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Jessica is an MFA Writer/Director at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. She has a passion and knack for crafting nuanced, naturalistic stories that explore human relationships and queer identity. Jessica graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Film Studies and Economics. She is a past recipient of the Jack Nicholson Distinguished Student Director Award, and her short film, Us, won a UCLA MFA Director's Spotlight Award in 2016, and consequently screened at the Directors Guild of America. Jessica is currently in post-production on her thesis film, Lose-Lose, about a teenage Asian American basketballer. The screenplay for Lose-Lose was selected as a Finalist in Shore Scripts' Short Film Competition in 2018.
Melody J. Sandoval was born and raised in Los Angeles. She received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and her MFA from UCLA's Producers Program. Melody has worked for the International Documentary Association, Lionsgate TV, and Scott Free. She currently works at United Talent Agency in Beverly Hills, CA.
Abram Paul Cerda
Abram Paul is a writer-director-producer based in Los Angeles. Originally from a conservative town in Southern California, Abram is devoted to telling the stories of queer characters of color whose stories otherwise go untold. He is currently in production on his first feature film, SHEAR, a documentary which follows the medical transition of a 17-year-old gender non-conforming teenage activist. Abram also works freelance as a videographer and photographer.
Amanda C. Miller is a stage, film, and voice actress and a company member at Theatre of N.O.T.E. and Little Candle Productions. She has studied at the University of Maryland, Impro Theatre, Second City, and Upright Citizens Brigade. You can currently hear her as Sailor Jupiter in Sailor Moon Crystal on Hulu, as well as the voice of Nabisco's Good Thins brand. She just launched her first web series on YouTube, a mockumentary paranormal comedy series called Ghosts 'n Stuff Inc.
Christine Weatherup is an actor and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She has appeared extensively in film and television, including on Mad Men, Grey's Anatomy and Westworld, and stars in the award-winning indie feature, Bread and Butter, opposite SNL's Bobby Moynihan. Most recently, Christine directed and starred in the upcoming short film, Killed in Action, a period drama set in post-WWII America.
Julia Swain is a cinematographer based in Southern California. She holds an MFA in Cinematography from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Aside from narrative and commercial shorts, Julia has lensed several feature films, including Killing Animals by James Franco, Jilted by Virigina Crawford, and Cassidy Red by Matt Knudsen. The See You Soon (Michael Brun) music video shot by Julia made MTV’s #1 top new video, and her other work has aired on networks such as VH1, ESPN and Adult Swim.
Giulia Davis is an actress, writer, reader, meditator, and more. This fall, she will be starring in a production of Cindy Lou Johnson's Brilliant Traces at the Friends and Artists Studio in Burbank, CA.