MindTwist Studio Team


Sebastian Schnabel

Director/Writer/Producer  Drops of Ice - IMDb

Born and raised in Germany. When he was 8 years old he started shooting his first films with his father’s camera. In 2012 Sebastian attended a Summer Session in Film courses at the University of California, Los Angeles and in 2018 he graduated with a BFA in Filmmaking from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His short films have been shown and nominated in several film festivals worldwide.


Cici Yixuan Wu 

Production Designer/Producer  Drops of Ice - IMDb

Born and raised in China. She holds a bachelor degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. After graduating in 2017, she started working in film. She was set decorator and prop-master on two feature films and the production designer on four short films. Additionally she was been producing three short films with MindTwist Studio.


Mike Chryssomallis

Cinematographer/Colorist  Drops of Ice - IMDb

Born and raised in Minnesota. Currently completing a BFA in filmmaking at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. As a child, he was artistically inclined, but it wasn’t until college when he found a passion for photography and storytelling. He has shot seven short films in his short time in college.


Conner McLean

Sound  Drops of Ice - IMDb

Born and raised in Iowa. In 2018 he graduated with a BFA in Filmmaking from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He found his passion for film sound in college and has been a production sound mixer on over ten projects since then.


Jannik Günther

Composer  Drops of Ice - IMDb

Born and raised in Germany. He has written and arranged scores for 8 short films and is part of the German music duo 'Mosso'.