Chris Eska - Writer, Director, Editor
was raised in Ottine, Texas (pop. 98) and studied sociology and art at Rice University before attending UCLA's MFA film directing program. His short films have screened on PBS, at the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker's Competition, the Texas Filmmaker's Showcase, and at festivals worldwide. After taking a one-year leave of absence from UCLA to backpack across India and Asia, Chris returned to Japan to produce Doki-Doki, his master's thesis film. Doki-Doki premiered on the national PBS series Independent Lens with an introduction by Susan Sarandon.  August Evening is his first feature and was nominated for two 2008 Independent Spirit Awards, where it won the John Cassavetes Award.  Visit Chris Eska's website
Connie Hill - Producer
Connie is the director of interactive education for the PBS station serving Houston and southeast Texas. She is responsible for educational technology projects and online educational content for local productions. She has received Telly Awards and the Lone Star Emmy Award for her work on HoustonPBS programs. Recently, she was script supervisor for the short film, Abbey's Road. Connie is also a certified teacher in Elementary Education PK-6 and English as a Second Language PK-12.
Jason Wehling - Producer
Jason grew up in Georgetown, Texas and met Chris while studying at Rice University. While there, he wrote, directed and edited numerous projects, including a feature narrative called Lemmy Lemmm… In 2002, he was hired by PBS headquarters outside Washington, DC, to evaluate projects and proposals for the national primetime schedule, and in 2005, he returned to Texas to produce August Evening. Recently, Jason associate produced an award-winning documentary called A Place to Dance and worked as coordinating producer on an episode of Forecast Earth for The Weather Channel.

Yasu Tanida - Director of Photography
Yasu is a Los Angeles based cinematographer having photographed award-winning feature films, music videos, and commercials.  He holds a BFA from Chapman University where he won the Einstein Award and the Kodak Best Cinematography Award in 2001.  Some of Yasu's work include Olatunde Osunsanmi's The Cavern for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Greg Hatanaka's Until the Night, and the upcoming Ways of the Flesh for Dennis Cooper, and Universal Remote for Gary Hardwick.  This is Yasu's second collaboration with Chris, having shot his award-winning short film Doki-Doki in Tokyo, Japan. 


Jonathan Hughes - Original Music
Jonathan works as a musician and graphic designer in Buffalo, New York.  He composes mainly electronic music, and also plays bass and guitar.  He has released two records of ambient music on the San Francisco based label The Foundry —"Trillium" in 2002 and  "Fluidities" in 2005.  In addition to August Evening, he has  composed music for the documentaries Dishes and Donut Day Visit Jonathan Hughes' website

Windy & Carl - Music
After a lifetime of listening to and being influenced by music, Windy Weber and Carl Hultgren began writing music together in 1993. After self-releasing early works on their own Blueflea record label, in 1997 Kranky Ltd in Chicago adopted Windy & Carl onto the label - a place they still fondly call home. Depths (1997), Consciousness (2001), and The Dreamhouse (2005) are all on Kranky. While it may be hard to define Windy & Carl's sound, the guitars, bass, occasional keyboard and vocals are generally ambient in nature - music great for coloring the background or forefront of any activity - walks in the park, driving, afternoon naps. They create music with a wide range of atmospheres - from a warm fuzzy blanket to a deep ocean to the open spaces of a frozen Antarctic. Windy & Carl spend much of their time running their own record store in Dearborn, Michigan - Stormy Records.  Visit Windy & Carl's website


August Evening, a film by Chris Eska ©2007 Doki-Doki Productions