COMING SOON TO A FILM FESTIVAL NEAR YOU
Anthony E. Cabral has been working in film, television and video production for over twenty years, since starting right out of high school. A graduate from Missouri State University with a degree in in Mass Media: Film Studies and Production, he has worked on several dozen projects in roughly a dozen different states, serving primarily as an Assistant Director. He is an active member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) as a First Assistant Director. While working on projects around the country, he continues as a Volunteer Manager for the Sundance Film Festival. Mr. Cabral is serving more as a producer on future projects, as well as stepping into the role of director. In 2014, he produced and directed the short film ‘Broke Juke’ with Karisa Bruin, who also produced, wrote and acted in the film. His short film is working through the film festival circuit now. Currently, he is attached to Co-Produce and serve as First Assistant Director on the crime drama ‘The Hollow’ in Mississippi with producer Ryan H. Jackson and producer/director Miles Doleac.
Karisa is a writer, actor, director and producer who has worked in both theater and film. She's currently a Screenwriting MFA candidate at DePaul University. The bulk of her training is in improv and comedy both in New York and Chicago. Her solo show, Making an Ass of U & Me, which she wrote and performed, was a selection at Voxfest 2013, Chicago Sketchfest 2014 and has been produced around Chicago. Her on-camera credits include numerous commercials, shorts and the forthcoming feature The Origins of Wit and Humor, staring Joe Hursley and Steve Lemme. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and a double major graduate of Dartmouth College.
Cinephile, cinematographer, producer, Robert Patrick Stern has dedicated his life to shooting professionally for almost 5 years. Photographing everything commercial to industrial has not satisfied his growing hunger for the visual medium. Translating six narratives into feature films has launched Robert onto solid ground, but the chase for a long career has just begun. With this in mind, Robert launched his own production company recently in 2013 with fellow production designer Sarah Sharp. The two produced many shorts with emphasis on period pieces under the name 'The Line Film Company' including 'The Muck,' a 2014 SXSW, CIFF, and Screamfest selection. Broke Juke is their eighth collaboration.
Allison Greenwood, born and raised in Minnesota, traveled to Chicago to attend DePaul University where she originally planned on studying pure mathematics. She soon realized her love for film making and post production and received her BA in Digital Cinema, minor in mathematics. She has worked as an editor at various film companies around Chicago, until moving to Champaign where she became a part of Shatterglass Studios.
Jonny returns to the Chicago music scene on the heels of wrapping production of his upcoming "Lovers" LP, after a year on hiatus. Drake's solo group is a seven piece, pulling talent from Jaime Rojo, Magical Beautiful, Brother George, and more. Daniel Villarreal on drums, Jim Drake on organ/guitar, Nick Broste on keys, Neal Neumann on bass, with Ann Marie Meiers and Christine Chung Kenny on backing vocals. Jonny's unique banjo and acoustic focused neo-folk sound recalls that of Roy Orbison, Neil Young, Grandaddy, Kurt Vile, and at times The National. Simple and dark, analog and tape driven, the new material is hypnotic and addictive.
Sarah Sharp, producer, production designer, MUA/hair designer, and FX Artist, Sharp has been working professionally in the hair/makeup/artistic film and fashion industry for several years. Her freelance company,MU Your World, has been recognized with multiple design and beauty awards, as well as selection recognition from Cannes and SXSW film festivals. Her drive and sometimes unrealistic dedication has offered her incredible opportunities to work with known talents including Sean Astin, Gil Cates Jr., Mimi Rogers, NHL star Patrick Kane, Sid Haig, Dean Jones, and many others.