Directors

A list of directors in the Chicago Film Scene directory. Reach out to directors in Chicago about jobs and film work or collaboration here.

Total Records Found: 267, showing 100 per page
First Name Jake
Last Name Barth
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editing
Bio Filmmaker living in Chicago.
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) H@tcr@Bj0b
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @jacobloganbarth
First Name Aiden
Last Name Cummings
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Stunts, Props, Student, Film Buff
Bio
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @IAmToad_Man
First Name Aiden
Last Name Cummings
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Stunts, Props, Student, Film Buff
Bio
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @IAmToad_Man
First Name Alicia
Last Name Gardner
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Producer, Director
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) resumes.actorsaccess.com/aliciarottman
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Alicia_ann_gardner
First Name Jon
Last Name Silver
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Showpup.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @jonsilverpoop
First Name Elijah
Last Name Bolin
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Editing, 1st AC, Marketing, Intern, Comedian, Film Buff
Bio
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @iam_eb13
First Name Bharath
Last Name Kartha
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Adithya2001*
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) www.instagram.com/karthaentertainment/
First Name Ky
Last Name Blohm
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Editing
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) kyblohm.myportfolio.com/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) ktwb_photography
First Name Justin
Last Name Miller
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Your Film Roles Director
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.youtube.com/channel/UCRg5I4xkkn8waUkxkWZhxkA
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @doitjustinkace
First Name Andrew
Last Name Cohen
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Comedian
Bio
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @acohen203
First Name Liv
Last Name Lura
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Your Film Roles Acting, Producer, Director
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.backstage.com/u/olivia-lura/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @livlura
First Name Jayden
Last Name Bodziak
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Your Film Roles Director, PA, Editing, 1st AC, Television, Feature Films, Intern
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) omoidefilms.com/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @o.moide
First Name William
Last Name Blythe
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Editing
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.williamjamesblythe.com/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Joanny
Last Name Causse
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Editing
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) jocausse.com/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @jocausse
First Name Elliott
Last Name Koriath
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Grip, PA, Editing, Agency, Film Buff
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.linkedin.com/in/elliott-koriath/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Carlo
Last Name Liou
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editing
Bio

I am a producer, director, cinematographer and editor.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) YouTube.com/c/RISEABOVEPROSPER
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @vivacarlito
First Name Yesenia
Last Name Esteban
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, PA, Marketing, Film Buff
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Yeseniaestebanfilms.myportfolio.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Yessi.creates
First Name Ralph
Last Name Darski
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Your Film Roles Director, Sound, SFX, Sound Editing, Live Sound, Intern, Student
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) vimeo.com/user5983329
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @ralphycouple2tree
First Name Matt
Last Name Ronzani
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editing, Musician, Feature Films
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) vimeo.com/FutureCapsule
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Jason
Last Name Rogers
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, PA
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Stage32.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @Khyber43
First Name Kevin
Last Name Chatham
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Lighting, Sound, Voice Acting, Editing, Musician, Sound Editing, Feature Films
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.kevinbchatham.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Cesar
Last Name Ramirez
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, PA, Editing, Film Buff
Bio

Dedicated to the art of filmmaking and extremely collaborative. 10+ years of film knowledge, short films, and documentaries. Efficient and creative in utilizing a variety of equipment including iPhones, DSLRs, and cinema cameras.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) vimeo.com/741357955
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @cdram14
First Name Holden
Last Name Ochsenhirt
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.imdb.com/name/nm9586600/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) hochsenhirt20
First Name Whitney
Last Name Masters
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Producer, Director
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.whitneymasters.com/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @whitney.masters
First Name Jason
Last Name Nebergall
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Editing
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.jasonnebergall.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Iris
Last Name O'Brien
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Cinematographer, PA, Editing
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) irisfae.myportfolio.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @irisobrien.png
First Name Brian
Last Name Kille
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Marketing, Film Buff, Actor, Film Enthusiast
Bio

Writer by trade, my passion lies in storytelling with a purpose. I really enjoy comedy with a nice twist and an overlying message, however have experience with drama, documentary and horror. Happy to collab on a project and can even direct as well!

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) briankille.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @thebriankille
First Name Benjamin
Last Name Peacock
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Set Design
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.youtube.com/@thehookdown215
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @benpeacock80
First Name Caniah
Last Name Miles
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Producer, Director, Set Design, Set Building, Theaters, Costumes, Props
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) book.heygoldie.com/A-Better-Me-Fitness-Club
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Bianca
Last Name Tolbert
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Your Film Roles Director
Bio

Hello I’m a fairly new director. I have a kids show called khaki Colored kidz as seen on WGN on Saturday mornings and The CW Houston. I don’t have any formal training (although now I’m a student) just a vision. Looking to connect with other Film makers and children’s show directors.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) youtu.be/gY1uZv8DrzA?si=htXqS2rOD3RbLUbH
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Khaki Colored kidz
First Name Joseph
Last Name Collins
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, Voice Acting, SFX, Editing, VFX, Musician, Sound Editing, Feature Films, Tech
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) N/A
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Katerina
Last Name Bozhkova
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Your Film Roles Acting, Director
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.instagram.com/katerinabozhkova_/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Katerinabozhkova_
First Name Nicolas
Last Name James
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, PA
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.youtube.com/@nicjames8185/videos
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Nicolas James
First Name Emma
Last Name Husar
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Producer, Director, PA, Editing, Sound Editing, Feature Films
Bio

As writer/director, works best in genres/styles: surrealist, noir, horror, dark comedy

 

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) emmahusarscreenplays.wordpress.com/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @emerencia_002
First Name Jacob
Last Name Reed
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Lighting, Television, Feature Films, Intern, Film Buff
Bio

Region-based film and TV nerd.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) youtube.com/@jpr0328?si=wyedUwV53phHPwE8
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @Jpr0328
First Name Franchester
Last Name Williams
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Distributor, Editing, Television, Feature Films, Executive Producer, Film Buff
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.fwmediallc.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @franchesterwilliams
First Name Oliver
Last Name Staton
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Editing
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) OliverWilliamStaton.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @ollie_stat
First Name Ahmasi
Last Name Martin
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editing
Bio
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Nathaniel
Last Name Gogue
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Your Film Roles Acting, Director, Voice Acting
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) resumes.actorsaccess.com/2081724-5825899
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @ngogue189
First Name Conner
Last Name Zornow
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Your Film Roles Acting, Director, Voice Acting, Editing, VFX, Television, Feature Films, Tech, Marketing, Film Buff
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Http://Connerzornow.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Paul
Last Name Kanter
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Your Film Roles Director, Cinematographer, Editing, 1st AC, Feature Films, Film Buff
Bio

I am based in Elmhurst, a western suburb 30 minutes from Chicago.

I’m a videographer, photographer, director, and editor.

My passion is for narrative films, but I will love to help out on any film project.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.instagram.com/paulkanter/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @paulkanter
First Name Nitya
Last Name Mehrotra
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Your Film Roles Director, Animation, Marketing
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.nityamehrotra.com/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) film.nitya
First Name Kewan
Last Name Harrison
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, 1st AC
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Www.Kewanharrison.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @kewnharrison
First Name Hugo
Last Name Serratos
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Cinematographer, PA, Editing, Film Buff
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) vimeo.com/hugooserratos99
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Jalen
Last Name Snowden
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Film Buff
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) youtu.be/S3mHQgFqo2c
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Blackwhiteandcolor2
First Name Kate
Last Name Alden
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Your Film Roles Acting, Director, Television, Feature Films
Bio

Kate Alden is currently an (unintentionally) nomadic filmmaker who has lived and worked across the US, with concentrated stints in Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, and Boston. She graduated from Chapman University (after transferring from Emerson College) with a degree in Theater Performance and a minor in Film Production.

