Writer/Director: Kate Brewer
Born in Seattle, raised in Southeast Asia, and now an Iowa local, Kate Brewer has a taste for all things adventure. She graduated from Florida State University film school in 2007 and has been working as a writer, creative developer, and director ever since. She has written for a wide variety of companies and individuals including Disney, Take180, Benefit Cosmetics, and the Tahirih Justice Center. Her work has taken her all over the globe and she's excited to explore and contribute to Omaha's dynamic arts community. In addition to directing "The Murder King," Kate is in the process of making a feature documentary about forced and child marriage in the United States, entitled "Knots: A Forced Marriage Story." A consummate adrenaline junky, horror is Kate's favorite genre.
Creative Producer: Michael Hennings
Filmmaker, producer, and general enjoyer of life, Michael thrives off of collaboration, ideation, and creativity, and loves bringing out the best in people. Michael's mission in Nebraska is to establish it as a haven for creatives and to recognize the incredible talent and dedication we have in the Midwest. Michael spent his younger years running around barefoot in Lincoln, Nebraska, building lego sets and reading Calvin & Hobbes. After college, he helped his brother start a production studio and fell in love with motion. Today, he's worked in the industry for over six years, shooting & directing projects, and even supervising a studio and creative team. "I love film because it connects all the things that drive me: constant challenge, seeking inspiration, continuous learning, surrounding myself with creative people, and a visual art form I can pour myself into."
Producer: Greg Lilly
Greg has produced and worked on several high end commercials for large iconic brands including Kool Aid, Marriott Hotels, Kingsford Charcoal, Exxon Mobil, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kraft Singles, etc. Though his production work has brought him all all over the USA, he had been based in Chicago but now recently local to Omaha. Beyond commercial work, Greg enjoys collaborating with artists on independent short films and music videos. He is a key asset in matching a creative idea with the people that can execute it.