The Filmmakers

Bryce NewellBryce Clayton Newell (Director/Producer/Editor/Cinematographer).  Bryce is a filmmaker, lawyer, and social scientist. He has been producing, editing, and shooting narrative and documentary projects since 2004, including documentary and narrative films, nationally broadcast television programming, music videos, and commercial videos. He has a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in law from the University of California, Davis, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Science at the University of Washington (Seattle).  The Tinaja Trail is his directorial debut.  His bio and CV are available here.

Coke NewellCoke Newell (Producer/Writer).  Coke has been a professional writer for more than 20 years, garnering extensive credits in newspapers, magazines, books and documentary film. Fluent in Spanish and a former journalist with expertise in Latin American issues, he has worked as a college professor of communication studies and is currently the Executive Director of a nonprofit education organization in Colima, Mexico. His bio at Project Amigo is here.

Cindy NewellCindy Newell (Producer).  Cindy has written and produced a number of award-winning short films that have screened at film festivals worldwide. She is co-Executive Director of a nonprofit education organization in Colima, Mexico.  Her bio at Project Amigo is here.


Donald MeyerDonald C. Meyer (Music Composer). Donald is Chair and Associate Professor of Music at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois.  He has a Ph.D. in Music from the University of California, Davis.  He has composed the film’s soundtrack, which encompasses both live orchestral and electronic recordings.  His faculty page at Lake Forest is here.


Aubrey NewellAubrey Newell (Cinematography/Camera Operator).  Aubrey is a video and film producer, director, writer, cinematographer and editor.  He has directed and edited a number of films.  He has a degree in Digital Media with an emphasis on Digital Cinema Production.


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