​I’ll start by telling you that I’m inspired by just about everything. when I’m inspired, I write, take photos, record random clips that look cool to me, act out scenes, dance, come up with stories, play dress-up, paint, create whatever is on my mind. my biggest passion lies with the art of storytelling, and telling those stories through the medium of film. I want to tell stories that are inclusive of all people and I want to tell them in their most raw and honest form. I want to make people see things from various perspectives and inform them about diverse subjects. I want people to think, understand, feel, and be influenced to do more for themselves and their communities. through my transparency, I hope to enlighten, inspire, and help you draw out creativity in your own life no matter what area it be in.


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Born in Philadelphia, PA, raised in East Tennessee, August Aguilar is the Writer, Producer, and Director of all things associated with Strange Films, currently residing in Knoxville, TN. 

Strange Films has produced 10 short films, which all have been featured either in film festivals, publications, podcasts/radio shows, comic conventions, and even adapted into a comic book. His most notable work to date is the "CENTER CITY" series, with four films made and a fifth and final on the way. The original won "Best Drama" at the Philly TV Fest and featured by the Philadelphia Film Society.
Not only Strange Films strives to tell interesting in depth stories with even more memorable characters, but they are all interconnected in a shared universe that can be viewed either as sequels and connections, or even standalone.
The Director hopes to eventually move forward with feature films and collaborating with larger studios to help bring these films to life in bigger way to create the next horror franchise.


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Gillian recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in "Screen Arts and Cultures" and a minor in physics. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She volunteers at the Humane Society in her spare time. This is her directorial debut.


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Taylor Ellis

Originally from Korazim, Israel, David Tayar is a Los Angeles based cinematographer and producer.


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Carlito Gilchrist

Winston James is a writer, director and producer who looks to create to create films of the highest quality allowing viewers an entertaining escape while still looking at reality head-on.

In high school he performed in student productions and studied at the renowned acting school HB Studio. After majoring in broadcasting at Brooklyn College he continued to educate himself by working hands-on in numerous disciplines in the feild, for both independent and commercial productions. He then brought those experiences to his truest passion, producing and directing narrative film.

His first film set was on the independent feature film 'Fork in the Road' (2006) as the director's assistant, where he translated his skills in broadcast production and film study to the new environment and began to master the new medium. He produced and directed the shorts 'Mind Stroll' (2009), 'Hannah's World' (2010) and 'Raw Tension' (2016), all of which screened at various film festivals. His latest film is a short dramatic thriller titled 'The Final Mission'.


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Alan Harland

Chris Roe

Bell’s first documentary, The Eagle Huntress, garnered him a BAFTA® Award nomination for Best Documentary. After premiering at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary was distributed by Sony Pictures Classics to critical and box office acclaim. The film was a New York Times and Los Angeles Times Critics Pick and currently holds a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, Certified Fresh.

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Alex Chung began his filmmaking journey at the age of thirteen in 2001. He spent the majority of his high school years making shorts, watching countless movies, researching and educating himself ifilm in his spare time. In 2005, Alex moved to Toronto and became involved in many productions both in front and behind the camera. Having never gone to film school, he learned everything from hands on experience on set working as a grip, production assistant, background actor, etc.

With an extensive background in martial arts and gymnastics, Alex performed stunts in various student films, music videos, and independent productions before joining ACTRA. As a member of Eclipse Stunts (formerly Eclipse Stunt Crew), he also produced many of their action and comedy shorts.

Alex was also a member of the Heroic Melon Collective where he provided camera work and editing for skits, event coverage, live performances, and interviews with local celebrities (which include Ed The Sock and "PJ" Phil Guerrero). Alex also served as a lead actor and co-writer for their web series The Awkward Compilation.

Alex currently works as a stuntman in film and television with credits that include The Interview, Heroes Reborn, and xXx: Return Of Xander Cage. He has also been brought on as a fight choreographer for several shorts and independent features.

Now, with a solid team, several of his own short films in festivals, and a feature film on the way, Alex hopes to continue building this production company while constantly improving his craft.​

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​Harry Chaskin

Manager, writer, producer, director, Chris Roe entered the entertainment business in 1996, after starting his own talent management agency, Chris Roe Management. Since then, his company has become well respected in the entertainment industry, managing such clients as directors George A. Romero, Clive Barker, and actors
Bruce Davison, Meg Foster, Mariette Hartley, and Malcolm McDowell, to name a few.

