Cast & crew
Bea Cordelia (Creator, Writer, Director, Producer, Star)
Bea is an award-winning, Chicago-bred, internationally slandered writer, filmmaker, performer, & activist whose work uplifts & reimagines the narratives of transgender people. Last year her “life-changing” solo show Chasing Blue featured in Steppenwolf Theatre’s LookOut performance series. In 2016 she developed her first multimedia installation The Cosmic Body in a University of Chicago Performance Lab residency through Salonathon, was made a Luminarts Cultural Foundation Creative Writing Fellow for her poem “The Future,” and made headlines for her lawsuit against the City of Chicago regarding its sexist & transphobic ordinance forbidding the exposure of breasts in establishments with liquor licenses. She is represented by Paonessa Talent Agency.
Daniel Kyri (Creator, Writer, Director, Producer, Star)
Daniel is a Jeff Award-nominated actor, filmmaker, writer, and singer. He is featured on this season of Chicago Med and in Stephen Cone’s award-winning film Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, now streaming on Netflix. He has starred in productions at Lookingglass, Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, and Goodman Theatres, and was most recently seen in Robert OHara’s production of Macbeth at Denver Center for Performing Arts. In 2017 he was named Chicago’s Best Actor by the Chicago Reader after his acclaimed leading role in Goodman’s Objects in the Mirror, and was awarded the Make a Wave grant from 3Arts. Kyri is also a founder and former curator of the Dojo Collective, partnering with local artists to produce POC, femme, and LGBTQ-centered interdisciplinary events and performances. He is represented by Stewart Talent.
Eugene Sun Park (Producer)
Eugene is a filmmaker and producer working in narrative and experimental forms. His films have screened at over 200 festivals, micro-cinemas, museums, galleries, and alternative screening venues around the world, including SXSW, BAMcinemafest, Outfest, Frameline, Cleveland International Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Athens International Film + Video Festival, Antimatter (Victoria, Canada), and DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival. Eugene is also the founder and executive director of Full Spectrum Features, a nonprofit dedicated to diversity in film and media. Current projects include Chicagoland Shorts, an annual touring program of short films that showcases the work of women, LGBTQ, and minority filmmakers; Signature Move, a feature film produced with the support of the Tribeca Film Institute; and The Orange Story, a cinematic digital history project about Japanese American WWII incarceration funded by the National Park Service.
Christopher Rejano (Director of Photography)
Born and raised in the shadows of Detroit, Christopher has forged a career in feature film, commercials, and music videos. Versed in early MTV, skateboard videos, and American independent cinema, Rejano’s approach to aesthetic is one influenced by the necessity of proper storytelling and not by the pitfalls of following the latest trends. Often cited for a hearty midwestern work ethic has resulted in his work being featured at the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival, Berlinale, and Tribeca Film Festival. Rejano is a member of International Cinematographers Guild Local 600, and won Best Cinematography at the Midwest Independent Film Festival for Signature Move.