Veronica Maccari is an actress, writer, and filmmaker from Italy whose intelligence, quirkiness, and creative courage shine in everything she does, on and off camera. Some of her favorite projects include the feature film RECEPTION, the LA production of the hit off-Broadway show MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING and her short film FOREIGNERS' TALES, which she wrote and starred in as the lead.
Her most recent short film, POLLY POCKET, which she produced, wrote, and starred in as the lead, has been selected by 18 international film festivals and has won 5 awards so far, including Best Actress and Best Emerging Artist.
Shayda Frost is a filmmaker with roots from Tehran to Tennessee, and a background in design and performance. Recently, Shayda worked with director Catherine Hardwicke as Co-Producer on the series DON'T LOOK DEEPER for Quibi TV/ Roku starring Don Cheadle and Emily Mortimer; and the Sony Pictures Gina Rodriguez-led feature, MISS BALA.
Earlier this year, Shayda was on-location in Bulgaria shadowing her mentor, director Martin Campbell, on his action-thriller film, MEMORY, starring Liam Neeson, Guy Pearce and Monica Bellucci.
Her short film FANGIRL, which she wrote and directed, is currently collecting awards on the festival circuit. Additionally Shayda is part of 2022 Women In Film's Director Circle Program.
Yaniv Waisman is a producer originally from Venezuela and based in Los Angeles. He has worked in the industry for more than 20 years, 10 of which include producing TV commercials for the hispanic market. He has also produced festival favorite shorts films THERAPY, MIRROR, and EQUATION.
Yaniv is also the founder and Executive Director of Los Cortos, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Latinx short filmmakers.
An Italian cinematographer with a fiery passion for stories and an intimate tone, Ludovica Isidori holds an MA in Cinema and Television studies from IULM, Milano and a MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute, where she also received the Olivadotti Scholarship for craftsmanship excellence.
Recently, Ludovica shot Sanctuary, a feature film starring Margaret Qualley and Christopher Abbot; and has also started Season 2 of the TV show For the Love of Jason, for the network ALL BLK.
Her work has screened at Tribeca, SXSW, Slamdance, HBO, Diversity in Cannes and many other international Film Festivals, as well as streamed on Hulu and Lifetime. She is a Film Independent Cinematography Fellow, a member of Free The Work, the ICFC, and Women in Media. She has also won multiple cinematography prizes for her short film work.
Olesia Saveleva was born in Yekaterinburg, Russia. She is an honor graduate from Ural Federal University with bachelors degree in economics. She studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy and recently graduated from the American Film Institute with a concentration in Cinematography.
Olesia's work has premiered at Euro Fest, Indie Fest Film Awards, LA Short Awards, Cannes Film Festival and more.
Vince Sanchez-Sambrano is a Venezuelan born Production Designer, Art Director, Producer and Writer based out of Los Angeles, specializing in narrative & music videos. Vince began his studies at the prestigious Arturo Michelena Academy in Valencia, Venezuela, and acquired over 8 years of experience in the theater, becoming a lead actor in several classic and contemporary plays.
Later, he dove into a passion for filmmaking as a Set Designer, Costume Designer and Assistant Director. Some of his recent work credits include AJR’s Way Less Sad, Fanny Lu’s Lo que te Perdiste, Award-winning short deMonica, Tempus, Sell/Buy/Date, Disney+ 4Ever, Shadow of The Sun, Caracol TV’s Vicente Fernandez “El Rey” Launch Event.
Vince believes in the power of showcasing different worlds through beautiful stories.
Alice Airoldi is an award-winning LA-based filmmaker, born and raised in Milan, Italy.
Recently, she worked as an additional editor for the feature film Pretty Problems, winner of the Audience Award at South by Southwest. Alice co-founded the Fronterias Art Collective, and is producing the collective's first feature-length documentary.
As a storyteller, she is devoted to finding new and fresh perspectives to tell stories that push for social change and deals in themes of femininity and womanhood.
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