Kate’s creative spark (and deadpan wit) is shaped from her lived experiences as the kid of divorced creatives (a visual artist/designer and an acoustical engineer/musician) and forging an identity and perseverance out of childhood adversity.

Kate started in this industry as an actor, appearing on a multitude of features, commercials and television shows, including ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Sorry for your Loss,’ and ‘The Librarians.’ About 10 years ago, she began concentrating on production and dove headfirst into the entire process. She has worked primarily as a 1st Assistant Director for the past 6 years, helming movies for Paramount, Vertical Entertainment, Buffalo 8, and Blumhouse, and working with the talents of Ashley Judd, Keith Carradine, Eiza Gonzalez, Rosanna Arquette, Steve Coulter, Barbara Rosenblat, and many others. She helped develop and was the creative producer on the 2018 short ‘Relationship Deli’ which amassed over 10 million views and was featured on Funny or Die and in the New York Times. Since reviving her focus on directing (with a slight ambition jump from the plays and films she directed with her friends as a teenager), she has created several music videos (for indie darlings Therese Curatolo and Alyssa Suede), a handful of dark comedy shorts and is in development on two features and a documentary based on true stories.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.katealden.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @kateabouttown
First Name Akshaya
Last Name Sawant
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director
Bio

Akshaya Sawant is an award winning filmmaker with an extensive experience of working in India and the United States across branded content, episodic series, narrative films, documentaries and social media campaigns. Most recently, she was invited to Dubai by the U. S. Consulate to exhibit her cross-border short film When Jay Met Ammar; The film has been released in 190 countries on the popular OTT platform Zee5.

As a Director and Creative Producer, she has worked with prominent global brands such as Spotify, Netflix and Amazon, collaborating with superstars of the Indian film industry, esteemed sports personalities, leading political figures and popular influencers across multiple campaigns. Her films have featured on Disney Hotstar, Zee5, Roku TV and KVMD, the national broadcasting channel for Southern California. Her first feature documentary Talking To The Wind received 2 grants from The Virgin Unite Social Impact Film Fund (2017 and 2018), won 8 prestigious awards and screened at 17 International film festivals in 7 countries. Her extensive 10 years of content creation experience with roots in photography, design and fine arts empowers her to navigate each story through a unique and intentional perspective, with a dash of magical realism.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and completed her Master’s in Film and Media Art from Emerson College (Boston) earning the Dean’s Fellowship. In July 2020, she was invited by the U. S. Presidential Scholars as the Keynote Speaker to discuss Narration – as Art and Responsibility at the Morningside Scholars Forum in China. In 2021, she was granted the O1B visa which is awarded by the U. S. government to select Individuals with extraordinary achievements in art. When not working, she spends her time making art with her nephew, exploring new places and chasing sunsets.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.akshayasawant.com/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @kshaya_
First Name Ayitey
Last Name Aryee
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Voice Acting, Editing, Television
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) youtube.com/@afrothunda7can
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Ayitey_marcus_
First Name Bryce
Last Name Gilman
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Editing, VFX, Sound Editing, Feature Films, Executive Producer
Bio

Local filmmaker, based out of Schaumburg, IL. I write, produce, direct and edit all of the projects that are produced and distributed from my studio BGil Studios. I’ve been a professional indie filmmaker since 2016 (when I graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art- Schaumburg).

