Brenton is a filmmaker and multimedia producer from Gainesville, Florida. He studied television production and film at the University of Central Florida, earning a Bachelors’ Degree in Communications in 2006. He then worked in TV/video production for four years, shooting and editing (amongst other things) a monthly reality show for the local police department. Richardson joined the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University with an interest in exploring culture and profiling people who are passionate about self-expression, personal freedom, and unexpected interests. These themes can be found in short films such as I’ll Be Seeing You: The Andrews Sister Tribute Show (co-directed by Sana Haq), about a group of young performers dedicated to carrying on the legacy of the popular singing group from the 1940s, and Always On (co-directed by Palmer Holton), which tells the story of a police detective who moonlights as a standup comedian. After graduation, Brenton moved home to Florida and is now on staff with Santa Fe College Communications and Creative Serves.
Joe Cornelius is a filmmaker and educator from Morganton, North Carolina with a strong background in cinematography. He is a graduate of the film program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. His previous works include Over Home: Love Songs from Madison County (co-directed by Kim Dryden), a documentary about ballad singer Sheila Kay Adams and the tradition of Appalachian mountain music, Son of Lexington, about a Navy SEAL who was killed in action in Afghanistan, and Mike, a profile of a high-spirited, young man with Down Syndrome. Joe generously volunteered to collaborate on Coffin Cruisin’ and help shoot the film while balancing responsibilities on his own creative project. Joe earned his MFA in 2013 and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Media Productions at Queens University of Charlotte. He is also an extremely passionate Demon Deacons fan. Go Deacs!