IVETE LUCAS -
Ivete Lucas was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and grew up in Monterrey, Mexico. In 2009 she received a grant from the Mexican Film Institute to direct her first short film, Asma, which was short listed for the Mexican Academy Awards. Since then she has written and directed a number of award winning short films and documentaries in Mexico and the USA. She earned an MFA degree in filmmaking from the University of Texas at Austin with grants from the Mexican National Fund for Culture and the Arts and the Teresa Lozano Long Center for Latin American Studies. Also a visual artist, Ivete collaborates with partner OTIS IKE to create video installations in galleries and museums.
OTIS IKE - is a photographer (otisike.com), installation artist and filmmaker. From 2003-2007, he worked as a project manager for notable Mission School artists Clare Rojas and Barry McGee (a.k.a. Twist) in the creation of new work for exhibitions in the United States and abroad. His first feature film VIETNAM APPRECIATION DAY received the one of the top grants from the Austin Film Society for production and his photography and installation work have been displayed nationally in galleries and museums. In 2013, he produced Mike Palmieri & Donal Mosher’s short film ROUGAROUNG (Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc Fest) and was researcher and camera for the feature documentary KILLING TIME (IDFA, True/False). Since 2008, he has directed three feature length documentaries. VIETNAM APPRECIATION DAY is slated to be his first completed of these projects. He holds a Masters Degree in Sustainable Design from the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin.