Krishna Devine: Writer/Director
Krishna has worked in the Seattle film and television industry for over four years. After
graduating from The Art Institute of Seattle in 2000 she went right to work on National Geographic's "The Shape of Life". Krishna currently
works as a commercial Producer/Director for the Belo Corporation, home to local Seattle Stations such as KING, KONG, NWCN, and KWPX. All told, she has made over
100 commercials, produced more than 50 weekly airing programs (KWPX), and authored numerous segments for KING 5 Television's Evening Magazine. In the summer of 2003, Krishna started
Seattle Indie Productions, a made-to-order production house that specializes in creating local commercials with a national feel. After telling so many thirty-second
stories, Krishna is looking forward to throwing all of her passion and experience into what will be her debut short film, Sly Dog.
Mary Sussex: Co-Producer Mary brings 20 years of successful business, fundraising, marketing, budgeting, and creative problem solving experience to Seattle Indie Films and the production of Sly Dog.
After receiving her MBA from the University of Michigan, Mary embarked on a career in the Fortune 100 corporate world. She soon tired of the corporate routine and turned her talents to entrepreneurial
ventures. For the past 10 years, she has owned and managed her own consulting company, specializing in Life Care Planning for corporate, industrial, and legal clients. Concurrently, she also served on
the Board of Directors for several not-for-profit agencies and was responsible for strategic planning, marketing, and fundraising functions. Mary has long desired to bring her vision, direction, and
ability to get-things-done to the film industry. She welcomes the opportunity to combine her depth of financial and business knowledge with the talented Sly Dog team and crew.
Jessica Hill: Co-Producer Jessica has professionally worked in the film industry for over 8 years. After graduating from Washington State University with a degree in broadcast
communications, she started working in production at USA Networks in New York City. She then moved to Los Angeles, where she spent time working in feature film, music video and commercial
post-production with some of Hollywood's top film directors (Michael Bay, Antoine Fuqua, Tony Kaye) and editors at Propaganda Films. From the set of Bjork's "Oh So Quiet" (Spike Jonze) to
Michael & Janet Jackson's "Scream" (Mark Romanek) videos as well as a myriad of commercials and films. In post-production she helped to establish the successful commercial editing company;
Nomad Editing Company; working on Super Bowl commercials for top ad agencies; Goodby/Silverstein, DDB Needham, Chiat Day and many more for clients such as Coke, Budweiser and Nissan.
Taking a break back to the the Pacific Northwest, she produced the television series "Explore Northwest" from her own production company in Portland, Oregon while attending classes at the
NW FilmCenter. In 1998 she went back to LA to work in production on the feature film, "Mystery Men" (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0132347) with an all-star comedic cast including Ben Stiller and
In 1999 she moved to Seattle and began to fulfill her life-long goal of co-writing and producing her first indie film, "Dominoes." "Dominoes" premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival
in 2003. "Dominoes" continues to travel the film festival circuit. (maniccinema.com.)
Jessica makes her living as a program manager in the digital entertainment industry and has worked for such
companies as Real Networks and Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment.
Sean Kirby: Director of Photography Sean Kirby graduated in 1993 from Syracuse University's School of Visual and Performing Arts with a degree in painting. After supporting himself through painting and photography
he decided to return to school to study filmmaking. He received a full scholarship to The New York Film Academy where he learned to combine his artistic understanding of light with the techniques and equipment used for
motion pictures. As a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 481, New England, Sean worked as both a gaffer and electric on many independent features, studio productions, commercials and corporate films and videos. Concurrently, he
began shooting short films and spec spots. His first credit as a director of photography, "Fidelis," won an award for best short at the 1998 Hampton Film Festival. His successive projects have also received awards and
honorable mentions at domestic festivals such as The Boston Film Festival, Los Angeles International Shorts, the New York Film Festival and the Santa Fe Film Festival. One of Sean's most recent films, "The Gits Movie,"
a documentary about the self-titled Seattle punk band, is currently in post-production, was recently featured in Entertainment Weekly and has been approached by Showtime for distribution. Sean just completed shooting
"Police Beat," Robinson Devor's anamorphic 35 mm feature in December of 2003