In 2007, he wrote, produced and directed the award winning documentary feature, “One for the Fire,” released in May of 2008. He also produced and co-directed a pilot for television called, “Soul of the City,” and has acted as producer or executive producer on such films as “Suing the Devil,” “The Employer,” and most
recently, “Bereave,” starring Malcolm McDowell, Jane Seymour and Keith Carradine.

Roe continues to manage and produce. In 2018 he launched his production company, Tea Time Productions, Inc. Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters, has been the company’s first production. He currently has multiple projects in development, as well as several properties optioned. All projects are designed on a multi-platform structure.

He resides with his family in Los Angeles, CA.


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Hayatto

Daniel Passaro 

Kit Vinsick is a NY trained director, producer, actor and writer. She is the President of Folded Leaf Productions, where her work frequently addresses social issues. She is best known for Whisper Me a Lullaby, The Way Forward and Farming on the Flint. In her spare time, Kit is a long term mentor and youth filmmaking instructor.

Sagar Puranik, is an actor, director and production designer who runs a production house called Puranik Productions. He has been an active part of the entertainment industry since his childhood. After being an assistant, associate and co-director for several documentaries and corporate films, his debut non-feature film Mahaan Hutatma, which is probably South India’s biggest short film is now ready for people to view. He has acted in several Television serials and acting in his second feature film. He also produced and directed, Kannada’s first Web series ‘By2Bengaluru”. He is currently scripting for his debut feature.

Independent filmmaker Ryan Bennett currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina and has worked in the Southeast for the past 6 years as an actor, videographer, video editor, production assistant and set dresser. Ryan’s work focuses on finding the humor in dark situations, by weaving absurd plot lines with emotional stories. Rob Is Terminal is his first film project as a writer/director.

Jonathan V. Mariano was a filmmaker, public speaker, and disability advocate from Charlotte, NC. Jonathan graduated from UNC Wilmington in 2014, with a degree in both film studies and psychology. Jonathan's focus was on writing, directing, and producing. Rob Is Terminal was his directorial debut.

Jonathan V. Mariano passed away July 31st, 2019.


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Sean Garcia is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. Sean works full-time as a trailer editor at Buddha Jones. Where he has had the opportunity to work with major film studios like Disney, Netflix, Amazon, Paramount, and many others. His dream is to direct a feature film one day and is currently building his body of work as a director.


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Daniel Passaro is an actor and filmmaker from New York City. While in New York he honed his craft in theater and television playing a wide variety of recurring characters on One Life to Live, and has worked as a model in NYC and Milan.

In the subsequent years, Dan has directed and starred in his own feature film - Reality Check: The Musical (2011) - a Brash musical comedy in the vein of South Park and Kids in the Hall. Dan wrote the film alongside his brother Ron - a composer who's musical score was featured in Queen Mimi (2015) - which recently won best documentary at Cannes.

Dan has already directed and starred in two short films - The Last Traveling Salesman on Earth (2015) and The Mechanic (2019) - both by HBO-optioned screenwriter Will Strouse.


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Linda Kudzmas​

Kaleigh Spencer

Chad Repko

Cynthia is a writer and editor based in Chicago. Previous screenwriting includes "Pegged" and "Chez La Flueriste". Cynthia holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Columbia College Chicago. She has a penchant for parsing out relationship dynamics, discovering the latest design trends, and reflecting on how the Real Housewives present compelling meditations on wealth, power, and loneliness — you know, among other things.



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V.J. Lopez is a dancer and choreographer. After being on stage and in front of the camera for several years, he is now trying his hand on work behind the camera. V.J. Lopez is a dancer and choreographer with a love for cinema.

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Timothy Collins​

Harry Chaskin is a writer, director, and animator. He strives to tell character driven stories using classic handmade techniques like stop-motion animation, matte paintings and miniatures.

Harry recently created Tree Secrets, a surreal series of shorts for FXX’s new comedy anthology show CAKE, and released his first graphic novel The Happiest Place about the seedy underbelly of theme parks.

