DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, EDITOR
Ivete Lucas is a director, producer, and editor based in Austin, Texas. She was born in Brazil and grew up in Mexico. For the past 10 years, she has been making video art and co-directing observational documentaries with her partner Patrick Bresnan. Their latest short film Skip Day won the Short Film Prize at The Directors Fortnight at Cannes. The Rabbit Hunt, their previous film, won over 20 festival prizes and the Cinema Eye Honor. Pahokee is her first feature-length film and premiere at Sundance and is now screening in the US and Europe.
DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, CINEMATOGRAPHER
Patrick Bresnan is a visual artist and filmmaker. He received his formal education working for notable Mission School artists Clare Rojas and Barry McGee (TWIST). Patrick holds a masters degree in Sustainability from the University of Texas School of Architecture. He is currently developing a new film in the Florida Panhandle.
Maida is the founder of Genuine Article Pictures, a production company that supports non-fiction filmmakers with unique visions who push the form into new directions, with potential to create works the stand the test of time. She executive produced THE SEND-OFF (Sundance '16, SFIFF, SXSW, AFI Fest), and co-produced THE RABBIT HUNT (Sundance '17 and Berlinale) and ROADSIDE ATTRACTION (TIFF, SXSW). Her credits as Executive Producer include Sam Green's live documentary A THOUSAND THOUGHTS (Sundance 2017), the forthcoming THE HOTTEST AUGUST (d. Brett Story), QUEEN OF THE BATTLING BUTTERFLY BRIGADE, and ALEPH. Maida is the producer or the short film SKIP DAY, which premiered at the Directors' Fortnight and was released by The Guardian.
PJ, one of Out Magazine's "Out 100" and FILMMAKER Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film," is an award-winning filmmaker and producer. His credits include TRINIDAD (Showtime) and BEFORE YOU KNOW IT (PBS). He was awarded the National Gay and Lesbian Journalist Association Excellence in Documentary Award 2016. PJ shot the Academy Award-nominated Best Documentary TROUBLE THE WATER, and is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow. His new film CALL HER GANDA has received grants from The Ford Foundation, The Sundance Institute and a Guggenheim Award. It premiered to critical acclaim at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.
After studies in Cinema and English, Laurence Reymond worked for film distribution companies in Paris: Ad Vitam as programmer and Le Pacte as film acquisition assistant and production executive. Since 2002, she has served as film critic for various magazines and websites (Cinéastes, Fluctuat.net). For seven years (2012-2018) Laurence was in charge of the short films at the Directors’ Fortnight selection in Cannes film festival. She has been a member of the ENTREVUES – Belfort international film festival selection committee since 2015. In 2017, she joined the French company Providences as a producer, to discover, develop, and support new voices in cinema.
Monique Walton has produced and directed short films and documentaries since 2004. She produced the short film SKUNK (Directed by Annie Silverstein), which won the first prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival - Cinéfondation section and has continued to win awards and screen at festivals around the world. Her work includes short documentaries for Doing Innovation commissioned by the Macarthur Foundation and fitness filmS for The Fit Cycle and the American Heart Association. In 2015 Monique was a Berlinale Talents participant and received an Austin Film Society travel grant.