as Carter, an inmate who sexually assaults a fellow prisoner  (played by Chad Duell) on ABC’s General Hospital, garnered him a 2011 Soap Opera Spirit  Award nomination. The groundbreaking storyline marked the first time daytime television had ever addressed the taboo issue of male survivors of sexual violence. On the big screen, Wingate has appeared opposite Paul Bettany in Scott Stewart’s Priest, Brad Pitt in Marc Forster’s World War Z, and stars in the award winning indie feature Inverse in which Wingate won Best Actor at the 2015 Miami Sci Fi Film Festival.


Bobby Reed

Bobby Reed – ‘Henry’


Suffice it to say that Bobby Reed’s a lifer. From Middletown, New York to Off-Broadway to Hollywood, he’s still at it, in a performing and producing career that spans over 50 years. While beginning on the stage at six years old (Hansel & Gretel), he’s moved into film and television, and of course, the Web. 75+ plays, 100+ films, multiple television appearances and 35 web series and pilots, Bobby keeps cranking out the creative product, year after year. He’s also a well known marketing coach, teaching his popular SuperMarketing for Actors around Hollywood and New York, trying to teach performers that the only thing that counts in show business is longevity. His many clips and scenes (as well as the whole, long story) are on bobbyreed.com. Enjoy.


Unati Mangaliso

Unati Mangaliso – Barista


Unati was born in New York and raised in Amherst Massachusetts.  After getting her BFA in Theatre at Umass Amherst Unati spent time with family in South Africa before coming to Los Angeles.  She continues empowering others through the arts.  Whether its hosting, “The Girl Central Show”, or jamming out (with the limited knowledge of guitar shes has) with others, she loves working with the community.  Unati is very thankful to be a part of another unique look at life like Her Story.


Gregory Halstead

Gregory Halstead – Dude


Gregory Halstead is a British and Caribbean gentleman newly arrived in Los Angeles. He is looking to ingratiate himself in the entertainment industry and pursue acting aspirations. He is a fitness model, and does some hosting as well!


Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen – Waiter


Andy is best known from his hilarious skits on Funny or Die, but also just wrapped the role of Tom in the upcoming 2015 TV Movie,A Beverly Hills Christmas, alongside Dean Cain.  He recently stared in the international web series LookBook: The Series with Emmy winning director Bernie Su. Most recently Andy starred in Director Maurice Hall’s Baker’s Man, as well as Mex in the City, Rue’s Eden, Jail Time, and The Abandoned. Andy received critical acclaim for his lead role in the award winning WW2 film (produced by Kevin Connolly), Dog it Down, and recently received a nomination for Best Actor at the Vegas Film Festival. He is an alumni of Upright Citizen’s Brigade & finishing up his final level at Groundlings. Andy Cohen – IMDb


Ann Starbuck

Ann Starbuck – Female Diner


Ann Starbuck (SAG-AFTRA, AEA) professional acting career began two decades ago at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.  Two national tours later, she landed in NYC.  Her NY theatre credits include over a dozen shows including Girl Scout Rejects (solo show), 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (Off-Broadway), Salome, Rome & Juliet and As You Like It.  In LA, Ann again gravitated to theater and has produced, directed and acted in numerous plays.  Some of her favorites: Hello from Bertha, Tissue and Fat Chance.  Ann’s also appeared in commercials and a few independent films, including the lead in the festival award winning short, When the Sea Turns to Lemonade and a recurring role in the critically acclaimed web series, Golden California.  This year Ann is touring with another solo show she wrote about the year she lived in China, and worked for CNN during the Tiananmen Square Uprising.  Tiananmen Annie will be at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June, the NY Fringe Festival in August and Off-Broadway at the United Solo Festival in November.  Ann is excited to have been a part of Her Story.


Caitlin Kimball

Caitlin Kimball – Receptionist


Caitlin Kimball has the hottest #1 best website in the history of the net: www.caitlinkimball.com.  Wow, she rocks and is super humble!


