SEEKING INSIGHT FROM LEADERS IN OUR FIELDS

Produced by the Junior Board of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter
of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Episode 5: Kelly O’Sullivan

Actress/Writer/Director

interviewed by

Nihar Gagneja

Sound Designer

Already an established actress in the Chicago film and theatre scene, Kelly O’Sullivan took the indie film world in 2019 by storm with the feature film Saint Frances, which she wrote and starred in. Join sound designer and fellow Northwestern University alum Nihar Gagneja as he asks Kelly about her transition from actress to writer-director.

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John Owens

Executive Producer

Rebekah Cowing

Executive Producer

Aliyah Muhammad

Graphic Designer, Producer & Editor

Carmen Vincent

Producer & Editor

Anthony Landahl

Producer & Editor

Melyssa Guzman

Producer & Editor

Tiyen Simmons

Producer & Editor

Nihar Gagneja

Producer & Editor

Larry Larson

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Sam Brief

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Mikey Boyd

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