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Jake Rasmussen is an award-winning producer, independent filmmaker, and industry video creative. His industry work has received Clio awards, Promax awards and Emmy recognition. Through his creative collaborations, Jake has produced, written and directed hundreds of narrative shorts which have screened at international film festivals.

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Co-Producer/Writer/Director/Animator/Editor: LeAnn Erickson

LeAnn Erickson is a university professor of film production and has been an independent media artist for over 30 years. Her work has appeared on public and cable television, in media and art galleries, and has won national and international recognition in film and media festivals.

Screenings include: Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival (Toronto, Canada), Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (Germany), Internationales Frauen Film Festival (Cologne, Germany), Women in the Director’s Chair (Chicago) and L’immagine Leggera Palermo International Videoart, Film, and Media Festival (Italy).

In 2010 she completed Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII, a feature length historical documentary that has screened internationally and is distributed by PBS, Inc.  In 2014 she released The Computer Wore Heels, an interactive ebook that shares the Top Secret Rosies story with young adults. Currently she is pitching a television series based on the Top Secret Rosies story.

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