ETHAN WARREN (Writer/Director/Producer) is a graduate of Bates College, and received his MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. He studied film production at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine, where he began his collaborations with DP/Producer Cameron Bryson. His two-act play, Why Are You Nowhere?, is the recipient of the 2016 Inkslinger Award, and following a world-premiere staged reading at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in August 2016, it will have its first full staging as part of the 2016-2017 season at Southeastern Louisiana University. He has worked for the documentary production company Captured Time Productions, producers of Dislecksia: The Movie. West of Her is his first feature.
CAMERON BRYSON (Director of Photography/Producer) is a Toronto-based cinematographer. He has shot feature films, numerous short films, and commercials for clients such as Samsung, and Audi. In his early years, Cameron worked as a stunt performer, which led to opportunities with camera and electrical departments. After some time working and learning those crafts, he developed a relationship with Bling Digital, where he focused his attention on the technology behind the role of the Digital Imaging Technician. He worked on many commercials, music videos, and television programs as a DIT. When Bling joined forces with (what was then) SIM Video, he used the relationship to jumpstart his career as a shooter. SIM allowed him access to the best digital cameras on the market, and he developed a number of projects to build his reel. He has moved on from technician jobs, and has been growing as a cinematographer ever since.
DAVID BRUSTLIN (Producer) is a graduate of Bates College. He served as assistant director and editor on the 2011 short film Henry, an official selection of the San Antonio Film Festival, the Hoboken International Film Festival, the Sedona International Film Festival, and nominee for Best Picture Drama Short at the Barebones Film Festival.
MARK CIRA (Editor) is a Toronto-based editor and writer/director. He has edited five short films, including Last Night’s Party, which he also wrote and directed, and which premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival and toured North America. Her With Me, a short film which he edited and produced, premiered at the TIFF Lightbox as an official selection at the 2013 Inside Out Festival. In 2014, he went on to edit Schitt’s Creek television spots for the CBC and is currently releasing his latest short film, Fox Point. A proud member of the digital media production company The Young Astronauts, whose team is known for directing the Ariana Grande music videos for Right There, and Almost Is Never Enough, he continues his path in editing and directing. He is represented by Partizan Entertainment.
ARIEL MARX (Composer) is an award-winning New York City-based composer for film and multimedia. Her scores have premiered alongside films at national and international film festivals. She is also a violinist/fiddler, and maintains her repertoire in jazz, experimental improvisation, and traditional Irish, Scottish, Swedish, and American folk music. Ariel earned her Master of Music degree in composition with a concentration in film scoring from New York University, where she is also the assistant to the chair of the NYU Steinhardt music department. She is the recipient of the 2013 Women in Music Scholarship (The Sorel Organization), the 2015 Henry Mancini Fellowship (ASCAP), and was one of five composers selected to participate in the 2015 Columbia/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop.