Bridget got her start producing online videos for Nylon Magazine, where she had the opportunity to shoot incredible women like Kim Gordon, Allison Mosshart and Betsey Johnson who continue to inspire her work today. Currently living in Los Angeles, Bridget directs music and fashion videos which have been featured on MTV, UKMTV and Pitchfork. Her short documentary, Middletown B-Boys won the Jesse Thompkins III Award of Distinction in Brooklyn, NY; and narrative films Spark and Take Out have screened at numerous festivals and on the web. She is honored to be a part of AFI's Directing Workshop for Women. You can view more of her work on her website: Sharkaa.com
DANIELLE KRUDY, Writer, Director of Photography
Originally from Ohio, Danielle has worked in the camera department on film productions in Los Angeles, New York and Germany. She values her time behind the camera but is equally thrilled to write for the screen and to create stories. She has worked on wide range of commercials, pilots and features including Black Swan, Cowboys and Aliens, Medallion and He Loves Me both in the camera department and as the assistant to oscar-nominated Director of Photography, Matthew Libatique, A.S.C. When she's not on set, Danielle likes to travel, surf and camp.
LARA EVERLY, Producer
Lara's directorial debut, Me, You, A Bag & Bamboo, was awarded Best Family Film at the Canada International Film Festival and won the Viewer's Choice award at the Ovation Short Film Contest, which led to a televised screening of the film. Other festival screenings include Hollywood, Nashville, Palm Beach, Temecula, SF Indie Fest and the Savannah Film Festival. Me, You, A Bag & Bamboo is distributed through Shorts International and is available on iTunes. Lara made her mark in the comedy world by directing viral comedies. A highlight is Pink Sweat, which Lara directed, co-wrote, produced and starred in. Festival screenings for Pink Sweat include DC Shorts Fest, San Diego, Black Rock City, Rincon International Film Festival (Puerto Rico), Boston Underground, Austin Film Festival and Mockfest, where the film won Best Editing. Pink Sweat is distributed by Snag Films. To check out all of Lara's work go to www.laraeverly.com
JERMAINE JAE, Producer
_Born in Rochester, New York, Jermaine Jae took interest in
both the arts and the business behind it. With a scholarship for Architecture Jermaine decided to temporally suppress his artistic side and learn the language of international business. After
having majored in Business Marketing and minored in Economics ,
Jermaine decided to merge his natural artistic abilities with his
exceptional entrepreneurial skills and pursue. Jermaine
immediately began working with producers at SkeeTV in Los Angeles.
There, he assisted in producing music
videos and original content for some of hip-hop and R&B's
biggest artists. Since then Jermaine has sold original content to places
like MTV and is currently completing his MFA at AFI.
AMELIA BROOKE, Production Designer
Amelia attended the Savannah College of Art and Design where she
concentrated in documentary filmmaking. She was fascinated by bizarre
cultures, folk lore, ancient crafts, and different (cooler, more fun)
ways of living. Quite crafty herself, Amelia balanced her
camera-oriented life by building furniture, making jewelry, painting,
general constructing, interior designing, sewing, and even earned a
minor in ceramics. In 2010 it clicked, she realized she could do all of
her beloved "hobbies" on camera as a Production Designer and Art
Director. She packed her bags and moved to Los Angeles, where she has
since Production Designed fantastical features for the SyFy channel, Art
Directed for Max Biscoe, been a Prop Maker for James Chinlund, and has
taken as many colorful, abstract projects as she can get her hands
on...OowieWanna topping her colorful charts! Now, instead of capturing
the neat things in this world, she creates them...check out more of her
work at www.createorcapture.com!
XUE "FOX" YIN, Editor
Xue worked her way up as an editor from China, studying Digital Media Arts at Communication University of China and Editing at Chapman University. Having worked as an editor and broadcasting director for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, and interned at CNN Beijing Bureau, Xue decided to make her switch into narrative filmmaking. Her recent short film GRAVEHEART screened at Cannes Film Festival this year and she worked as an assistant editor on a feature documentary and just started editing a feature film.
Songs by EMILY RITZ, Soundtrack by EMILY RITZ and ANDREW MAGUIRE
Emily is a musician and artist based in Oakland, CA. Currently she divides her time between her musical projects: Honeycomb, Yesway and Dreams.
Andrew Maguire is also a member of Dreams. He tours with musicians such as Mirah and Thao, and he plays some mean vibes.
MICHELLE ZAMORA, Puppet maker
Michelle Zamora is an L.A. based puppet designer/puppeteer originally from Brownsville,Texas. She has made puppets professionally for over 10 years. Puppet highlights include: Peter and the Wolf at The LA Phil (Giants are Small), Pee-Wee Herman Live on Stage (Shadow puppets, HBO/Broadway), Adidas, ESPN, Nintendo, Adult Swim, and Oowie Wanna! Most recently she built puppets and puppeteered in a documentary film (GMOfilm) and 2 Adult Swim promos (Planet of the Apes & UNDERWORLD). Follow all her puppet adventures at VLPwww.vivalapuppet.com!
DEVON ROGERS, Costume Designer
Devon Rodgers is a wardrobe stylist and costume designer based in Los Angeles. What can I say? The guy ain't afraid to get his hands dirty.
JACOB LINDAUER, Co-Producer
When he's not listening to comedy podcasts, or posing with sexy puppets, Jacob Lindauer co-produces the bejeezus out of a film. Locations? ON IT. Great attitude? ON IT.