Chelsea Christer | Director
Originally from the wild west of Colorado, Chelsea Christer is now a filmmaker in the big city of San Francisco. She's directed two fiction short films: We're Just Like You and Sierra. Both films have screened at multiple festivals domestic to the US and internationally in the UK and Australia. Chelsea has traveled the world producing and directing films for companies like Google, Adobe, HP, Uber, and Dolby. These productions have taken her across the US and abroad to Tokyo, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Sydney, and rural India. She is currently a creative producer for Across the Pond, an award winning production agency. Chelsea is a long-time friend of The Matches and has been working tirelessly to tell their inspiring story since their reunion in 2014.
Erin Persley | Producer
Erin Persley is an award winning documentary filmmaker and producer. Her films include Empowering the Yard and Living Inside Out, which have screened in over 17 film festivals to sold out crowds covering 11 countries. Empowering the Yard was selected to participate in the illustrious 2009 American Documentary Showcase, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, where it screened at U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Uganda. As a Producer and Documentary Instructor with Actuality Media, she has worked on documentaries in Granada, Nicaragua, Kathmandu, Nepal and Marrakech, Morocco, focused on nonprofits creating innovative and sustainable solutions for their community. When she is not behind the camera, Erin is either teaching at a Bay Area university or producing video content for educational, non-profit, tech and corporate clients including Creativelive, Babbel, Salesforce Foundation, San Francisco Planning Department, and BAVC.
Luke Shock | Editor
Luke Shock has had a love affair with editing ever since high school, sometimes skipping his more important classes to splice together old movies. He doesn’t recommend doing that now. Luke cut his teeth on a variety of documentaries working with some of the best talent in the Bay Area including Jamie Redford’s The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia and Mark Decena’s Watershed. He’s also edited a wide variety of commercial and corporate work with brands like Oculus, Google, and Adobe. Luke is passionate about telling stories about the uniqueness of everyday people. He’s always happy to talk about new movie trends, new technology, or your favorite NLE, and he is constantly in pursuit of the perfect waffle recipe.
Jen Bradwell | Editor
With over a dozen feature documentaries to her credit, Jen is an editor who divides her time between docs, commercials and the occasional narrative short, bringing strong storytelling ability and stylistic playfulness to her work. Her recent films have premiered at Sundance and SXSW, aired on HBO and PBS, and garnered numerous audience awards. Jen knew at age 16 she would be a documentary editor, and only three years later as a college student convinced a director to let her edit his film about the beloved Brooklyn Dodger PeeWee Reese. Jen lives in Berkeley with her husband, film composer Todd Boekelheide, and their two children.
Doug Blush, AMPAS, ACE | Consulting Editor, Associate Producer
Doug is an award-winning producer, editor, writer and cinematographer whose work includes over 80 feature film and TV projects. He won the ACE Eddie Award for Best Documentary Editing on Oscar-winning 20 Feet From Stardom (2013), served as Supervising Editor on the hit The Music of Strangers (2015) and 2016 Sundance Audience Award and Emmy-winning Jim: The James Foley Story, and was also Co-Editor and Associate Producer of Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning The Invisible War (2012). Most recently, three of Doug’s films played simultaneously at Sundance in 2017: Chasing Coral, Mars Generation, and Icarus.