Sean Baker is a writer/director known for the Spirit Award nominated films Take Out (2004), Prince of Broadway (2008) and Starlet (2012) (winner of the Robert Altman Spirit Award). His latest film Tangerine (2015) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Esy Casey is a Filipino American filmmaker. Her cinematography work can be seen in films including the Emmy nominated BORN TO FLY (shot with DP Albert Maysles and Kirsten Johnson), BEFORE YOU KNOW IT (Dir. PJ Raval), and THING WITH NO NAME (Dir. Sarah Friedland). Her directorial debut JEEPNEY premiered on PBS in 2015 and won the jury prize for Best Cinematography at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. She has received awards and fellowships from The New York Film Festival, The Princess Grace Foundation USA, The Ford Foundation’s JustFilms Initiative, The Center for Asian American Media, and The American Association of University Women.