1. Chris Eska, Producer

    Chris Eska was raised in Ottine, Texas. He studied sociology and art at Rice University before attending UCLA’s MFA film directing program. His short films have screened on PBS, at the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmakers’ Competition, the DGA Theater in Los Angeles, the Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase, and at numerous film festivals. After taking a one-year leave of absence from UCLA to backpack across India and Asia, Eska returned to Japan to produce Doki-Doki, his master’s thesis film. Doki-Doki won the UCLA Spotlight Award, Honorable Mention at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival, Finalist at the Ozu Film Festival of Japan, and has screened at film festivals around the world.