Learn more about the crew of Cost of Living!
Lucas Waldron - Director of Photography + Editor
Lucas fled the scorching heat of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area for creative exploits in the Bay Area, where he immediately registered with the Green Party and starting getting tattoos. He attended University of San Francisco and studied international politics and film production, performed improv, and served as Executive Producer of USFtv several years. Since graduating, Lucas has worked at several Bay Area film festivals and currently works as a video editor at a political advocacy organization. Lucas edited episodes "Bathroom Not Included," "Lady Date," "Lady Bits," "Jesus' Baby," as well as "At Home with Cecily."
Katie McClellan - Editor
Katie is an editor and a 2nd year graduate student at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. She hopes to become a professional puzzle solver. Katie edited the edited the Season 1 trailer and episodes "Indian Summer," "Virtual Happy Hour, "Oregon Trail," and "Friendsgiving."
Sarah Hulsman - 2nd Camera + Editor
Sarah is a Bay Area native currently pursuing an MFA in Film/TV Producing at Chapman University's Dodge College. She enjoys writing, hiking, binge watching TV shows on Netflix, and living by her current life motto: "You have the same amount of hours in the day as Beyonce." Sarah edited the "I think I might be pregnant trailer" as well as "Conversation with Marisa & Jules," and "Conversation with Jules & Dylan."
Kate Elson - Editor
Kate is a producer and editor living in San Francisco. Kate edited episodes "Victorian Bride" and "$TD" as well as both Blooper reels and the "Ghetto Superstar" dance video.
Emily Manheim - 1st Assistant Director
Emily is a Bay Area native who has loved the art of filmmaking ever since she picked up a camera in fifth grade. She is currently employed as a production coordinator at Your Media 2. Emily graduated from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Producing. She has worked on several films, commercials, and travel documentaries chiefly as a producer, but also as a unit production manager, location manager, and line producer. When Emily isn't making films, you can find her walking her dogs, taking photos, and hanging out at the local movie theater.
Sara Gerstel - Production Designer
Sara is an artist of a few mediums, but particular to Cost of Living: Set Decoration. Her background includes Stop Motion Puppet and Set Fabrication, Miniature Effects and Character Design. She currently resides in San Francisco and can usually be found barreling down the streets on her bike named Tina.
Ruth Bosco - Production Designer
Ruth is a Studio Art teacher working in Berkeley and living in Richmond, CA. She is always available for challenging and fun projects ranging from child wrangling to project management, product design to fuck yeah, I can build that. She was chosen to work on set design for Cost of Living because of her access to authentic Hippie wares, attitudes, and effluvia. Having been immersed in said culture since she was a wee-jammer, she is able to recreate the feeling of a quarter century of American Hipdom with a flick of her wrist.
Jen de Leon & Julie Stallone - Boom
Kati Mashikian - Production Assistant
Berenice Odriozola - Location Scout
Ernesto Joven - Color Corrector
Ryan Stewart - Sound Mixer
Marco Salemi - Opening Credits
Meghan Trowbridge - Event Planner
Duc Dihn - Social Media Intern