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Chris Ohlson Executive Producer / Partner
Chris oversees all production at Revelator, from budgets and pre-production, to output and delivery. He has produced award-winning commercials, critically acclaimed independent films, international music festivals, and numerous digital projects for more than a dozen years. His most recent critically-acclaimed independent film, Damsel, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and stars Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska. His previous film, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and stars Academy Award Nominee, Rinko Kikuchi. Chris produced Matt Muir’s feature film, Thank You A Lot, which made it’s World Premiere at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival, and he is also the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Piaget Producers Award, which was given out by the Film Independent Spirit Awards. In 2010, he was selected as one of ten Narrative Lab Fellows by IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project) and as a Sundance Creative Producing Labs Fellow in 2013.
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Matt Muir Director / Partner
Matt is responsible for the creative direction of all things at Revelator. He is the lead creative on all Revelator projects, which involves directing video content and providing script support for many of our clients. Matt earned an MFA in Film Production at the University of Texas at Austin and has directed television commercials, music videos, and films for over a decade. His advertising work includes projects for clients like Capital One, Dodge, IBM, and Levi's. Matt is also an award-winning film director, whose work has screened internationally. He is the writer and director of the feature film Thank You A Lot which had its premiere at SXSW. The film was distributed by Gravitas Ventures and is available in over 100 million homes through VOD and iTunes.
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Jonn Herschend Director / Partner
Jonn is a California-based writer and director with an extensive background working in the publishing and contemporary art world. His work has been exhibited nationally, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Telluride Film Festival, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and internationally at the Den Frie Contemporary Art Center and most recently at Sydhavn Train Station in Copenhagen, Denmark.  He has won two Golden Gate Awards for his film work at the San Francisco International Film Festival, a SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and was included as in artist in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. His commercial experience includes creating films and campaigns for brands such as Nike and Levi’s. When he isn’t directing, he can usually be found working on his international publication THE THING Quarterly, or lecturing at the San Francisco Art Institute.  Fun Fact: Jonn used to be a train robber. True story! Ask him about it sometime.
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Samantha Johnson Producer
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Dan Tarr Post Production Supervisor
Daniel Tarr is the Post Production Supervisor and Senior Editor at Revelator. His long and varied resume also includes working on projects for filmmakers like Terrence Malick, Nia DaCosta, Kahlil Joseph, and most recently as Editor for the Zellner Brothers' "Sasquatch Sunset". In charge of overseeing all post-production workflows, labour and equipment at Revelator, Dan led the charge on delivering 500+ videos for Revelator clients and partners in the past year.
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Amber Dwelle Studio Manager
Amber earned her degree in Radio-Television-Film from The University of Texas at Austin, before she started her career as an intern for KUT, Austin's community-supported public radio station. After her stint in radio, she went on to learn the ins and outs of video and film production, working on various commercial productions, a television series, and a feature film. Amber eventually settled into broadcast television, running camera, audio, and graphics. She's worked as an editor and archivist for ESPN and was previously a studio manager at Ponysound in Austin, Texas.
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Ya'Ke Smith Director
Ya’Ke Smith has a grounded and unflinching storytelling style. His films have received world-wide acclaim, screening, and winning awards at over 100 film festivals. Ya’Ke has been featured on NPR, CNN, HLN, Ebony Online, Indiewire, Filmmaker Magazine, Variety Magazine, Vogue Magazine, and Shadow&Act.  Ya’Ke graduated with his B.A. from the Communication Arts Department at the University of The Incarnate Word. He later became the youngest recipient of the Alumni of Distinction for Professional Achievement award. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin’s graduate film program, where he is currently the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Moody College of Communication. He was previously the Morgan Woodward Distinguished Professor of Film at the University of Texas at Arlington. Variety magazine named him one of the best film educators in the country. The Director’s Guild of America, the Student Academy Awards, HBO, and Showtime. The City of Buffalo, NY, proclaimed February 23, 2013 as Ya’Ke Smith Day and the city of Cincinnati, OH which proclaimed October 6, 2019 as Ya'Ke Smith Day, have both honored him. His short, KATRINA'S SON screened at over 40-film festivals and won 14 awards. The film was also eligible for the 2012 Academy Award in short filmmaking. 
