Filmmakers

Katy Chang (Director, Producer)
Katy Chang has exhibited her videos internationally and currently runs Mer-chan, a Washington DC based production studio.  The term ”production” is used in the broadest sense to include even produce, as in vegetables.  She makes award-winning kimchee and films about food.  Glitter Dust is her first feature length documentary. Her previous film, Nanjing Road, explored Shanghai’s rapid changes and the ambivalence of the city that creeps into relationships.

J.R. Osborn (Co-director, Producer, Editor)
J.R. Osborn is a scholar and experimentalist of visual communication. His research focuses on the history of design, media technologies, and the visual culture of the Middle East and Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication and a Certificate in Ethnographic Film from the University of California, San Diego and is currently a professor in the Communication, Culture & Technology program at Georgetown University.

Ben Bracken (Original Music)
For the past 15 years, Ben Bracken has slowly been creating a unique sonic language utilizing electronics, acoustic sound sources (guitar, cymbal, bells, found objects), electric guitar and field recordings. Primarily interested in the possibilities of echo-relocation in sound-based art, his work oscillates between performance and installation. Locations become active participants, intimately shaping the nature and direction of each work. He currently resides in Oakland, CA.

Drew Kennedy (Sound)
Drew Kennedy is a sound recordist, videographer and editor at DDAVW, Digital Diligence Audio Visual Works, in Washington DC. He has worked extensively on documentaries, features, reality TV, and commercials. In his free time, he enjoys making films, taking photos, and biking.

Inka Resch (Principal Photography)
Inka Resch is a photographer, graphic designer and teacher. She grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and studied French literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz. In 2003, she decided to pursue an MFA in The Netherlands, combining graphic design, photography, and environmental perception. Inka currently lives in Dubai, where she continues her photographic explorations and design work, and where she has discovered a new challenge in teaching.

Sari Al Houseini (Camera)
Palestinian Sari Al Houseini has lived in Dubai all of his life, where he enjoys the year-long sunshine. Sari is completing a dual degree in Graphic Design and Advertising at the American University in Dubai. He loves traveling to different places, experiencing different cultures, and documenting his journeys with memorable images.

Ashley Bellouin (Music)
Ashley Bellouin resides in Oakland, CA where she is pursuing an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media at Mills College. Her work merges sound art, electroacoustic composition and instrument building, where she focuses on creating alternative designs
to rare or forgotten musical instruments. Ashley’s compositions have been performed at international music and media festivals.

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