Harry has helmed projects for Netflix, Adult Swim, Warner Bros, DC Comics, Disney, and many others. His short film Bygone Behemoth premiered at SXSW and went on to screen at dozens of festivals internationally, picking up several awards along the way. He created the Annie-nominated web series Friendship All-Stars for L/Studio, directed Netflix's first stop-motion series Buddy Thunderstruck, and served as animation director on the Emmy Award winning Robot Chicken. He is also executive producer of the animated series Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese.

He is currently developing a live-action/stop-motion feature film.


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Daniel Passaro is an actor/filmmaker from New York City, and has played a wide variety of recurring characters on One Life to Live. Dan has directed/starred in his own feature film, "Reality Check: The Musical", a brash musical comedy in the vein of South Park and Kids in the Hall. Dan has already directed and starred in two short films - "The Last Traveling Salesman on Earth"  and "The Mechanic", both by HBO-optioned screenwriter Will Strouse.




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Dick Jordan

Joseph Anthony Marcello

My passion for Filmmaking began in High school during an intro course at Norfolk Academy. After graduating in 2016, I started attending the College of Charleston. Currently, I am a senior undergrad pursuing a BA in English/Film Studies as well as a Certificate degree in Filmmaking at Trident Technical College, also in Charleston. I am the President of the College's Film Club and a Video Producer for the Campus Media Organization, CisternYard Media.


Rafał Barnaś - architect, award winning visualisation and animation artist, film-maker, musician, the founder and leader of Unique Vision Studio, whose main field of work is the space of architectural visual identification. Nominated for the 3D Awards in the Best Image category in 2012. In 2016 he won the first prize in the CG Architect 3d Awards in the Best Film (Commissioned) category. Nominated also in 2019 for his ArchiPaper animation.


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Trygve Luktvasslimo is a filmmaker based in Norway. Earlier films includes Clay Pigeon (2018), Closer to More (2016), An Emotional Sherpa (2015) and A More Robust Sense of Identity (2014). Shallow Water Blackout is his first featurette.

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Jon is a former Army Captain, who left the safety of warfighting to pursue his love of film. He’s a storyteller with a wry sense of humor and an endless fascination with these curious creatures called humans. He is currently a Graduate Fellow at the Savannah College of Art and Design. 


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Teddy Tenenbaum & Minsun Park 

Austin Tutor

Clayton Combe is a New York based cinematographer and lighting designer, working in narrative, commercials, music videos, and television. He made this film based on a short story his father wrote about himself and his mother. He believes that linking past problems to the present is the best way to avoid them in the future.

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An ex-jock and sports enthusiast, Kaleigh can identify almost any hard rock song from the 70's in the first five bars. Her movies, however, she likes more cerebral. She wants to explore ideas that challenge her audiences and question what they know. In 2018, she graduated from the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts with her MFA in film production, and now lives in LA – wishing she could go back in time to tell that young girl growing up in Indiana that it really is possible to live out her dreams.

Kit Vinsick

Becca Q. Co

Rebecca Rajadnya

Gairo Cuevas is a cinematographer and editor for the creative content department at Pixar Animation Studios, where he helps his team put together many of the behind-the-scenes videos. He graduated from San Francisco State University, with a bachelor's degree in cinema in 2007.  After graduation he freelanced for The CW Network in San Francisco balancing multiple deadline intensive projects for broadcasting purposes using a variety of production and post-production tools. In 2011, he received an Emmy for his work as a director of photography on a promo campaign he shot throughout the Bay Area. Gairo is currently in post-production directing a live action dramatic feature he and his wife funded together while also maintaining his forty-five hour work week at his day job.

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Taylor Ellis is an Atlanta based Writer/Director that has created over 15 short film projects in various narrative and documentary genres.

Born and raised in Seattle area. Married an Italian and living in Rome Italy for over 36 yrs. Card carrying Cherokee Indian Citizen. Started a career as Voice over/Speaker for Orbit Satellite Network, Rome Italy. Creating promos for Network Channels. Recorded hundreds of promos for cross channels.


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Soleidy Mendez is an award-winning actor, screenwriter and filmmaker. She hails from the Dominican Republic, but now resides in New York City. Her most recent achievement was winning the USA 2018 Nespresso Talents, which featured her work at the Tribeca and Cannes Film Festivals.

She is a graduate of the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts (its alumni have received 110 Oscar, 317 Emmy and 94 Tony nominations) and studied at the New York Film Academy to develop and hone her screenwriting and filmmaking skills.

