Writer/Director - Tina Klinesmith
An avid writer, in 2019 Tina decided to pursue a career in screenwriting and was bitten by the directing bug. To date, she has written twenty-one novels, including one with James Patterson.
She is the writer and director of short films Deficere (2020) and Breaking Brownie (2020) as well as the documentary, Breaking the Barrier (2019).
Producer - Mae McGuire
Mae is graduating this semester with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Digital Video Production! When she's not studying or creating media for school, she's working hard for a local business in Dixon. She's fortunate to already be putting her education to work as she helps with marketing, content creation, public outreach, and more. Deficere is the first film she's ever produced, and she's excited to be working with a fantastic team to bring this powerful story to life.
Assistant Director - D'Adonis Moquette
D’Adonis Moquette was born in Hollywood CA and raised in San Jose CA. As a child he always had an interest in entertainment and performance. After years of performing as a musician and dropping out of college with an uncompleted Acting major, tragedy struck in the form of the death of his childhood best friend and the loss of his home, Moquette found himself at the crux of a pivotal life moment.
Scrounging up the courage that he could, he got himself back into college with the new focus of majoring in Film, in the hopes that he could create new opportunities for those who had none. He dreams of one day making it back to Hollywood, his place of birth, now armed with his best friend’s mantra echoing in his mind... “Live Life Worth Livin.”
Editor - Daniel Jamieson
Daniel Jamieson is a professional filmmaker based in the Sacramento area. His production work focuses on cinematic shooting. His post-production work focuses on core edits and motion graphics. Daniel currently edits for the short film Deficere and produces commercials through his company FilmPros.
Director of Photography - John Henry Aquino
Production Design - Heather Uroff
Heather Uroff is a Sacramento based photographer, artist, and filmmaker. She is currently attending Sacramento State University, working towards a degree in Film. As a filmmaker, she enjoys the art of production design as well as experimental and avant-grade filmmaking. She’s always full of giggles and can’t seem to keep her hands off wallpaper!
Sound Designer - Ricky Click