Rana Segal - Producer, Director
Rana Segal is an award-winning director, producer and cinematographer. Her work has aired on PBS, The Learning Channel, and Discovery Channel. She has filmed artists and musicians in Senegal, the Midsummer Festival in Sweden, architecture on the Chicago River, fishermen in the wilds of Siberia, the effect of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on the communities in Alaska, and the fight in the Indiana Dunes between environmentalists and industrialists. Her latest film called, “The Oracle of Bronzeville” is about the life of poet, Gwendolyn Brooks and the creation of the Gwendolyn Brooks Monument, by sculptor, Margot McMahon
Laurie Little is a filmmaker, digital artist and educator. Her award-winning films have screened in festivals and exhibitions worldwide and her observational documentaries and short fiction films work to inspire dialogue and advocacy for change. Her recent film, Sisters March, a short documentary reflecting on the journey between Chicago and DC, connects voices of hope, empowerment, and intersectionality during the Women's March. Her film Totalité about Photographer/Umbraphile Richard Bellia, looks at Bellia's passion for the creative process and its parallels to nature. Little holds a BFA from York University and an MFA in Film and Video from Columbia College Chicago where she teaches documentary and media classes as an adjunct instructor. www.Luministfilms.com
Judith Singleton, Ph.D. - Producer
Judith Singleton currently works as a medical and cultural anthropologist in Chicago combining applied anthropology and public health in her research. She also teaches courses in public health and anthropology. However, in her previous life, Judith’s ambition was to become a documentary filmmaker. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Communication Arts, focusing on radio, television and film production. While an undergraduate, she worked in television as a member of the crew at WHA Television, the PBS station in Madison, Wisconsin. After working in the music and fashion industries in New York City, Judith turned her attention and focus on issues concerning human rights and completed a master’s degree in International Relations from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Northwestern University. Judith has lived and worked in South Africa focusing on sexual violence and the rights of women. Judith views her role as producer as the culmination of her life interests and experiences in the arts and social sciences combining filmmaking, television production with social issues concerning human rights, women, race and class.
Lauren Racquel - Camera
Lauren Racquel is an African-American cinematographer. She began her film career working on commercials for a number of high profile companies and clients. Although, prior to film she has five years of theatre experience. Her love for documentary work goes far beyond the reaches of her camera lens. With a B.A. in Sociology, and in the process of completing her M.S. in Cinematography; Lauren has found a way to merge her love for life and art into one medium.
Justin T. Jones - Camera
Justin is an award-winning documentarian and cinematographer based in Chicago. His films have screened at festivals across the country and internationally, including the BEA Festival of Media Arts, Ethnografilm Paris, and the Fresh Coast Film Festival. As a cinematographer, Justin often works across genres and styles, from experimental to traditional narrative and documentary. Originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, his work is currently focused on personal stories of people and place and family dynamics in the rural Midwest. Justin is finishing his MFA in Documentary at DePaul University. When not making movies, he enjoys cross-country skiing and film photography.