As a filmmaker, she has written, directed and produced three films, The Things We Don’t Say (2018), Joe Nose Best (2017) and Cheesecake and Tango (2012).


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V.J. Lopez

CAROLINE WILLIAMS

Brittani Minnieweather (Writer/Producer) is a native of Columbia, SC. She and her husband, Derek moved to Atlanta in 2016 and since then she has been hustling as an artist. As an actor she has appeared on stages such as Actors Express, Stage Door Players, Horizon Theatre and Alliance Theatre. As a writer, her original Show, “Sundays at Four,” won BEST PLAY at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival in October 2019. This is her first original short film and she is so thankful to share this with all of you.

Clayton Combe

Aba Arthur is a native of Ghana, West Africa. She immigrated to the United States as a child and began a career in the Arts just as soon. Aba is a classically trained Actor, author of the book "The 21 Day Ex-Boyfriend Cleanse"- a guide to healing from relationships, and founder of the burgeoning production company, The Ohemaa Project. Her professional experiences include writing and pitching original television projects, as well as casting for both film and television. She most recently made her directorial debut on her original screenplay "The Womb." Aba is committed to continuing to create entertainment of quality in order for us to empathize and learn from each other’s experiences.

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Lucas Longacre's extensive technical expertise was earned through over 20 years in the industry; dangling from the rafters as a grip for Nickelodeon, shining a light into Paul McCartney's face as PA for MTV, running tapes and batteries for cable news at ground zero during the 9-11 attacks, capturing location audio for Extreme Makeover Home Edition, interviewing celebrities on red carpet events, recording audio for Rockstar Games at their motion capture studio. Directing Alec Baldwin for US Open spots (more like being directed by Alec Baldwin); Lucas has worked professionally in almost every position in almost every format. Buy him a beer and he will chew your ear off for hours with his weird adventures.
He's THE one-man band, producing and directing from behind the camera with audio gear dangling from his belt. And as he will remind his students at the Art Institute of Portland (where he teaches part time), "Audio is the 50% of your product, and the most underappreciated part."
Lucas' skills allowed Iron Way to capture our feature length documentary, Big Dream, in 4 countries on a limited budget and even smaller timeline, and created the visual narrative for the first food series of its kind, now on it's 6th season at PBS.
His short films have been accepted into festivals and won awards. Once upon a time he won 2nd best fight choreography for his short, Beat, at the Action on Film Festival. He's been profiled in the Oregon Business Journal. His latest short Food Cart won Best Director at NW Horrorfest 2019.


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Ariana Feiner

Lorenzo Yearby​

Alix Lambert's Has directed and produced three feature length documentaries: The Mark of Cain, Bayou Blue, and Mentor, as well as numerous shorts. She was a writer on the HBO show Deadwood and a writer / producer on John from Cincinnati. She has conceived, written and directed two short series for MOCA tv: Crime: The Animated Series, and Ambiance She is the author of Crime, and The Silencing.

C.E. Dye

​Cynthia Cook

Angéllica Carrillo​

Becca is an actor, singer, writer, and artist living in Los Angeles. After 8 years in NYC, she’s thrilled to be back in sunny California, where she was born and raised. She grew up doing impressions of her Filipino family (and Cher and Al Jarreau), rocking out to all things Motown, swimming in the big blue sea, and eating lots of empanadas.
After training in Musical Theatre and Drama at the Orange County School of the Arts, Becca graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama in 2015. She trained and performed at The Meisner Studio, Experimental Theatre Wing (ETW), Stonestreet Studios for screen acting, and Commedia dell’arte in Florence, Italy. 
She completed her BFA with her independent production of The Last Laugh, a dark comedy of friendship, forgiveness, confusion in love, and accidental murder(!), which she wrote, directed, and starred in at ETW. She is currently working on producing more original work.
Becca has worked in a variety of mediums including theatre, commercials, voiceover, video games, film, and television. Recent Film/TV credits include Cats Kill (feature thriller), Anybody Home (feature comedy), Queen of the Mold (award-winning feminist horror short by Lizzy Bryce), Madam Secretary (CBS), Fresh Prince of Belaire (Rick Ross x Dave East music video), and City on a Hill (Showtime). Recent theatre credits include White Pearl (Roundabout), Invincible Ones (Signature Center), Interabang! (Ars Nova), and Cruisical: A Lesbian Musical (Dixon Place).                                             
Becca is the proud creator of the comedic short film SPIES? and is excited to share it with the world. It is the first film she has submitted to festivals. She is always jamming and looking to collaborate with fellow filmmakers and artists. You can view her recent work here


