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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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Anele Page Studio Manager
Anele Page was born in South Africa and moved to Austin, Texas as a young child.  She attended the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a BA in Film and Television Production. She returned to Texas and gained a wealth of production experience, including on-set film production, behind the scenes administration and development in the entertainment industry. She then joined Revelator as our administrative assistant, where she’s able to use her creativity, administrative experience, and a smorgasbord of weird, miscellaneous knowledge she’s picked up along the way. (Fun Film Fact: While in high school, her short film, MASTERPIECE, was screened at SXSW as part of the Texas High School Shorts Program.)
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Samantha Johnson Producer
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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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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
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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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Dan Tarr Post Production Supervisor
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Deepak Chetty Director / VFX
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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Huay-Bing Law Director
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Sam Mohney Director
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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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Chris Saenz Senior Editor / Digital Colorist
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Joe Olmstead Assistant Editor
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AJ Sison Assistant Editor