Karen Rodriguez

Wind-up Productions LLC was founded in 2018 by director and cinematographer Karen Rodriguez, who has taught film production at several colleges and served from 2013 to 2018 as one of the primary filmmakers for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world’s leading center for research on birds and their habitats. She is the Director of Photography for the award-winning noir web series Chanticleer. Karen is a Fulbright Scholar (2017) and former delegate to the American Documentary Showcase (Poland, 2010), and she holds an MFA in Film and Video Production from the University of Iowa Graduate College.


John D. Scott

Scott is a filmmaker and an Associate Professor and Director of the Documentary Studies and Production Degree at Ithaca College in New York. His films have won multiple awards and glowing reviews in the US and Canada. He has directed many short films that have played internationally in over twenty countries and one critically acclaimed feature-length documentary Scouts Are Cancelled purchased by The Documentary Channel (2008-11.) Scouts premiered at The Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival in 2007 and is available on Amazon Prime.