The Filmmakers

DIRECTOR. Vanessa Yuille co-produced the feature film Bar America and was the assistant director and supporting actress in Your Good Friend. She graduated from Barnard College with a BA in Astronomy and earned an MFA in film studies from the Academy of Art University. An American Contradiction has screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival, DocUtah International Film Festival, and the Milwaukee Film Festival. Vanessa lives in Los Angeles and is a freelance filmmaker and editor. [website | imdb]
CINEMATOGRAPHER. Dylan has been the cinematographer on two features: Your Good Friend and Bar America. He produced and shot the behind-the-scenes extra features for Lovelace by Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein and works on short format films with the Olympia Film Collective and other creative groups. [website | imdb]
SOUND DESIGNER. Courtney Ballardo was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and began sound design work after graduating from San Francisco State University in 2007. She teamed up with Matthew Jacobs in post-production for Your Good Friend and gained her first feature film credits as both sound designer and composer. She currently works freelance and continues to work on films that intrigue her. [imdb]

COMPOSER. Benjamin Kasman is a Bay Area composer and photographer. He studied at the San Francisco Conservatory and is drawn to sounds that are moody, dreamy and spacey. When he’s not composing or snapping photos, you might find him enjoying his favorite food: sushi.