director / producer
Kaitlin is a first-time filmmaker from Boston, MA. She graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in World Literature. After graduating, she moved to Boston and founded Planted Seeds Productions in 2007 with the mission to produce documentary films that provoke viewers to think outside the boundaries of the status quo. Play in the Gray is Kaitlin’s first feature length documentary.
editor / writer
Ian McFarland is an Emmy nominated and award winning director/producer from Boston, MA. In 2004 he started his production company Killswitch Productions and since then he has directed, produced and edited over 20 music videos, served as director of photography on two seasons of the Peabody Award wining PBS TV show Design Squad as well as co-produced and directed the Emmy nominated and award winning film, “Rooters”.
Justin Francese is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and digital cinematographer. He has worked on films in the U.S., Portugal and Turkey. His work has appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting, New Hampshire Public Television, HGTV, and in numerous film festivals. He is currently an instructor at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University and has taught documentary television production at Southern Illinois University and the University of Oregon.Justin is a graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication and the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Vermont. He was born in Ithaca, New York and currently lives in Boston, MA.
Danielle Connor is a storyteller and community organizer. She combines these skills in communications work for films, campaigns, educational institutions, non-profits, and other groups with unique messages. Danielle graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in English and Environmental Studies, and Salt Institute for Documentary Studies
Chris O'Coin is an award winning Boston based filmmaker and a natural born storyteller. He is an alumni of the UMASS, Amherst school of Journalism where he was in the top ten percent of his graduating class. After school he spent two years as a videographer and editor for NBC before he moved to Boston to pursue a career in documentary filmmaking. His credits include work on several feature length documentaries and narrative films as well as music videos, short films, and corporate projects. When he's not staring at a computer and crafting story he bides his time as vocalist and lyricist in far too many bands.