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Donald Wilson is an EMMY® Nominated cinematographer, photographer, poet, film - music video - and television commercial director, and video editor. An actor by trade, Donald’s passion for performing arts emerged during his early years as a theater student at the University of North Carolina- Charlotte campus; he later fell into the behind-the-scenes aspect of film, and the rest is cinematic history. Donald began his film/video career by shooting club and event recaps, then moving on to music videos and television commercials. He is now in the process of working on both short films and full-length features. Through his videography work, Donald discovered that he also had a talent for photography and has been honing his craft ever since.


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Padmakumar (Paddy) quit a high profile career in advertising as Chief Creative Officer of Y&R India in 2012, to explore films and fiction. His first independent film, A Billion Colour Story world-premiered in Busan in 2016, in the competition Section, thereafter making its European Premiere at the BFI London International Film Festival, and having its American Premiere at Palm Springs, where it made the Best of Fest selection. A Billion Colour Story went on to win several international awards throughout 2017, and can be found on Netflix.

He also co-directed and shot a Documentary film on one of India's most revered parallel cinema auteurs, Saeed Mirza, called Saeed Mirza: The Leftist Sufi, which is also on Netflix.

He wrote and directed Thinkistan, a web series for Times of India's MX Player, recently completing and releasing Season 2 to very popular reviews and viewership.

Paddy believes in telling stories that heal brokenness in humanity, and that art can make the greatest contribution by reinforcing compassion and faith in innate human goodness.​


Daniel Colella

Björn Rallare, Niklas Mertel Ekelund, Peder Carlsson

Catherine Forster

Jenn Gomez is a filmmaker based in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She enjoys storytelling in all its various forms, and hopes to share her love of stories through her short films. When she's not writing, taking photographs, or making movies, she works in the marketing department of a marijuana dispensary in the Berkshires.

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At age 15, the two films that loop in my VCR are "The Right Stuff" and "Back to the Future".
You'll understand ... My two passions are cinema and aeronautics. But it's easier to find a plane than a mad scientist transporting me to the world of cinema.
So I go to the air force, and after a short career, join Air France to practice the profession of Steward. In parallel with my new job, I continue the training of airline pilot and integrate this new position that I exercise to date.
Today, after a trip back in time for a few years, I can finally get involved in my other passion, and make my first short film with the help of experienced managers.


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Soleidy Mendez

Charlie Mysak has prided himself on making emotionally engaging, thought-provoking and artfully crafted content throughout his career. From traditional broadcast to social media campaigns, his work reflects pure human narratives, deeply rooted in a strong sense of reality and rich cinematography.

His spot for Adaptoys won Silver Lion at Cannes, was recognized as a 2017 I&C Disruptor and took home a Webby People’s Voice Award. It was shortlisted for AdAge’s Creativity Awards and an AICP Next Award, as well as The One Show. Charlie was selected for SHOOT's New Director's Showcase in 2017 and won Best Emerging Director Award at The One Club’s One Screen Festival. His award winning short documentary 'Brooklynn' received a Vimeo Staff Pick and Short of the Week honors. He excels in creating socially conscious projects, and collaborating and developing ideas from the ground up.

A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Charlie currently resides in New York with his wife and their dog, Duke, who acts as on-set mascot from time to time.​


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Chad Repko is from Pottstown PA and went to Temple University to study filmmaking. Since then he has published a collection of poetry and produced several short films. His Lil Detectives Series has been making the film festival circuit for the past few years. 

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Sagar Puranik​

Natalie MacMahon

Tutor is an entrepreneur and multiple business owner with an education in business and marketing.  He turned his passion for film making into a business to partner with his digital marketing agency.  He also have a passion for supporting local animal shelters. 

He hopes to have a positive impact on as many people and animals as possible with my career and personal life as he goes forward.


His award winning film Mute is about a deadly virus that is spreading throughout earth. To assemble the antidote, one woman is charged with the task of acquiring the ingredients from very powerful people.