I’ve always wanted to create my own action packed original stories based in the Superhero genre, with own flare of story telling that brings the audience to the edge of their seat through an engaging character driven story, that makes them want to see more. My writing style for the films I create is very episodic in nature, because I feel you can’t tell a good story with out having to flesh out all the important elements in one film.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.bgilstudios.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @brygil19
First Name Zayne
Last Name Miller
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, PA, Editing, Student
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) stilllatent.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) zmmiscellanea
First Name Carlos
Last Name Lerma
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Executive Producer
Bio

Carlos Lerma is a Mexican multi-hyphenate writer, director, and producer. Lerma is best known for his festival-acclaimed original films, which include “Wish We Never Met” (2022), “Sunflower’s Friend” (2022), and “Faraway Fiesta” (2023). Lerma has also adapted some of his publications for the screen, such as “The Wright Choice” (2022). Additionally, he has published illustrated poetry books, including “Underdog Days” (2022), which is an English translation of one of his Spanish best-selling books.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.carloselerma.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @carloselerma
First Name Robert
Last Name Zengeler
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, PA, Intern
Bio
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @robert_zengeler
First Name Beth
Last Name Ashby
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Art Department, Editing, Props
Bio

Beth Ashby is a Chicago-based writer/director whose work revolves around the fantastical on a personal scale. Before earning her MFA at Columbia College Chicago, she made branded digital series for clients including Build-a-Bear, Cepia, and SEGA.  She’s worked in almost every position in the art department for commercials, branded digital content, music videos, and narrative projects, including a Mid-America Emmy Winner for best Long Form Content.  Her multiple awards for writing include the grand prize in Champion Screenwriting Competition and second place in Scriptapalooza, and her work has screened at festivals across two countries.  She centers the narratives of misfits, as well as LGBTQ and neurodivergent characters, and believes storytelling that normalizes inclusion, empathy, and nonviolence is more than capable of keeping audiences enraptured.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) bashbyfilms.com/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @BashbyKnows
First Name Ellie
Last Name Moody
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, PA, Voice Acting, Editing, Makeup, Set Building, Television, Feature Films, Intern, Student, Comedian
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) colum.joinhandshake.com/stu/users/24720526
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @elliemooody
First Name Claire
Last Name Cohen
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Producer, Director, Grip, PA, Art Department, Voice Acting, Editing, Hair, Makeup, Set Design, Television, Feature Films, Theaters, Costumes, Props, Marketing, Intern, Student
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) claireflopsy.wixsite.com/portfolio
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Derrick
Last Name Smith
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Your Film Roles Director
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.youtube.com/@ChicagoEvent773
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) ChicagoEvent773
First Name Aleksei
Last Name Baturin
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Your Film Roles Director, Cinematographer, Editing, VFX
Bio

A cinematographer with over 13 years of experience in the video production field.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) 1895.media
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @artbat.aleksei
First Name Alec
Last Name Pinkston
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.alecpinkston.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @alecpinkston
First Name Diana
Last Name Quinones Rivera
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director
Bio
Mentored by legendary filmmaker, the late Albert Maysles, Diana Quiñones Rivera started her filmmaking career in 2006. One of her documentary films, “It’s a Feeling, Dancing with Jeff Selby” was screened at the Dance on Camera Film Festival at Lincoln Center in 2014 and at the Cinédanse Film Festival in Quebec in 2015.  

Quiñones Rivera completed a fellowship with Kartemquin Film’s Diverse Voices in Docs in 2016.  The same year, she directed the music video for Zeshan B’s “Cryin’ In The Streets”. The video premiered in 2017 and was featured in Rolling Stone magazine, American Songwriter, Impose magazine and the Chicago Reader.  In 2017 Quiñones Rivera screened the first episode of her new docu-series, Darling Shear, at the NewFest Film Festival in New York City and the DuSable Museum of Chicago. The first season is available on OTV. She obtained a B.A. in Film and Literature at University of Puerto Rico, a Post Graduate certificate in Filmmaking at London Film School and an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College, NYC. 

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) monserati.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @diaquiri
First Name Jack
Last Name Salzman
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Your Film Roles Director, PA, Voice Acting, Television, Feature Films
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Www.facebook.com/jacksalzman1
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @jackrsalzman
First Name Josh
Last Name Geyer
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Your Film Roles Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Editing, 1st AC
Bio

I’m a new Chicago-based DP with experience in a bit of everything. I love to collaborate and I’m happy to lend a hand wherever it’s needed!

