Ritchie Baez is a New York City police officer and a member of NYPD 12. After not meeting illegally imposed quotas, Baez was punished and assigned to “Sky Watch,” which stationed him in a mobile street tower. In 2015, when the police officer’s union called for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino after he appeared at a rally against police violence, Baez rejected the boycott telling The Guardian he thought it “should be a personal decision based on an officer’s conscience.”
Taylor is a Los Angeles based writer, producer, and director. Her work focuses on identity, relationships, sex, and intimacy, in particular from the female perspective. She graduated from Bates College in 2015 with a BA in Film & Television Rhetoric. This spring she will receive her MFA in Writing & Producing for Television from Loyola Marymount University.
Constance Brimelow is a documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Since graduating Bates
College in 2016, she has worked as an Associate Producer for THIS IS HOME (2018) – a feature length documentary that chronicles the first 8 months of four Syrian refugee families resettling in Baltimore, MD. It premiered at The Sundance Film Festival’18 and won The Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary. The film will be broadcast later this year on EPIX.
A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Trey Callaway graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts with the Abraham Polonsky Award for Excellence in Screenwriting.
Early success came when he wrote I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, the hit horror sequel, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., Brandy, and Jack Black, in his big screen debut. Not limiting himself to one genre, Trey also wrote an original western at Columbia Pictures called THE LAST WORD for director John Woo, as well as MISTY, a remake of the classic suspense film PLAY MISTY FOR ME, for Will Smith’s Overbrook Pictures at Universal. And after writing the animated comedy NICHOLAS CRICKET for Warner Brothers, Trey also developed an original CG feature for DreamWorks. His film adaptations include working closely with director Phillip Noyce and actor Harrison Ford on the big screen adaptation of Tom Clancy’s THE SUM OF ALL FEARS. He contributed to THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES for Paramount Pictures, and most recently penned SMOKE ON THE WATER, an action film for Thunder Road.
Trey’s small screen career has been no less active. He was the creator and executive producer of a breakthrough one-hour science fiction series entitled MERCY POINT for UPN. In partnership with director Tim Burton and Columbia Television, Trey wrote and executive produced LOST IN OZ, a series pilot based on the works of L.Frank Baum. For six years, Trey wrote on the CBS hit television series CSI:NY, starring Gary Sinise. And while producing 130 episodes of the iconic franchise, he also wrote and produced three original pilots for the same network, as well as four additional pilots for A&E, TNT, The CW, and SHOWTIME. Trey created “The Ghost Facers,” a popular and recurring ensemble of characters featured on the long-running genre series SUPERNATURAL, and was a Co-Executive Producer of REVOLUTION, the J.J. Abrams produced hit series on NBC. Trey was the Executive Producer and Showrunner of an acclaimed CW series called THE MESSENGERS, and also joined forces with Bill Lawrence (SCRUBS) and Steve Franks (PSYCH) to produce RUSH HOUR, a series based on the hit action-comedy movie franchise for CBS. Trey was the EP and Showrunner of APB, a high tech, high octane police procedural on the FOX Network. And currently, he is the EP and Showrunner of OUTRIDER, a new western event series for Amazon starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
But just to prove you can indeed go home again… for over a decade, Trey has also been a Professor in residence at his alma mater, the prestigious USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he first launched his successful career.
Trey Callaway lives in Los Angeles, California, where he is represented by CAA, Rain Management, and Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Mandelbaum & Morris.
Amy Geller is an award-winning filmmaker who has worked on numerous feature-length fiction and non-fiction films, including the PBS/BBC docudrama Murder at Harvard and the historical documentary For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism, broadcast internationally in Spain, France, Israel, and Japan and nationally on the Documentary Channel and WGBH-Boston. She also produced the Sundance Institute-supported narrative feature Stay Until Tomorrow, The War That Made America, a four-hour PBS mini-series, and Love and Other Anxieties, a personal documentary directed by funder-turned-filmmaker Lyda Kuth. The Guys Next Door (2016), which has screened at over 35 film festivals, theaters and in community screenings across the country, is her feature-length directorial debut along with co-director Allie Humenuk. Her latest project, and the second with writer/director Gerald Peary, is called The Rabbi Goes West and is about a Hasidic rabbi who moved from Brooklyn, New York to Bozeman, Montana to bring his Orthodox Judaism to the American west. She is currently teaching in Boston University’s graduate program for Cinema & Media Production
Brandon Kelley is a writer/director whose focus lies in pulling performances from actors. From a young age, Brandon has felt a strong passion for the performing arts; studying different acting techniques while performing for a variety of companies.
In college, Brandon stepped behind the camera and fell in love with directing.
Recently, Brandon was able to start their own company, bRandom Media which, in addition to production services, provides specialty camera services in VR/360°, Underwater and Hi-Speed cinematography. Under the bRandom moniker, Brandon has directed projects for Jack Daniels, Perrier, TD Bank, RBC/ VISA, Billboard, Dash Aerosports and others.
Brandon is an ardent supporter of universal human rights and believes that these rights are innate, and not subject to discrimination. This film is Brandon’s personal message to anyone with children, not only those parents of transgender children, to learn from and accept their kids.
Born and raised in Maine, Alex found her way to filmmaking by way of public radio. When she was 16 she left home for Uganda, and since then she has been working around the world producing and directing documentary films for organizations from Guatemala to Nepal.