Happenstance

Crew

 
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Brandy Machado

Writer / Director / Producer

After being 100% set on studying film after high school, Brandy ended up getting a Women & Gender Studies degree instead. Post-college she realized that she still wanted to pursue film and signed up for the Northwest Film Center’s Certificate Program in 2015. Brandy is dedicated to telling the stories of women, queer folks, and POC and making sure they have representation behind the camera as well.

 
 
 
 

Jeanette Li

Director of photography

Jeanette is an active member of the Portland film community prioritizing projects that uplift women, LGBTQ+ folks, and POC. They also currently teach the POWgirls workshops as part of the Portland Women’s Film Festival (aka POWfest) helping to educate and empower the next generation of female and non-binary filmmakers.

 
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Alison Hoffman

1st Assistant Camera

Alison graduated Southern Oregon University with a Comm/Film & Media degree in 2017. She now works as a Digital Utility Technician on films and TV shows in Portland.

 

Cast

 
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Kia Anne Geraths

Luna

Kia Anne Geraths has played a wide variety of roles from classical to comedic. She's the host of the "Mostly 1 Minute Movie Review" web series which was featured at POW Film Fest in addition to working as freelance filmmaker and actor.

 
 
 
 

Jack Strom

Greg

Jack Strom is a Portland-based actor best known for his roles as Theo in the award-winning short “Linea” and Jonathan Holloway on NBC’s “Grimm”. Jack began his career studying under acting coach Suzi Smith who created a showcase allowing him to sign with Cholee Thompson of Ryan Artists.

 
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