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.geyer.media
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @joshageyer
First Name Jason
Last Name Hart
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Grip, PA, Lighting
Bio

Director, Grip, Writer, & Script Supervisor looking to help out on productions!

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Jasonhartfilm.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @alrightyjason
First Name Allison
Last Name Riley
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, PA, Art Department
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) arileyproduction.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @allie_riley
First Name Craig
Last Name Hard
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, PA, Art Department, Set Design, Props, Film Buff
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) jusenufisplenty.me
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @jusenufisplenty
First Name Pavel
Last Name Inin
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Editing, Set Design, Feature Films, Executive Producer
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsos7l189Qo
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Anthony
Last Name Heavens
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Your Film Roles Acting, Director, Sound, Voice Acting, Editing, Sound Editing
Bio
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Justin
Last Name Roy
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Grip, PA, 1st AC
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) justinroymovies.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) justin.c.roy
First Name Pranav
Last Name Sethi
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Tech
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Pradigy
First Name Justin
Last Name Osby
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Lighting, Sound, Editing, Sound Editing, Television, Feature Films, Rental
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Www.werulemedia.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Werulemedia
First Name Joshua
Last Name Boshell
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Your Film Roles Director, Art Department, Sound, SFX, Editing
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.joshuaboshell.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @joshuaboshell
First Name Cache
Last Name Petters-Matthews
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Editing
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) cachefilm.squarespace.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @kirakote
First Name Jamie
Last Name Kreppein
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @j_krepps
First Name Sandra
Last Name Hoighton Soto
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director, Art Department, Set Design, Props, Marketing, Intern, Executive Producer
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) sandrahoughton10.myportfolio.com/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @sandrahs102
First Name Chris
Last Name Ramirez
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Producer, Director, Grip, PA
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) vimeo.com/manage/videos/387211029
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name ROB
Last Name CHRISTOPHER
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Film Buff
Bio

Rob Christopher wrote, directed, and starred in the acclaimed fiction feature Pause of the Clock, which had its World Premiere at the Denver Film Festival in 2015 and screened at the Gene Siskel Film Center in 2016. In January 2017 it was nominated for “Best Chicago Film” by the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle. His second film, Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago, had its World Premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival, screened at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image and in several other cities, and was acquired by Cinedigm; it is now streaming on Fandor, Amazon Video, Vudu, Hoopla, Apple TV, and other apps.

For his next film project, he is adapting Gary Indiana’s wicked satire Depraved Indifference. Evangeline Slote, a sociopathic grifter who’s a master manipulator of both people and information, heads a family of con artists who specialize in identity theft. When her alcoholic husband Warren is felled by a massive heart attack, she and her incestuously devoted son Devin concoct a final desperate scheme—which may require the elimination of an elderly New York socialite to complete.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.roysworldfilm.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) roysworldfilm
First Name Brandon
Last Name Pullum
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Your Film Roles Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Art Department, Editing, Set Design, Intern, Best Boy
Bio
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) bcpullum.wixsite.com/demo
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) brandon_pcali
First Name Jon
Last Name Gollner
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director, Editing
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Jon Gollner is a Wisconsin-born, Chicago-based filmmaker and editor who has worked on a variety of film and television productions. His recent credits include editing the feature film Moving Parts, editing and producing PBS’s food and interview series To Dine For with Kate Sullivan, and several short films that have played in numerous film festivals. Jon strives to tell stories full of empathy, humor, and celebration of people and their passions.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) vimeo.com/399715636
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @jongollner
First Name Ernesto
Last Name Carreras
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Voice Acting, Editing, Sound Editing, Muggle
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @kreras
First Name Emerson
Last Name Cole
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, Sound, Live Sound, Live Events, Television, Feature Films, Union
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My name is Emerson Cole, a graduate of Columbia College Chicago. I have experience in many types of production mediums, including but not limited to film, TV, theatre, live events, industrials, and documentary work in various positions. I have been working steadily since graduation and want to continue doing so.

