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The Filmmakers

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Dan Burns

Writer and Producer

Dan Burns is the author of seven books, including the novels A Fine Line and Recalled to Life, and the short story collections Grace: Stories and a Novella and No Turning Back: Stories. He is also an award-winning writer of stories for the screen and stage. 

His films include Come Out, Wherever You Are (A Short Film Written by Dan Burns, Produced by Dan Burns and 136 Productions, LLC, 2024) and Out of Touch (A Short Film Written by Dan Burns, Produced by Greenock Productions, 2015)

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Caitlin Presberg


Hailing from Chicago, this accomplished filmmaker has earned a reputation for her exceptional work. Her debut short film, "Jules," received numerous accolades, including the Inclusion In The Industry Award, the Jury Award at the New York Short Film Festival, Best Ensemble at the Premiere Film Festival. Her other award winning short film “It’s Not About The Lemons” won the Mirkopoulos Cinematic Arts grant, and the Best Performance award from the Feedback Female Film Festival. Her latest short, "Controllo," secured the prestigious MFA Production Grant from DePaul University and is currently out to festivals for 2024 premiere. As a writer, she delves deep into the emotional intricacies of the human experience and the journey towards healing from past trauma. Her screenplay, "Tracing Fog," has claimed top honors at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival and the Vail Film Festival, and the Chicago Screenplay Awards marking a significant milestone as she prepares to make her feature directorial debut.

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Anh Vo


Anh Vo is a Vietnamese cinematographer and creative director currently residing in Chicago, USA where he nurtures his passion for visual storytelling across diverse projects.

Having spent his high school and undergraduate years in Milwaukee, WI while being born and raised in Hanoi, Anh is naturally drawn to visual storytelling that explores themes of cultural identity, the concept of home, and a sense of belonging. Since earning his master's degree in Cinematography from DePaul University, he has made his mark as the cinematographer for Emmy-winning national TV shows, commercials, and independent films showcased at international festivals. Additionally, he has led original projects and social campaigns as a creative director for Fortune 500 global brands, partnering with agencies and athletes.

With a deep understanding of humanity and an acute ability to find beauty in the world, Anh possesses a remarkable talent for seamlessly transitioning between different artistic worlds. He customizes his film language to perfectly suit each unique story and form of artistic expression. Through his lens, he aspires to capture the essence of emotions and create a lasting impact, leaving viewers inspired and moved.

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