Ingrid tells the story of a prominent Dallas fashion designer in the 80s--who dropped her life and ran off to the woods in order to pursue a personal and creative one. She has since become a reclusive hermit and spends her time, creating clay sculptures and art out of rocks from the nearby creek. Ingrid peels off the layers of this woman’s persona, questioning what would drive a successful Texas fashion designer to immerse herself in nature to create and become an entirely self sufficient woman of the woods.
ABOUT THE CREW
MORRISA MALTZ (director, producer)
Morrisa Maltz is an artist and filmmaker. She holds a BA from Columbia University where she majored in fine art. Her work has been shown at MOCA, Los Angeles, as well as at the MCA, Santa Barbara. In 2012, she created Mofones, an art product for iphone that was sold at Urban Outfitters and Museum stores worldwide. Her first film, The Caretaker, won Best Live Action Short at the 2012 LES Film Festival in New York. Her second short film, Odyssea premiered at Slamdance in 2014. Most recently, her project and music video for DYAN's, Looking For Knives, was featured on Creator's Project/ VICE. Morrisa’s first feature documentary, Ingrid, premiered at Slamdance 2018 and she is currently in production on a narrative/doc hybrid feature, The Unknown Country.
DANIELLE FIROOZI (co-producer) Ann Arbor, MI
Danielle Firoozi received her BFA in Studio Art from New York University. After working for a variety of artists including Mike Kelley, Danielle set off to produce her first feature film THE PROCESS IS THE THING. Danielle's first narrative feature FARAH GOES BANG premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it won the Norah Ephron Prize.
ANDREW HAJEK (director of photography) Dallas, TX
Andrew was born and raised in Dallas and studied at University of Oklahoma before returning home to pursue a career in commercial cinematography. Andrew’s first spot of notoriety was for DORITOS which landed over 3 million YouTube hits in a few months. Andrew’s clients since then have ranged from Verizon to the American Heart Association. Andrewrecently wrapped production in the Dallas area on ESPN’s newest 30 FOR 30.
VANARA TAING (editor) Los Angeles, CA
Vanara Taing is an editor and writer based in Los Angeles. Her work has screened in numerous film festivals around the world. SAMNANG, a short she wrote, was a national narrative finalist for the Student Academy Award, premiered at the New York Film Festival and awarded Best International Short at the 2014 Milan International Film Festival and Best Student Film at the 2014 USA Film Festival. She has edited three independent features and done additional editing work on The Lego Batman Movie and the upcoming Lego Ninjago Movie. She earned her MFA in Editing from the American Film Institute Conservatory while on a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
LAURA COWELL (additional editor) Austin, TX
Laura Colwell is an Austin based editor. She has spent the last 5 years building a strong connection with the local film and music community. She has worked local directors such as Terrence Malick, Karen Skloss, and Bob Byington, as well as edited for a local production company (Megalomedia), on a docu-reality series for TLC. Most recently, she has worked on the AFS funded documentary, ALSO STARRING AUSTIN, with director Mike Blizzard.