Distilling Dreams

A Documentary Film


Laura Creecy
Director/Producer  IMDB

Laura holds a MFA in Film & Electronic Media from the journalism program at American University in Washington, DC. The thesis film she produced, shot, and edited won the Henninger Collaborative Arts award and premiered at the DC Film Festival. She has over a decade of experience working as an editor on documentary and scripted feature films in Los Angeles, where she honed her skills as a storyteller.  She is also an award winning documentary and fine art photographer, and has exhibited in several galleries in LA.  Films she has worked on in other capacities have screened at Sundance, SXSW, and Cannes Film Festivals.  Most recently she wrapped up a job at Kelvin Optical, the in house post-production branch of Bad Robot. 

Tony Lopez-Cepero
Additional Camera/Field Producer  IMDB
Tony hails from Austin, TX, where he honed his skills as a photographer in the eclectic music scene. He naturally transitioned to cinematography while studying film at Columbia College Chicago and after graduation, he lectured and worked as a telecine colorist for the school. To continue challenging himself to create great images, he jumped into the lighting department on several big budget films. He has traveled through Europe and India, worked through much of the US, and now resides between Texas and California.  He has over a decade of experience shooting documentary and reality projects. 


Brian Nelligan
Additional Camera/Field Producer IMDB
Brian is an ADDY award winning cinematographer born and raised in Austin, TX. He earned his bachelor's degree in film from the University of Texas at Austin.  As a cinematographer he has shot feature films, commercials, documentaries, and music videos, always striving to tailor the visual style in service of the story. 


Amanda Marshall
Consulting Producer  IMDB
Amanda Marshall has been producing for Cold Iron Pictures for over a decade. Non-Fiction credits include Greenlit and The Pathological Optimist and fiction credits include Swiss Army Man and Diary of a Teenage Girl.  


Agnes Varnum
Outreach Coordinator
Agnes is the director of events at the Texas Tribune which she joined after five years in membership and marketing at the Austin Film Society. Before moving to Texas, Agnes held positions with Icarus Films, the Center for Social Media at American University and as a freelance writer for Indiewire.com and Documentary magazine. She has worked on the AFI Fest in LA, Independent Film Week in NYC, and she has served on programming committees for Silverdocs, Newport International Film Festival, AOL True Stories (now Snag Films) and SXSW.