Filmmaker & 2016 Winner of WDFF’s Best Overall Film - Brian Rawlins is a writer/director who was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. When he went to college at University of Texas at Austin he saw Aguirre, Wrath of God and RoboCop in the same day and decided he wanted to be a filmmaker.
Anthony Deptula is originally from Steubenville, Ohio and has lived in LA for over a decade. He got his start in television at USA Network and Spike TV in scripted one hour working in development. After reading thousands of scripts in development he took the leap to write a movie for MGM and developed a scripted project for Freeform.
Brandon Kelley is a writer/director whose focus lies in pulling performances from actors. From a young age, Brandon has felt a strong passion for the performing arts; studying different acting techniques while performing for a variety of companies. Brandon is an ardent supporter of universal human rights and believes that these rights are innate, and not subject to discrimination. This film is Brandon’s personal message to anyone with children, not only those parents of transgender children, to learn from and accept their kids.
Xavier Neal-Burgin is a writer/director from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. He's an HBO alumni, Ryan Murphy Directing Program mentee, a semi-finalist for The Student Academy Awards, and a Sundance fellow. A goofball at heart, he's amassed 60,000 followers via comedy, storytelling, and social commentary. He strives to bring an emotionally powerful aesthetic through drama, and a pleasantly gut-aching hilarity through comedy.