Tess Martin - Director
Tess Martin is an independent animator who works with cut-outs, ink, paint, sand or objects. She has received grants and residencies in support of her films, which have displayed at galleries and festivals worldwide. She also creates animations for musicians, other filmmakers, or initiatives like Ted-Ed. Tess runs and moderates the monthly Manifest Animation Show & Tell events in Rotterdam, where she is based, and is the director of Haptic Animation Amplifier, a non-profit that helps support & distribute animation from the Pacific Northwest of the USA.
Max Rothman - Producer
Right out of the University of Miami, Max worked in the post-production department of NBC News as part of the editing team for the Today Show and Dateline. After a year and half there, he took his talents to the freelance world, producing and editing content for musicians, emerging talents in the New York comedy scene, and some of today's brightest up-and-coming filmmakers, all under his Monticello Park Productions banner. He also writes and directs his own short films, 3 of which are set for release in late 2016/early 2017.
Composer/sound design - jeremy lloyd-styles
Jeremy Lloyd-Styles has been creating, playing, and recording music for over 25 years. From the early days of placing a boombox microphone in front of another boombox blaring previously recorded guitar and vocal parts while simultaneously strumming or humming, to the coveted 4-track tape recorder, to years spent in countless bedroom studios to the multi-million dollar recording studios, he’s laid it down everywhere and in every way. He likes it best in the comfort of his home studio near his wife and dog.
As a musician, he has traveled nationally and internationally over the years, selling out venues and sharing stages with Iron & Wine, Neko Case, Ani DiFranco, Ingrid Michaelson, The Drums, De La Soul, Brandi Carlisle, Sharon Van Etten, and countless others. He has had music featured in the films Hello, My Name is Doris, Unicorn City, Nina Forever (UK), The Ghost in Your Library and the television series The Royals. Tired of the touring lifestyle but still in love with writing and recording songs, Jeremy began DJAGWIRE, a compositional sound design company whose main goal is to aurally bring moving images to life.
Alexana Ryer - Narrator
Working in the voiceover world for over a decade after flexing her muscles in the studio as an on-set crew member and actress, Alexana brings humor, warmth, sincerity, and intelligence to any project she lends her voice talents to, impressing and retaining clients such as McDonald’s, HBO, the Colorado Rockies, Ford, and the 1st Bank of Denver. With accents ranging from the Deep South of USA to Uganda, she is a jack-of-all-trades with a voice that knows no bounds.