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.



Jessica Farrell is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a BFA in Film and Photography. She is currently a Senior Broadcast Producer for an advertising agency producing international commercial and digital campaigns including partnerships with Pixar Animation Studios and Sony Pictures. Her work has been featured on Indiewire, The Playlist, Adweek, NPR, Mashable, and Communication Arts. She is currently in-development and production of several upcoming films, including a short documentary film she is producing and directing which received a 2017 Milwaukee Film Brico Forward Grant.



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.



Quinn Hester is a graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a BFA in Film. The breadth of his cinematography work includes narrative films, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. His work has been featured by Adweek, Indiewire, The Playlist, The New York Times and No Film School as well as festivals including SXSW, Hot Docs and Slamdance.


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, 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.