Community Outreach, Carrie Hunter is a SAG-AFTRA talent that you have either seen or heard on national commercial campaigns. Carrie made her way to Chicago 15 years ago to join the incredible theater and improv groups the city has to offer. From performing, directing, set and costume design to theater management she grew her belief that small boxes breed fierce imagination. She built her relationship with the Production and Post world over 10 years at Cutters Studios as the Director of Client Service and Intern Manager, where she helped seek the city’s emerging talents. She is excited to bring her eye for diverse skill sets, creativity, and personality to WIFC.
Membership Chair, Stephanie Rabiola got her chops working on “Indy” features developing and honing her skills in production and has spent the last ten years on the national production scene including both commercial and narrative work. Although no stranger to agency production, she also considers herself “Pro-Indy” and “Pro-Chicago”, She has lent her talents to many feature films and television shows being shot not only in the Windy City by on the West Coast working as a field producer, production manager and director. Stephanie is Currently wrapping production on her entrepreneurial project, One Day Two Legends, a full-length documentary about Elvis and The Beatles featuring Joe Esposito, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees. She holds a degree in Film Production from Columbia College in Chicago.
Director of Programs and Communications, Oriana Oppice Ms. Oppice is an award-winning director, actor and writer constantly active in the independent film circuit. She has directed award-winning films including “Camp Belvidere,” “Lobster fra Diavolo,” and “Lost and Found,” which have screened all over the world and scored prizes at major film festivals. She is currently in pre-production for her first feature as a writer/director, which will be shot half in Chicago and half in Sicily. Oriana holds a B.A. from McGill University in International Relations and an M.A. from the University of Chicago in International Law.