About The Filmmakers

Jennifer Burns

Jennifer is the founder of Zweeble Films, with Vincent: A Life in Color marking her debut as Director/ Producer. Jennifer has been working as an actor in Chicago for the past 9 years. Jennifer’s theatre roles include: Laurel in Torch Song Trilogy, Polly in Freedomland, and Celia in A Hatful of Rain, a play she co-produced with Infectious! Productions. She has acted in a number of independent and short films including: Information, Allie’s Gift, Polite Coffee and the award winning The Materialist which was shown on the Sci-Fi Channel’s Exposure series. Jennifer is also an original member of the critically acclaimed improv company, pH Productions.

Christine Gilliland
Originally from the “Rubber City” Akron, Ohio, Christine moved to Chicago to study at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 1997. She fell in love with filmmaking her second semester of school and soon after found her niche as an editor. After graduating in 2001 she pursued her dreams of being a rock star and played guitar in an all female punk band called The Manhandlers. The band toured the country, put out a record and broke many hearts when they decided to call it quits in 2005. Now she works at Cutters as an assistant editor and aspires to be a “rock star/editor.”

Patrick Russo
Director of Photography
Patrick loves using images to create compelling stories that can’t be expressed in words.  A graduate of Columbia College Chicago, he has applied his skills in formats ranging from 35mm to DV on many short films, music videos, documentaries, and commercials. Several of these projects have been selected for film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival, Chicago International, and Michigan Independent.  Pat has served as a Camera Operator on specs, a FOX TV show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and has crewed on dozens of features and shorts.  He currently studies Cinematography at the American Film Institute.