The Crew

  • director-kathy-huang_beau-landryProducer, Director, & Cinematographer
    Kathy Huang’s career as a filmmaker began in the dusty fields of South Texas. Inspired by her experiences teaching in a rural high school, she produced her first documentary on a teenager coming of age along the US-Mexico border. Her work has continued to center on underrepresented communities facing unique challenges and has played at festivals such as Tribeca and SILVERDOCS. More
  • carla-gutierrez1Editor
    Carla Gutierrez recently worked on HBO’s Oscar-nominated documentary La Corona and the P.O.V documentary She Is a Matador. Her other editing credits include PBS documentaries Recalling Orange County, Bragging Rights, and the Emmy Award-Winning The Mighty Warriors of Comedy.
  • gil-talmiComposer
    Gil Talmi is a world-renowned Emmy nominated composer with a focus on socially conscious projects. His recent work includes music for ITVS documentaries New Year Baby, Between The Folds, Who Killed Chea Vichea and narrative feature Entre Nos. More
  • tiara2Associate Producer
    Tiara Tiar Bachtiar is a waria based in Makassar, South Sulawesi. She has worked for several years as an outreach coordinator at Gaya Celebes, a non-profit health organization focused on educating gay and waria communities about HIV/AIDS. Though Tales of the Waria is her first film project, Tiara is a natural at coordinating shoots, wrangling subjects, and conducting on-camera interviews.
  • aldy_2Associate Producer
    Aldy Mardianus is a native of Palopo, South Sulawesi, and a graduate of Hasanuddin University. His interests lie in forestry, HIV/AIDS prevention, and now, film production. Aldy has proven himself to be a gifted videographer and sound recordist. He is also an expert on Makassar’s finest eateries.
  • handi1Sound Recordist
    Jakarta native Handi Ilfat is a veteran of documentary films, having worked on projects such as the PBS documentary The Burning Season, the Discovery series After Life, and NBC documentary Wild Things. He is a man of many skills, and is able to hold a boom for hours on end or change a flat tire at a moment’s notice.
  • dimas_2Production Assistant
    Dimas Jaka is a university student majoring in computer information systems. He brings boundless energy to the project and is known for his great patience and prowess in navigating Makassar’s narrow roads.
  • irfan_3 Photographer
    Irfan Ady Sastera is a native of Barru, South Sulawesi and graduate of the Biology Department at Hasanuddin University. He has worked for several years as a wedding photographer and UNICEF photographer. This is his first time working on a documentary film and he has embraced the challenge with great enthusiasm. More…
  • Dr. Tom BoellstorffAcademic Advisor
    Dr. Tom Boellstorff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. He has worked with gay, lesbian, and transgendered Indonesians as an ethnographer and HIV activist since 1992. He is Editor-in-Chief of American Anthropologist and the author of The Gay Archipelago: Sexuality and Nation in Indonesia and A Coincidence of Desires. More…