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Carrie Cates Producer
Carrie Cates is a producer at Revelator with over a decade of commercial, film, and music video experience. She has produced a variety of broadcast and digital commercial campaigns for clients like Instagram, IBM, Ozarka, and Indian Motorcycle. She has also produced a number of feature films (her heart belongs to horror) and hosts a horror podcast with her husband called The Scary Movie List Show (@scarymovielistshow). She was a long-time film educator and founded a youth film festival for students in Central Texas called the Austin Youth Film Festival. She’s a self-proclaimed collaboration enthusiast who loves supporting filmmakers and ensuring they have the resources to create their best work.
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Miguel Alvarez Director
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 previous 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 chosen for the inaugural Kodak + Kickstarter Film Initiative, and his short documentary, The Giant Still Sleeps, will premiere on PBS and the Washington Post this summer. 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.
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Brittany Reeber Director
Brittany is a writer and director based in Austin, Texas and Brooklyn who works in narrative, music video, documentary and commercial mediums. Her films and music videos have premiered worldwide and gained traction on sites such as MTV, Pitchfork and the Fader. She has received grants and residencies from American Documentary, Kodak, The Austin Film Society, Caldera Arts, Cucalorus and The Bend Film Festival. Most recently, she was an artist in residence at The Studios of Key West. Originally from the Sunshine State, she has inherited an affection for oddball characters and humid climates. Her work reflects the humor, tenderness, and spirit found in the lesser known corners of America — sometimes, there’s a choreographed dance routine. Her most recent film, THE CHEAP SEATS, is a hybrid narrative short that spends a day in Cassadaga, Florida– the “psychic capital of the world”. Brittany has a degree in Radio-TV-Film and French from The University of Texas. In addition to directing, Brittany works as a producer. Her projects have premiered at Sundance, SXSW, Venice, Art Basel and others. Her commercial clients run the gamut and include Veuve Clicquot, Bumble, Pepsi, Budweiser and New Balance.
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Erica Silverman Director
Erica Silverman is a director and cinematographer who loves to travel for her work, but calls Austin, Texas her home. She has a gift for storytelling that is present in her films , commercials, and music videos, with specific praise for her unique sense of narration and voice. Rolling Stone recently premiered her posthumous Gregg Allman music video for the Jackson-Brown penned “Song for Adam.” Her Robert Ellis music video “California” saw its debut at the SXSW Film Festival and made Rolling Stone’s top ten country music videos of 2016. Trivia Time: The video even got a cameo on ABC’s hit show “Nashville” when the main character is scouring the internet for video directors and is taken aback(!) upon discovering Erica’s work. Her recent film “Lovable” made a successful festival run with stops at HollyShorts and Denver Film Festival, and has since been distributed worldwide.  Despite her success as a filmmaker Erica still spends much of her time writing and dreaming up new stories and ideas. She is only satisfied when she is using her talents to create work imbued with meaning. She brings that sense of passion and purpose to everything she does. 
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Deepak Chetty Director / AI
Deepak Chetty is a Director, Visual Effects artist and Cinematographer based in Austin, Texas. After graduating with honors from the Pratt Institute and UT’s MFA program in Film Production, his work as a director has been featured in AFS’ 10 Under 10 series, The Longhorn Network and through viral media propagation (Looper 8-Bit). He recently made waves with his VFX heavy film “Hard Reset 3D,” which was filmed in Austin, and created in conjunction with UT Austin’s pioneering stereoscopic 3D production program UT3D. The VFX heavy sci-fi/action epic film has been featured as an example among the press regarding the future of next level technological film-making in an educational environment. As well as his currently directing projects, Deepak is serving as a consultant and researcher in regards to R&D of post-production tools and workflow standards with The Washington Post and the UT School of Journalism, as well as lecturing at UT Austin in the field of Immersive Media (Virtual Reality and Stereoscopic Imaging).
