Anderson Matthew

Writer / Director

Anderson Matthew is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His work centers on film experimentation and queer perspectives. His short, experimental and documentary projects have shown internationally, including work commissioned by the Staatsoper Stuttgart. He is the writer and director of the feature film Baja Come Down and creator of the essay anthology Deviant Proposals: An Anti-Binary Journal published by Candor Arts. 

His first solo exhibition Some Things Hidden / Some Things Undone took place in Los Angeles at Flower Head in 2021. Anderson is co-creator of Shadow Kitchen, a Los Angeles filmmaker collaborative, and is co-creator of the LA Cinema Calendar. He holds a BFA from Chapman University.

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Caitlin Michael Riley

"Hannah"

Caitlin Michael Riley is a queer, girl-next-door actress from Portland, with a degree in Romance Languages and a special minor in gender and sexuality from Mt. Holyoke College. Having spent time abroad studying theater and film in Italy and France, she speaks three languages. She worked in Los Angeles for three years before relocating to Portland, Oregon. Most recently, Caitlin appeared in Netflix’s Trinkets, American Vandal, and the feature film High & Outside. She continues to work in Oregon. 

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Michelle Ortiz

"Charlie"

Michelle Ortiz is an actress and comedian best known for her series regular role on the CW’s revival of MADtv. She also appears in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Mr. Corman, Netflix's I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, the Latinx dramedy Gentefied and Nickelodeon's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn. She worked with Anderson on his short film, Las Gitanas. Known for her brazen and bold humor, she studied at the prestigious Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia and trained as a classical opera singer in Germany. Michelle participated in the 2014 ABC and 2016 CBS Diversity Showcases. She’s currently in development to produce and star in her own television show. 

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Case Barden

Producer

Case Barden works as a freelance producer in North America. He has produced the feature films Winning Dad and Baja Come Down along with several other projects. He has worked on acclaimed films such as Sound Of Metal, Knives Out, and 20th Century Women. He is a drop out of the University Of Washington and regularly lies about having a masters degree. All his fees are negotiable.  

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Ava Benjamin Shorr

Cinematographer

Ava Benjamin Shorr is a Director of Photography based in Los Angeles. She was raised by a Mormon mother and a Jewish father in Portland, Oregon. Her early passion for cinematography was stoked by skateboarding videos and art-house cinema.

Technical prowess, photographic experimentation, and identity are all a fixture of her work. The feature documentary Disclosure (executive produced by Laverne Cox), premiered at Sundance 2020 and was released by Netflix. Equal, a four episode series for HBO Max featuring Samira Wiley, Jaime Clayton, Keiynan Lonsdale, and Cheyenne Jackson, was released in 2020 as well. 

Ava was included on a list of “Mind Blowing Women Cinematographers” by Emmy Rossum, awarded an ASC Vision Mentorship with Rachel Morrison, ASC (Black PantherMudbound), and has a documentary about her transgender identity that premiered on Nowness and is currently making its way through the festival circuit.

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Eric Sheehan

Editor

Eric Sheehan has been telling stories with ones and zeros for half of his life. His experiments include numbering those ones and zeros in ways which make a viewer uncomfortable, comfortable, or self-aware. Eric is interested in intersectionality and propaganda.  

He's edited films with filmmakers including Emett Casey, Christopher Richmond and Anderson Matthew.

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Casey Winkleman

Art Director

Casey Winkleman (she/they) graduated from the UCLA MLIS program in 2020 and is currently the Print Preservation Manager of California Revealed, a digitization and preservation initiative of the California State Library. From 2012-2015, Casey co-ran an arts and cultural magazine called VIA Publication, which documented the creative landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. From 2019-2021, she was an Archivist at the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives and contributed to community-building projects and cross-generational collections development. They are passionate about creating relationships and archival access through intergenerational community-based archiving, and they are currently excited about experimental film photography, self-publishing, Ayurveda and yoga, and being in nature. 

