Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Producer
Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s first feature-length film was an acclaimed documentary covering four years in the lives of four adolescent girls. Going on 13 was an official selection of Tribeca, Silverdocs, and many other international film festivals. It received funding from ITVS and was broadcast on public television in 2009. Kristy has also produced and directed several short films, including El Corrido de Cecilia Rios, a chronicle of the violent death of 15-year-old Cecilia Rios. It was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. Now an assistant professor at Diablo Valley College, in California, Kristy has a MFA in film production from San Francisco State University.
Dawn D. Valadez, Producer
After 20 years in the youth and social service field with a master’s degree in social welfare from UC Berkeley (’92), Dawn Valadez has stepped into the world of documentary filmmaking. Dawn has a long history of supporting and developing programs that serve children, youth, and families locally and nationally, as a successful fundraiser, former board member of Youth Together and eXcel Youth Zone, trainer and facilitator focusing on youth development, multiculturalism, cultural competency & leadership skills, and as a consultant to AmeriCorps, the Community Network for Youth Development, CalSAC, 4-H, Girls Inc, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and many other programs. As the development director at Davis Street Family Resource Center she is raising capital funds during the worst recession since the depression — successfully! Going on 13 is her first feature film.