Bridey Elliott is an actress, writer and director. After graduating from the National Theater Institute at Eugene O'Neill Center, she became a regular at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Bridey starred in the 2014 SXSW Grand Jury Prize winner Fort Tilden. Her directorial debut, the short comedy “Affections”, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and part of the 2016 Sundance Shorts Tour. Bridey was in Battle of The Sexes starring Emma Stone, as well as Steven Soderbergh’s “Mosaic” series for HBO. Her directorial feature debut, Clara's Ghost, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was released by Orion Pictures in December of 2018.
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Jordan Firstman and Charles Rogers are the filmmakers behind the short film “Men Don’t Whisper”, which screened at Sundance and SXSW in 2018 and is currently being expanded into a feature film. Jordan is best known for his celebrated darkly comedic works “The Disgustings”, “Sold” and most recently “Call Your Father”, which he is adapting into a television series. He is a writer on the TBS series “Search Party”, which Charles co-created and executive produces. Charles also co-wrote and co-directed the independent feature Fort Tilden, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival.
Joshua Fu is a filmmaker, writer, and musician based in Los Angeles. He holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he received the Venable Herndon Undergraduate Screenwriting Award. As the former head of marketing at the New York indie film distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, he worked on films such as We Need to Talk About Kevin, Meek's Cutoff, Shut Up and Play the Hits, 12 O'Clock Boys, and Samsara, the sequel to the cult film Baraka. He is the co-creator of “Ching Chong Blues”, a web series that premiered as a Vimeo Staff Pick in 2018, and he is in development on his first feature film.
Patrick Lawrence is a Los Angeles based Editor and Director, originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He has edited 11 Feature Films since 2014, including Clara’s Ghost (Orion Classics), which world premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to having 4 films premiere at Sundance, projects that Patrick has edited have screened worldwide at SXSW, Cannes, LA Film Festival, Outfest, and more. Patrick recently served as Lead Editor on the short-form series Bonding, for Netflix and Anonymous Content, as well as the second season of This Close for AMC/SundanceTV. Patrick is endorsed by Adobe for his use of Premiere Pro and the Creative Cloud suite.
Sarah Winshall is an independent producer championing personal films with unique worldviews. She produced Bridey Elliott's 2018 dark comedy CLARA'S GHOST, and the 2018 documentary from director Jenny Murray, ¡LAS SANDINISTAS!. Other work includes Andrew Hevia's 2019 experimental documentary, LEAVE THE BUS THROUGH THE BROKEN WINDOW, Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley's upcoming STRAWBERRY MANSION, and several award-winning short films. She also dabbles as a film critic with pieces published in FILMMAKER Magazine, Screen Slate, and Under the Radar.