Andrew Reid 

Director / Writer

I am a filmmaker and storyteller originally from Kingston, Jamaica. Recent graduate with a Masters of Arts in Film Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. My passion for storytelling spawned at the age of 21.  While in Mexico, I became paralyzed from the chest down. A malformation of my blood vessels resulted in a rupture which compressed my spine while I was sleeping, leaving me completely paralyzed. I was told by doctors I would never walk again but with dedication and perseverance I regained movement. Today, I walk again with the assistance of a cane and continue to progress in strength and health. After my injury, I refused to be restricted in my success and moved to Los Angeles to develop my creative skills at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. 

You can learn more at www.ReidtheStory.com

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Roberto Saieh


Roberto has an MFA in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California and, more than anything, would love to have coffee with his grandfather… even though Roberto’s the worst Colombian ever because he doesn’t drink coffee.

He has placed twice in the PAGE Awards with his feature Magdalena and his short Shine.


Jake Katofsky


A recent MFA graduate of the USC Peter Stark Producing Program, Jake has associate produced feature Live Cargo, starring Lakeith Stanfield, Dre Hemingway, and Robert Wisdom, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016. Jake also has three short films  (Duvall et al., The Shadow, and The Bare Knuckle Gentlemen) that each look to make a big festival splash in 2018-2019.


Eric Baird


A recent grad from USC with his Masters in Film & Television Production, Eric focused primarily on directing and producing.  He was a producer on THE WASTE LAND. [Maryland International Film Festival (Best Student Film), Dances with Films, Camerimage.  An associate producer on MY LOYAL AUDIENCE [Catalina Film Festival (Festival Treasure Award), Sunscreen Film Festival (Best Short Film), Santa Fe Independent Film Festival].

1st Assistant Director: Kelly Austin Davis

2nd Assistant Director: Riham El-Ounsi

Cinematography by Ante Cheng

Edited by Jonathan Petermann

Music by Erick Del Aguila 

Production Design by PC Peng & Menghan “Kiki” Qi

Costumes by Casey Nguyen

Casting by Christy Faison & Jami Rudofsky

Stunt Coordinator: Tony Snegoff

Associate Producer: Martina Lee

Script Supervisor: Alexandra Lill 

Key PA: Anna Braswell

Production Assistants: Nick Brooks, Milana Edwards, Kathleen Gardner, Courtney Grace, Grant Lounsbury, Ellen Rodnianski, Youthana Yuos

Set Decorator: Lisa Dooley

Construction Coordinator: Emiliano Rios

Carpenter: Michael Miller

PD Consultant: Laura Cechanowicz

1st AC: Mike Rogers

2nd AC: Becky Chen

Gaffer: Ashton Witt

Key Grip: Axel Cubias

Grips: Joseph Abasta, Robert Cammisa, Joshua Pergrino, Will Randall, Samnang Robin-Tani, Senaka Senaratne, Paul Vogel

Camera Production Assistant: Jacob Harbour

Production Sound Mixer: Nikki Joshua Li 

Boom Operator: Rohan Cornwall 

Make Up Artist / Hair: Dre Lamparello

Post Supervisor: Jonathan Petermann

VFX Supervisor: Charlie Benson

VFX Artist: Marcus Burke

Sound Designer: Zoltan Juhasz

Sound Engineer: Ryan Stewart

ADR/Foley Recordist: Lydia Lane

Post Sound Mixer: Charles Moody

Still Photographers: Zach Bell, Kathryn Boyd-Batstone & AB Troen

Faculty Advisor: Michael Toshiyuki Uno

Storyboard Artist: Amir Arzanian