Caleb Gonzalez (Writer | Director | Producer)
Caleb Gonzalez, Ph.D. obtained his doctorate degree in Molecular Genetics from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX. He currently works at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, researching immunotherapy treatments against triple negative breast cancer. While in graduate school, he directed and produced a fundraising documentary for Public Use Skateparks for Houston, which helped raise $2.5 million dollars for the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark in downtown Houston (pictured). His most recent work as a filmmaker includes two short films: The Gold Line (1st AD) and Sky (Producer).
Lance Childers (Director of Photography | Editor)
Lance Childers is a Houston-based filmmaker. He first began making experimental short films in 2012. His latest short film, Sky, is currently enjoying a successful film festival run. His previous experimental short film, The Gold Line, was selected as part of the Houston Film Commission’s Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase in 2017 where it screened at the DGA Theater Complex in Los Angeles and several cities around Texas. The film was selected by other film festivals around the state and country, winning several awards.
Amos Cochran (Composer)
Amos Cochran is an Emmy Award nominated composer, musician and sound artist based in Arkansas. His compositions for film, theater, radio, and television have received many honors, including a 2010 Kennedy Center Excellence in Composing Award and a premier at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
In 2019, he was commissioned by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to create a sound piece for their groundbreaking outdoor exhibition, Color Field, and he was selected by global creative house Justkids to be an official artist of the award-winning Unexpected urban and contemporary art festival.
.Caleb Gritsko (Gaffer/Key Grip)
Caleb is a storyteller and filmmaker from central Virginia, now at home in Austin, TX. He loves to compose images and shape light, seeking to convey beauty, humanity, and truth in his work. In his spare time, he enjoys craft beverages, drumming, and dry sarcasm.
.Siegen Bretzke (Production Sound Mixer)
Siegen is a production sound mixer based in Austin, Texas. He was raised with a deep respect for music and learned piano at an early age. Beyond his extensive body of television, film, and commercial recording work, Siegen takes special pride in recording the delicate live performances of musicians on a chaotic film set, like those heard in Sky. Siegen's passion for filmmaking extends well past the nuts and bolts of recording a film's production sound tracks, and he considers himself a core creative force on set to support the visions of the director, producer, and cinematographer.
Javier Paredes (Assistant Director)
Javier Paredes is a passionate freelance videographer and editor specializing in promotional videos for social media content for local businesses in Houston, TX. Past work includes as a sideline videographer for the University of Houston football team. His passion for visual storytelling has led to many great opportunities in video production including currently working for boxing/MMA gyms.
Rylee Manahan (Make-Up Artist)
Rylee is a 21-year-old self-taught SFX makeup artist. She's been creating makeup looks for 9 years. She is so excited to be a part of this production!
David O'Bar (Stunt Coordinator)
David O'Bar is a Texas based performer of film and theatre, including After the Fall (4381 Productions) and Legs (Landing Theatre Company). A graduate of UH's School of Theatre and Dance, David is thrilled to have worked as stunt coordinator for Ruin Falls.