MEET THE TEAM

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Chelsea Hernandez | Director, Producer, co-EDITOR

Chelsea Hernandez is a Mexican-American filmmaker based in Austin, Texas. Her work focuses on the unique perspectives of various issues and topics through the lens of ordinary people who challenge the status quo and injustices in this world. She is a fellow of Firelight Media Doc Lab, Tribeca All Access, Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) National Mediamaker Program, and NALIP Latino Media Market.

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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. 

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mario troncoso | co-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.

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marisol Medrano | co-Producer

Born in Mexico City and a graduate from The University of Texas at Austin, Marisol has produced projects that closely relate to the filmmakers’ cultural diversity and personal interest. She has produced various award-winning short films including Student Academy Award Winner Fatakra in 2011.

 

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. 

 

Erik mauck | director of photography

Erik Mauck has worked as a DP and freelance camera operator for over 10 years. He has directed and and shot 2 feature documentaries including Zombie Girl: The Movie and The Road to Livingston. Most recently, he worked as a camera operator for Hector Galan's national PBS film Children of Giant.