Patrick Bresnan is the son of a Vietnam veteran and grew up seeing the effects of the war on his father. He received his formal education working for notable Mission School artists Clare Rojas and Barry McGee (TWIST). His short documentary co-directed with Ivete Lucas, The Send-Off premiered at Sundance and received awards at SXSW, SFIFF and AFI FEST. His follow-up short The Rabbit Hunt had it’s European premier in the Berlinale Shorts competition and has won 20 awards including best short at Sheffield Doc Fest and a nomination for the IDA Award for Short Documentary. He and Ivete are currently in post production of a new feature documentary titled Pahokee. Patrick holds a masters degree in Sustainability from the University of Texas. In 2016, he and his partner Ivete Lucas were named to Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film.
Co- Director, Editor and Producer
Ivete Lucas was born in Brazil and started her filmmaking career in Mexico. At age 23 she received a grant from the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) to direct her first short film ASMA, which was shortlisted for the Mexican Academy Awards. Her short documentary THE SEND-OFF premiered at Sundance '16 and won jury awards at SXSW, AFI FEST and San Francisco Film Festival. Her new short film Roadside Attraction premiered at TIFF. She and her partner Patrick Bresnan were named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2016. She holds an MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin.
PJ Raval is an award-winning filmmaker whose credits include TRINIDAD (Winner, Best Documentary Cleveland International Film Festival 2009, Showtime, LOGO), The CHRISTEENE video collection (SXSW), and BEFORE YOU KNOW IT his latest documentary following the lives of three gay senior men (SXSW world premiere). Also an award-winning cinematographer, Raval’s work has earned him awards such as the ASC Charles B. Lang Jr. Heritage Award as well as the Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography. Raval’s work includes the 2009 Academy Award-nominated TROUBLE THE WATER. He is a recipient of a 2015 Guggenhiem Fellowship for his exception work in the film and video arts.
Keith Wilson is a cinematographer and visual artist based in San Francisco. His film work has been exhibited at Sundance, the Berlinale, South by Southwest as well as the U.S. National Gallery of Art. His artist book ALL THE BUILDINGS ON BURNET ROAD (2010) was exhibited at the Gagosian Gallery and the Brandhorst Museum as part of the exhibit Ed Ruscha & Co. In addition to co-creating and self-publishing (with Shannon O’Malley) GAY MEN DRAW VAGINAS (2014). In 2009, he began the ongoing interactive performance THE CAVE & MOUNTAIN TOUR, which was featured at the 2013 Fusebox Festival in Austin, Texas. Keith grew up on a cul-de-sac in suburban Atlanta and has an MFA in film production from the Radio-TV-Film Department at UT-Austin.
Associate Producer Dora Nedeczky is a producer based in Budapest, Hungary. In 2008 she founded Mindwax, a dynamic production hub working with established studio projects, documentaries, and the MA graduation films of the Hungarian Film Academy. Dora developed her skills at the EAVE Film Marketing Workshop, the MAIA Marketing & Distribution Workshop, Berlinale & Sarajevo Talents, while working on script development at SAVE OUR SCRIPTS, ENGAGE and Sources 2. She has been focusing on producing since 2010, ranging from LGBTQ sci-fi to Romanian new wave family dramas and small town incest love-stories, that screened at Clermont Ferrand, ISFF, Sarajevo, BFI London IFF, Guanajuato IFF Mexico, Frameline LGBT IFF San Fransicso, Kurzfiltage Winterthur among others. Dora's currently developing her first feature with Romanian director, Cristina Grosan, which will be a Hungarian-French co-production set to shoot early 2017.
Eric Friend works as a sound designer, composer, and re-recording mixer for narrative films, documentaries, shorts and television shows. He has composed original music for Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, and feature films such as The Happy Poet and America’s Parking Lot. As a musician, he was a member of the band Spoon and now plays with The Reivers. Eric worked for 13 years as in-house audio recordist and editor for Mike Judge, and currently runs Friendosound in Austin TX, an audio post facility that specializes in 5.1 surround sound.
Jeff Lorenz is a graduate of Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and specializes in producing, sound design and music for film and theater. He is a multi-instrumentalist who has also engineered recordings for musicians in Washington and Philadelphia. Jeff is an ongoing collaborator with SaBooge theatre company, having designed the sound and performed original music for SaBooge shows in Montreal, NYC, Philadelphia, Kingston, Toronto and Dublin.