Lisa Cohen – Producer/Director

Lisa worked as a technical post producer for over 15 years, and has extensive expertise in shepherding films, commercials and corporate videos through the post-production process. During her seven years managing the digital-to-film department at Alpha Cine Seattle, Lisa oversaw the digital transfers of several award-winning films, including Oscar winners Taxi to the Darkside, Freeheld, The Blood of Yingzhou District and Born into Brothels.  Lisa has won several awards, including a Northwest Emmy, for PSAs and other broadcast projects. Her first short documentary, B-BOY, won five festival awards.  Confessions of a Social Bully is Lisa's second film.

Eleni Ledesma– Producer

For the past 10 years Eleni has pursued philanthropic endeavors, providing strategic development planning, marketing and special event support to projects and organizations throughout the Seattle area.  Her passion for filmmaking led her serve as a production assistant on the feature film My Last Year with the Nuns.  Eleni is very excited to have had the opportunity to lend her fundraising and production expertise to Confessions of a Social Bully.

Doug Hostetter – Cinematographer

Over the past two decades, Doug has shot hundreds of commercials across the globe for companies such as Toyota, McDonalds and the Ad Council’s Americans for the Arts, as well as music videos for Alice in Chains, The Presidents of the USA and Beads. Doug’s passion for independent filmmaking and has inspired him to lens several documentary and narrative shorts, including IFP winner, Dry Rain and award-winning B-BOY. He is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild and is represented by the Mack Agency in Los Angeles.

Trent Siegel – Editor

Trent has over 20 years experience as a cinematographer, director, editor, and still photographer.  He has contributed his vast range of skills to several award-winning independent films such as Raftman’s Razor, End of the Affair and Forced Entry.  Trent is excited to be a part of Confessions of a Social Bully.

Bevin Flynn – Editor

Bevin has been editing independent documentaries, shorts, narrative features and web videos for the past ten years. In addition to her extensive film work, Bevin co-created the website StoryPIPE, for which she shot and edited a new video every day. In her four years as a Digital Intermediate Specialist at Alpha Cine Seattle, Bevin handled the digital transfers of almost 100 films, including Humpday, We Live in Public and Anvil! The Story of Anvil. Bevin edited Lisa’s first short documentary, B-BOY, and is very excited about Confessions of a Social Bully.

Jacqui James – Still Photographer

An Australian-born, longtime Seattleite, Jacqui and has worked all over the world as a commercial and fine art photographer.  Her passion lies in studying adolescent girls both behind the camera and through audio interviews and surveys.  Relevant exhibits include Milan Trianale Quanto ti Vuoi Bene? (Milan, 2012); It’s All About Me (Seattle Children’s Festival, 2008); and Beyond the Y Chromosome (Milan, 2002).  Jacqui has won numerous awards including a 2006 Seattle City Artist Award for the project It’s All About Me.

Gabrielle Abbott – Illustrator/Artist

Gabrielle is a multi-media artist specializing in figurative illustration.  A skilled portrait artist, Gabrielle uses imaginative compositions to tell her subjects’ stories.  Numerous commissions include projects for The Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle Publics Schools and The Hague City Government (Netherlands). One of Gabrielle’s unique specialties is street painting, in which she creates large masterpieces on city pavement using impermanent chalk pastel. Her street paintings are regularly sought after by festivals and other public events around the world. Gabrielle holds a Diploma in Portraiture form the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, and an MFA from University of the Arts, London.

Catherine Grealish – Composer

Originally from Tasmania, Catherine is an LA-based composer for film, games, media and live performance. She won the Independent Music Vox Pop Award for her soundtrack for the film All Things Hidden. Catherine’s music has been featured in many award-winning films, including Pearl, which won Best Short at the Mexico and Madrid International Film Festivals. Catherine recently completed scoring the feature The Basement and the documentary Gold Balls.

Our audiences really loved “Confessions of a Social Bully” and the film provided great fodder for discussions and contemplation on the subject of bullying, seen from a fresh perspective. The film asks us all to look deeply inside ourselves and examine how and why we are all capable of hurtful acts, and how to change that.
— Liz Shepherd, Director, Children's Film Festival Seattle