Maria Susan Guarino (she/her) is the author, co-producer, and model of Body Tricks. She also sings the a cappella notes in the second half of the film.
She currently lives in New York City. She likes Oreos and hates small talk.
Dominique Thiébaut (he/him) is the artist for Body Tricks. He collaborated with Maria to create what they call “epileptic gesture poses.” They worked together in-person and remotely (collaborating while he was in Europe, sketching on a train).
He is a long time resident of the Pioneer Valley and currently makes his home in Northampton, Massachusetts. After first studying figure drawing and watercolor techniques for several years with many talented local teacher artists, including Brooke Schnabel, Paula Gottlieb, and Susan Halls, Dominique switched to digital painting on tablets a few years ago, and is exhibiting some of this work for the first time at the Anchor House. When painting, Dominique uses a stylus and an iPad Pro. http://dominiquethiebaut.com/painting/
Ian Bauer (he/him) is the musician for the first half of Body Tricks.
He is a photographer and musician in Northampton. His website is
Noah Luke (he/him) is the co-producer of Body Tricks. Apart from producing and editing Body Tricks, he worked with Maria through many other ideas on the way to this film. As he said in a panel: “[She] had a lot of bad ideas.”
He grew up in a small town named Dudley, Massachusetts. He is currently a Communications major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A film lover at heart, he enjoys spending his days in a movie theater with a nice large popcorn. He hopes to eventually write his own film one day, and currently devotes time to writing different short screenplays.