FOUNDERS

Jack Dorfman

Ayla Xuan Chi Sullivan

Anders Minor

HE/HIM/HIS
THEY/THEM/THEIRS
HE/HIM/HIS
DIRECTOR  PRODUCER  EDITOR
PHOTOGRAPHER  MOTION GRAPHICS
DIRECTOR  WRITER  ACTOR  EDUCATOR
CINEMATOGRAPHER  PRODUCER

Jack Dorfman got his start making films at age 8 by taking his parents' home camcorder and accidentally taping over all their home movies. If you want to get on his good side, bring up musicals, Kieslowski, or the Talking Heads. If you want to get on his bad side, give him some ketchup. His most recent credits include You, Me, and the FAFSA and D.A.M.E.

BFA: University of Colorado Boulder.

Ayla Sullivan is an extra ass binch, though they wish their literal ass was more extra. They are mainly interested in interdisciplinary arts, free & radical arts education, sweet snuggles, and hauntings. Hailing from Denver and the elite slums of suburban Aurora, Colorado; they are Denver’s Second Youth Poet Laureate and have been published in Suspect Press, OUTFRONT, and interviewed for Colorado Public Radio, Westword, and 303 Magazine. As a playwright, their plays We are the Wake, WHITEWASH, TRANS/ACTIONS (co-written with Woodzick), and pieces for The Non Binary Monologue Project have premiered in Boulder; meanwhile Last Stop and TesserACT: Dimensions of Gender premiered in Denver. They also have written and starred in D.A.M.E. and You, Me, and the FAFSA.

BFA: University of Colorado Boulder.

MFA: Columbia University.

Homegrown in the wee town of Niwot, Colorado, Anders just finished wasting four years at the University of Colorado Boulder earning a BFA in film production and a minor in Spanish. Anders is the go-to director of photography for anything and everything Shift23, using his obnoxiously tall and skinny body to get the best angles for every shot. He is currently developing a short experimental documentary with Shift23, The Bombers, about his father's involvement with the infamous Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

BFA: University of Colorado Boulder.

COLLABORATORS

Farid Audee

HE/HIM/HIS
COMPOSER  MUSIC PRODUCER

Farid Audee is an up and coming producer, beat maker (yes they’re different) mix & mastering engineer, songwriter, top line genius, melody god, pop mastermind, industry insider wanna-be, and lasagna lover. Farid wants to solve the world’s problems with his music and crazy personality.

BS: Mercy College

Cassi Guerra

SHE/HER/HERS
DIRECTOR  EDITOR

Cassi grew up in Denver, Colorado and she won’t need a kids’ menu, thanks. She recently graduated with a BFA in film production from CU Boulder, where she focused (and continues to focus) much of her work on examining femininity through the lens of horror. Her other passions include cats, denim, and blankets.

BFA: University of Colorado Boulder.

Erin Neitzel

DIRECTOR  WRITER  ART DIRECTOR
SHE/HER/HERS

Erin Neitzel is a filmmaker and artist living in New York City, whose work focuses on the merging of our physical and electronic worlds, digital sexuality, and the 21st century human condition. Her works have been screened internationally at indie festivals and her creative network is ever expanding. Someday you may know her as the first arthouse filmmaker on Mars.

BFA: University of Colorado Boulder.

Bruce Tetsuya

HE/HIM/HIS
DIRECTOR  WRITER PHOTOGRAPHER

Bruce Tetsuya is a Japanese-American director and photographer based between Denver & NYC. His work currently focuses on the narrative beauty of movement through the pairing of dance and cinematography. Bruce’s latest short films, Nightjar, and In Wake of the Crashing Dawn, have garnered festival acclaim. Bruce is also the founder of Definition Indigo, a narrative filmmaking team, and “The Dance of Cinema”, an online film publication with over 10K followers. If he’s not on set, you can find Bruce on the tennis court, or exploring new lands.

BFA: University of Colorado Boulder.

Veronica Mendoza

DIRECTOR  WRITER  ACTOR  ART DIRECTOR
SHE/HER/HERS

Veronica Mendoza is a floral artist and filmmaker from the filthy city of Colorado Springs. In her art, she aims to provide raw, unadulterated representation for those who cannot express themselves, and as a form of therapy for herself and for others involved in her projects. She is passionate about working with her fellow comrade filmmakers on fighting the good fight through film and witchcraft. Cheers.

BFA: University of Colorado Boulder.

Kristen Williams

SHE/HER/HERS
DIRECTOR  EDITOR  ANIMATOR  PHOTOGRAPHER

Kristen Williams is a filmmaker, photographer, and animator from Denver, Colorado. She works in a combination of analog film and digital video, using experimental film processing techniques as well as digital and direct frame animation to create work that celebrates queerness and femininity, examines themes of death and horror, and discusses mental illness and recovery. Her films have screened in festivals and exhibitions internationally and her photographic and animation work has been featured in multiple online magazines. Her other passions and pastimes include drawing, relief printing, glittery makeup and eccentric fashion.

BFA: University of Colorado Boulder.

Madi Lyn

SHE/HER/HERS
WRITER  MAKEUP  SPECIAL EFFECTS

Madi is a practical filmmaking enthusiast with a flare for the macabre. She loves to create visual effects from found objects, especially of the edible variety. Her inspirations lie in the distinctly bizarre, citing the likes of David Lynch, Michel Gondry, and Noel Fielding.

BFA: University of Colorado Boulder.

Raine Roberts

SHE/HER/HERS
DIRECTOR  EDITOR  PRODUCER  PHOTOGRAPHER

Raine Roberts is a filmmaker, photographer, and artist living and working in New York City. Her goals are to create films that explore the inevitable imbalances in her life and in the lives of others, all while supporting and encouraging black, latinx, and LBGTQ, among other minority representations, filmmakers, creatives, and inventors. Raine has been credited in television series, feature documentaries, and over twenty short films, with roles ranging from director to editor to cinematographer to post assistant to producer. Her love for creative collaboration has allowed her to work on diverse and unique projects with many accomplished artists. Raine enjoys puzzles and finds filmmaking to be the most challenging, yet rewarding puzzle of all.

BFA: University of Colorado Boulder.

Dee Jimenez

HE/HIM/HIS
WRITER  ACTOR

I am an athlete of affect. A mime who has declared holy war on pantomimes. I have tied Marcel Marceau's body to my chariot and drag it around the city gates of Hollywood. I want a feast. I want a bean feast. I have fist-fought the devil and won (left). I have fought with the mind of Faust, the soul of Joan of Arc, and the heart of Don Juan. Now I'm hungry. I'm hungry for Cezanne's apples. I'm hungry for Muqi's persimmons. Someday I will eat the world. It's in the whites of my eyes.

BFA: University of Colorado Boulder.

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