MEET THE FILMMAKERS
Maxwell Salvati - Director / co-creator
Maxwell Salvati was born in Pasadena, CA and grew up in the San Fernando Valley before attending Art Center College of Design for Filmmaking, Writing and Directing. Based out of Los Angeles, Salvati began working in the studio system for some of Hollywood’s biggest production companies — Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema — while building a portfolio as a writer and director, primarily making narrative-driven short films. After moving to San Francisco, Salvati expanded his filmmaking interests into music videos and commercials before embarking on the cinematic journey of 73 DAYS LATER as his feature-length directorial debut.
Baily Hopkins - Producer / co-creator
Baily Hopkins was born and raised in the Bay Area, so politics have always played a large role in her life. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a double degree in Political Science for International Relations and Theatre for Acting and Directing. Currently, Baily is very involved in the film scene in San Francisco and works on short and feature length films, voice overs, industrials, and commercials both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.
James Carroll - Producer / Editor
James Carroll graduated Cum Laude from AFDA in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2005 with an Honours degree in Motion Picture. He executive produced the South African box office hit Bakgat! and the sequel Bakgat! 2 and produced internationally distributed thriller Night Drive. He has produced and directed a range of commercials and documentaries. He produced and edited The Right To Heal, a documentary filmed in eight countries that was used to change policy at the WHO and was also a lead producer on the Oscar Pistorius Trial Channel. He also produced and directed current affairs inserts for Carte Blanche, South Africa’s longest running investigative journalism TV show. In May 2016, he relocated to San Francisco on a permanent basis.
Ina Maria - Cinematographer (Bay Area)
Ina Maria is a freelance filmmaker based in San Francisco, California with a background in directing and producing documentaries. With a degree in both Film & Television Science and Television Directing, her focus lies in personal storytelling with cinematic quality. After moving to the City from Norway in 2010, Ina has worked on branded entertainment, promotional videos, music videos, and co-created the Discovery web-series Brew Age, among other projects. Some of her recent clients have been Uber, Pandora, Method, HarperCollins, Toyota, Twitter and Jameson.
Brandon Freeman - Cinematographer (Idaho)
Brandon Freeman is a full-time freelance filmmaker based in Boise, Idaho. He has produced several short films and two features, and is very active in helping develop the film industry in Idaho. Often finding himself caught in the middle between most political divides, he's very excited for this documentary and the discussion it will generate.
Gene Aquino - Assistant Producer / Editor
Assistant Producer/Editor Gene was born and raised in the Bay Area and is the son of Filipino immigrants who put an emphasis on studying American history and keeping up to date with politics from an early age. He studied Film/TV production and Marketing at San Jose State and has worked for several video production teams in the Bay Area sports environment. He currently and works as video producer, shooter, editor for a large tech company.
QUINN REILLY - PRODUCER / Political Consultant
Quinn is a longtime political operative now working with startups in San Francisco to help solve civic problems through technology. He studied public policy at Stanford University where he also co-founded and served as the first executive director for the Roosevelt Institute – a policy think tank now based in New York and a 2015 recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Award for Nonprofits. He has worked professionally on dozens of political campaigns ranging from mayoral to presidential and helped shape policy federally in Washington DC, and at the state level in California, Colorado, and as the chief of staff for an Oregon State Representative.