Produced By

Katherine Fisher

Katherine Fisher


Executive Producer/Producer

Founder of Speed of Joy Productions, Katherine is a producer and activist. She has over 11 years of experience planning and managing events, festivals, films, and promotions throughout the U.S and the world; developing marketing programs and brand development, and public relations. From 2004 – 2015 Katherine worked with V-Day, the worldwide movement to end violence against women and girls, where she was Events Director. She has co-produced short films and music videos, including “Break The Chain” and “One Billion Rising” which was featured at Sundance Film Festival 2014. Through V–Day her work includes events at The Apollo Theater, The Hammerstein Ballroom, Studio 54, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, and The Brooklyn Museum of Art. She was the Creative Director for V TO THE TENTH, V-Day’s two-day 10 year anniversary event at the New Orleans Arena and Louisiana Superdome for over 40,000 people, featuring 125 speakers, 40 stars including Rosario Dawson, Kerry Washington, Jane Fonda, Ali Larter, Suheir Hammad, and Naomi Klein, a choir of 200, and over 800 volunteers. She was the Associate Creative Director for the two-week festival of spoken word, performance, and community events called UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS: NYC which brought together over 100 writers and 50 actors for four sold out marquee events and created a messaging campaign placed on over 2,000 buses and subways, generating millions of media impressions from editorial coverage in outlets including: The New York, Times, The Associated Press, The Amsterdam News, Time Out NY, Metro, New York Daily News, Access Hollywood, Al Jazeera, Good Day New York, Queens Times, The Brooklyn Eagle, Women’s Enews, and many more. From 2013 – 2015 she was the Communications and Special Events Director for One Billion Rising, a global initiative to raise awareness of—and end—violence against women which saw millions of activists in over 200 countries and territories come together for the largest day of action to end violence against women in history. Katherine studied film production at Burlington College, and received a BA (Hons) in acting from Rose Bruford College in London, UK.



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Sarah Baker Grillo


Co-Producer  

Studio films include “Elizabethtown,” “War of the Worlds,” “Rent,” “Mission Impossible III,” and an Associate Producer credit on “The Eye” starring Jessica Alba.  Sarah developed and produced the short films, “Tis the Season” which was selected as a finalist for the Gen-Art & Delta Airlines competition (2008), and “Manos Partidas,” which won the Audience Choice Award at the Beverly Hills HD Film Festival (2009), as well as “Reverse Parthenogenesis” starring Amber Benson and directed by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, which won the Audience Choice Award at Dragon Con in 2013. In 2010 Sarah expanded her passion to working with actors as a Manager, forming her own company, Bright Alliance Media, develops projects with clients to further their individual craft and reach their full potential. Sarah graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts a Lew Wasserman Scholar and a Founding Member of the Tisch Talent Guild, an agency run for students by students.  She continued to serve the NYU community as Co-Chair of the Tisch West Alumni Council (2007-2008) founding the Tisch West Cinema Club and organizing the annual NYU Emmy Fundraiser.  IMDB:  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1770941/


Juliet Lopez

Juliet Lopez


Co-Producer & Second Assistant Director

Born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After earning her BFA in Theatre Performance from Arizona State University she gave the industry a break to become a whitewater guide in the Grand Canyon where she befriended people from all over the world. But the bug to create kept biting and Juliet returned to her home state, where the film industry had taken an impressive hold. She cut her teeth on some amazing projects including”Thor”, “Breaking Bad”, “Blaze You Out” and the comedy web series, “Enter the Dojo”. After making the big move to Los Angeles, Juliet took an amazing opportunity to be a digital producer for Oprah.com, where she’s had the opportunity to see first hand what it’s like to actually effect change in peoples lives through media, rather than stand on the sidelines shaking her fist. She recently started the production company Bruliet Media, with her co-founder Bridget Gallogly, to create and promote female-driven productions across all platforms.



Stephanie Bell

Stephanie Bell


Line Producer

Stephanie is proud to have served as line producer on this wonderful web series, which is hopefully having an impact on bringing awareness to the trans-gender community. As a producer based in Los Angeles, she is currently in post-production on the narrative feature Blur about the horrific world of the child sex slavery industry in the U.S. Stephanie has also produced the multi-award winning sci-fi feature, Inverse. As a line producer, Stephanie recently worked on the supernatural thriller, Bedeviled, distributed by Voltage. Additional line producing projects include the PBS TV series The Real Desert with Steve Brown exploring the arts, music, and culture of the Southwest and the short film 100 Miles to Lordsburg” about an African-American couple in the 1950s facing discrimination as they travel through New Mexico. She also associate produced the Grindstone distributed thriller, Devil May Call for Esperanza Productions. Stephanie is also currently in development with her company, HatLine Productions, on the Ben Black feature action thriller franchise— Deadrise — which has been adapted from the popular book series written by Robert Blake Whitehill.


