Writers

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

Total Records Found: 307, showing 100 per page
First Name Carter
Last Name McDermott
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, PA, Art Department, Television, Feature Films, Intern
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Hi! I’m Carter McDermott, a current Film and TV undergraduate equipped with academic insights and hands-on production and screenwriting experience. I am eager to apply my skills and expand my knowledge as an intern/PA in a dynamic  professional environment. On set, I demonstrate a strong work ethic and a desire to learn. I am excited to contribute to the creative process and grow within the industry!
Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.linkedin.com/in/cartermcdermott
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) cartermcd13
First Name kayla
Last Name devereux
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, PA, Art Department, Set Design, Set Building, Television, Feature Films, Props
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Ryan
Last Name Gallerani
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Your Film Roles Writer, Editing, Film Buff
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.ryangallerani.com/video-editing
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) rmgallerani
First Name Yesenia
Last Name Esteban
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, PA, Marketing, Film Buff
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Yeseniaestebanfilms.myportfolio.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Yessi.creates
First Name Rob
Last Name Steinberg
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Your Film Roles Writer, Editing, Film Buff
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Rob is a comedian who writes and edits many of his own projects. He also loves helping with other people’s work whether that means helping with scripts, editing the footage, or even acting. His script experience besides his own work includes punching up other scripts and giving feedback. He has also written for several comedy sites such as The Hard Times and Hard Drive. His editing work over the years has ranged from music videos to social media for comedians.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Stobreinberg.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Stobreinberg
First Name Matt
Last Name Ronzani
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editing, Musician, Feature Films
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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
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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
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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
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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 Charles
Last Name Borg
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.smashtoconsulting.com/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Holden
Last Name Ochsenhirt
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.youtube.com/@thehookdown215
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @benpeacock80
First Name Yaz
Last Name Simpson
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Your Film Roles Writer, Intern
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) yazsimpson636.wixsite.com/storiesbyyaz
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @jazzy_yaz939
First Name Caniah
Last Name Miles
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Producer, Director, Set Design, Set Building, Theaters, Costumes, Props
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) book.heygoldie.com/A-Better-Me-Fitness-Club
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
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
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) N/A
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Nicolas
Last Name James
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, PA
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Bonni
Last Name McKeown
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.facebook.com/therhythmandthebluesmovie
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Hannah
Last Name Wetzel
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Your Film Roles Writer, Student
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A senior in college at North Park University, I am looking for any and all paid writing work in the film industry.

I hope to connect with you!

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.linkedin.com/in/hannah-wetzel-b51780165/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Kewan
Last Name Harrison
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Www.Kewanharrison.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @kewnharrison
First Name Aslum
Last Name Khan
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) akhan.contently.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Kiran
Last Name Pydi
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Your Film Roles Writer
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.facebook.com/kiranpaidi
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Ally
Last Name Stratis
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Your Film Roles Writer, PA
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) allyrosestratis.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @coffeeforthemoon
First Name Hugo
Last Name Serratos
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Cinematographer, PA, Editing, Film Buff
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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
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) youtu.be/S3mHQgFqo2c
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Blackwhiteandcolor2
First Name Kyle
Last Name Parris
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Television, Feature Films, Comedian, Film Buff
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.youtube.com/@parriskyle
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @kyleb.parris
First Name Allison
Last Name Fine
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Your Film Roles Writer
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.facebook.com/allison.v.fine
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Allison V. Fine
First Name Ayitey
Last Name Aryee
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Voice Acting, Editing, Television
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) youtube.com/@afrothunda7can
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Ayitey_marcus_
First Name Rachel
Last Name Bell
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Your Film Roles Writer, Editing
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.theunitekite.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Bryce
Last Name Gilman
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Editing, VFX, Sound Editing, Feature Films, Executive Producer
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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 Molly
Last Name Franklin
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Your Film Roles Writer
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A fiction writer by trade, Chicago artist Molly Franklin began writing for film in 2019 after a friend asked if she would trade mediums and try writing a successful short in three month’s time. She hesitantly agreed, not sure if her time-bending, segmented narrative dramas would work for film.

She was pleasantly surprised that not only did it work, but it worked well.

