• “What a fearful thing this human slaughtering was.”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “A woman labors to fight her own way in the world, and yet, she can often do things that a man cannot.”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “The way to keep a secret, is not to tell it to anybody.”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “War fare inevitably breeds corruption”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “I was, despite my Spanish ancestry, an American, heart and soul.”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “My career has differed from that of most women.  Some things I have done have shocked persons for whom I have every respect.”

    Loreta Velazquez


You can read further information about our “Above the Line” crew, and click on the full credit list at bottom to see the all the names of those who were critical to making this film. Every single person who worked on REBEL gave 100% and this film would not exist without the dedication of hundreds of generous and talented people!

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María Agui Carter


María Agui Carter immigrated to the U.S. from Ecuador, grew up an undocumented “Dreamer,” and graduated from Harvard University. She is passionate about using media storytelling to inspire social change and specializes in visually arresting and complex storytelling in English and Spanish, and in film, video and digital media. She is a media advocate and has served as Chair of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers and Chair of the Filmmakers Collaborative.

Over a dozen of her films have shown on PBS, on Cable, in theaters and in film festivals. Her work on the Culture Shock series for PBS was nominated for an International Documentary Association award, and her film “The Devil’s Music” was hailed by the New York Times as a “lively and thoughtful…documentary that addressing the complex interaction of race and class… engages viewers in a conversation as vigorous as the art it chronicles.”

She has been the winner of a George Peabody Gardner, a Warren, a CPB/PBS, and a Rockefeller Fellowship, among others, and has served as a visiting scholar/artist at Harvard, Tulane and Brandeis.

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Calvin A. Lindsay, Jr.


Calvin began his career at WGBH-TV, Boston’s Public Broadcasting Station affiliate. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning Series Producer for Say Brother, one of public television’s longest running local series. His credits include myriad projects ranging from political coverage to documentary and dramatic treatments. Lindsay conceived the award-winning documentary series Reflections. The Reflections series chronicled the lives, seminal moments and motivations of a number of artists, and cultural innovators including Judith Jamison, James Earl Jones, the Nicholas Brothers and Henry Hampton. Masterworks… another award-winning series developed by… Read More


Bernice Schneider


Bernice Schneider is an award-winning documentary film editor. Her training and background is as a documentary filmmaker. She received her Masters of Science in Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab under the direction of pioneer cinema-verité filmmaker Richard Leacock. Bernice has worked as an editor of independent and broadcast documentary films for over 20 years. Bernice edited numerous films for PBS’s premiere television series including Henry Hampton’s Blackside series on The Great Depression, the American Experience series, The Presidents (George H.W. Bush: Echoes of… Read More


Joseph Julian Gonzalez


Joseph studied Composition for Motion Picture and Television at UCLA from famed film composer David Raksin (LAURA, FOREVER AMBER). In the 20 plus years since he has started his career, he has consistently produced an impressive resume of award-winning series, movies and feature documentaries. Starting off his career as the music director of Luis Valdez’s (LA BAMBA, ZOOT SUIT) acclaimed El Teatro Campesino, he’s worked and collaborated with such artists as Quentin Tarantino, Los Lobos, Jose Feliciano, Slash, Kronos String Quartet, Linda Rondstadt, and Britney Spears on projects… Read More

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Kat Alix-Gaudreau

Production Coordinator

Kat Alix-Gaudreau attended UMASS Amherst and the University of Georgia, earning a BA in Theater and an MA in Sociology. In 2004, she founded Sneaky Camel Productions, an amateur independent film production company. Over the next three years, Kat lead the Sneaky Camel team to produce nine short films, including “Bloody Mary” which screened at the Rhode Island International Horror Festival of 2005. 

