DIRECTOR: FAITH KOHLER
Faith Kohler, J.D, is a graduate of Marquette University Law School and Wellesley College. A former federal agent who worked extensively in Milwaukee's high crime neighborhoods, Faith recently joined the enterprise security team of a Fortune 100 company. Throughout her law enforcement career, Faith served as a volunteer within Milwaukee's homeless community. Her interest in understanding poverty and researching solutions led to the creation of BatPowered Productions and 30 Seconds Away: Breaking the Cycle, filming the documentary between 2010 and 2015. The proud mother of three teenaged sons and the wife of an incredibly supportive man, Faith believes that the practice of tikkun olam, (Hebrew phrase meaning "world repair") is the means to establishing social justice and improving lives and communities overall.
PRODUCER: JESSICA FARRELL
Jessica Farrell is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a BFA in Film and Photography. Jessica is currently a full-time producer at a Milwaukee advertising agency. Her past work experience includes post-production manager for Independent Studios, freelance producer for commercials, short films, and music video productions. Jessica has also produced, directed, and edited her own films. Her short documentary on the U.S. Postal Service screened at the 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival.
DIRECTOR OF CINEMATOGRAPHY: ALEX BLOCK
Alex Block is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a BFA in Film. He is currently a software developer in Minneapolis, MN. Alex has directed and photographed short documentary films, and 30 Seconds Away: Breaking the Cycle is the first feature documentary film.
2nd UNIT CINEMATOGRAPHY: QUINN HESTER
Quinn Hester is a graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a BFA in Film. He currently freelances as a cinematographer for commercials, narrative films, documentaries, and music videos. Quinn has done additional cinematography and lighting for documentary films including The Jeffrey Dahmer Files, The 414s, and USPS.
EDITOR: Andrew swant
Andrew Swant attended film school at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and art school at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. His credits include the award-winning William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet, What What (In the Butt), Hamlet ADD, and the production of Frankie Latina's Modus Operandi. Swant co-wrote and starred in The Jeffrey Dahmer Files, which premiered at SXSW and was distributed by IFC.