Grant Osum was born in 1999 in Minneapolis, MN, and moved to Waukesha, WI at 6 weeks old. He began pursuing filmmaking towards late high school and graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Cinema Arts & Science focused on producing, documentary, and screenwriting. His latest film work has been directing and producing the documentary films “Minnesota Tiger Man”, about his Uncle who had Siberian tigers in MN, and “Olu”, about a speed skater who has spent his life helping others as well as mentoring 2x gold medal Olympian Shani Davis. He's currently located in Nashville, TN, and works full-time as a Digital Media Associate for CTK Enterprises.
Portfolio Website: https://gosum23.wixsite.com/portfolio
Sam Ruesink was born in 1999 in Waukesha, WI and grew up in Watertown, WI. Having first started making animations in Powerpoint and later progressing to rudimentary short films at age 9, being a filmmaker has been his dream and main goal ever since. He began working as an intern at age 12 at a community access cable station doing camera operation and editing work. Although primarily studying producing while at Columbia College Chicago, Sam has an extensive editing background. He has done post-production work at WGN 9 Chicago for the late-night comedy show "Man of the People with Pat Tomasulo" and at Kurtis Productions, in addition to editing dozens of short films and working for several years as an editor at a skydiving dropzone. He also worked as a development intern at a feature film production company in West Hollywood where he since has done paid freelance work as a graphic designer. After graduating in 2020 with a BA in Cinema Arts & Sciences, he is currently working as the Post-Production/Technical Manager for CNBC's long-running documentary series American Greed at Kurtis Productions in Chicago.
Portfolio Website: https://samruesink.com
Hey! I’m Evan– an emerging television creator. Through working on film sets, live productions, and production offices, I've acquired an array of technical and creative skills. Though primarily operating in post-production suites, I also direct live productions and produce short-form digital content. My expertise expands to several areas in television production.
Composer - Original Score
Hey this is Marlon. I compose music for film/tv and video games. I also make music as the band Girl Recruiter. I was born in Toronto. Raised in St. Pete, FL. I received my MFA in Composition for the Screen from Columbia College Chicago. Before that, I made a bunch of music for advertising and branded content. I love movies. I love food. I make hot sauce.
I am a creatively-driven artist who uses my skills in technology and visual storytelling to assist people in telling their own stories be them real or fictional. As a Freelance DIT and Colorist of the Chicagoland area, I take great pride in assisting and being apart of the filmmaking community of the Midwest.
Post-Production Sound Mixer
Through high school and community college, Jake Neumann found that he enjoyed working behind the scenes of productions, whether it be film, theater, or with a musician. Jake would go on to attent Columbia college Chicago, where he would focus on post production. After he graduated, he found freelance work doing various forms of post production work such as motion graphics artist, video editor, sound designer, and colorist. Although, the man of many hats feels most comfortable working as a sound designer.