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FRANCISCO LOPEZ

DIRECTOR/WRITER

 Francisco is a recent UC Santa Barbara film graduate. In his time at university, he served as an editor for numerous projects, several of which played at festivals. He also works as a freelance editor, and has done promotional videos for several startups.

MITCHKA SABERI

PRODUCER/WRITER

 Mitchka is a recent UC Santa Barbara film graduate who spent her time at university producing and assistant directing several projects including Mother of Chernobyl, which was selected for several festivals around the country and worldwide.

GARETH KELLY

PRODUCER

Gareth Kelly, himself a former undocumented immigrant, is a film industry professional from the UK who currently operates in California. Kelly's career in Journalism began during the historically chaotic coverage of the 2016 Presidential election in Florida working for a variety of regional, national, and international news organizations. He would return to California and take a position with Chicago Pacific Entertainment, the production company of director Andrew Davis (The Fugitive). Kelly was an Associate Producer on CPE's critically acclaimed documentary, Mentors - Tony & Santi. Kelly has focused on forging professional relationships with industry colleagues as well as writing and developing projects of his own.

ALEX GORMAN

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Alex is a cinematographer and  camera operator who recently graduated from UC Santa Barbara. During his time at school, he was the cinematographer for numerous projects, one of which won him Best Cinematographer at the 28th Reel Loud Film Festival. 

JOEY SZALKIEWICZ

CO-PRODUCER

Joey is a recent UC Santa Barbara graduate with a degree in Economics and Film/Media Studies. A strong passion for both film and the outdoors has led him to work on teams in some of the world’s most remote locations including the summit of Denali in Alaska as well as within a submerged cage at Guadalupe Island off the coast of Mexico.

ADAM COX

SOUND MIXER

 Adam is a UCSB Alumni and audio magician who has done sound design and mixing for several documentaries and narrative projects. Adam's post-grad works includes projects for Magnolia Pictures and Apple, with eyes on future productions.