The Crew

Elaine Chu has directed commercial projects for Maker Studios and sketches for Funny or Die. She is also the Assistant Director of the award-winning horror film Excision, which premiered at Sundance. The Purgation, her first feature film as director, was picked up for distribution by Osiris Entertainment and can currently be found on Redbox, VOD + Digital. Elaine is originally from Wisconsin. She graduated from UC Berkeley and started working as a filmmaker in the Bay Area where her first gig was editing a documentary about beards.

Brian Sounalath has produced several award winning shorts. His first short “A New Color” won an award for acting at the Socal International Film Festival. His most recent short “One Minute to Leave” won a best short film award at the Asia Pacific International Film Festival. In casting he’s work for Johanna Ray Casting while they cast Inglourious Basterds, A Bad Lieutenant, Kaboom and Apollo 18.