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Michelle Beltrán

Casting (Tijuana)

Michelle Beltrán is a binacional (San Diego/Tijuana) producer and casting coordinator. Passionate about fiction stories on any media platform. Her work as a producer features the music video by Ramona performing Vete con él, the second season of the web series Katia Nabil, and other projects that include TV ads and short films. She has helped find actors for films like Welcome Back, Baja Come Down, and Mente Revolver. Coordinating extras in the Netflix series Tijuana, as well. 

The plot twist of her life was changing her Literature major degree for Film in her hometown Tijuana. 



Curtis Fritsch IV

Sound Designer

Tonight I'll Make It, LLC

Production Company

Dream Talk Productions

Associate Production Company

Silencio Films

Associate Production Company

cast

CAITLIN MICHAEL RILEY - "Hannah"

MICHELLE ORTIZ - "Charlie"

LOU - herself

ABEL ORTEGA - "Lucas" 

BEBO - himself

CALEB HAMMOND - Uber Driver

CHAD CARLSTONE - Taqueria Guy


crew

ANDERSON MATTHEW - Writer & Director

CASE BARDEN - Producer

KATHLEEN A. O’DONNELL - Executive Producer

JAMES NGUYEN - Executive Producer

CRISTIAN QUINTERO - Executive Producer

AVA BENJAMIN SHORR - Cinematographer

CASEY WINKLEMAN - Art Director

ERIC SHEEHAN - Editor

CURTIS FRITSCH IV - Sound Designer

MICHELLE BELTRÁN - Casting (Tijuana)


Produced by TONIGHT I’LL MAKE IT

DREAM TALK PRODUCTIONS - Associate Production Company

SILENCIO FILMS - Associate Production Company


EZRA LUTZ - 1st Assistant Director

CHAD CARLSTONE - First Assistant Camera, Gaffer

CARMAN SOLESS - First Assistant Camera

ANDERSON MATTHEW - 2nd Unit Camera Operator

CASEY WINKLEMAN - 2nd Unit Camera Operator

EZRA LUTZ - 2nd Unit Camera Operator

MAX SKELTON - Best Boy

MILLIE ZANDIE - Production Assistant

CHARLIE TARABOUR - Production Assistant

BRIAN TRAN - Production Assistant

SAVIO DEBERNARDIS - Production Assistant


MARINA VIRUETE - Locations Coordinator

JORGE PEREZ - Location Scout Assistants

JESUS LEYVA - Location Scout Assistants

LUPE GARCIA - Location Scout Assistants

GABRIEL DEL VALLE B. - Comisionado de Filmaciones de Baja California

HÉCTOR BAUTISTA MEJIA - Director General of Ensenada Tourism Department

CONCEPCION TALAMANTES COTA, LOUIS ALONSO TIRADO - Secretaria Estatal de Turismo, Baja California Sur

JONATHAN BARRERA - Baja Fixer

SOCCORO MARTINEZ INIGUEZ, REYNALDO MARTINEZ - Baja California Connectors


TANIA CEBREROS - Background

ALBERTO CARRANZA - Background

NATALIA RÁBAGO - Background

DANIEL CANTE - Background


BEN SPROWL - Assistant Editor

ANDERSON MATTHEW - Additional Editing & Title Design

ANDREW FINCH - Colorist

SARAH BEEBY - Text Animation

JULIA PEREZ - Animated Poster Design


ZHEN "JENSEN" CHEN - Sound Editor

JUAN-LUCAS BENAVIDEZ - Assistant Audio Engineer

CURTIS FRITSCH IV - ADR Recording


ELODIE TACNET - Music Clearances

TAYLOR ROWLEY - Music Clearances


Special Thanks

BILL & MARDI ANDERSON

MAURICE DE LA FALAISE

DAVID LILES

YVETTE CARILLO

CHRIS STINSON

AMY GREENE

JEFF MCCRACKEN

DYLAN ZARATE

FILM INDEPENDENT

STEPHEN BROCKMAN

LINDA JURANEK

ALISON GATELY

And to our Kickstarter Supporters


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