Courtney Eck is the co-owner and creative director for Two Penguins, a creative production agency with offices in New York City, Portland, and Chicago. Courtney was also the co-writer and producer of the award-winning and Webby-honored short film “A House, A Home”, which has been accepted into 90+ film festivals including SXSW and Raindance, garnering 30+ wins. She served as a co-writer and producer on the award-winning short film Denmark, which has accumulated more than 350,000 web views and has been featured in 36 film festivals worldwide while garnering 6 wins including “Best Music Video” award. She has worked as a writer and creative director for two GQ Magazine stories series, and is in pre-production as writer and co-director for a six-part mini-doc series for the New York Times' T Magazine. 


Jordan Firstman is a Los Angeles-based writer and director. Jordan worked as a staff writer and actor on TBS' Search Party, and wrote, directed, and acted in the short film The Disgustings (2014) as well as the comedy short Sold (2015). He recently wrote, directed, and acted in 2016's Call Your Father, currently in post-production. 

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James Strayer


James Strayer began his career as assistant to Gus Van Sant, before moving on to become co-owner and head producer at the creative production agency Two Penguins. James was co-producer on the award-winning “A House, A Home”, which has won 30+ awards in 90+ film festivals, including SXSW and Raindance. James has also worked as a producer for clients such as New York Times, GQ Magazine, and Time Magazine. 



Aubree Bernier-Clarke is a Los Angeles-based director and cinematographer. After spending the late '90s playing guitar in an all-girl band in her Kentucky hometown, she chased her riot grrrl dreams to Portland, OR where she spent seven years working with director Lance Bangs, and then two seasons as a camera operator on the IFC hit Portlandia. She has since focused on directing, creating music videos for the likes of Mirah and The Thermals and commercials for Levi's and Wildfang, among others.

Her first narrative film, Valencia, based on the novel by Michelle Tea, won the Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at Chicago's Reeling Film Festival in 2013. Also in 2013, she was chosen to attend AFI's prestigious Directing Workshop for Women, through which she developed her first original short, The Night Is Ours.

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