Key Crew

  • Emily Faris

    is a Swedish-American actor and writer currently dividing her time between Stockholm and Los Angeles. Emily’s acting experience includes theatre, improv and immersive theatre, commercials, web series and film. While working towards her BFA in Acting from CalArts in Los Angeles, Emily wrote and produced a series of one-act plays with her writing partner around concepts of identity and femininity. KÄRA DOTTER is her first screenplay, heavily influenced by the loss of her mother when she was a child.
  • Selia Fischer

    was born in Munich. She studied applied Cultural Studies with a focus on media and theatre in Hildesheim and Marseille. Currently she's finishing her B.A. with a practical thesis about crossing boundaries between documentary and fiction film. One of her main interests is in memory culture and the depiction of trauma in the arts. Her filmmaking experience ranges from different departments such as AD and production assistant to set decoration and editing. KÄRA DOTTER is her first fiction project as a DOP.
  • Michaela Fraboni

    was born and raised in Queens, New York & moved out to Los Angeles after receiving her BFA in Acting from Rutgers University. Recent film credits include Bunny in short film Childish Things, and Donna in indie feature Creedmoria. She can also be found playing Tabitha in a new web series on Youtube, A Girl’s Guide to Ghosting. Favorite LA stage credit, Mari in Four Chambers by Lisa Kenner Grissom. She received a Broadway World LA nomination for her work in Broken Fences (2016). Michaela has also produced two plays at The Road Theatre Company in Los Angeles; Sunday Morning by Abigail Carney & Through the Eye of a Needle by Jami Brandli.
  • Joshua Gleason

    is a filmmaker and founding member of The Spirit Farm Film collective. He began his career collaborating below-the-line on acclaimed films like Matt Porterfield's PUTTY HILL and I USED TO BE DARKER and Andrew Ahn's Spirit Award-winning SPA NIGHT. Along the way, he has written, directed, and shot several short films and performance pieces that explore time, connectedness, and technology. His work has screened at international art and film festivals including his graduate thesis film while attending the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) which premiered at Indie Memphis Film Festival in 2014. His latest feature WHERE THE BOYS ARE is set to film in summer 2018. KÄRA DOTTER is Josh’s first feature as director.
  • Emily Moran

    is a Los Angeles based costume designer. After graduating with a BFA in design from Calarts in 2014, she has worked on a range of projects including Andrew Ahn's Spirit Award winning SPA NIGHT (Sundance '16), Jenee Lamarque's THE FEELS (SIFF '17), and video essayist kogonada's debut narrative feature COLUMBUS starring John Cho and Parker Posey (Rotterdam '17). Her additional credits include short films, music videos, and commercial work, all maintaining a focus on narrative design.
  • Ania Pachura

    is a German-Polish performer and filmmaker who studied cultural science and applied aesthetics in Hildesheim and Stockholm. She is interested in international and collective collaborations. During her time in Sweden she co-produced her girst feature film KÄRA DOTTER. Pachura is currently researching her thesis project about the performativity of menstruation.