Thavary Krouch is a filmmaker, currently in post-production on a short narrative film, BITTER MELONS. She graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Indiana University and an MFA in Writing & Directing for Film from Columbia College Chicago. When she's not making her own films, she's supporting other independent filmmakers in her role as Independent Film Coordinator for the Chicago Film Office (a branch of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events). She has 3.5 years experience in film distribution for Facets, managing the sales, marketing, acquisitions, and distribution of the Facets Label comprising of classic, cult, and art house films. Her own films have largely focused on the Cambodian-American experience.