MEET OUR CREW
DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER
Jessica Sherif is a Third Culture Kid - Algerian and French-Canadian, born in Spain and raised between the Mediterranean and Canada. She's directed many narrative shorts, including the 80s SciFi Bitchin’ Glitchin’ (Best Film and Best Director nominee, 48HLAFP 2019) and the comedy Lady Parts (Best Narrative, Hollyshorts 2019 & Outstanding Narrative Short, Tallgrass 2019). Jessica currently has a documentary feature in production, has directed branded videos for companies like Soul Pancake and ApparentlyJack, and recently shadowed directors on the shows How To Get Away With Murder, Fear The Walking Dead, and American Housewife.
Rose Fadem-Johnston’s cinematography spans narrative, commercial, music videos, and experimental formats. She earned her MFA at the world-renowned AFI conservatory and her BA in Film Production from UCLA. Her award-winning cinematography has been recognized at festivals around the world including Chicago IFF, Toronto, Riff, Montreal, Italian Contemporary, and Champs Elysse. Her cinematography work often includes tackling the challenges specific to SFX, VFX, stunts, children, animals, and stop-motion animation.
WRITER AND PRODUCER
Yetide Badaki currently stars as Bilquis on American Gods (Starz), and just joined the cast of The Magicians (SYFY). Other credits include a recurring arc on This Is Us (NBC), Aquarius (NBC), NCIS New Orleans (CBS) and Masters Of Sex (Showtime).
Karen David currently stars as Grace, on Fear The Walking Dead (AMC), and recurs as Emma Tig, in "Legacies" (CW). Other credits include her series regular role as Princess Isabella, in Dan Fogelman's "Galavant", and numerous recurring roles: Jasmine in "Once Upon A Time", "Barry" (HBO), "Timeless" (NBC) and "Criminal Minds."
Originally from Chicago, Patrick Stump is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, voice actor and composer. He is best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the Grammy-nominated, Billboard-charting rock band Fall Out Boy. As a composer, Patrick has scored the movies Gnome Alone, Spell, The Stew, Changeland as well as the documentaries Let Science Speak, Everybody's Everything and Adrift: 76 Days Lost at Sea.
Joshua Cole is a commercial & film editor based in Los Angeles. Joshua has cut dozens of commercials for numerous brands including Disney, Spotify, Nintendo, and AT&T. He has also edited several short films including: 'The Unlicensed Therapist' starring Vincent D'Onofrio which was featured at The Louisiana Film Festival; 'Pop Music' which premiered on Short of the Week, featured on Vimeo's Staff Picks, and won Best Short Film at The Las Vegas Film Festival; and 'Companion' which was featured at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival.