norma jean straw - writer & director
Norma has worked as a writer/producer/director on over 100 episodes of nationally broadcast TV, primarily educational children’s shows such as HIP HOP HARRY (Discovery Kids) and BIZKIDS (PBS), receiving two national Emmy nominations for Outstanding Children’s Series. She produced the narrative feature film EVERGREEN which premiered in dramatic competition at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. She is also a life long civic activist and community builder committed to social justice and environmental stewardship. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a gubernatorial appointed trustee for Washington Filmworks. View her portfolio here: www.strawstories.com
J. Brad Wilke - Producer
J. Brad Wilke (@jbwilke) is a co-founder and principal of Smarthouse Creative. Brad holds an MBA from the University of Washington's Foster School of Business, a Master of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington's Department of Communication, and a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Brad designs and executes digital, social media, and film distribution strategies for Smarthouse’s clients. Brad is also the founder of Wonderstream, an adjunct lecturer in digital marketing & film, as well as an award-winning filmmaker, produced feature-length screenwriter, and artistic director of the Portland Film Festival.
Stephanie mesiwala - producer
Santhosh Daniel - producer
Santhosh Daniel is a writer, producer and creative consultant specializing in strategic communications, social enterprise and independent media and arts. He is founder of the creative collective Compound and co-founder of Projector, a social innovation and storytelling media initiative. He serves on the Board of Directors of California Humanities and on the board of Found Sound Nation He has also served as a panelist and advisor for arts and media funds, including the San Francisco Arts Commission, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, California Documentary Project and Headlands Artist Residency. He has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington and a M.F.A. in English from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Ryan Elizalde - producer
lulu gargiulo - director of photography
In addition to hundreds of commercials and music videos for the likes of Pixies, The Replacements, and Mudhoney, Lulu's narrative work includes RENO 911! (20th Century Fox), THE YEAR OF MY JAPANESE COUSIN (PBS), and SPARE ME (SIFF Fly Film). Her documentary work includes the THE MEANING OF FOOD (PBS), and HYPE, which screened at Sundance in 1996. When not making films, she plays guitar in the seminal Seattle punk band Fastbacks. View her work here: www.luluwild.com.
angie harrison - production designer