Directors
Miguel Alvarez Director's Reel

Miguel Alvarez is an Austin-based filmmaker who has received awards from the Directors’ Guild of America, Panavision’s Emerging Filmmaker program, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, and the Texas Filmmakers Production Fund for his short films Tadpoles, Veterans, KID, and Mnemosyne Rising. He was selected as a Screenwriting Fellow for the 2013 Latino Screenwriting Project sponsored by Cinefestival and Sundance for his feature screenplay, La Perdida. His most recent project, the short film Atlantic City, was recently premiered at Aspen ShortsFest, and was chosen for the inaugural Kodak + Kickstarter Film Initiative. His short documentary, The Giant Still Sleeps, recently premiered on PBS and Washington Post Online. Miguel holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin, where he continues to lecture today.

Jake Eide Director's Reel

Jake is an Austin-based director who specializes in visually compelling commercials, branded content and narrative films. He loves all things character, and leveraging his background in design, he uses line and color to create careful cinematic compositions. He studied graphic design at Parsons School of Design and film production at Montana State University. His most recent short film, Pet World, premiered at LA Shorts Fest and was programmed at Burbank International Film Festival, Richmond International Film Festival and Twin Cities Film Festival among others. Before moving to Austin, Jake worked in New York City as a motion graphics designer for clients including FUSE, College Humor, Intel and Discovery Networks. Jake is also an avid musician, and enjoys composing and collaborating on the music tracks for his productions.

Deepak Chetty Director's Reel
Deepak Chetty is a Director and VFX/VR Specialist at Revelator. His internationally award winning 3D sci-fi thriller, HARD RESET, is available on most VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.  HARD RESET is also the winner of “Best Live Action 3D Short” by the Advanced Imaging Society, along with films like STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and THE MARTIAN. Deepak is also a Lecturer in the UT3D program at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches the Intro to Immersive Media Class, which opens up a whole new world of media possibilities to the next generation of content creators…which, ya know, he thinks is kind of important.
Born and raised in Oklahoma, he left behind the plains for the concrete jungle  to do his undergraduate studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. There he studied film and various other art forms, most of which you do with your hands. He regrets not taking more Art History courses because now, as a responsible adult he realizes how much he loves it. Upon graduating he worked heavily in the fields of visual effects and motion graphics, with other stints as a freelance camera op and studio director in the tri-state area.  After a couple of years in the trenches he decided he’d like to be a storyteller again instead of just a technician so he applied to MFA programs across the country and chose the University of Texas. During his time at UT as an MFA student, he continued to work in the fields of VFX, while also cultivating an interest in advanced imaging such as stereoscopic 3D and VR.  His work as a cinematographer while at UT has been featured at SXSW, Slamdance, The Hampton’s International Film Festival among many others. At Revelator he has directed VFX heavy and VR work for companies such as Spredfast, USAA, Tenaris, and National Instruments.  He also spends a lot of time rendering.
Drew Xanthopoulos Director & D.P. Reel

Drew hangs his hat as a filmmaker and cinematographer at Revelator. A Montana native at heart, Drew is a recipient of the IFP Documentary Spotlight in 2014 and Tribeca Film Institute’s Documentary Grant for his most recent feature documentary, THE SENSITIVES. His award-winning documentary short, WESTERN BROTHER’S ADVENTURE STORY, has screened internationally and is used by youth education programs such as The Young Storytellers Foundation in Los Angeles and the Vimeo Video School. Drew also shoots documentary, narrative, and commercial projects as a cinematographer, and his projects have premiered at Sundance, SXSW, Edinburgh International Film Festival, and AFI Docs, among others. He’s been fortunate to have shot in Tibet, Taiwan, and throughout Europe and the United States, and has recently contributed footage for Terrence Malick’s upcoming documentary, VOYAGE OF TIME.