CAST & CREW

CAST & CREW

O L I V E R   Z E L

director, writer, cinematographer, and editor
Oliver Zel (20) is a New York-based film director, cinematographer, editor, and photographer currently enrolled at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in Film/TV Production. As a queer, Cuban-American artist raised in Miami, Zel’s visual art possesses a bold editorial aesthetic, centered on themes of masculinity, sex, and the queer identity. Zel is a prolific visual artist (OliverZel.com) whose work has been shown at Art Basel and the ICA Miami. In 2022, Zel completed his first short film as co-director, cinematographer, writer, and editor, entitled Blister, currently being submitted for National and LGBTQ festival consideration.
H U N T E R    D ' A N C O N A 
director, writer, editor, and lead actor

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Hunter D’Ancona (19) is a writer, director, and editor currently studying Screenwriting for Film & TV at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Class of ’24. D’Ancona is a born and bred New Yorker who grew up making short and experimental projects which honed his guerilla filmmaking approach. D’Ancona’s previous micro-budget shorts have been featured in the New York Lift-Off Film Festival and the NY Flash Film Festival. In early 2022 D’Ancona completed his debut short film,
Blister, now entering the US festival circuit. He served as co-director, writer, editor, and actor on the project. 
B R I A N    L O U D 
lead actor


Brian Loud is an actor and model originally from Boston, Massachusetts. Brian’s career started as a signed model in New York City under Wilhelmina Models. Working with clients such as Reebok, Adidas, Under Armour, Men’s Health Magazine, Buick, Amazon, Alex & Ani, etc, his career in modeling led him over to commercial acting. There, he starred in national and global commercials for New York Sports Club, Speidel Watches, the 2019 Fanatics Super Bowl Commercial, Premier League Global Commercial, etc. Brian is part of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) and is a signed actor with Malaky International. He continues to further his craft by studying at the New York Theatre Academy under Michael Luggio. Brian’s roles and characters have resulted in gaining a deeper understanding of domestic violence, cultural inequities, drug addiction, and sexuality.
S E B A S T I A N   Z E L
composer​​​​​​​
Sebastian Zel (b.1996) is a composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, based in Brooklyn, NY. 
Sebastian writes music that seeks to explore and reflect on the different ways that humans perceive the passage of time, and in doing so, explore our relationships to the past, present, and future. Described as embodying “an obsession with rhythm… and the play of patterns, repetitions, and variations”, Zel’s music draws on an adulthood of playing and writing hip-hop, fusion, & RnB and an adolescence of playing punk and progressive metal. He builds a rhythmic palette that lives at the center of the compositional process which serves as his sonic toolbox and language for grappling with time.
Zel holds a degree in Music Composition & Theory from NYU Steinhardt, and has recently worked on projects for Timberland, HBO Latino, and various up-and-coming independent filmmakers.