Cecilia Aldarondo holds an M.A. from Goldsmiths College and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Her personal documentary MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART is a co-production of Independent Television Service (ITVS) and Latino Public Broadcasting. The film has received additional support from the MacDowell Colony, the Sundance Institute, Jerome Foundation, Firelight Media, and New York State Council on the Arts, among others. In 2015 MEMORIES was selected for IFP's Independent Filmmaker Labs as well as Sundance Institute's Edit and Story Lab, and was the winner of the 2015 Paley DocPitch. Aldarondo is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Skidmore College, was the inaugural recipient of the Roberto Guerra Documentary Award in 2015, and has been named by FILMMAKER Magazine as one of 2015’s ‘25 New Faces of Independent Film.’
Brennan Vance is a filmmaker based in Minneapolis. He recently served as cinematographer for Cecilia Aldarondo's Memories of a Penitent Heart (Tribeca 2016) and The Weinstein Company's Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg (SXSW 2016). His work as Director of Photography for Twin Cities PBS has earned him two Emmy Awards. Brennan's short film Alma recently won Best Short Film at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival and his Jerome Foundation-funded feature directorial debut The Missing Sun is currently in post-production.
Hannah Buck is a New York-based editor who received her BA in Media arts from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. She has worked as an editor on the award-winning feature An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (Sundance, 2012), the impressionistic documentary Triptych (PBS, 2015), and 195 Lewis (Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2016). In 2014 she was awarded a MacDowell Colony Residency Fellowship to edit Memories of a Penitent Heart and in 2015 was a fellow at the Sundance Edit and Story Lab.
Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón writes music for accordions, toys and electronics as well as chamber ensembles and orchestras. Her music has been described as “wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative” (WQXR/Q2) and “mesmerizing and affecting” (Feast of Music) while The New York Times noted her “capacity to surprise” and her “quirky approach to scoring.” Angélica is currently a doctoral candidate at The Graduate Center (CUNY), where she studies composition with Tania León.
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