Javier Briones was born in Guatemala City made his first documentary, El Puente, at the age of 22, which won him the Best of The Fest award at the San Francisco VideoFest. Since then, he has evolved to become award-winning filmmaker working in diverse genres ranging from experimental documentary to fiction narratives. Javier employs his curiosity of the world and his love of travel to make films that are visually striking and poignant documents of the human experience. In 2012, along with cinematographer Chris Tipton-King, he founded 32K Productions.
Born in Moscow, Ishtar holds a doctorate in chemistry, however her passion for travel and telling stories put her on the path becoming a documentary filmmaker. She is currently seeking a degree in film from The Barcelona School of Cinema. Ishtar along with her long-time collaborator, Spike Rogers, are currently working on a documentary exploring water rights on the island of Ometepe, Nicaragua.
Chris Tipton-King is an internationally exhibited filmmaker, cinematographer, colorist, editor, photographer, projectionist and Apple Certified Trainer living in San Francisco. His work includes narrative, documentary and commercial projects, often with a social justice and/or queer angle. Clients include Beach Blanket Babylon and The Documentary Foundation. He is currently a Cinema MFA candidate at San Francisco State University, working on his thesis documentary about HIV prevention. In 2012, he founded 32K Productions along with director Javier Roberto Carlos.
Pepe Orozco, is a Guatemalan filmmaker who hopes to one day be able to make a feature narratives in Guatemala. In his short career he has directed over a dozen music videos and one short film. Aside from directing, Pepe has acted in Puro Mula by Enrique Perez Him, has worked in production of feature films, notably Gasolina by Julio Hernández Cordón, and Distancia by Sergio Ramirez among many others.