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Teddy Tenenbaum & Minsun Park are primarily a writing team with combined experience in features and television, including pilot sales, staff writing, feature spec sales, and feature and television assignments. They have written separately and together, and currently write both as a team and as solo writers. They specialize in genre writing, including horror, thriller, and action, typically with a humorous edge. With Minsun's background as an Asian-American woman born in Korea and Teddy's experience as a White dude from Ohio, they cover a lot of bases.


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CAROLINE WILLIAMS is a screenwriter currently living Los Angeles. She created the 2008 ABC series MissGuided starring Judy Greer and Chris Parnell and went on to write for The Office (WGA nomination), Modern Family (WGA award), Up All Night, BoJack Horseman and others including, most recently, Arrested Development and Maniac for Netflix. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Portland, Oregon and Southern California where she received a BA in Theatre from USC and an MFA in Film from UCLA. Ms. Williams' first play premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Kentucky and led to her career in television. She has also written on studio features and is currently setting up her feature directorial debut. Ms. Williams is married to fellow filmmaker Drew Goddard and they have three children.

Trygve Luktvasslimo

Daniel Passaro

Sean Garcia

Yang Zhang

James Johnson

Danny Ashkenasi

 FILM AWARDS

Ariana Feiner is a writer and children's author living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her children's book, Ariana Rose: A Story of Courage, is an uplifting, rhyming story for children with chronic health conditions. Ariana is an advocate for her rare metabolic condition, Hypoparathyroidism, and works to spread awareness through her book donations and fundraising campaigns for research.

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Born into late conquest Nuevo México & largely mis-acculturated, Dye's a curious, award-winning filmmaker, happiest (usually) far from any phone.

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Since 2013, producer and director, Dick Jordan, has produced many short films for public access television station, MarinTV, operated by the non-profit Community Media Center of Marin (cmcm.tv) in San Rafael, California. Several have been aired by other public access stations across the United States.

His award-winning feature-length documentary film "Cuba, Libre?" has been an Official Selection of 38 film festivals and film award competitions.

His short films shot in Oregon, "McKenzie Power" and "The Sweetness of Spring," were screened at film festivals in that state in 2018 and 2019.

He made his acting debut as the "Aces of Spies" in the film noir spy spoof, "The White Bag," a film festival Official Selection in 2016 and 2019.

He been a freelance travel writer and blogger since 2009.

His travel stories and photographs have appeared in the Sunday Travel sections of the Dallas Morning News, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicles, and newspapers published by the Bay Area New Group.​


Linda Kudzmas is an independent animator based in a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. She started animating in college by using paper cut-outs filmed with a 16mm Bolex camera. After graduating, she was hired as full-time faculty in the animation department at the Art Institute of Philadelphia where she continued to teach all levels of traditional and 2D digital animation for over 22 years. During that time, Linda obtained mild success with her independent animation in the festival circuit. She took a leave of absence from teaching to animate and direct segments in season two of ‘VH1 Illustrated’ produced by Camp Chaos. If that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, she graduated from Moore College of Art and Design (Summa Cum Laude) with a BFA in Art history with a minor in 2D Fine Art. Linda continued to develop her paper cut-out style digitally throughout the years using Adobe CC programs. Linda is currently setting up a freelance business and working on an animated commercial to promote it. She hardly watches TV, but when she does, it’s whatever is on TCM.

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Donald Wilson

Ken Foong

Sijing Yang

N. Padmakumar

James is a visionary with a passion for creating. He runs 1Accord Media and Barely Adult. He has made numerous films and sketch comedy skits. His energy is felt as soon as he walks in a room and is rarely seen without a smile. He also enjoys long walks on the beach and puppies.


Hayatto is a stop motion artist and "The Very Special Day" is his debut in filmmaking. His works are based on his hand-made papercraft that he creates into video through stop motion. A superstar Viner, Hayatoo also does commercial products for various companies including T-Fal and Intel. He lives in Tokyo.
https://hayatto.com/


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Moisés Sánchez

Robert Reinholdsson

James Dalrymple has written, produced, shot and edited entertainment and documentary films, television commercials, videos and trans-media projects in over 60 countries. He is an award-winning filmmaker, has a masters degree in English Literature, has written a number of feature-length screenplays, and is the author of a psychological thriller novel.

