Luke J. Salewski
Born in Boise, ID and growing up making home videos at a young age, Luke J. Salewski has now worked as a filmmaker in LA for over a decade. He has a passion for stories that stand the test of time, that are imaginative and large in scope and yet focused on the intimate inspiring and redeeming aspects of humanity.
Luke is a filmmaker whose career has crossed fiction narrative, commercial and non-fiction, and he has worked on projects for many major studios and TV networks including Warner Bros, Disney, Netflix, Animal Planet, NatGeo Wild, and SYFY amongst others.
Luke is a 2023 MFA candidate at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.
Avo JOHN Kambourian
Avo John Kambourian is a filmmaker and editor from Los Angeles, who is currently earning his Master of Fine Arts in Film & TV Production, at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he is also a George Lucas and Mary Pickford Scholar.
In his career, he has worked for companies such as Vice Media, Walt Disney Pictures, National Geographic, Hulu, and HitRecord. His most recent credits include the feature documentaries Bad Reputation and The Untitled Steve Martin Documentary, Directed by Academy Award Winner Morgan Neville. His thesis film Echoes of Kef Time was one of three documentary projects selected to be produced by USC in the Spring 2022 semester, during which he also was nominated for the American Cinema Editors (ACE) Anne V. Coates Student Editing Award.
Alex Chang is a rather unremarkable filmmaker from Tualatin, Oregon. Born in Key West, Florida to Korean immigrant parents, he served an undistinguished 8.5 years in the US Army, spending some uneventful time in Afghanistan and Iraq. He left the Army in August of 2017 to study creative writing at Columbia University in New York City, where he graduated in 2020 while dressed in pajamas in his parents’ living room. During his time in New York, Alex also studied at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop as a lyricist, failing to win any awards or accolades.
After graduating, Alex moved to Los Angeles to attend the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he is beginning his third and final year of the MFA Production program. He has continued his journey of mediocrity by applying for and being rejected from a distinguished lineup of USC scholarships and awards and thesis proposals, but amazingly enough he still hopes to make fun movies someday. And yes, Alex did write this.
Young Li is a cinematographer from Guangzhou, China. He graduated from the Boston University film & tv program and is currently pursuing an MFA degree at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He has been working as a cinematographer for 6 years.
Young started with landscape photography at an early age. After making numerous travel films, he decided to go into narrative filmmaking, attracted by the ability to tell stories with a camera. His cinematography experience ranges from numerous commercials, music videos, short films, and feature films. Now, he is excited to go on a new journey with his latest cinematography project, "The Lights Above".