Crew

J. Gwen Locke Lis

Bryan Darling


Editor 

Bryan Darling is an accomplished film editor. His work in documentary and narrative films have screened in theaters and festivals worldwide. His interest in the human condition and passion for process has led Bryan to work with provocative directors such as James Franco and Travis Mathews. As a latch key kid to a single mother, Bryan’s childhood was filled with afternoon reruns of Spock and Kirk. Star Trek was his teacher of morals, ethics and story. At the age of eight he began writing screenplays. In college Bryan fervidly studied story structure and character. The resulting short films he wrote and directed explored the challenges of modern relationships and urban living. WHO LEADS and LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH played festivals worldwide including Frameline, BFI London and Seattle International. Bryan’s strength lies in his ability build engaging films through strong characters and story. His credits include I WANT YOUR LOVE, SEED MONEY:THE CHUCK HOLMES STORY, I THINK YOU’RE TOTALLY WRONG, and HER STORY. When he isn’t cutting films, you’ll find Bryan traveling around the world with his camera. He specializes in documentary photography using traditional black-and-white film. Bryan is currently working with Emmy-winning filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz on THE FABULOUS ALAN CARR.

www.bryandarling.com

IG: @bryanbdarling


Geralyn Flood

Allyson Newman


Composer

Allyson Newman studied composition at the Sydney Conservartorium of Music and was introduced to the film world by creating music for Dolby to showcase their technology at the Audio Engineers Society Conferences in Munich and New York. This led Allyson to seek out directors in Sydney and work on films such as Cheek to Cheek (Winner, Palm Springs Int) and her first feature film Watermark which screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Allyson moved to L.A in 2004 to study at the University of Southern California and following USC she attended the Aspen Music School where she studied with notable film composers Thomas Newman and Jeff Rona. Allyson has been awarded both an Australia Council for the Arts Grant and an Australian Guild of Screen Composers Award for her work in film music. In 2006 Allyson formed a music production company in Los Angeles called Quartertonemusik. She received a bronze award at the Park City Film Music Festival for Jason Roberts film Tell-Tale and scored the film Love is Love starring Jane Lynch which premiered at San Francisco’s Frameline Film Festival and went on to receive rave reviews at Palm Spring International.In 2013 Allyson scored the feature film This Thing With Sarah which premiered at the Chinese Mann Theatres for the Dances With Films Festival, as well as a dramatic thriller Private Life which premiered as part of the “Best of Fest” at the Palm Springs Film Festival June 18th 2014 Most recently Allyson scored the multi award winning documentary feature Limited Partnership that premiered across the U.S. on PBS July 2015.  Currently Allyson is working alongside writing partner Matt Novack on a new comedy series Filthy $exy Teens which will premiere on YouTube in January as well as the two-time Emmy Winning TV series Childrens Hospital staring Henry Winkler, Megan Mullally and Rob Corddry. allyson@quartertonemusik.com


J. Gwen Locke Lis

J. Gwen Locke Lis


Second Unit Director/”Behind the Scenes”

As a Trans filmmaker (identifying as Gwen, Locke, he, she, or they),  Her Story is a natural and exciting fit. They have shot, directed or produced  a variety of projects including Director of Cinematography on behalf of the Dalai Lama in India, Co-Producer and Assistant Director of Exotic World & The New Burlesque, Co-Producer of The Sissy Butch Brothers Gurlesque Burlesque. Gwen owns  a production company specializing in storytelling vignettes, web content, events and performances.


