The Team Behind On Story
Barbara Morgan - Executive Producer
Barbara Morgan co-founded the Austin Film Festival in 1993 and has served as sole Executive Director since 1999. Morgan produced the film Natural Selection, co-produced the documentary Antones: Home of the Blues, the documentary, Portrait of Wally, and the narrative feature film, Spring Eddy. Additionally, Morgan serves as Executive Producer on the On Story Television and Radio programs and has produced four feature films, and sits on the boards of Dell Children’s Blood and Cancer Center, the International Film Festival Summit and the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University, among others.
Maya Perez - Producer
Maya Perez is a screenwriter and fiction writer. She is co-editor of On Story: Screenwriters and Their Craft and On Story: Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films. Perez is a former Michener Fellow, Sundance Screenwriters Intensive Fellow, and New York Stage & Film Emerging Filmmaker. She holds a BA from Vassar College and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Her stories have appeared in The Masters Review and Electric Literature. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, artist Johnny Walker, and their daughter.
Miguel Alvarez - Executive Producer
Austin-based filmmaker Miguel Alvarez has received awards from the Directors' Guild of America, Panavision's Emerging Filmmakers Program, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, and the Texas Filmmakers Production Fund for his short film work. Most recently he was a Screenwriting Fellow for the 2013 Latino Screenwriting Project sponsored by Cinefestival and Sundance. He holds an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Sonia Onescu- Associate Producer
Sonia Onescu first joined the Austin Film Festival team in 2011 interning under the Executive Director. She earned a B.A. in Electronic Media from Texas State University. During her time at Texas State, Sonia served as Assistant News Director of the college radio station KTSW 89.9, winning several awards for radio documentaries she wrote, produced, and edited. Sonia returned to AFF in 2012 to manage several different projects including the On Story Project. Sonia currently serves as Associate Producer for the On Story television, radio, and podcast series. Sonia also oversees all of the AFF archives and is currently working to transfer and store over 20+ years of material.
Nancy Lee Foley- Radio Relations
Nancy Lee Foley will attend her 12th Austin Film Festival Conference in 2017. She has worked in the Film Department as the first Filmmaker Liaison Coordinator and the Screenplay Department as the Pitch Competition Coordinator. A screenwriter, Nan has completed six original features and one adapted feature. She earned a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.