Director, Producer, Writer Cecilia Aldarondo is an award-winning documentary director-producer whose work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, Firelight Media, Field of Vision, IFP, the Jerome Foundation, and many others. Her feature documentary Memories of a Penitent Heart had its World Premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and will be broadcast on POV in 2017. She is a 2017 Women at Sundance Fellow and was 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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