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Jasmine Quiñones Director
​​​​Jasmine Quiñones is an Austin, Texas-based filmmaker and director. Her commercial and film projects are heavily influenced by the rebellious and gritty ethos of her skate culture background. Her creative style is found in the visually inventive and raw expressiveness found in the variety film, tv, and street-culture influences. She’s worked with a variety of clients including Nike, RØDE, Ladder, and Adidas. Jasmine is also a content creator who loves producing educational content for socials, which has gained her a following of almost 50K across TikTok & Instagram. Her short film “Push” (backed by Fujifilm) is a narrative-driven project that explores the friction between self and identity through the lens of one of her favorite sports: skateboarding. This passion project motivated two more micro shorts: “New Year, Same Me” and “The Side Effects of Heartbreak,” which dive deeper into her personal journey via journal entry-style narration. She continues to explore stories about interpersonal relationships through more commercial and narrative film projects. She aims to create work that helps viewers feel empowered to do that one thing they’ve been telling themselves they can’t quite accomplish.
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Huay-Bing Law Director
Huay-Bing Law is a director who was born and raised in Texas. His commercial work includes projects for clients like Apple, Canva, Ozarka, Adidas, and Texas Monthly. His latest directorial film, JUNE, about a Chinese immigrant’s experience in segregated Texas, premiered on HBO. His narrative and documentary films often center on marginalized Asian American stories in the Deep South, and have earned an HBO APA Visionary Award, Princess Grace Award, and played in festivals worldwide.  His work has screened on, BBC, HBO, ABC, ESPN, and festivals such as SXSW, BFI London Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival and Palm Springs International Film Festival. Most recently, he collaborated on the feature narrative GOODBYE, MOTHER – a Vietnamese-language dramedy about a closeted son returning home with his boyfriend to meet his family in Saigon. The film had a wide release theatrically in Vietnam and Taiwan. Huay currently resides in Austin, where he lectures at the University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University while directing commercial work and developing his first feature film.
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Sam Mohney Director
Sam Mohney is a Chinese-American director based in Austin, TX. His directorial work has played on the BBC and at festivals such as the San Diego Asian Film Festival and the Oak Cliff Film Festival. Along with his directing partner Huay-Bing Law, he's created commercial work for clients like Apple, Canva, Ozarka, Adidas, and Texas Monthly. He holds a BA with Honors in Film Studies from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently lectures at Texas State University. Sam's narrative and documentary work has been featured on HBO, ESPN, BBC, SXSW, and theatrically in Vietnam and Taiwan. They recently received a Development Grant from the Austin Film Society for their debut narrative feature film, The Motion.
Shelby Rahe Director
Shelby Rahe and Josh Gondrez are a director duo based in Austin, TX. The colorful and playful sensibilities found in their work are influenced by their background in fashion, music, and modern art. As a director duo, Shelby and Josh have directed commercials, short films, fashion films, and music videos. Josh and Shelby view film as the ultimate art form that encompasses everything they love: photography, performance, writing, music, and sound design. Josh and Shelby met while attending a sculpture class at their local Denver art school in 2016. Within months, they were making films together and haven’t looked back. Shelby holds a B.S. in Advertising from Boston University and has worked at Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, and W Magazine. As a director and artist, Shelby draws inspiration from slipstream literature and surrealism. Her video artworks, sculptures, and installations have been exhibited at Rule Gallery and Rude Gallery in Denver, CO.
Josh Gondrez Director
Josh Gondrez and Shelby Rahe are a director duo based in Austin, TX. The colorful and playful sensibilities found in their work are influenced by their background in fashion, music, and modern art. As a director duo, Shelby and Josh have directed commercials, short films, fashion films, and music videos. Josh and Shelby view film as the ultimate art form that encompasses everything they love: photography, performance, writing, music, and sound design. Josh and Shelby met while attending a sculpture class at their local Denver art school in 2016. Within months, they were making films together and haven’t looked back. Josh studied fine arts, with an emphasis in video art, but odd jobs like selling RV trailers, I.T. support, and videotaping veterinary surgeries have given him the unique perspective he draws upon in his filmmaking. Josh has exhibited his video work at the Philip J. Steele Gallery in Denver, CO, as well as at artist-run exhibitions. He also co-owned an influential art gallery in Denver called Leisure. Josh was selected to participate in the student symposium program at the 2016 Telluride Film Festival. Their work recently won Best Music Video at the Santorini Film Festival in 2023.
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Chris Saenz Senior Editor / Digital Colorist
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Joe Olmstead Assistant Editor
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AJ Sison Assistant Editor