The Reenactress Team
J.R. Hardman, Director
J.R. Hardman is the Senior Tour Manager for Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world's largest student film festival. She has helped to coordinate the festival for students at universities in over 15 U.S. States as well as in Mexico and the United Kingdom. She has also represented CMF at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner in Cannes, France.
J.R. also serves as the Technical Director for Camp Flix, a filmmaking summer camp for high school students ages 11-17.
She has produced several short documentaries and fiction films including "Muslims in Love," which premiered at the 2009 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, "The Coach," which screened as part of the 2011 Arnold Sports Film Festival, and “Touching,” which was featured in several festivals including the 25th Anniversary Outfest: Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival.
J.R. graduated from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, with a B.A. in Cinema/Television Production and Spanish. Reenactress is her first feature-length documentary film.
You can check out her IMDB page here.
O.K. Keyes, Cinematographer
O.K. Keyes recently graduated with a Masters of Arts in Media Arts with a focus in cinematography from the University of South Carolina. He has served as the director of photography for a variety of short and feature-length films, many of which focus on queer identity and range in topics from cross-dressing Civil War reenactors (Reenactress) to Buddhist-lesbian-superheroes (American Kensho, 2013). His work has also diverged into more experimental methods, exploring the materiality of the objects he captures and the objects he uses to capture. Keyes's Masters thesis project, “Phantomythography: A Young Ghost Comes of Age,” a multi-projection installation piece, which leads the audience on a “ghost tour” through his experiences growing up as a queer woman in the South, was featured as part of the Indie Grits Festival in Columbia, SC. His research interests stem mostly from production culture studies, seeking to explore how oppositional cinemas, such as DIY movies, produce fluidity in ranks and deconstruct the often hierarchal (read: patriarchal) approach to filmmaking. He suggests that these small, local communities not only create new stories but also craft new ways of storytelling. His work has screened at venues, such as the International CMF Hollywood Week, Indie Grits and Conundrum Music Hall.
His website can be viewed here.
His demo reel can be viewed here.
Peter Podgursky, Producer
A native of southeastern, Idaho, Peter graduated from Idaho State University with a degree in Theatre and went on to earn an MFA in film production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Peter has answered JJ Abrams’ phones, produced web content for various companies, and been a writer for reality television (yes, that’s a thing). The director of several award-winning short films, his project, The Night Caller, aired on WNET Channel 13 and was featured on Ain’t It Cool News. Between writing and film projects, Peter serves as the Associate Producer of On-Air Promotions for TVG, America’s horse racing network. He lives in Los Angeles.
Jacob Brumfield, Producer
A native of southeastern, Idaho, Jacob has been a professional cowboy, a construction foreman, and a marketing director for a tech startup. His first feature film as a producer, Craters of the Moon, won the Sun Valley Film Festival Gem State Award and a RNCI Red Nations award for outstanding actor in a leading role. Jacob is currently the Supervising Producer for Jump Creative, an entertainment marketing and production company. He lives in Los Angeles.
Amy Reynolds Reed, Editor
Amy earned her MFA in Cinema-Television Production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2009 with an emphasis in editing and sound design. She’s taken on the roles of editor, sound editor, and re-recording mixer on various projects and was the Assistant Manager of the USC School of Cinematic Arts Sound Department from 2010 - 2016.
Amy grew up immersed in art, science, gymnastics, and military history. Her father was a Commander in the U.S. Navy and is currently a pediatric oncologist at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center. Her mother was a medical illustrator and is currently teaching art at Luther Burbank Middle School. From 6 years of age through 11th grade, she and her sister trained at Gymnastics Olympica U.S.A.
Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and son, going to museums and concerts, cycling, knitting, gardening, and target practice at the shooting range.
Rachel De Urioste, Graphic Designer
Rachel De Urioste is an artist/ fabricator/ designer who works in a variety of mediums including wood, oil, resin, watercolor, felted wool, and digital illustration. She collaborates with individuals and organizations to help bring form to their creative visions. Her personal work is both playful and grotesque, exploring an imagined world of kind monsters, cynical cupcakes, and oysters with teeth. Rachel received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and now lives and works in Atlanta.
You can find out about upcoming shows and read more about Rachel’s art and process at www.goldfishunderwater.com.