WRITER/DIRECTOR | CALEN COATES
Calen Coates is a young filmmaker and storyteller at heart. Currently a senior film major at Biola University, Calen aspires to jump into the film industry and work towards writing and directing his own films. He strives to tell stories which simultaneously engage an audience and illustrate something about life.
Through the years, Calen has showcased his films at festivals and competitions. He first won two years in a row at the Clackamas Skills Competition, and this led him to showcase his documentary “Screen Protection” at the All American High School Film Festival and the North West Film Center. Recently, his film “Hide and Seek” qualified for “Best Picture”, “Best Screenplay”, and “Best Actor” at the Biola University Film Festival.
Calen's passion for Wrapped and its message is the driving force of this project –– transforming a personal story very close to his heart into an encouragement for audiences alike.
PRODUCER | RACHEL LIN
Rachel didn't ever expect to find her calling in the administrative side of film. Originally entering film school with the intention of becoming a cinematographer, she soon found her passions in assistant directing and producing. Now a sophomore in college, Rachel has produced a number of short films, one of which was a finalist in the DJI Campus Stories national short film competition.
Rachel's undertaking of Wrapped is evidence of her commitment to a craft that she claims is "gifted with the ability to communicate important and influential messages". Her vision is for the team to become more of a family than a crew, and for relationships and opportunities to be fruitful through this process. Her hope is that Wrapped is a memorable and growing experience for all involved, and that individuals everywhere will be challenged to overcome their own insecurities.