I have been working as a sound mixer since 2018 and have been growing my knowledge since. I really started to build out my sound resume in 2021 with the various types of jobs I was contracted for. I was sound mixer on a tier 1b feature film and worked with a boom operator. I recorded audio for interviews of celebrity artists for Amazon Music Rotation at Dreamville Festival, an indie TV show called Upside Brown where I controlled up to eight different wireless tracks and sometimes duel boom with my operator and myself, Chicago Marathon on the B camera team for a commercial for Abbott where I walked about 10 miles with my kit while capturing different subjects and ambient sound, and a documentary show on LG TVs called The Rivalries where I did interviews, Verite style, and boomed an entire lacrosse game for three and a half hours.

For a while, I have been growing my sound package. I currently am running a Sound Devices Mix Pre 10 ii, Schoeps CMIT 5U, two Lectrosonics LT/LR with Cos11d lavs, Røde NTG 3, and Røde Wireless Go II transmitters and receiver with Countryman B3 lavs. I own a Comtek transmitter and three receivers, two Denecke JB-1 Timecode boxes and Denecke TS-C timecode slate. I also have a relationship with Cinespace’s Second City Sound to rent from as well as other local rental houses if needed to rent.

Given my drive to learn, I want to make your project better by having such dedication to doing better. With my quick technical knowledge, I will be able to accomplish any task given to me.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) emersonfilmsstuff.wixsite.com/film/sound
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @emersonc3799
First Name Sam
Last Name Boord
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, PA, Sound, Television, Feature Films, Student
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First Name Justin
Last Name Senkbile
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director
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Justin Senkbile is a writer and filmmaker living in Chicago. A former film critic for the Omaha Reader and NET Radio, his feature script THE IDEALIST was a 2019 ScreenCraft Fellowship quarterfinalist and a participant in the 2022 Stowe Story Labs. His film THE REGULARS won the best actress award at the 2016 White Light City Film Festival.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) vimeo.com/jmsenkbile
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Atarah
Last Name Jeffers
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Art Department, Editing, Film Buff
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.atarahjeffers.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @AtarahJeffersProductions
First Name Asif
Last Name Ahmed
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer
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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2382945/

Asif Ahmed is a Writer, Cinematographer (Director of Photography), Director, Editor, & Producer- A True Filmmaker!  Asif has worked in the industry for  20+ years attending film school, worked at Technicolor studying under DP’s and colorists and worked at all the major studios.

His professional credits includes award winning feature films, shorts, commercials, television and Asif has also produced content for countless brands and was also an in-house director/producer for AT&T.

He has raised financing for films and has shot projects on 6 continents in more than 2 dozen countries.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) filmasif.com/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @filmasif
First Name Kevin
Last Name Kelley
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Lighting, Editing
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IATSE Local 476 Set Lighting Technician; Co-Founder at Red Band Entertainment; Phoenix born, Chicago based. Looking to expand my resume and experience collaborating with local talent to make something great! Aiming for the silver screen.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Redbandentertainment.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Max
Last Name Brudvig
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director, Editing
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I’m a Chicago based producer and founder of Chicago Film Scene. If you have any questions please ask. mbruds@gmail.com

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) maxbrudvig.com/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @chicagofilmscene
First Name Myles
Last Name Teague
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Editing, Theaters, Rental, Agency, Executive Producer
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) mylesteague.work
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @mylesteague
First Name Richard
Last Name Fields
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director, Cinematographer
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.richardtfields.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) twinvoyageproductions
First Name Mishu
Last Name Hilmy
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Investor, Director
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Mishu currently writes, directs, and produces films of various lengths in Chicago; where the past winters have been so cold the only imaginable reason he has stayed must be undefeatable self-loathing.

