MATT KOSHMRL, DIRECTOR
Matthew is a filmmaker and cinematographer born and raised in Minnesota. Specializing in documentary film, Matthew has produced and directed films around the United States and Internationally. After graduating with a B.A. in film production from Emerson College, he moved to Daegu, South Korea where he continued his work as a filmmaker at Daegu Compass, an arts & culture magazine and website. Matthew has worked as a DP on short films featured in screenings throughout South Korea and the USA, including the Austin Film Festival, Daegu Independent Short Film Festival, and the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. As a Continuing Fellowship Scholar at the University of Texas in Austin, Matthew has focused on films that explore the evolution of tradition, individual and national identity, and unseen processes.
JUAN PABLO GONZALES, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Juan Pablo is an MFA candidate in Radio, Television and Film at UT Austin. He has been a grantee of the Mexican National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA) and holds a Jesse H. Jones Fellowship for his MFA thesis. His work has been shown at the Morelia International Film Festival, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Slamdance Film Festival, Full Frame Film Festival, and at “La Semaine de la Critique” at the Cannes Film Festival for his latest short documentary: The Solitude of Memory.
CHRISTINA SUN KIM, EDITOR
Christina has called Minnesota, South Korea and Texas home before settling in Los Angeles. Moving across the world at a young age and never having a permanent home inspired her to want to connect people as a visual storyteller. While studying at University of Texas at Austin, Christina directed a short documentary, Dreams in All Sizes, which aired nationally on the Documentary Channel. She then solidified her passion as a storyteller while editing Tattooed Under Fire, a PBS documentary about Iraq veterans and their emotional scars. Christina is now based in Los Angeles and has earned her MFA in film production from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2014, she was one of six fellows to direct a short with Film Independent's Project Involve.
GA YOUNG LEE, PRODUCER
Ga Young is an MBA graduate from the St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. She has two years of experience in exhibition and convention industry as a manager, and six and half years of experience as a director of a language academy in South Korea. Her first short documentary: “Kim Bap”, portrayed a Korean traditional process across cities. She believes that “Dokdo” is an important piece of the country’s heritage that needs to be examined further.
JESÚS A. GERDEL, CO-PRODUCER/COMPOSER
Jesús is a film producer and composer born in Caracas, Venezuela. As a Muhammad Ali Center Scholar, he graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2015. His work covers a diverse range of genres/styles from short documentaries, and comedy sketches, to stereoscopic 3D, and experimental media. After nearly a decade of music theory/performance studies at a conservatory in Caracas, he is now based in Austin, working with artists from all around the world. Recent music credit includes composing for Carne Seca (SXSW Selection 2015 - Texas Shorts).