Eugene (Director) is a filmmaker working in both experimental and narrative forms. He has written, produced, and directed numerous short films which have gone on to play at film festivals, micro-cinemas, and on broadcast television. His short film, 1000 Li, premiered on Time Warner Cable in New York as part of NET’s Faith Film Festival, and was supported by a Finishing Funds Grant from the Philadelphia Independent Film & Video Association (PIFVA). His previous work has screened at New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, Upstream Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, HDFEST, New Hope Film Festival, and the Whitsell Theater at the Portland Art Museum.
Eugene's feature-length screenplay, Michael's Story, was recently announced as the winner of the Screenplay Competition at the 37th Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) in New York City.
Eugene is also a 2014 recipient of an IAS Artist Project Grant from the Illinois Arts Council, which will support the completion of Self-Deportation: The Untold Tale of a Marginal Woman.
Cynthia (Producer) is a writer, media scholar, and producer. Her poetry has appeared in “The Best American Poetry” as well as other journals and compilations. She has published several articles on film & TV, with a special focus on images of race in popular culture. In addition, Cynthia teaches film studies. Through her production company, CreativeBond, Cynthia provides production services for a broad array of artists and projects, including for film and dance.
Tracy (Cinematographer) is a writer/filmmaker/photographer living in Portland, OR. His prose and poetry have appeared in various literary journals, including ZYZZYVA and Meat For Tea. In winter 2011, his short film “Company” won the audience award at PSU’s annual Visuals Film Festival at Fifth Avenue Cinema in Portland. His extensive experience in film/video runs the gamut of creative roles -- from Art Department on The Shins music video "Simple Song" to editing promotional spots for The Northwest Film Center.
Tracy is currently in post-production on his latest film, “Outside,” a Super 16 production shot last summer on the Oregon Coast. He recently received a 2013-14 Project Grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) to complete this film.
Sara Zalek (Choreographer) is an artist, choreographer, and arts programmer. Sara earned a BA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has performed in over 50 unique collaborations and solo works at venues nationally, including Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park, Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago), Dance Theatre Workshop (NYC), Merce Cunningham Studio (NYC), and Headwaters Theater (Portland, OR). Sara received CAAP grants in 2007 and 2009, and was awarded the LinkUp Residency with Aurora Tabar in 2012. Sara organized and produced Chicago’s first Butoh festival at the Chicago Cultural Center in April 2014, for which she was awarded a DCASE grant from the city of Chicago.
Brittney Leeanne Williams
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Brittney Leeanne Williams (Set Designer) is a visual artist who creates provocative work exploring ideas of identity, specifically racial identity. Brittney attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was a merit scholar in 2008 and 2009. Her work has appeared in group shows in LA, Santa Monica, and Chicago. Coming from a unique background in which she was raised by an African American family but attended an all-Asian demographic elementary school, Brittney explores racial identity from her own experience, while simultaneously engaging and inviting viewers to examine their own concepts of identity. She uses a range of media to create work that pushes the social structures that invisibly bind us. Her recent work is a series of striking self-portraits that confound viewers’ expectations of racial identity and embodiment
Julia Fuller (Editor) is originally from Oakland, California. She initially worked in photography and lighting design for theater, then in community media before receiving her MFA from Temple University. Julia recently completed two experimental documentaries, Illness Magnified and Every Speed, which have screened nationally and internationally at festivals, conferences, on television, and in classrooms. Every Speed, a collaboration with Lindsey Martin, won the Premio Asolo Award for Best Film on Architecture at the AsoloArtFilmFestival in Italy, and Illness Magnified won the award for best editing at the Diamond Screen Festival in Philadelphia and a jury award at the RxSM film Expo in Austin, Texas. Julia is currently working as an Editor and DP in Chicago.
- Lance Eliot Adams - Associate Producer
- Jason Matsumoto - Music Composer
- Dru Montague - Gaffer
- Adam Mizner - Sound (Location & Post)
- Nathan Olson - Grip
- Edwin Ruiz - Grip
- Ben Smith - Grip
- Tyler Hathaway - 1st Assistant Director
- Josh Stephenson - 2nd Assistant Director
- Donald Eggert III - DIT & Camera Assistant
- Clover Morrel - Movement Coach
- Kara Dent - Costumes
- Sarah Sharp - Makeup & Hair
- Ryan Gutz - Lead Set Builder
- Kayla Ginsburg - Assistant Set Designer
- Fred Frederiksen - Set Builder
- Musa Isa - Set Builder
- Francis Aguilar - Runner
- Connor Keeffe - Set Photographer
- Grace Pisula - Set Photographer & Builder
- Zareen Sirajullah - Production Assistant
- Justin Casselle - Production Assistant
- Zach Alsen - Production Assistant
- Ford Folliard - Production Assistant
- Paris Wilson - Production Assistant
- Brian Podlasek - Production Assistant
- Shweta Moorthy - Production Assistant
- Emmah Mabena - Production Assistant
- Harry Waldman - Production Assistant
- Omolara Alao-Aboko - Production Assistant
- Emma Roetzer - Production Assistant