He has previously lived in New York (Brooklyn and Binghamton), New Orleans, and Whitewater Wisconsin—where you can go to find cheese hats, Miller High Life, and rock bottom.

Prior to filmmaking, he had spent the past decade desperately seeking validation in a profoundly unsuccessful career in theater and comedy. His theater experience—which can only be described as the opposite of lucrative—lead him to writing and performing in an original comedy special ‘Trapped in the Netflix’, devising the “diluted social satire” play ‘Good Morning Gitmo’, and directing the interactive theatrical experience ‘Out to Get You’; which the Chicago Reader chronicled as “the sort of unwieldy mess only true ambition could create.”

Mishu is grateful to have taken a step away from theater and live performance to focus on filmmaking. Since the transition, he has written and shot six short films. He is now raising funds to shoot a feature film for a brilliant screenplay he has penned.

He is forever thankful to his partner Audrey, his family, and the casts, crews, and audiences who generously share their time.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.youtube.com/@ohhmaybemedia/videos
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @ohhmaybemedia
First Name Daniel
Last Name Montgomery
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Musician, Student
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq1OVfMXk_s
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) imdannymontgomery
First Name Margherita
Last Name Vricella
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Your Film Roles Director
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @margherita.ville
First Name Vincent
Last Name Agustin
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, PA
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) vincentjagustin
First Name Max
Last Name DeGenova
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director
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I am an independent filmmaker, screenwriter, poet, photographer, and musician. I am a native Chicagoan, currently living and working in the Ravenswood neighborhood.

I started making movies when I was 7. As a teen I dove into theater, poetry, piano, and photography. Then filmmaking re-emerged as my primary art form because I realized that it’s the creative culmination of all these fields.

I am a fiercely contemplative and introverted person, and it is ultimately reflected in my films: I’m interested in exploring solitude, romanticism, identity development, love & loss, and all of their intersections. I’m inspired by films that are unafraid to slowly gaze, to move at a human pace, and to draw the viewer into a kind of transcendent co-creation.

I’m grateful that in the last 10 years I’ve amassed a body of work that reflects my evolution as a human. It has helped me see myself. In the next ten years I hope to further blur the line between art and life, and to by extension create a space where others can, through narrative and character, witness their own humanity and growth. I hope that my work is as much of a balm to them as it is to me.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.mtdegenova.net
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @mtdegenova
First Name Lakeisha
Last Name Sweet
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Your Film Roles Acting, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editing, Hair, Makeup, Executive Producer
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Johan
Last Name Perruchoud
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Cinematographer
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.ioone.art
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @io_one
First Name Emma
Last Name Hutchinson
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Your Film Roles Acting, Producer, Director
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Hello! I am a current student at  DePaul University, graduating in June 2023, and looking for opportunities during my last few quarters and post-grad.

I am a very organized, creative, and detail-oriented person and I pride my self on my out-of-the-box thinking and flexibility. My concentration is in Producing, but I have some experience in Directing, Writing, Editing, and Acting as well.

Email me if you are interested in collaborating and I can show you some of the projects I’ve worked on.

-Emma

 

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @emmanhutch
First Name John-Emery
Last Name Coleman
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) jemerycoleman.wixsite.com/portfolio
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Jerry
Last Name Vasilatos
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Editing
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.nitestar.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @jerryvasilatos
First Name Susan
Last Name Kelsey
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director, Drone Operator
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Chicagolegacyfilms.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Rodescu
Last Name Hopkins
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, PA, Editing, Comedian
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My name is Rodescu Hopkins II. I am 32 years old and finishing my last year in film school. I’ve been a  freelance photographer for years and want to expand and explore the art form of cinema.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) rodescuhopkins.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Rodescuhopkinsii
First Name Rus
Last Name Blemker
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Set Design, Props
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) catharticentertainment.com