Chelsea Hernandez | Director, Producer, co-EDITOR

Chelsea Hernandez is a 7-time Emmy winning Director, Producer and Editor in the Lone Star Region. Building The American Dream is Chelsea's feature directorial debut. She has been selected with the film as part of the Firelight Media Documentary Lab and NALIP Latino Media Market.



Marcy garriott | executive Producer

Independent documentary filmmaker based in Austin Texas, Marcy Garriott produced and directed award-winning film Inside the Circle, and produced The Least of These, and An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story. She is a former board member of KLRU, a former President and board member of the Austin Film Society, and a current member of the Cine Las Americas Advisory Board.    


marisol Medrano | Producer

Marisol's latest co­production is a short film, Plane Pretend, which is currently in post­production. She has also participated in various short films, such as Borderland, recently selected for the Tampere Film Festival and San Diego Latino Film Festival.



mario troncoso | producer

Mario Troncoso is a 9-time Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Producer and Director of the documentary series Arts In Context (PBS) and Executive Director of The Documentary Society (Doculab). With extensive agency and production company experience, Mario has worked on productions across many formats over a period of 15 years ranging from advertising to documentaries and fiction.


Sarah garrahan | co-editor

Sarah Garrahan is a New York-based documentary filmmaker, producer and editor from San Antonio, Texas. She holds an MFA from Duke University in the Experimental and Documentary Arts. Her work focuses on the working class, family, the everyday, and ways of knowing. She is currently an associate producer on The Infiltrators by Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera and co-editor on Chelsea Hernandez’s Building the American Dream.