Geralyn Flood

Geralyn Flood


Casting Director

Geralyn Flood has worked on projects for ALL of the major networks in the industry: ABC, NBC, CBS, The CW, The WB, ABC Family, Disney, Nickelodeon, etc.  In addition to her TV credits, Geralyn has worked on indie and studio films including three Mark Waters features (with Marci Liroff)- as an Assistant on “Just Like Heaven”, an Associate on “The Spiderwick Chronicles” and a full Casting Director on “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner. She also works with Marc Hirschfeld and they’ve done 2 comedy pilots for CBS, the event series “The Dovekeepers” also for CBS and for MTV, the pilot and series, “Shannara”.  She’s also Producer/Casting Director on 2 independent films in the works.


Zak Kristofek

Zak  Kristofek


First Assistant Director

In his young career, Zak Kristofek has hit the ground running, working on seven feature films since April 2014, three of which as Production Manager. A natural knack for logistics, producing and ADing somewhat came to him as his calling instead of the other way around.

Zak was born and raised in Bristol, Virginia and is one of the few that decided to venture out of his small town to chase his dream. Attending Virginia Tech, he majored in Cinema Production and Studies. Upon his graduation, he traveled abroad in Australia for six months and arrived back stateside with an offer waiting for him to production manage his first feature in Virginia. Since then, he has worked almost non-stop, shooting two features in South Carolina, two in Los Angeles, one in Ohio, and another in New Mexico. Projects in which he has been involved have been featured at both the Cannes Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival.


Andra Hayes

Andra Hayes


Script Supervisor

By the time Andra graduated high school she had attended three colleges. She went to Carnegie Mellon University while in fifth grade to participate in an arts program and attended classes at La Roche College and Point Park University for film production and writing. After graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BA in Communications, Radio and Television, she worked at two NBC affiliate TV stations in Texas as a video tape editor in the news department.  She then moved into film production. She was soon working on TV programs and independent feature films as the script supervisor and currently has a long list of credits on such projects as Walker, Texas Ranger, Star Trek: Renegades, God Bless America and her latest project, Her Story. She now resides in Southern California and continues to work in various capacities in the film industry. 


Mari Walker

Mari Walker


Assistant Editor/Trailer Editor

Mari Walker has been working professionally since graduating Emerson College in 2008 with a BA in Film. She has written around 643 pages of material and edited thousands of hours of footage over the course of her career.

Films she has worked on have screened from New York to London to Chile to Seoul to Los Angeles – they’ve been accepted to over 70 film festivals, received 10 nominations and 30 awards. Articles about her work have appeared in The Independent, Movies.com, Indiewire and Engadget. The first narrative film she edited, “Solitary”, has won five best picture awards and the first animated short she edited, “All Your Favorite Shows!”, premiered at SXSW in 2015 and has since garnered over a quarter million views online.


Production Coordinator 

Lizabeth Chappel

Sound Department

Ada Douglass
Nathan Whitcomb

Production Design by 

Katie Moast

Art Department

Kim Brunner – Set Decorator
Audrey Lee – Set Decorator

Costume Design by

Derya Derman

Make Up Department

Jessica Eisenman – Key Hair Stylist / Make Up Artist
Rikki Techner – Hair Stylist
Shannon Schotter – Hair Stylist

Camera & Electrical Department

Arien Hatch – First Assistant Camera
Christian Kessler – First Assistant Camera
Paulina Bryant – Second Assistant Camera
Jesse Barba – Second Assistant Camera
Eli Just – Gaffer
Michael Stave – Key Grip
Pascal Combes Knoke – Steadicam Operator
Tamea Agle – Stills Photographer
Sevdije Kastrati – B Cam
Matt Berbano – B Cam 1st Assistant Camera
Brian Hopp – Key Viking
Doug Frerichs – Bestboy Electric
Ely Gonzalez – Bestboy Electric
Carrie Morgan – Swing G&E
Jorge A. Gomez – Camera Production Assistant
Jamel Reeder – Camera Production Assistant
Jameson Townie Carr – Camera Production Assistant
Gianluca Piovani – Camera Production Assistant 2
Zach Osterhout – Camera Production Assistant 2

Other Crew

Dylan Sherman – Key Production Assistant
Tara DeMarco – Production Assistant
Ginger Diercks – Production Assistant

Anna Geis – Production Assistant
Julie Lester – Production Assistant
Olivera Markovic – Production Assistant
Katherine Swope – Production Assistant
Erica Volltrauer – Production Assistant