2015 Staff



20150208_182018-MOTIONKatie Waddell founded and directs 2nd Floor Rear. Katie is a doer of things. See what else she does at katiewaddelldoesthings.com











Silvia Vasilescu is a part-time illustrator and graphic designer based in Bucharest, Romania.









Emily EsperanzaEmily Esperanza is a film director and photographer currently living in Chicago, IL. Emily has worked on several creative projects around the world including Prague, CZ, Bali, ID, Oakland, CA, Santa Fe, NM, and is currently working on her first feature titled, ‘EL CULTO DE LA MUERTE (CULT OF THE DEAD)’, shot in Oaxaca, MX and Chicago, IL. Emily curates a series of film & video programing called “THE WRETCHED NOBLES OF THE EXILED DYNASTY”. She enjoys working on analog formats and owns an online vintage clothing store called Corazón Vintage.



Laura MooreLaura Moore  is a photographer and videographer who has worked with numerous art organizations and festivals in the Chicago area such as Chicago Artists Coalition, Defibrillator, Out of Site Performance Art Festival, and Ragdale Art Foundation. She also works with individual artists to document artwork and local companies in need of inter-company or promotional videos.



Slaveya Minkova

Slaveya Minkova is a Chicago-based artist born in Bulgaria, working with film/video and installation.






Hannah WeleverHannah Welever Born and raised in Ohio, Hannah recently received a Bachelor of Art degree in cinematography and cultural studies at Columbia College Chicago. Hannah’s early knack for 35mm photography and cinephilia lead her down the winding path of cinematography, which she continues to pursue. After living and working in Chicago for almost four years, Hannah wants to share her talents with those who have a passion for storytelling.





JI YangJI Yang video/photo treasure hunter
performance/rumor artist
2D/3D image hand/brain maker









Video Production


Greg Stephen Reigh is a filmmaker currently living in Chicago. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. He works primarily with digital video and super 8 film. His work has been exhibited at numerous festivals and alternative spaces, including the Gene Siskel Film Center, Nightingale Microcinema, and the Chicago Underground Film Festival.






Jeremy Freedberg

Greg Stephen Reigh

Kevin Veselka




Goods & Services

Bang Bang Pie

Hazzard-Free Farms

Two Brothers Brewing Company


Event Hosts & Community Partners


Crown Liquors

Episcopal Church of the Advent

Hume Gallery

I am Logan Square Gallery


Uncharted Books

Whistler Storefront Gallery




Ali Aschman

Lynn Basa

Jan Christopher-Berkson

Andi Crist

Arpad Danos

Paul Esposito

Carol Farver

Robyn Farrell

Jason Graber

Kevin Gunnerson

Juneer Kibria

Kate Korroch

Ann Kreitman

Dao Nguyen

Mike Paulucci

Wes Petrow

Jason Pelker

Alex Petroff

Jenny Shanks

Jessica Speer

Andres & Marya Spont-Lemus

Georgina Valverde

All of the Waddells

Amy Weber

Yishai Weinstein

Betsy Zacsek


Special thanks to those who made soup for our fundraiser, and an extra special mega thanks to Kristina Daignault for organizing.

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