MEET THE TEAM
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.
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 | 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.
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.
iliana sosa | co-producer
Iliana is a filmmaker based in Austin, Texas. She was born and raised in El Paso, Texas by Mexican immigrant parents. A former Bill Gates Millennium Scholar, she holds a MFA in film production and directing from UCLA. She is currently a Firelight Media Impact Producer fellow and recently co-directed a documentary short with Chelsea Hernandez that is part of Field of Vision and Firelight Media's "Our First 100 Days" campaign.
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.
Sarah garrahan | 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.
Gil Talmi | Composer
Gil Talmi is a world-renowned Emmy nominated composer, producer and recording artist with a passion for socially conscious projects. Blending his traditional orchestral background with eclectic world music sensibilities and tasteful analog electronics, Talmi has created a signature sound that can be heard in many award winning productions worldwide like Food Chains and Chavela.