Veronica Rodriguez grew up in Arizona watching countless movies and television shows with her Hispanic Brady Bunch family. Her love of the narrative followed her to Santa Clara University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Communications in 2013. She then went on to receive her M.F.A. in Producing for Film, Television, and New Media from The Peter Stark Producing Program at USC's School of Cinematic Arts in May of 2015. Veronica currently works at the premier comedy company, Funny Or Die, while developing her own long-form projects that she describes as "absurdity grounded in reality."
Pam Covington was born and raised in Dallas, Texas where she appeared in many professional stage productions and was named 'Best Young Actress' by The Dallas Observer magazine and 'Best Actress' by the Dallas Critics Forum for her portrayal of Helen Keller in DCT's production of The Miracle Worker. Pam graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Dramatic Arts in 2014. With a life long love of writing and the experience of working for a production company, she was ready to create her own, Kestrel Pictures. The production company’s first film, Hummingbird & Crane, was inspired by her own love of the intensely passionate world of birding, the quirky charm of Santa Fe, New Mexico and the intelligent and fierce young women she was friends with at the Hockaday School in Dallas. See more at her WEBSITE.
Natalia Brito was raised in Washington DC. Here she attended an early college program at George Washington University, and received an Associates Degree from the Columbian College of Arts and Science. She then attended the University of Southern California where she graduated cum laude with a double major in Spanish and Film and Television Production. Through her experience at the USC film school, she discovered a passion for production design and set dressing. Hummingbird and Crane (2015) was her first post-graduation project. The project brought her back to Santa Fe, New Mexico where she had lived for two years during her childhood. Since, she has designed the second season of cult classic GogoBoy Interrupted, dressed a short for American Girl Doll and has art directed several sketches for Univision’s Fusion. Currently, she works at Vicangelo Films, Inc. as executive assistant to producer and NAACP diversity expert Vic Bulluck.
Luke Haskard is a recent graduate of USC's School of Cinematic Arts. He was born in London and studied English Literature at the University of Leeds with a special focus on visual arts and spectatorship. Afterwards, he started making short films and music videos with actors at The Central School of Speech and Drama, rekindling his childhood passion of becoming a film director. He has written and directed six short films, as well as music videos for Glitches and Chuck Prophet. He edited the feature-length documentary Not Long Enough For Love, about an elderly Indian couple's 63-year relationship. A lifelong devotee of comedy, he sees laughter as the pressure valve of social tensions and a conduit for provocative thought.
Joe Shirley is a composer from Jackson Mississippi. He attended Loyola University New Orleans to study music composition, and began playing keyboards with a wide range of bands in New Orleans- jazz, funk, rock, folk, and singer/songwriter- and toured extensively with some. After earning his bachelor's degree, he began a film and commercial scoring company with another composer that had success on a local and national scale, and is still active. Shirley attended the University of Southern California's prestigious Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television graduate program, which he completed in May 2015 and is now living and working in Los Angeles. Fascinated with blending elements from the classical and contemporary realms, he enjoys working in an array of musical styles in his film music. Shirley's music can be found in productions for: History Channel, SyFy, XM Sirius Radio, MSG Network NY, Spike DDB NY, YesMen Corporation, Twisted Fiction Films, Peter Mayer New Orleans, and Storyville Post. See more at his WEBSITE.
Chris Morocco was born and raised in the Bay Area, CA. He began his journey as a filmmaker at the age of 8 years old, filming behind the scenes footage of his pyro-technician father on professional TV and film sets. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from St. Mary’s College HS, Chris went on to San Francisco State to pursue AV Production, and obtained a BA in Radio & TV Production. While completing his undergraduate degree, Chris started his own multimedia company called Movements in Media. Shortly after, Chris co-produced his first music video with his friend, Ryan Coogler. This shifted his focus to music video production, because it fused his passion of music and video production. After graduating from SF State, and while still running Movements in Media, he also acted as the Technical Director, and Lighting Designer, at El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater. While cranking out music videos for local musicians, Chris began to acquire clients in Southern California, and each project began to looks and feel more like a film. In an effort to learn more about film, and movie production, Chris applied to graduate school for cinema at USC, and was accepted. Chris spent three years dedicating his education to Film and TV production, focusing his efforts on production sound, film picture editing, sound editing and post production sound mixing. Chris graduated, Cum Laude, with his MFA from USC in the spring of 2016, and began working independently on both fiction and non-fiction films. See more at his WEBSITE.