Michelle Lawler (Director of Photography) has been working in film for the past 8 years in a variety of roles in television and independent feature films including director of photography, assistant camera, gaffer, camera operator, and assistant editor. In 2007 she was selected as the Departmental Honoree of the graduating Cinema Studies class at San Francisco State University. She is currently directing Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight, a documentary about an elderly drag performer in San Francisco. In 2008 she was the recipient of the Frameline Completion Fund grant for her documentary.
Kaliisa Conlon (Editor) is an independent filmmaker, visual artist and co curator of Night Vision, the experimental film series at the Climate Theater in San Francisco. Driven by a distinct visual style and a desire to connect with her audience, Kaliisa pursues the creation of story, performance, and sound with a singular dedication. She performed in the mystic rock bands Pizza Party and Grey Gardens in the Pacific NW and currently resides in San Francisco, creating multi media art and performing as her alter ego Connie Dwarfin. Kaliisa is fascinated by the politics of identity, particularly the role that history and psychology play in shaping these perceptions. Kaliisa received her BFA in Film at California College of the Arts and her work has been screened at the deYoung Museum, the Pacific Film Archive, and national art galleries.
Jennifer D’Urso (Gaffer / Motion Graphics & Titles) is a San Francisco and Los Angeles based Cinematographer and Animation Director whose work has screened at the Pacific Film Archive, on the Sundance Channel, and in art galleries and film festivals worldwide. Jennifer received her BFA in Film and Media Arts from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. www.jenniferdurso.com
Seth ‘Lael’ Peterson (Sound Mixer/Original Score) is a musician gone sound tech to support his artist habits. Seth since has directed his love for recording to location sound, and has been grateful that he has had the opportunity to work on films that address social and political issues of our time. The influences of growing up in a large struggling non-nuclear family have made clear that his passion is to tell the stories of those struggling for basic acceptance and equality through music and sound.