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 discovered film as a powerful vehicle to bring awareness and social justice to a variety of audiences. Throughout her law enforcement career and during her work in the Fortune 500 private sector, 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 the idea for 30 Seconds Away: Breaking the Cycle, which was filmed between 2009 and 2015.
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 and was a recipient of a 2017 Milwaukee Film Brico Award for her next short documentary film.
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. His cinematography work includes commercials, narrative films, documentaries, and music videos. Quinn has done cinematography work and lighting work for documentary films including The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (SXSW Premiere), The 414s (Sundance Premiere), and Silently Steal Away (Hot Docs Premiere).
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.