B.B. Araya is a first-generation writer, filmmaker, and improviser based in Austin, TX. In 2014, she made her first film in her own backyard (literally) and hasn’t been able to stop since. After moving to Austin in 2015, she had the privilege of interning for Academy Award nominated director, Richard Linklater. Her short film BETA was featured on groundbreaker Issa Rae’s YouTube channel.
After graduating from Texas State University with a degree in Electronic Media, Tamar Price joined the Austin Chronicle marketing team and connected with B.B. Araya for her short film BETA. We Are is her freshman foray into film production and marketing. She hopes to build on the bonds formed with her fellow Austin creatives to bring more diverse stories to the forefront.
Jessica Vasami is an Austin based producer, filmmaker, actress and artist. She currently works as a live-action producer for Rooster Teeth Productions and has produced over 30 projects with them. She broke into the film world through a rewarding internship for Academy Award Nominated director, Terrence Malick, and from there proceeded to help cast for his recent film Song to Song. Since then, she has been unstoppable in all aspects of the Austin film scene including commercials, reality TV, and narrative film work.
E.J. Enríquez’s unique perspective in the craft of cinematography stems from experiences working on commercial fashion spots, international feature documentaries, as well as narrative shorts and features. His work has screened in festivals around the world, including Sundance, Berlin, LAFF, SXSW and IFFBoston. He has worked with notable talents such as Jason Schwartzman and Spike Jonze and has shot on location, all around the world.
Tope Eletu-Odibo is a creative who interviews and champions artists and musicians in Austin. You can find her work on itsat107.com. Tope helps host live music events in Austin and has experience working on short films. She’s a bit of a dork with a love for puns, street style, and Japanese cuisine.