Rebecca Watkins is a young director and writer in the Chicago area. They focus on stories that deal with trauma through a magical realism lens. They have previously directed two stage adaptations of Peter Pan, as well as other devised work focused on trauma. Rebecca’s experience as a dancer and visual artists add to their storytelling in lush visuals, choreographed scenes, and folkloric aesthetics and themes.

Katie Bryan is a broadcast Producer with two decades of experience in advertising, reality, documentary, and scripted film and television. With national and international distribution, her portfolio includes heavy hitters like Showtime, Discovery Channel, CNBC, Big Ten Network and History Channel. Her first feature film, Dead Draw, has won awards at film festivals across the country including Audience Choice at the San Diego International Film Festival 2016, Best of Festival Metropolitan Film Festival of NYC 2016, and Best Ensemble Cast SOHO International Film Festival. She is currently in production on a feature documentary about the struggles of living with chronic pain and care taking for it.  In her spare time, she is an officer and member of the Gastrointestinal Research Foundation Associates Board at the University of Chicago.

Alejandro Marin has been collaborating with filmmakers as a director of photography for nearly 20 years.  His cinematic journey has taken him around the world to work in just about every genre in the medium including narratives, commercials and documentaries.  Recently he worked on an award-winning docu-series for PBS titled “Firsthand: Living in Poverty” which focused on five subjects that had experienced intergenerational poverty in the city of Chicago.  Commercial clients he has filmed for over the years include Wilson Tennis, Kohler, Dodge, RedBull, Toyota, and Samsung. He also loves dabbling in directing.  “Kaleidoscope Killer” a psychedelic-horror-short-film he wrote and directed is due to be released in March of 2024. 

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