Photo of Alexandra HidalgoAlexandra Hidalgo

Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
Award-winning Venezuelan filmmaker Alexandra Hidalgo’s documentaries have screened at film festivals in the United States, Indonesia, India, England, and Canada and her videos have been featured on IndieWire, NPR, and MSU Today, as well as other publications. She is 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 website that supports the work of women and feminist filmmakers.

Photo of Nathaniel BowlerNathaniel Bowler

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 Computers and Composition Digital Press and Enculturation and in film festivals around the world.

portrait of Lena MilesLena 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.

Portrait of Peter Johnston
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.