THE TEAM

Eva Contis

WRITER AND DIRECTOR

  Eva has a ten year career in film production as an editor and post production supervisor in which she honed her skills in story and pace. Prior to becoming an editor, she worked in development, casting and talent management. She has experience in all levels of production including producing, pre-production, directing, field producing and script writing for feature films, shorts, television shows and documentaries.

The animated short she edited THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE won an Academy Award in 2012 and the short she wrote and directed, THE STAND just hit the festival circuit, garnering two wins at its first appearance at The Louisiana Film Prize: The top 5 and a Founder's Circle Grant of $3000. The film was also featured in the March 2017 of American Cinematographer Magazine. This also led to a distribution deal through Shorts HD. Her second short is a playful look at a woman’s insecurity as she gets dressed to go out. 

Kerry Cahill

PRODUCER

  Having worked in film for over ten years, Kerry resides in New Orleans, spending her time gardening, watching football, and advocating for veterans with AmVets and Help Heal Veterans. Currently appearing as Dianne on The Walking Dead, she has appeared in over thirty films, starring alongside Matthew McConaughey, Jason Mitchell, Reese Witherspoon, and Uzo Aduba. Kerry has received critical acclaim in both theater and film, most recently won the Big Easy Best Actress Award for the one woman show Grounded with Southern Repertory Theater. Kerry recently started a production company, Pocket Door Productions as an avenue to tell stories that examine points of view often missed in popular film and television programming. She and Eva collaborated on her first film as a producer, THE PERFECT DRESS, which is currently in post-production. In addition to working together on BREASTS, Kerry and local historian Sally Asher are developing a series called SECRETS OF STORYVILLE, which examines the overlooked historical figures of New Orleans’ Red Light District.  

Diana Jackson

PRODUCER

Diana Jackson has worked in feature films and television for over ten years. During that time, she traveled the globe working in Ireland, China, Australia, Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans and Hawaii. Some of those projects include THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, THE TUDORS, AUGUST RUSH, HAWAII FIVE-0 and more. Through her production company, Talking Dog Productions, she has produced several short films, including the award-winning film, PASS THE SALT, PLEASE starring Fionnula Flanagan and Seymour Casell. Most recently she produced THESE WILD THINGS, which is currently screening at festivals around the world. THESE WILD THINGS won Best Louisiana Short at the New Orleans Film Festival.

Allison Franz

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER 

Allison Franz is a native and a Loyola University New Orleans alumni.

 As a theater minor, Allison designed and assisted over 20 productions and was awarded the Ernest S. Ferlita Drama Award. Last year she chartered an exit project of her own called "Not Just My Story", which explored, connected, and recorded the testimony of 15 sexual assault survivors in the New Orleans Metropolitan and Uptown campus areas. For the past two years, she has partnered with Loyola's Women's Resource Center, showing and selling her art at their annual production of "Vagina Monologues" to profit local women's causes.

Currently Allison designs sets and props for Southern Rep Theater's Arts Education program. While Allison's focus is aesthetic, she admits that her love for community and storytelling is what brought her to be a part of the Breasts team. This will be Allison's first production as an Associate Producer and she is excited to work with such a wholehearted team. 

Natalie Kingston

CINEMATOGRAPHER 

Natalie is an award-winning cinematographer based in New Orleans. She shot Sam Pollard's TWO TRAINS RUNNIN', a blues music and civil rights documentary that premiered at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in 2016 and was named Best Feature at Docuwest Documentary Film Festival. Other awards include Best Cinematography at the 2015 and 2014 New Orleans Film Festivals and the Kids Film Festival in Madrid, Spain. She also received the Zeiss Precision Image Award for the film, After the Circus. Natalie has a Bachelor of the Arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and completed a Cinematography Residency at Maine Media College. She is a member of the International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC) and Women in Film and Television (WIFT). At 12 years old, Natalie became infatuated with telling stories through the images she created using her parents’ home video camera. She fell in love with the idea of the endless possibilities that could transpire in front of her lens. Since then, she hasn’t turned back.   

Nicole CIccarelli

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Nicole has worked in varying facets of the entertainment industry for almost 4 years, involved in television and film. She is originally from the Detroit area and had spent many years prior in the music industry. She has lived in over 5 major cities and is currently in New Orleans and lovin’ it thoroughly. Nicole is a writer, creator, producer, world-traveler and hands-on activist with passionate endeavors towards a humanitarian perspective. She is currently an associate producer on Breasts and producing another short film entitled Wings. She also has a focus of writing a TV series, with a memoir in the editing process.

Ellen Bull

PRODUCTION DESIGNER 

Ellen is a native of San Antonio who is proud to call New Orleans home. She first moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University where she earned her undergraduate degree in Studio Art, Art History, and Women's Studies. She has worked as a museum preparator, graphic designer, and most recently as a Production Designer and Costume Designer for film and theatre. She has designed a variety of short films, the feature-length One Night Stand Off, as well as several music videos. Ellen is currently earning her MFA in Scenic and Costume Design at Tulane University's Department of Theatre and Dance. She is excited to be working with so many talented women on the Breasts creative team.

Victoria Bernard

SPECIAL FX

Since 2008, Victoria (Tori) Bernard has been a full time, licensed hairdresser/makeup artist/special fx artist. Graduated from Aveda Institute of New Orleans and a self taught special fx artist. You have seen her work during NOLA Fashion Week and with the New Orleans Saintsations. She is an award winning designer in New Orleans theater most recently designing "Tarzan" at Jefferson Performing Arts Center, you will also see her work in Louisiana and Georgia at premier haunted houses. She has worked in indie film, including Laundry Day and The Perfect Dress, through-out New Orleans and currently resides in Metairie, Louisiana. Tori is currently growing her special effects company Drop Dead Fx LLC.

Ricardo Betancourt

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Ricardo is a passionate Journalism and Film student at Delgado Community College, Ricardo is from Caracas, Venezuela but has been residing in New Orleans for the vast majority of his life. Ricardo is a self taught videographer, editor, and digital designer.

 He found his obsession for filmmaking when he joined New Orleans Grown Films, where he was introduced and fell in love with concert photography. He then began creating music videos for Latin American  artist like  Iceodcampea, McKlopedia, RMS, Orestes Gomez, Mozart La Para, Mark B as well as local artists like PJ Morton, Pell and Alfred Banks.  



Lindy Bruns

COSTUME DESIGNER

 Lindy recieved her BA in Film arts in 2010 and earned her MFA in Costume Design from The University of New Orleans in 2013.  Lindy has been working in the theater and indie film world for the last 10 years.   Her work could be seen  recently in SHINER, ROBIN HOOD:THIEF BRIGAND, CLOWN BAR (Big Easy Nominated), and SIVE (Big Easy Nominated) THE PERFECT DRESS( Pocketdoor Productions), and THE MARY JANES(University of New Orleans).