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Ruben Fleischer

"As a child, Ruben Fleischer never dreamed of being a director, but after working as Miguel Arteta's assistant on two films, Chuck & Buck and The Good Girl, Ruben had incredible first hand access to see what directing was all about..." Read more at Ruben.fm

William Maxwell

As a lad of somewhat refined distinction, oft times beset with a quandary of how to spend the fecundity of his talents into sectors of the most humane and profitable enterprises, he has found the entrepreneurial pursuits of our culture to be, as ignoble as it sounds, the most generously effusive in their metaphysical paeans. He asks that you forgive his expatiations; they are but the humble and forthright efforts of a hopeful dilettante raconteur's efforts.

Michael Malarkey

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Marisol Torres

Marisol Torres

Marisol Torres’ first feature film, Boricua, premiered at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival and was acquired by UNIVERSAL for DVD release. She has worked on several films, television, and multi-media projects in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Most recently she has directed for LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, RAINES and working on a fiction script loosely based on her experiences in Iraq.

Maria Gigante

Maria Gigante works as freelance producer, director, and screenwriter in New York City and Chicago. In 2007, she earned her MFA in Film & Video from Columbia College Chicago and was a finalist for the 2007 MTV Movie Award “Best Filmmaker on Campus.” Her award-winning short film, Girls Room, continues to screen at festivals around the world, including BerlinInternational, Tribeca, and Montreal World.

Jon Steinhorst

Jon Steinhorst

Born in New London, Wisconsin, in 1974, Jon Steinhorst was initially trained as a lawn boy, maker-of-ice-cream-treats, hay baler, all-star wrestling test-dummy, fisherman, and builder-with-legos. Steinhorst pursued the visual arts in high school and received a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a concentration in graphic design.

John Maxwell

John Maxwell makes movies and cartoons with his brothers. He likes to act, direct and write in alphabetical order. He has worked professionally as an actor, director and theater administrator for Planet Ant Theatre in Detroit, MI and Shadowbox Cabaret in Columbus, OH. He currently lives in Chicago, IL and is always working on something.

Greg Nicolett

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Dave Adler

Dave Adler is a composer, producer, and keyboard player. After cutting his musical teeth with legendary funk drummer Clyde Stubblefield, he served as a music director for Chicago's Second City, Annoyance, and ImprovOlympic theaters, after which he completed USC's graduate program specializing in composition for motion pictures and television. From there he scored the first season of Comedy Central's UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE.

Dalila Droege

Dalila Droege received her MFA in Film Writing and Directing at Columbia College Chicago. She recently completed her thesis film, Voice Lessons, about a young Muslim Indian woman studying classical music in the US. She wrote and directed The Girls of Alden, a narrative which has won festival awards for directing, performance and cinematography. Droege began her career as a solo classical pianist after receiving her Bachelor’s of Music at age 19. In addition to her work as a director, Droege has worked extensively as a sound editor and re-recording mixer for film.

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