That first script, “Heirloom” was produced and premiered at Talus Films “12×12” festival where it won Fan Favorite. Since then, she has written twelve shorts and one feature length film and was listed by Camera Ambassador as one of the top femme screenwriters to work with in Chicago in 2021. In the past two years, seven of her scripts have been recognized in nineteen different competitions and festivals, with awards ranging from semi-finalist to category winner. She is hopeful for the future as she continues to learn and grow within the cinematic world.

“I believe that in order to be successful, art must be visceral,” She says. “It should leave no part of you untouched.”

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) youtu.be/DmdJgpJ14n8
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @Letsbefrank_molly
First Name Zayne
Last Name Miller
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, PA, Editing, Student
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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
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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
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @robert_zengeler
First Name Beth
Last Name Ashby
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Art Department, Editing, Props
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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
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) colum.joinhandshake.com/stu/users/24720526
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @elliemooody
First Name Boreas
Last Name O'Brien
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Your Film Roles Writer
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.clippings.me/boreasobrien
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
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
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) claireflopsy.wixsite.com/portfolio
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Keith
Last Name Nelson
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Cinematographer, Voice Acting, Editing, Sound Editing, Television, Intern
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) youtu.be/IpkF_0QzSBU
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Alec
Last Name Pinkston
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director
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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
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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 Kayla
Last Name Devereux
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, PA, Art Department, Television, Feature Films, Comedian
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.linkedin.com/in/kayla-devereux-b244219b/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @kuntygal
First Name Jason
Last Name Hart
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Grip, PA, Lighting
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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
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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
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) jusenufisplenty.me
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @jusenufisplenty
First Name Nia
Last Name Ricks
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Your Film Roles Writer, PA, Student
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Nia is what you would call a passionate student. Growing up on the north side of Chicago, Nia has not only experienced what Chicago life has to offer but still explores the virtues of the metropolitan city today. Nia is an undergraduate student at Columbia College Chicago, majoring in Film, and has a very special interest in knowing the craft of screenwriting. Nia envisions herself as a storyteller, and one of her artistic goals is to be able to make films and tell the type of stories that influences an audience. Nia’s passions in life are to become a successful writer, producer, director and hope to own her own production company in Los Angeles. Her biggest influencers include: Shonda Rhimes, Brad Bird, Tyler Perry and more. One day she hopes to emotionally move her audience in a way of producing a story that is truly meaningful and impactful to herself and others. During her High School years, Nia has joined numerous clubs and activities in writing, clubs that include: Poetry slam, Literary Magazine and creative writing sessions.
Individuality plays a big part in Nia. She is full of ambition, spark, and dedication. She has her goals well thought out and she never gives up. Her reliability and effort when it comes to her art is non-negotiable. She is steadfast and will always try her best to execute her work, whether it’s in school, or even at home. One thing is for certain, Nia has no intention of failing in anything she puts her mind to.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) niar06121.wixsite.com/nia-s-creative-portf
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Monika
Last Name Malinowski
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Your Film Roles Writer, Cinematographer, PA, Editing
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) youtube.com/@monikamalinowski
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @hi.im.monika
First Name Pavel
Last Name Inin
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Editing, Set Design, Feature Films, Executive Producer
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsos7l189Qo
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Kyle
Last Name Dal Santo
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Voice Acting, Film Buff
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Kyledalsanto.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @Kyle.dal.santo
First Name Justin
Last Name Roy
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Grip, PA, 1st AC
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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
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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
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Www.werulemedia.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Werulemedia
First Name Piyush
Last Name Mishra
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Your Film Roles Writer, Muggle
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Corrie
Last Name Younginer
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Voice Acting, Musician, Marketing, Comedian
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Ed
Last Name Toolis
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Your Film Roles Writer
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A Chicago-based comedy writer.

I have always thought that creativity is the human race’s most admirable quality, that it is what history was all about, and was something I always wanted to be. And to my mind, humor is the most creative form of writing.
Much, much later I figured out something else about it. Certain kinds of people need creativity for their mental health, and I was one of them. Seeing projects evolve in one’s mind has to be one of the most incredible experiences a human being can have. When a great idea for a piece hits you, it opens the door to the imagination and all kinds of interesting and inspiring thoughts come flooding through. And although this might sound a little crazy, the best things that happen to me in my life, are happening in my head.

