About the Filmmakers

Alexandra Lacey

Alexandra Lacey has worked for fifteen years as an independent director, editor, and producer. She received her BA in Film Production at UC Santa Cruz and her MFA in Film Production from San Francisco State University. She has written, directed and edited three short narrative films that explore the lives and choices of creative women. In these films she brings a unique perspective to storytelling, with a focus on women’s stories as seen through the lens of psychology and place. Her films have screened and been recognized at the Film Arts Foundation Festival, the Arizona International Film Festival, the Bare Bones Int. Film Festival, and the Noise Pop Festival. As the founder of freespiritsfilm she has worked as a freelance director/producer, editor and consultant for the past five years.

Through the Great-Grandfather Club project, Alexi is fundraising for her upcoming film, Fiji Time

Elizabeth Freese-Cabrera

Elizabeth CabreraLiz Cabrera is a filmmaker whose work explores history and memory through the sites and sounds of her own life and family.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Liz has been able to unravel and find the personal thread in a variety of topics including the Japanese internment in the United States and Mexico and its impact on her family.  As a media professional, Liz has worked for several organizations including the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Scribe Video Center, and National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC), and currently as an Associate Producer at Link TV for the weekly news program LinkAsia.  Cabrera served on the 2010 advisory committee for the Cinema Department at the City College of San Francisco, and is currently a Short Film Screening Committee member for the San Francisco Asian American International Film Festival. She has been a Bioneer’s Reel Change Agents Media fellow, and received a Flaherty Fellowship in 2010.

Through the Great-Grandfather Club project, Liz is fundraising for her upcoming film Reunion