Ky Dickens, director
Award-winning Ky Dickens directed the highly acclaimed documentary Fish Out of Water, which was a success on the festival circuit, winning four juror prizes and securing international distribution by First Run Features. The film has been hailed as a "tool for reconciliation between the Church and LGBTQ communities." Her second feature film, Sole Survivor, profiles four people who were the only survivor of otherwise fatal plane crashes. The film puts a much-needed face on PTSD and Survivor's Guilt. Sole Survivor was acquired by CNN Films for broadcast and theatrical release. It premiered on the network in January 2014. Sole Survivor was named the "Best Feature Film" at the 2013 BMA Awards. In 2013, Ky received the Focus Award for "Achievement in Directing" from Women in Film. Ky is a member of the Gene Siskel Film Center Community Council. Ky lives in Chicago's North Park neighborhood with her spouse and daughter.
mary warlick, executive producer
Mary is an award-winning documentarian and President of A&C Film Distribution LLC., an independent film company specializing in documentaries, content for television, and web broadcast.
Ms. Warlick was Executive Producer of Art & Copy, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 and was awarded an Emmy in 2012. She co-produced The Real Mad Men and Women of Madison Avenue, a television special that premiered on WNET-PBS in June 2013 and was awarded an Emmy for cultural programming. The documentary was also awarded the Clarion Award, presented to women in communications. She also produced When Desire Meets Opportunity, a 17-minute documentary about the diversity initiatives in advertising.
Before launching her film career, Ms. Warlick was Chief Executive Officer of The One Club, and produced the prestigious One Show awards for advertising held every year at Lincoln Center in New York. She curated exhibitions on advertising for the New York Public Library and other venues across the country. Ms. Warlick edited Advertising's Ten Best of the Decade, 1980-1990. In 2012, she was named one of Advertising Age's Most Influential Women in Advertising.
Amy mcintyre, producer
Amy has produced commercials and videos in Chicago for over 16 years for top-tier brands including McDonald's, Miller/Coors, SC Johnson, Sears and P&G, just to name a few. She recently produced the award-winning documentary Sole Survivor, a powerful film highlighting the transforming experiences of individuals who have been the only survivors of commercial plane crashes. Sole Survivor premiered at Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival in 2013 and was acquired by CNN Films for broadcast and theatrical release. She currently exercises a balance of production experience and director management, working as an independent director representative and producer. Amy stays active in the Chicago film community be serving on the Gene Siskel Film Center Community Council and is an active member of Women in Film.