Shelby Hadden is a documentary filmmaker whose films explore issues of gender and identity. Most recently, she’s directed “Ms. Texas Senior,” a short documentary that follows a beauty pageant for women 60 years and older. Her films have screened at various film festivals including the Nashville Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, and BEA Festival of Media Arts. She is currently a producer at Bring Light & Sound, a film production and creative agency in Austin, TX, and a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin Radio-Television-Film department. Shelby holds a B.A. Comm. from the University of Alabama and an MFA in Film and Media Production from the University of Texas at Austin. www.shelbyhadden.com
Shelby Hadden Writer/Director/Producer
Sebastián is a filmmaker, animator and visual artist from Rancagua, Chile. In 2003 he began his undergraduate studies on Audiovisual Directing at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Since then, his work has continued to explore fantastical and surreal elements within real-life situations. His undergraduate thesis film "Cazuela", a mixture between stop-motion animation and live-action narrative, has been in many film festivals all around the world. It earned the Best Short Film Award at the 2008 Valdivia International Film Fest, the most renowned film festival in Chile and one of the most important in South America. Sebastián has also 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, both showed during the Venice Biennale in 2010 and 2012 respectively. On 2012, Sebastián was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and later in 2013, he was awarded with a Chilean Government’s Scholarship to pursue his MFA in Film & Media Production at The University of Texas at Austin.
As the owner and creative director of Soularity Sound, Korey has worked on a variety of narrative and documentary projects including Steve Mims' award winning documentary, Incendiary: The Willingham Case, Deepak Chetty’s 3d Sci-Fi Thriller, “Hard Reset,” and Jordan Haro’s Documentary produced for Direct TV, Rush Brothers. Korey also joined the Soundcrafter team in 2013 and has since worked on many television shows and films including Shipping Wars, My 600lb Life, Manglehorn, Boyhood, and Everybody Wants Some!!.
Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer
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 and multi-instrumentalist from Kansas City now residing in Austin, Texas. His work runs across a wide variety of mediums including orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo piano, musical theatre, short film, and animation.