Tessa graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Film Production and Leadership Studies. Before attending Chapman, Tessa was a child actor working in film and television for over 10 years. She has worked for vaious production companies and is now an assistant for a talent agency in their Intellectual Property department. Tessa has always been inspired to develop films showcasing historical figures and powerful women. Since her earliest years as a filmmaker, she has wanted to make a movie about Rosie the Riveter and now she finally has!
Impact Producer - Taylor Whittington
Taylor graduated from American University with a BA in Film and Media Arts and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She’s always loved women’s history and even spent her last year of high school developing a course on the early waves of feminism in the US. While attending American, she discovered the world of impact producing and quickly formed a passion for getting films in front of audiences and using the stories to inspire change. She is currently assisting on the impact campaign for the documentary CURED, which streamed on PBS in 2021, and she is leading the campaign for the award-winning documentary Resisterhood. Rosie is Taylor’s first fiction project and she’s thrilled to be sharing the story of Rosie the Riveter with the world!
Producer - Kaylin Stewart
Kaylin graduated from Chapman with a BFA in Creative Producing. Her story is similar to Tessa’s. In fact, they met for the first time as kids when they were auditioning together. Kaylin spent her childhood in audition rooms, but quickly realized she liked being behind the camera more. In high school she started to explore this passion by filming a documentary film about women who race cars, just like her. Throughout college she has interned for various companies, including Mosaic Media Group, Color Force, and Amazon Studios. Now, Kaylin is excited to combine her love for film and her love for telling strong and unique female stories with Rosie.
Writer - Daniel James Clark
First and foremost, Daniel James Clark is a proud Hoosier. He received a degree in theatre from Belmont University before studying and working at the The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Theater Institute. After receiving his MFA from Cal State Fullerton, he began working in the representation business as an assistant. Daniel learned the ropes of management and shortly thereafter, started the literary department of Water Street Anthem Entertainment. When he’s not working, you can find Daniel on or at a racetrack, watching cars go really fast in circles.
Cinematographer - Annie Liu
Annie Liu graduated with a BFA in Film Production with a Cinematography emphasis. Her love for the filmmaking process began in middle school when she discovered screenwriting and portrait photography, and it has driven her to work on over sixty Chapman productions, music videos, and independents. Her sophomore animated short The Sadness in Fish Food was picked up by Film School Shorts for distribution on PBS this year. Now Annie is a freelance cinematographer and colorist in Los Angeles.
Production Designer - Hannah Freeman
Hannah Freeman studied Production Design at Chapman University, and since graduation has been nominated for her design on her own thesis film Lightning Man, a short narrative about a Holocaust survivor struggling to reconnect with his faith. Hannah strives to work in art for television and film, helping tell important stories from our history. She is from Santa Cruz, CA, with a background in fine arts.
Editor - Whitney Pieper
Whitney received a BFA in Film Production from Chapman University with an emphasis in Editing. Her love for film started at a young age when she wanted to be a stuntman. Now, she has started her own company, RP Digital Media, providing content creation and social media management to clients. Whitney loves photography and is always down for playing a pick-up game of basketball. She is thrilled to be a part of an amazing crew, bringing the story of Rosie the Riveter to life!
Costume Designer - Kendra Raymond
Kendra received a Bachelor’s degree in Textiles, Merchandising, & Fashion Design with a Minor in Theater for Costume Design from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013. She later moved to California to pursue a career in costuming for Film and Television. It took her a couple years of networking at conventions before she finally went back to school for her second degree at FIDM in Los Angeles. She will be finishing her degree in TV/Film Costuming in July 2020. Besides the numerous commissioned designs Kendra has completed, Rosie is her first official film credit as a costume designer.
Sound Designer - Noah Kovalick
Noah Kovalick is a contract Audio Engineer at LinkedIn in Carpinteria, CA where he focuses on production and post production sound. He is an active member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) as well as an affiliate member of the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE). Noah earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film Production with a concentration in audio from Dodge College, Chapman University in Orange, CA. He earned his Associates Degree in Film, Television, and Media Arts from Moorpark College. His passion for audio was evident early when he became a DJ where he was known as DJ X-RAY in the Conejo Valley. In 2013 Noah was selected to participate in Grammy Camp, Los Angeles where he worked with students and Grammy award winning faculty as part of the audio engineering program. He also freelances on various projects to include automotive sound design, studio builds, and worked with a Grammy nominated percussion artist. Noah lives in Newbury Park, CA and in his spare time enjoys working on his vintage BMW.