Dawn Westlake (director/writer/producer)

Dawn is president of Ron de Cana Prods., Inc. in Los Angeles. This is her 19th short under her Ron de Cana banner. Her work has played on all 7 continents (yes, even Antarctica) and won 85 awards, including honors from Canon USA, Inc. and JVC-Tokyo. Dawn is also an actress/writer/producer and has been on the jury of the SediciCorto Film Fest in Forli, Italy, the ECU Film Festival in Paris, France, the Chicago Shorts Film Fest jury in Chicago, Illinois and the Red Rock Film Fest pre-selection committee in Moab, Utah. She speaks English and Spanish fluently and is proficient in Italian and Portuguese. Dawn graduated first in her class with a B.S. degree in Radio-TV-Film from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She has been married for 30 years to Bruce Rheins, a retired producer and bureau chief for CBS News. In 2013, she directed “Look Who’s Stalking”, a series for the BIO Network at NBCUniversal in Los Angeles. It aired in March & April 2013. Dawn has been honored with retrospectives of her work in London, Rimini (Italy), and at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, California.

Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig (DP/Editor/VFX)

Born and raised in Barcelona, Pol has always been fascinated with all things audiovisual. In 2008, he completed studies in 35mm photography, and then immediately entered film school where he majored in digital photography, television and film. While still in school, he began producing personal and professional projects and graduated from an advanced course in sound mixing with superior grades. Pol continues to expand his knowledge in all aspects of filmmaking using Adobe After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, and Cinema 4D and incorporating them into his workflow. While in film school, he had an internship with Barcelona TV, working in the departments of sound, camera, and as an assistant in ENG (electronic news gathering). As a freelancer, he works on still photography and video projects for private citizens and large corporations and collaborates with renowned artists like Jaume Pitarch. The majority of his work is in his hometown of Barcelona, but he’s also worked in other parts of Spain, and on location in France, England, and the United States. Pol has also traveled and photographed extensively in South America, Asia, and Africa. Even on personal journeys, he’s never without his camera. Pol is a founding partner in Imatge Barcelona, a production company dedicated to cinematic and still photography.

GC Johnson (composer)

n 2009, composer and instrumentalist GC Johnson began the musical youtube project Acoustic Labs as a personal challenge to write and perform new material every month and to focus on the guitar, exploring different sound through effects and techniques. Eight years later, the Acoustic Labs channel has grown significantly, with almost 50,000 subscribers and hundreds of videos produced, which have been viewed a total of 9 million times. The channel has become a platform, not only for guitar compositions and covers, but also for GC Johnson's exploration of atmospheres and film music. Incorporating instruments such as the erhu, ronroco, violin, cello, and guitarviol, Johnson has created his own signature flavor of instrumental music. GC Johnson's atmospheres can be heard in major television and film productions such as HBO's "Newsroom", Tom Tykwer's “A Hologram for the King” starring Tom Hanks, the Netflix show “Sense8”, and Greg McLean's "Jungle", starring Daniel Radcliffe. He has scored many shorts with award-winning filmmaker Dawn Westlake, receiving a Peer Raben Music Award nomination at SoundTrack_Cologne in Germany in 2016 for their 2015 collaboration, “Through the Pane”, and he recently completed scoring the full-length documentary "Back in Time" - a retrospective of Back to the Future -featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, Bob Zemeckis, and Michael J Fox.

To hear more of GC’s music: http://www.patreon.com/AcousticLabs

Zoe Pinell López (SANAA)

Zoe Pinell Lopez was born in Barcelona, Spain 11 years ago. She had her theatre debut at age 2, appearing in the traditional Catalan Christmas play, “Els Pastorets”. Even though she ended up in tears by the final act, she’s continued participating in the play, each year winning a different part. She also loves rollerskating, singing, dancing (as if no one is watching) and doing handicrafts and scrapbooking. She’s just finished 5th grade and has taken piano and choral singing lessons for three years, as well as several acting classes. She was recently cast in the musical “Matilda”.

Esteve Serra Coll (ORIOL)

Esteve Serra Coll was born in Collsuspina, Spain 11 years ago. He is the middle child amongst three sons. This year, he finished 5th grade with extremely good grades. He loves math, and math loves him. Esteve is a happy kid, although a tad shy, but he’s known to all as a very loyal friend. He loves to play sports, but strangely, has no interest in watching them on TV. He likes to play basketball and soccer, and is a champion at making his little brother angry.

Silvia López (ROSER)

Silvia Lopez was born in Barcelona in 1969, into a family that always made her feel very loved. She had her first theatre experience after turning 30, starring in works performed in different municipalities of Catalunya with l'Orfeó Martinenc. Other focuses at different times in her life have included riding horses, studying dance, writing and voracious reading. Every day, Silvia is grateful for a happy life and relationships as a daughter, mother, sister, aunt, sister-in-law, friend and companion to so many people who give meaning to her life. She is currently working in a Citizens’ Welfare Office, specializing in societal and family well-being in the Catalan provincial government administration.