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BRIDEY ELLIOTT

Bridey Elliott is an actress, writer and director. After graduating from the National Theater Institute at Eugene O'Neill Center, she began performing stand-up in New York City where she became a regular at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Elliott starred in the SXSW Grand Jury Prize winner Fort Tilden, which was released by Orion Pictures in 2015. Her directorial debut, the short comedy “Affections”, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and went on to win the Special Jury Prize at IFF BOSTON as well as a theatrical run as part of the 2016 Sundance Shorts Tour. Bridey can be seen acting in Battle of The Sexes starring Emma Stone, as well as Steven Soderbergh’s “Mosaic” series for HBO. Bridey's 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 & CHARLES ROGERS

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.

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JOSHUA FU

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.

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STEPHANIE SZERLIP

Stephanie Szerlip is a filmmaker living in Los Angeles. After receiving a degree in Film & Media from SUNY Purchase, Stephanie began working as a technician for the iconic video art institution Electronic Art Intermix. After moving to LA, Stephanie began editing and directing commercial content for clients including Sonos, Maybelline, Vice, Marc Jacobs, Revlon, Shinola, and Beyond Yoga. Her first short film, “Sucker”, premiered on M2M in 2017. Her most recent short, “The Follower”, made its world premiere at the Maryland Film Festival in 2019. She is currently in development of her first feature film.