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Shelby Hadden Writer/Director/Producer

Shelby Hadden is a highly acclaimed documentary filmmaker, producer, and TEDx speaker. Currently a senior producer at Blue Suitcase Productions, she works with high-profile clients like Indeed, Apple, and TikTok. Her producing credits include co-producer on the New York Times Op-Doc, To Be Queen, (Tribeca Film Festival 2019), associate producer on Sister Aimee (Sundance Film Festival 2019), and producer on Faders Up: The John Aielli Experience (Audience Award, SXSW 2024).


Beyond her accomplishments in film production, Shelby’s a trailblazer in raising awareness for pelvic floor disorders — from publishing essays in BUST Magazine and Refinery29, to producing her award-winning short animated film, Tightly Wound. Following a successful festival run, including screenings at Annecy International Animated Film Festival and DOC NYC in 2018, Tightly Wound was acquired by Condé Nast and has over 4 million views on YouTube. The film has garnered attention from prominent platforms such as CBS’s The Doctors, Variety, Cosmopolitan, and IndieWire.


An advocate for a sex-positive culture/society, Shelby presented a TEDx talk titled, “Why We All Lose When We Talk About Virginity,” which argued for a more sex-positive framework for early sexual experiences. Furthermore, she demonstrated her leadership by organizing TEDxKoenigLane in 2022 which featured notable speakers such as Olivia Julianna and Dr. Han Ren.


Passionate about empowering young people, she’s been a lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University as well as a volunteer with the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference for over a decade. Outside of work, Shelby shares her joy for dancing as an instructor at DivaDance Austin.

Sebastian Bisbal


Sebastián Bisbal is a filmmaker, animator and visual artist from Rancagua, Chile. He has worked as an independent videographer, animator, and motion graphics artist since 2008. Among these projects are two video installations for the Chilean architects Smiljan Radic and Alejandro Aravena – Aravena was the Pritzker Architecture Prize winner in 2016. After receiving his MFA in Film & Media Production at the University of Texas at Austin, he animated and produced Shelby Hadden’s short film, Tightly Wound, which was an official selection of Annecy International Animated Film Festival and the winner of the Doc’Anim Award at Animatou Animated International Film Festival. He was also one of the animators of Maggie Bailey’s short, Sweet Kink, and he is currently in post-production for Start with a Song, a narrative short film he wrote and directed.

As the owner and creative director of Soularity Sound, Korey has worked on a variety of narrative and documentary projects including Steve Mims' latest documentary, "Run Like The Devil," Deepak Chetty's 3d Sci-Fi Thriller, "Hard Reset," and Shelby Hadden's animated short, "Tightly Wound." Korey also joined the Soundcrafter team in 2013 and has since worked on many television shows and films including "Shipping Wars," "My 600lb Life," "Running with Beto," "Boyhood," and Richard Linklater's upcoming film, "Where'd You Go Bernadette."Korey is a Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Radio, Television and Film and an active member of the Motion Picture Sound Editors (M.P.S.E.).

Korey Pereira

Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer

Susan Fitz-Simon

Foley Artist

Susan is the manager of Soundcrafter. Her two paths of music and dance merged and Susan found her calling in the craft of foley.  She worked at the Warner Burbank stage and many other Los Angeles foley stages until 2007 when she moved to Austin.  Foley credits include the TV series: Friends, That 70's Show, Survivor, the Apprentice and the features Bernie, Before Midnight, Boyhood and Everybody Wants Some!!.

John M. Churchill is an American composer, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist from Austin, Texas. He splits his writing between his personal compositions and scoring for film and animation. An avid composer of solo piano music, John has released 2 separate collections of pieces for the instrument titled Interim(2015)

and Perceive. Try Again.(2019). His film work spans a wide variety of genres including animation, documentary, horror, and drama. Many of the films and animations he has scored have gone on to great success in festivals all around the globe.

John M. Churchill

Music Composer

Executive Producers
Sara Hirsh Bordo

Kimberlee Sullivan

Mark Tinsey & Sara Lynn Johnson

Kimberly Carter

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