But Humble Sinners was filmed in Austin, Texas during the 2020 global pandemic with a cast & crew of 65% women.
Stephanie is a writer and director based in NYC and Austin. But Humble Sinners is her first film. She's worked as a writer and art director in advertising and runs a photo and film studio called Halo House with her sister. She uses humor and color to create worlds and charactars. Next, she hopes to make her feature 'Penance' and write for tv.
ANNE-MARIE HALOVANIC Producer she/her
Anne-Marie is a producer, photographer and DP based in Austin. She is currently a producer for Pablo Rochat and Real Good Studio, and runs a photo and film studio called Halo House with her sister Stephanie. She is a classically trained dancer and harmonica player.
Director of Photography he/him
Steve is a Director of Photography based in Brooklyn. Originally from East Africa, McCord found film as a way to connect two worlds: being a white kid in Kenya and visiting the U.S. as the white kid from Kenya. He has hitchhiked around Morocco, been deported from Vietnam and run a marathon around a volcano in Patagonia.
QUENTIN ARISPE | Actor she
Quentin Arispe is a queer singer and actress originally from Corpus Christi, Texas. But Humble Sinners is her first film. Currently living in Austin, Quentin is also a director and currently working on her own feature and short film. Quentin is so excited for this amazing short to be her film debut and hopes to be in front of the camera more in the future.
LORI KOVACEVICH | Actor she/her
Lori Kovacevich (co-vah-chuh-vitch) is an actress based in Austin. She has starred in many short films, commercials and live performances, including her role as Laura in Florian Zeller's recently film-adapted and Oscar nominated play The Father. Lori hopes to continue making films surrounded by women who empower and inspire her.
DAVID MICHAEL OTIS | Actor he/him
David is a Texas-based actor, originally from the East Coast. But Humble Sinners is his first short film. He is also known for The End of Bloody Spiral (2017) and A Family Thing.
Production Designer she/her
Mackenzie is a production designer and set decorator on films, music videos and commercials. Her process is informed by her background studying art history, film production and theatrical design. Her work can be found in campaigns with national brands such as Capital One, Travelocity, and Pizza Hut. You can find her digging around in her vegetable garden or attempting to befriend neighborhood cats.
Assistant Director she/her
Rebecca is a Mexican-American production junkie based out of Austin. Born and raised on the US-Mexico border, Rebecca constantly found herself traveling back and forth between countries and cultures. As she's lived in both worlds, she chooses inspiration from each and speaks out about the oppression on both sides. Thinking big is all she’s ever known.
Dan Leyendecker | Producer
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RYAN MEDEIROS | Editor he/him
Ryan is an editor and filmmaker based in NYC and Austin. He primarily splits his time between narrative, commercials and music videos. Ryan adores the narrative process—building character and immersing audiences in a story as it unfolds makes his heart sing. When he’s not editing, he’s nose-deep in short story collections, writing his own work, traveling and breaking bones on his skateboard.
DANIEL SAHAD | Producer he/him
Daniel is a multimedia creative and film producer based in Austin. He’s a first-generation Dominican/Lebanese-American who shines at bringing the right people together. He previously worked as a music studio producer, and managed a horror film franchise, but now he fronts a rising band called Nané and will be touring the world as soon as the CDC says it’s cool.
BL&S | Production Company
BL&S is a film services company rooted in Austin, Texas. They joined the project at an early stage and nurtured the film alongside Halo House throughout pre-production, production and post, acting as the production company and post house. The film was casted, shot, colored, and mixed at their office in downtown Austin.
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HALO HOUSE | Production Partner
Halo House is a photo and film studio by Anne-Marie and Stephanie Halovanic. As their first project, they collaborated with BL&S to produce But Humble Sinners. They work with brands and artists to tell stories through commercials, music videos, short films and photography. They hope to produce and create more woman-powered films in Austin and NYC.
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