Kat earned her degree in Digital Filmmaking from Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts in 2009. She began work as Production Coordinator at Iguana… Read More


Sabrina Avilés

Line Producer

Avilés has worked as an independent film and video producer for over 20 years. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Boston University. At New England’s local PBS station, WGBH, she worked at several national series, including Mexico, War & Peace in the Nuclear Age, Masterpiece Theatre, Nova and American Experience. As an independent producer, Ms. Avilés coordinated educational dramatic and documentary productions that took her throughout Latin America and Spain. In addition to her production career, Ms. Avilés has also danced, choreographed, and has taught flamenco professionally… Read More


Summers Henderson

Assistant Editor

Summers Henderson was born in Dallas, Texas. He studied film and literature at Wesleyan University and received a master’s degree in film studies from the University of Texas. He taught film courses at several colleges in the San Francisco Bay area, where he also studied journalism. In 2008 he received a master’s degree in documentary video production from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He has worked for independent filmmakers in both Boston and San Francisco as an assistant editor, production assistant, researcher and outreach coordinator. His own documentaries… Read More

Miguelángel Aponte Rios

Director of Photography

His credits include programs for Cumberland Gap NPS, the International Spy Museum in DC, The City that Lit the World for the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Another Such Victory: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse and Yellowstone: A Symphony of Fire and Water for the National Park Service, Guadalupe Island for the San Diego Natural History Museum, Our Father, the Serial Killer–an investigative documentary for Court TV and Channel 4 BBC, and Slave Catchers  for the History Channel. He also co-produced and shot an independent documentary called Orange Blossom… Read More

Rob Massey

Interview Camera

Rob Massey has been a major player in the Boston shooting scene for over twenty years, earning a solid nationwide reputation. His diverse credits include CNN, ABC News, MTV Networks, NBC News & Sports, extensive corporate work, and the national program Real Stories of the Highway Patrol.  Rob prides himself on his creativity and flexibility.

Alex Vlacos

Additional Camera

Projects as Gaffer have included: Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust and commercials for Mountain Dew, Pepsi, McDonalds, Diet Rite Cola, Ruby Tuesdays, Delchamps, Uncle Ben’s Rice. Other work for Kenny Wayne Shepard, Beastie Boys, Daniel Lanois, Kenny Latimore, Mystikal, Kim Ruth Brown, Irma Thomas, Randy Crawford and Paul Allen’s Experience Music Project. As Director of Photography projects have included the film, Ruby In Paradise, along with commercials for Amnesty International, Greenpeace, NFL Films, Sprint PCS, Radiofone, US Forest Service, Dixie Beer, New Orleans Police Department, Aucion Hart,… Read More

Bestor Cram

Additional Camera

Bestor Cram is an award winning director, producer and cinematographer for television documentaries and museum environments. As a lighting cameraman, Bestor’s shooting forte lies in 16mm and 35mm film as well as extensive use of the DV and HD formats. He studied and lectured with Richard Leacock at MIT, has taught film at Tufts University and the Art Institute of Boston. His 2005 completed feature documentary The Special, about the bluegrass anthem, premiered at the Nashville Film Festival and was selected for AFI’s Silver Docs. His independent documentary… Read More

Edwin Pagan

Additional Camera

Edwin Pagán is a writer, filmmaker (with over 20 years production experience in the narrative and documentary film sectors), photographer/cinemotographer, curator, and cultural activist. He was the director of photography for REBEL director María Agui Carter’s first dramatic short, CLEATS (Un Par De Sueños) commissioned by Discovery En Español. Pagán is the Founder-In-Chief of LATIN HORROR.

Geoffrey Luck

Additional Camera

Geoff Luck is an Executive Producer at National Geographic Television, where he has produced, directed, shot and/or edited over 100 programs in the past decade. His work has also appeared on PBS, Discovery, Showtime, and the Sundance Channel, and his cinematography been featured on the PBS series Culture Shock and at The Museum of Modern Art, NY.



One hour version of REBEL as broadcast on National PBS for personal use.


One hour teacher’s version of REBEL with audio/visual screening license.


75 min. feature Director’s Cut is available for theatrical and community screenings. Contact info@iguanafilms.com.