Lorís Simón Salum
writer, director & editor
Lorís Simón Salum was born in Mexico City in 1988. She moved to Houston, TX in 1998 where she earned her Psychology degree from Rice University and began working as a filmmaker. She joined the Literal Magazine team in 2005 as a Visual Media Consultant while also interning at Univision and PBS. In 2012, Lorís began Ensoulment as a proposed project for Literal Magazine in which she took the lead as director. Lorís currently resides in Houston and has recently became the Vice President for Women in Film and Television Houston.
Rose Mary Salum
Rose Mary is a writer and philosopher at heart. Besides being the author of several books, she is the Editor in Chief of Literal Magazine: Latin American Voices.
Patrick Smith has written, produced, animated, and directed six award winning films. Smith made his directorial debut for the Emmy nominated MTV series "Down-Town", continuing on to direct the popular animated series "Daria." Currently Smith is a professor of animation for the graduate program at New York University
Bill Moore is considered one of the best and most versatile editors in Texas with over 33 years of award winning professional experience working on both long-format features and documentaries as well as short-form broadcast commercial work.
José Antonio Simón S.
music & sound mixing
José (also known as Jay) is a songwriter/musician specializing in voice and guitar. He currently plays with a band residing in Houston, TX.
Jordan C. Patton
Jordan Patton is an accredited IMDB sound designer. He has been the lead designer for Coija: The Midnight Warrior and boom mic operator/ADR editor/foley/sound design artist for Broken Blood, two among his many projects.