Ruben Languren is a 1st generation American with Latino roots; his father is from Mexico and his mother El Salvador. At a young age Ruben had a passion for the performing arts and watching films, and soon realized that was his calling.
Ruben was born and raised in Los Angeles, which provided him the opportunity to meet a plethora of characters and also learn about filmmaking. He began to study film, but once an opportunity to work on the set of J.J. Abrams “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” became available, he jumped at the chance. Ruben has worked on feature film productions ever since, learning everything he possibly could from the best in the industry.
When one day a personal tragedy struck, it prompted Ruben to push for his dreams of directing, thus his first short film “1/2 NELSON” was born. Ruben’s ultimate goal is to tell stories that express authentic emotion with a deep sense of humanity.
Daniele Dohring was raised in a small town in Arizona and often felt like a big fish in a small pond. Her desire to both be understood and to want a different life prompted her to write her own stories and create her own characters.
With a stroke of luck, Daniele’s father moved their family to Los Angeles her sophomore year of high school. This suddenly opened up opportunities as she was now right at Hollywood’s front doorstep. Daniele joined the drama club and started to write her own skits and monologues that other students performed. She then went on to study screenwriting at Chapman University. After graduating, she landed a job at a movie studio and now works in publicity by day and writes by night (hey, a girls gotta pay rent). She strives to create characters that are compelling and write heartfelt stories that help others feel understood.
Kevin Huie got the filmmaking bug while in college after working as a production assistant on a feature film called "It's A Mismatch". From there he dabbled in various crew positions, and has worked on over 100 projects, mainly as an assistant director. In 2015 he joined the Director's Guild of America. In 2016 he produced three shorts, "1/2 Nelson", "On Halloween", and "Gonna Be A Soldier".
"Gonna Be A Soldier" an anti-war comedy short, is currently in the film festival circuit and so far has garnered 2 awards and has gotten into over 10 film festivals. "On Halloween" is a web horror short for Quentin Lee's, Gay Hollywood Dad Channel and currently has close to 100,000 views on Youtube.
Michael Chan was born and raised in New York City. Upon graduating from high school, at 18, he enlisted into the United States Marine Corps from 2004 to 2008 and deployed twice to Fallujah, Iraq. Michael graduated from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production in 2012. He began his career at Marvel Studios as a visual effects post production assistant on Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. Recently, Michael graduated from the American Film Institute with a Master of Fine Arts in Directing.
TAMMY TRINH - Associate Producer
MASAKI IMAI - Director of Photography
ERICKA CONCHA - Editor
AJA MORRIS-SMILEY - Costume Designer
BRENNAN JONES - Makeup Artist
CAROLYN LUKE - Production Designer
JAMES A.E. FUENTEZ - Unit Stunts
ALEXANDER TAYLOR - Composer
BRYAN BANKS - Colorist
BRIAN PEYTON - Re-recording mixer