Alexandra Hidalgo

Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor

Award-winning Venezuelan filmmaker Alexandra Hidalgo’s documentaries have been official selections at film festivals in the United States, Indonesia, India, England, Scotland, Australia, and Canada, and her videos have been featured on IndieWire, NPR, and Raising Films, as well as a number of digital academic publications. She is an assistant professor at Michigan State University, where she teaches film and video production, among other subjects. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of agnès films, a digital publication that supports the work of women and feminist filmmakers.

Nathaniel Bowler

Director of Photography
Ohio native Nathaniel Bowler is a writer by trade, whose relationship with the camera was born at roughly the same time as his eldest son. The birth of his second son only reinforced the unexpected career move. His cinematography work on his wife Alexandra Hidalgo’s documentaries and video essays has been featured in digital academic journals such as Kairos and Enculturation and in film festivals around the world.

Lena Miles

Michigan composer Lena Miles has a Bachelor’s of Music Composition and Music Education degrees from Michigan State University. While at MSU, she studied voice and composition. Lena won MSU’s Large Ensemble Composition Competition in 2013. Her works have been performed by the MSU Campus Band, the Denali Trio, University Lutheran Church Choir, and other soloists and small ensembles of a variety of instrumentation. She was recently commissioned to write a piece for the MSU Writing Center’s MidwestHungerIs Mass Choir project. She is also passionate about teaching music.


Lindsey Spitzley

Second Unit Director of Photography
A recent graduate of Michigan State University, Lindsey is currently the videographer for MSU’s Finance Department, working on a documentary for the Global Finance Study Abroad Program. She recently produced and edited Eudaimonia, a short documentary about how the idea of happiness changes around the world. Her cinematography work for Sabana Grande Productions has been featured in Raising Films and is forthcoming in various academic publications. Through her work as an agnès films staff member, she’s done cinematography, social media, editing, and writing for the site.


Sarah Shaw

Recording Engineer and Sound Editor
Sarah has B.A.s in Arts and Humanities and Media and Information from Michigan State University. She worked at WKAR-TV and as a recording engineer with the MSU College of Music, while also interning as a studio assistant at the University’s Audio Studios. Recently Sarah worked on a short film, Reservations, as the production sound mixer and postproduction mixer. Reservations was screened at the Traverse City Film Festival (TCFF) and will continue onto other film festivals and events. She is currently at the Audio Engineering Practicum at the Banff Center.


Jenna Ange

Colorist and Assistant Editor
Jenna is a graduate of Michigan State University in Media and Information. She works as a colorist, editor, and gaffer. She was one of four crew members for the documentary From Flint: Voices from a Poisoned City, which received a bronze award at the Student Academy Awards and has screened at film festivals around the country. She is also a producer Blue Owl Productions and she has worked as assistant producer and editor for Slide Show MSU.


Peter Johnston

Assistant Editor
Peter is a filmmaker and educator whose short fiction, documentary, and experimental films have been exhibited at film festivals around the country. He serves as Digital Media/Film Production Manager for the Michigan State University’s Film Studies program, where he teaches film production. He is also Video Production Manager for the College of Arts & Letters Marketing Department.


Savannah Smith

Trailer and Title Design
Savannah graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Media and Information, minoring in Film Studies and Fiction Film Production. She wrote, directed, and starred in the film Sitting Here Vibrating, which was shown at the Broad Art Museum’s New in Student Performance series. Her production company Blue Owl Pictures’s first short film, Don’t Touch Me, is being submitted to festivals and screened at #DirectedbyWomen’s Short Films by Women of Color event.


Hannah Countryman

Film Website and Poster Designer
A student at Michigan State University, Hannah majors in Professional Writing and Experience Architecture. She has done work in communications and design and currently works as a web accessibility specialist at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and as a web editor for agnès films. She is also interested in photography and digital photo manipulation.