A North Dakota native, Elizabeth Chatelain has produced and directed several documentary shorts including MY SISTER SARAH, winner of the International Documentary Association’s David L. Wolper Award for Best Student Documentary and finalist for the DGA’s Best Student Director, Women’s Category. Her short documentary, THE LOST GIRL, was winner of the Ruth Landfield Award for Women Filmmakers and Official Selection at the Athena Film Festival. Her work primarily profiles strong women struggling against emotional and social adversity. Her most recent narrative short, JENNY AND STEPH, premiered at the deadCENTER Film Festival and was official selection at the Citizen Jane Film Festival 2013. She received her B.A. in Film and Media Culture in 2007 from Middlebury College and her M.F.A. in Film and Video Production at the University of Texas at Austin in 2013.
Awards for his work include Regional Student Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, two UT Austin Radio-Television-Film Department nominations for the American Society of Cinematographers 2010 Student Heritage Award and 2010 Kodak Scholarship Program for Excellence in Cinematography. Other accolades include shooting the feature film Big Boy (2010 TFPF Grant recipient), shooting 2nd Unit for Kat Candler’s short film Hellion (2012 Sundance & 2012 SXSW Official Selection) and shooting additional photography for Andrew Bujalski’s feature film, Computer Chess (Sundance ’13, Berlinale ’13, SXSW ’13 Official Selections). E.J.’s experiences include working with companies and people such as Arcade Fire, Spike Jonze, David Gordon Green, The Heartless Bastards, Ben Kweller, Verizon Wireless, Whole Foods, McDonald’s, Phillips 66, Jeep, Vice, Vevo, MTV, Sunny D, L’Oréal, Kérastase, IBM, Dell, NBC, ABC, PBS and the reelection campaign of Obama for America 2012.
Jessie Dorfman is a freelance film editor/editor based in New York City. She began her editing career in San Francisco amidst a thriving documentary film scene, and since then, has worked on a wide range of both documentary and narrative films. Also a filmmaker, Jessie’s films have screened in festivals across the country, including the New York Jewish Film Festival, the Chicago Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival, and the Santa Cruz Film Festival. Her most recent short narrative, Orbit, won Best Director at the SoCal Film Festival and was a finalist in the Boston Jewish Film Festival’s esteemed Shorts Competition. She holds an MFA in Film Production from The University of Texas at Austin.