DIRECTOR / EDITOR: WES CULWELL
Wes Culwell founded Bennett St. Media in
2008 and began projects with companies
including Los Angeles Confidential Magazine,
Hot Topic, Japanese Broadcasting
Corporation, and the Idea Network. Working with famed photographer Diego Uchitel and international super model Miranda Kerr, Wes created the video content for Arden B.’s 2008 and 2009 season campaigns.
Culwell has continued to work nationally with Bennett St. Media, and expanded his resume on a number of America's top-rated television programs. His network television credits include Lifetime’s “Project Runway/Models of the Runway”, Bravo’s “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover”, “Housewives of New Jersey” and National Geographic Channel's new show "Snake Salvation".
In 2012, Culwell completed directing his first SAG affiliated film, For Rent, which will be circulating the film festival circuit in 2013, including a world premiere at FilmOut San Diego this June.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTGRAPHy: NATALIE TSUI
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Los Angeles, Natalie Yi
Tsui is a filmmaker and cinematographer based in San
Francisco. She received her B.A. in Film Studies and
English from UC Berkeley in 2008. She is currently
pursuing her Cinema MFA at San Francisco State University.
Tsui is the recipient of the 2010 Fotokem Student Award (Yield), the 2011 John Gutmann Award (Yield), and the 2012 Leo Diner Memorial Scholarship (Untitled: Doll). Her films have been shown at the National Queer Arts Festival (Casual Encounter), the 30th San Francisco Asian American Film Festival (Yield), and the Artists' Television Access (Casual Encounter).
As the Director of Photography, Tsui has shot music videos for the Splinters, the Mallard, and Wax Idols. Bei Yao Wan, which Tsui shot and edited in Shanghai, has been featured in the 2012 Cannes Short Film Corner.
MUSIC: COLIN WEEKS
Born and raised in Vancouver, Colin Weeks
currently studies in the music program at
Capilano University. Colin began taking
music seriously when he linked up with
recording artist Warren Dean Flandez to hone his skills. Running a growing Youtube channel with over 350 subscribers and 50,000 total views, Colin is involved in the local music scene in Vancouver.
In late 2012, Weeks and 7 others founded Play It Forward Productions Society, a non profit organization that puts on live music concerts and other events to raise money for various charities. In the last two shows alone, Play It Forward has raised over $10,000.
As the Director of Music and performing in shows, Colin has donated countless hours organizing these events and continues to scout and cultivate new local talent.