Patrick Gilfether (co-director, cinematographer) is a filmmaker and photographer who lives and works in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. His work has taken him far and wide, filming and traveling in such places as Antarctica, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Nepal, Indonesia, China and the Czech Republic. Along the way he crashed a motorbike on a tropical isle, had his contacts stolen by monkeys, and spent twenty-three and a half hours in the Delhi airport. Gilfether holds a B.A. in Cinema Studies from Oberlin College and is interested in using film to explore systems of globalization.
Kirk Pearson (co-director, audio engineer, programmer) is an award-winning composer and researcher who splits his time between the midwest and the Internet. Pearson’s music has been featured on PBS, TEDx, NPR, and in hundreds of films for clients such as Greenpeace, Nike, Ford, HP, and Sundance Film Festival. With a fascination on digital communication, his art focuses on information and media networks in an increasingly globalized world-- from concertos for 3D printers to massive walkthrough installations that incorporate real-time data. Pearson presently studies composition at Oberlin Conservatory in addition to film and geology at the adjoining college.
Ferry Gelluny (creative consultant, translator) is a multimedia artist based in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Ferry has completed artist residencies in both Yogyakarta, and Jakarta in multiple media, including collage, photography, and drawing. He is also the co-founder of GetAceh, an organization that aims to sustain the environment and culture of northern Sumatra. For those who collect personal mission statements, Gelluny describes himself as "a bundle of contradictions, an unartistic creature."
Joo Won Park (advisor, music technology) seeks to make everyday sound beautiful and strange so that everyday becomes beautiful and strange. Park currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Music at Oberlin Conservatory. Joo Won’s music and writings are available on ICMC DVD, Spectrum Press, MIT Press, PARMA, Visceral Media, MCSD, SEAMUS CD Series, and No Remixes labels.
Karla Hubbard (advisor, earth sciences) is a paleontologist and Distinguished Professor of Geology at Oberlin College. Hubbard's main research focus has been on the processes of preservation (taphonomy) particularly of molluscs and echinoderms. She has been a member of a larger research group studying modern processes such as dissolution, epibiont overgrowth, and mechanical destruction of shells in a wide variety of environments from the shallow shelf to the deep continental slope.
William Patrick Day (advisor, film and media studies) is a film theorist, critic, and Professor of English and Cinema Studies at Oberlin College. Day is presently working on two projects: a book on history and film called Imagining History and an essay on wonder in the 1933 and 2005 versions of "King Kong" called "The Ape in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction."
Zach Christy (logo and title design) is an animator, motion designer, and post-production specialist living in Cleveland. Christy spends his time making amazing graphics for plenty of interesting people. He's been told he has "a nice face" and he is "a good guy."
"Sea Change" is made possible through the generous support of Oberlin Shansi, and the Oberlin Creativity and Leadership Fund.
"Fin" is made possible through the generous support of Julie Taymor, The XARTS Endowment, and the Oberlin Creativity and Leadership Fund.
We would also like to thank Jennifer Fraser, Danielle Heinrich, Stephen Crowley, and Peter Swendsen for their incredible support.