Ian Ebright (Writer/Director/Producer) spent his late teens and early 20s as a film critic and journalist for websites in New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle before moving on to study directing, cinematography, and editing at Seattle Film Institute. During his time there, Ian co-directed a 16MM student short film. He then focused on completing multiple screenplays over several years. ‘From the Sky’ is based on Ian’s original story and screenplay, developed in a collaborative environment between the writer/director's extensive research and insight from Muslims and other American advisers on the Middle East.
Jess Grant (Producer) received her BFA in acting from Boston University's College of Fine Arts. After several years of work in theatre and film in New York, she moved back to her hometown of Seattle to pursue a career behind the camera. In 2012, she received her Masters in Film Producing from Seattle Film Institute. Jess has since produced a dozen local works, including short films 'The Ex-Lunch,' 'The Butcher's Dozen' (recently screened at the Short Film Corner at Cannes), and music videos for The Tea Cozies and Prom Queen.
Ty Migota (Director of Photography) graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle with a degree in Video Production. Since that time, he shot the feature film ‘B.F.E.’ for director Shawn Telford, and has captured several short films and music videos for bands including The Tea Cozies. In addition to his role behind the lens on a number of promos and commercials, Ty has worked extensively throughout North America, as well as Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia, shooting documentaries in countries ranging from Sierra Leone to Vietnam.
Kristen Bonnalie (Production Designer and Costume Designer) is a graduate of the Art Institute of Seattle with a degree in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production. A Washington native, she spent a number of years working in theatre as a costume designer, lead dresser, and hair and makeup supervisor. Over the last few years, Kristen has performed a variety of roles in the creative industry. She has been an art director, stylist, production designer, costume designer, prop fabricator, hair and makeup artist, illustrator, and producer. Having had the chance to fill so many roles, she has a unique understanding of film production that assists her in her role as a Production Designer and Costume Designer.
Eric Frith (Editor) is an editor, producer, and director, creating projects that have screened at top film festivals including Sundance, Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and South by Southwest (SXSW). His creative projects received numerous awards and have been acquired for distribution, both nationally and internationally, by outlets including Miramax, Dream Entertainment, Cinema Management Group, Off the Fence, Independent Lens, American Masters PBS, and Phase 4 Films. Most recently, Eric served as editor on the documentary ‘Finding Hillywood’ which premiered at SIFF in 2013. He edited director Megan Griffiths’ breakthrough independent feature ‘Eden’ (2012), which premiered at SXSW and won the audience award, along with 1st runner up for best film at SIFF. Eric also edited ‘The Heart of the Game’ (2005) which premiered at TIFF, was distributed by Miramax, and heralded as “…an Oscar level piece of work” by film critic Richard Roeper.
loscil (Composer) is an internationally-acclaimed ambient music composer and audio artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has toured extensively in North America and Europe and played renowned festivals such as Mutek, Wordless Music, Decibel, Substrata and New Forms. Since 2001, loscil has released numerous audio works on respected labels including Kranky in Chicago, Ghostly in New York, and Glacial Movements in Rome. His music has appeared in films including Sofia Coppola's latest 'The Bling Ring,' the documentary ‘The Corporation,’ and ‘Occupy Love.' loscil can also be heard in games such as ‘Osmos’ and television commercials for the British Red Cross.