Al Benoit 
Writer & Director

Al Benoit finished his undergrad at Columbia College Chicago in the Spring of 2013, where he received his Film and Video degree with a concentration in Directing. After watching Jean Luc Godard's "Breathless" one stormy night as a young naive boy, he decided he wanted to live a life of being busy, broke, stressed, and at times homeless. He realizes some folks may see these things as being unfavorable. But to Al, he revels in the moments, realizing highs and lows are simply a part of a life pursuing the thing he loves most, bringing stories to life. Bringing them to life, and capturing them. So they can exist on, like something behind a big glass case. To stay the way they are. To be enjoyed. To be looked on. A hundred, thousand times, they'd always be there for you.


 

 

Corey Lillard has envisioned compositions in his head for as long as he can remember. Growing up in a small midwestern town, with not much to occupy his time, he played out images and frames in his head while setting up and capturing moments, all while conjuring up stories to go along with them. After pursuing his love of engineering and architecture, while attending Columbia College Chicago, he was sure this art form of telling a story through a lens was what he wanted to do with his life after seeing the first short film he ever shot edited together. Corey believes that as an artist, his main concern is to shoot for the perfection that he sees through his eyes, his lenses. to seek out the moments he'd love to encapsulate. To have something to offer. Something someone will learn from. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. It's whence you came to where'll you'll be. It's composition. It's poetry.

Corey Lillard
Cinematographer

 
 

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Cady Perez
Editor

You build something in the editing room that's shaped by getting to know the person and digging deeper, unpeeling the layers of them as you get to know them. Cady Perez is a graduate from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Art + Science with a concentration in Post Production and a minor in Creative Advertising. But, the more you got to know her, the more you would see how much she cares about telling a story to the best of it’s ability through editing. She loves to completely invest herself, to get her hands dirty. To work day in and day out with actors’ performances, as well as someone’s true emotional story. It’s a position of trust. It’s an exhausting, yet rewarding process to empathize and experience the actors/subjects feelings and react with them. She believes you have to have a superior knowledge of the story to fathom out the continuity, but also to know if the beats you need to hit, have been hit. In the end, to live, to be a craftsman, to be an editor, we have to follow our heart. Your heart will never betray you.