meet the filmmakers

Kelly baldasare

Kelly is a proud native of Cincinnati, Ohio and a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Kelly’s mission is to use filmmaking to create a platform for LGBT members to watch meaningful, representative content that brings about positivity, change, and acknowledges the struggle of the coming out process. As a member of the LGBT community herself, Baldasare hopes to provide equality and education through the art of storytelling.

izzi jasperse

Izzi is a cinematographer and editor from Cincinnati, Ohio. She spends much of her time producing content for a variety of marching arts organizations and strives to promote equity and equality in every aspect of her work. Jasperse is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where she focused on cinematography and documentary production, with Out Online being the sum of her efforts.

Mallory elder

Mallory is a creative writer and filmmaker from Mason, Ohio. Much of her time is spent crafting short stories, and helping as a team member to brings those stories to life. An avid music lover, Mallory also spends her time in the audio production area including boom operating and editing. As an ally of the LGBT community, her goal is to help create and share stories of underrepresented communities in the hope of bringing about more understanding and education. Just like her co-creators, Mallory is also a graduate of the University of Cincinnati.    

Devina manek

Devina is a seasoned filmmaker, with experience in working on feature films with actors, such as Bruce Willis, Zac Efron, and Anthony Mackie. She now hopes to create more diverse content of her own and her goal is to develop a community where everyone feels included. Devina graduated from the University of Cincinnati with degrees in Marketing and Film, focusing on directing for film and television. Devina resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, though she is a proud native of her hometown, Mason, Ohio.

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