Born in Brazil, Ivete Lucas started her career in Mexico and now lives in the United States. Her short documentary, The Send Off, co-directed with her partner Patrick Bresnan, premiered at Sundance in 2016 and won jury awards at SXSW, AFI Fest, and the San Francisco International Film Festival. Skip Day, which she directed and produced, premiered at Quinzaine des Réalisasteurs in May 2018. The duo was named among Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2016.
Patrick Bresnan is a visual artist and filmmaker. After a formative period working for prominent Mission School artists Barry McGee (aka Twist) and Clare Rojas, he co-directed the short documentary The Send Off (2016) with his partner Ivete Lucas. Their short The Rabbit Hunt premiered at Sundance in 2017 prior to competing at the Berlinale and has won over 20 awards including The Cinema Eye Honor. In 2017, he and Lucas directed the short Roadside Attraction which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival.