Marlo Angell has a degree in Cinematic Arts from the University of Southern California. She is the founding director of the Free State Festival, a co-founder of the female filmmaking collective, Women of Lawrence Film (WOLF), and the New Media Director of the Lawrence Arts Center. Marlo is a member of Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission, Film Festival Alliance, and Kansas City Women in Film and Television. Her short films have been screened in festivals across the country including the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival. Her short plays have had readings and performances at the Fishtank Theatre, the KC Fringe Festival, and the Living Room Theatre.
CATHERINE C. REED (AKA BOUTELOUA)
Catherine came to art through the back door, via crafts, pursued science for many years, and is always at home at the art/science/craft intersection. Catherine has shown big fiber installations in Lawrence at the Percolator (Jungle) and the Lawrence Public Library (Avalanche). An Earth-inspired installation, tentatively titled Erosion, will be shown at the Kansas Union Gallery in December 2019.
Misti Boland has worked in the film industry on projects ranging from small independent films to multimillion-dollar productions. Her short film, Courtesan, was screened at festivals such as the Slamdance Film Festival and her web series, Red Bird, was distributed by Amazon. She is a co-founder of Women of Lawrence Film (WOLF) and a member of Kansas City Women in Film and Television.
Jeremy Osbern has shot projects that have played at film festivals like Sundance, Slamdance, and Berlin, and have been sold for distribution all over the world. Jeremy served as the Kansas City cinematographer on the Bruce Willis film RED, has a permanent wall-to-wall video installation on display in New York City, and has been featured in press outlets like Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Screen Mag, P3 Update, and on the covers of Lomography and Indie Slate magazines.
José Faus is writer, performer and visual artist. He is an independent teacher/mentor with an interest in the role of artists as creative catalysts for community building. He is a founder of the Latino Writers Collective and sits on the boards of the UMKC Friends of the Library, The Latino Writers Collective and Charlotte Street Foundation. He has executed a variety of murals locally and internationally.
Maxine is an aspiring actress from Kansas City, MO. She has appeared in several short films and music videos and is currently a student at the University of Kansas.
Ric is Artistic Director Emeritus of Performing Arts at the Lawrence Arts Center. He is a director, playwright, screenwriter, composer, director, conductor, actor and educator. Ric has been commissioned by the Coterie Theater in Kansas City, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, First Stage Milwaukee and San Diego State University’s Theater of the World Festival to write plays and operas.
ERIKA KJORLIE GEERY
Costume Designer/ Prop Stylist
Erika Kjorlie Geery is a visual artist, photographer, writer, stylist, performer and educator. She worked in the commercial photography, music and film industries in Austin, Texas. She was Vice President of the Darkroom Co-op in Austin. She taught alternative process photography workshops at the University of Texas at Austin’s Architecture Department. Her artwork is included in the UTSOA’s Visual Resource Collection. Her work has been published in print media throughout Texas and Kansas. Her work is owned and collected by art lovers throughout the world. She is a board member of the Lawrence Corporation for the advancement of the Visual Arts. She served as Elementary and Middle School Judge for the 2019 Lawrence Vanguard Awards. She is currently a Teaching Artist at Raintree Montessori School.
ALEX KIMBALL WILLIAMS & MIKE QUILLIN
Photo by Fally Afani
Alex Kimball Williams & Mike Quillin are Lawrence locals with a knack for all music electronic & emotive. Kimball Williams evokes their backgrounds in jazz, classical, metal & Indigenous music, while Quillin is inspired by the cinematic, folk, rock & darkpop genres. They've been writing & performing together for almost 10 years, producing music primarily through their band UltraVivid (with Elliot Pees & Jason Ramadan Khomsi) & their duo project, The Black Wires. Kimball Williams additionally has side project titled Bad Alaskan, featuring ambient Indigenous dance vibes.