Writer & Director - Cartter Evans

Cartter Evans is a Director, Writer and Priestess in Los Angeles, CA. She worked in television and on numerous music video productions and short films for the past several years. In 2016, she produced the film RUNAWAY, which premiered at the 2017 Palm Springs Short Fest. Last year, she wrote, directed, produced and starred in her short film, WAKE. She is currently writing a feature film that she plans to direct next year.


Cinematographer - Van Nessa Manlunas

Van Nessa Manlunas graduated with an Associates Degree in Video Production from The Art Institute of California, Los Angeles and received Best Cinematographer in her graduating class. She has since gone on to work on narrative films LAY IT ON ME, COWBOYS GIRL, KING OF NORWAY, RUNAWAY, and WAKE. She believes that one of the strongest ways to change a culture is to change how it dreams, and what better way to do that than film?


Editor - Sylvia Saether

Sylvia Saether is an award-winning filmmaker and activist based in Venice Beach, CA. In addition to writing and directing, she freelances as an editor and photographer. 

In 2009 Sylvia was one of eight directors selected for the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women, and in 2011 she was one of six chosen for LACMA’s Young Director’s Night where her AFI short film OVERDRAWN won “Best in Show”. In 2014 she was one of four directors selected for the Sony Television Diverse Directors Program, and in 2015 she landed one of six coveted spots in Film Independent's Directing Lab where she was mentored by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Thirteen). Most recently, Sylvia was selected for Ryan Murphy’s HALF Foundation and was mentored by Nelson Cragg on American Crime Story: Versace. 

Sylvia’s short films have screened at festivals worldwide, winning "Best Narrative Short" for KING OF NORWAY at the Napa Valley Film Festival as well as garnering KON's Director of Photography an Emerging Cinematographer Award from the International Cinematographer's Guild. Her latest short film RUNAWAY had its world premiere at Palm Springs ShortFest.