I am the author, director and producer of my TV pilot, There’s an App for That, based on 2/5 of one of 4 books,  with the same name. It’s the Monty Python of the digital age. I’m also the author of Writing the Comedy Web Series & Screenplay, How to Come Up with Original Comic Material Each & Every Week and I’m currently working on How Writers & Actors Create Great Comic Characters

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) youtube.com/playlist?list=PLj0mJ3hbVZdoNWJE0SICLBylb8WbZI80d
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Cache
Last Name Petters-Matthews
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Editing
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) cachefilm.squarespace.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @kirakote
First Name Jennifer
Last Name Goodman
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Producer, Television, Feature Films
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Goodman, a multi-hyphenate from Chicago, is most known for her recent role opp Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul, and her starring role in a Tv series she created/wrote/produced, “Conrad,” opp Harry Lennix. Conrad is a story about a female detective on the autism spectrum uncovering a covert operation. Jennifer, who mirrors her character Kate Conrad on Conrad, is also on the Autism Spectrum and brings authenticity to the role. Harry Lennix, (The Blacklist), Eric Roberts, (Star 80, The Best of The Best), Hisham Tawfiq (The Blacklist) and Mia Talerico (Disney’s Good Luck Charlie) also star in the show. Jennifer also created, and produced a Psychological Thriller, (The Nest – 2018) that won her a notable Top Women Producers award in 2018. She is known for the company she Co-Created Lakefront Pictures, LLC with Conrad’s co-creator Ryan Atkins in which they write and produce narrative content. “Blackhatter” a Psychological Thriller (2022) and “Pictures Only” two projects she produced, won several festival awards. Her most recent feature film, The Unseen, starring RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad) and Christian Stolte (Chicago Fire), that she wrote, produced and also acted in, just received International and Domestic Distribution.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Www.jenniferagoodman.com Www.lakefrontpictures.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Jenniferkarum
First Name Kyle
Last Name Marvin
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Your Film Roles Writer, PA, Art Department, Editing, Tech, Marketing, Intern
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) kyle.design/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @km.arv
First Name Abigail
Last Name Griffith
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @abbygriffith19
First Name Madison
Last Name Shanley
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, PA, Art Department
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Chris
Last Name Ramirez
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Producer, Director, Grip, PA
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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
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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 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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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @kreras
First Name Nick
Last Name Pospisil
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Editing, Feature Films
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.nickpeditsmovies.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @nickpeditsmovies
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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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
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
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First Name Kayla
Last Name Appleby
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Your Film Roles Writer
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) kapple0202.journoportfolio.com/
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First Name Colin
Last Name Lucero-Dixon
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, PA, Editing, Live Events, Television, Feature Films, Studios
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First Name Andrew
Last Name Sochowski
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Your Film Roles Writer, Voice Acting, Editing
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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
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First Name Austin
Last Name Mooney
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Sound, Voice Acting, Musician, Sound Editing, Live Events, Television, Comedian
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I’m a writer and editor based in Chicago.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.austinmooneycom.com/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @austinseanmooney
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
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First Name Sommer
Last Name Santos
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Your Film Roles Writer, Editing, Student, Muggle
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First Name Mary Cruz
Last Name Camacho
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Editing, Television, Marketing, Executive Producer
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) en.cocomedia.tv/campaas--branding--
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First Name Andrew
Last Name Edborg
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Your Film Roles Writer, Carpentry, Student, Film Buff
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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 Vincent
Last Name Agustin
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, PA
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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 Taylor
Last Name Stageberg
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Producer, PA, Art Department, Voice Acting, Makeup, Theaters, Costumes, Intern
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) TaylorStageb
First Name Tom
Last Name Griffin
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Your Film Roles Writer, Grip, Editing
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.backstage.com/u/thomas-griffin-1/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @tom.griffin18
First Name Paul
Last Name Fagen
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.paulfagenactor.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @paulfagen
First Name Kasiana
Last Name Bartley
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, PA, Student
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First Name Patricia
Last Name Vallard
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Your Film Roles Writer
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) @#Movie260711
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Patricia Vallard
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 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
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First Name Daniel
Last Name Moskal
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Your Film Roles Writer
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Comedy screenwriter, getting back into the scene. I’m an old school improvisor (Definition of old school is I took class with Del Close) and in a sketch comedy group for 3 years. Working on screenplay with the intention of entering contests and finding representation. Would like to get to know independent filmmakers and help create YouTube comedy videos.

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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 Haley
Last Name Lloyd
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Your Film Roles Writer, PA, Intern
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) haileyglloyd
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