David Tayar

Moisés Sánchez has a Bachelor of Arts with Orientation in Music and is a Teacher of Musical Education. He has been trained in the area of ​​Cinema and Television. He has been a professor at the Francisco Morazán National Pedagogical University in the area of ​​art, at the Polytechnic University of Engineering in the Film and Television career, at the National School of Music in the musical area. He held directorial positions in government in which he has promoted art and culture. He has directed and produced cinema in Honduras and Europe, is a composer and music producer and has excelled in music for cinema, has a variety of works for symphony orchestra, choir, contemporary band, chamber groups, piano, violin, cello. His most recent work is a musical based on the White City, which tells the search and findings of the lost city of the Monkey God. His most recent film production is a short film filmed in Honduras and Italy, and a documentary about the tragedy of Costa Rican ballet in Honduras.
Moisés Sánchez recently received a high honor from the Government of Korea where he was appointed Master of the world in the area of ​​art and specific culture in the field of piano and musical composition. You can see about the high decoration here.

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Kerry Everett was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama where she began acting and singing at the age of seven. Performing and competing in theater productions and forensics (drama) competitions, she attended the University of Alabama on a full-tuition forensics scholarship. After graduating cum laude with her B.A. in Communication from the University of Alabama, she worked in public relations for several arts organizations including Spoleto Festival U.S.A. She attended law school at Seattle University in Washington, and has practiced law since 1999 while continuing to be active in local theater, film, and television productions. After studying with The Film Actor's Studio of Charlotte, she decided to pursue her goals screenwriting, directing and producing short films. Kerry wrote, directed, and produced the short films Gothic Truth (2015), Giving Christmas (2016), and most recently Ella (2018).

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Artist/Musician/Filmmaker Ronnie Cramer has been active in the arts community for over thirty years. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries and other venues across the country, his music has achieved airplay on over 150 radio stations nationwide and his critically-acclaimed films have been screened at festivals around the world. He has also been featured as a guest lecturer on art and media at numerous museums and universities. Cramer's work has been exhibited in all fifty states and in forty other countries.


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Gillian Greenbaum

August Aguilar

Angélica was born and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. She has a BA in Commercial Advertising from the University of Puerto Rico and she earned her MFA in Film Production from Full Sail University. Angélica developed a love for filmmaking at a young age. She has a passion for writing, directing and editing and hopes to someday create meaningful stories with a timeless purpose.

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Allison Flom is a writer and director exploring identity, empathy, and transformation through storytelling. Since earning a BA from NYU Gallatin in 2016, Allison has been making art with friends, giving historic walking tours of NYC, and asking strangers personal questions. Allison’s work asks audiences to empathize with unlikely characters and question preconceptions by replacing judgment with curiosity.

Allison recently wrote/directed/produced "Freelance", a webseries dramedy (Official Selection in Sydney WebFest, Finalist in International Online WebFest, Finalist in Accolade Global Film Competition) streaming now on YouTube.

Allison's short film ILL FEELINGS, starring Gossip Girl's Zuzanna Szadkowski, will debut this winter. Allison was also nominated for Best Director at Summerfest 2018 for her original one-act play "What You’ve Done." Her screenplay "Obviously Not Okay" was a finalist in two competitions this year.

Allison is involved in several criminal justice-related organizations and writes about little-known New York history for an online blog. She designs and facilitates curricula for diverse learners and explores stories through diverse media. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her dog, PJ.


Yang Zhang is a Montreal filmmaker graduated from Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.

Born in China but moved to Canada during his teenage years, Yang grew up an outcast. Bearing multiple, sometimes conflicting identity, Yang became very sensitive to cultural, social and political topics of modern times. These insights, in turn, shapes his work.

He had made multiple short films, including Uprooted (2018) and Keep Calm and Make Art (2016)

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Brittani Minnieweather 

Sam Dobbs

2019 Award-Winning Filmmakers in the spotlight

Jenn Gomez

Winston James

Aba Arthur

Ryan Czerwonko ​

Sondra Sottile

Emma is a UK based writer and film maker. She graduated with a Distinction from the TV Scriptwriting MA at De Montfort University and is repped by Rebecca Watson at Valerie Hoskins Associates.
She's had writing projects with a number of TV companies including BBC Drama, ITV and Red Productions. Her short horror film 'The Ballad of a Haunted Man' has been screened across the world and won a number of awards. Her new film 'The Boy Who Thought He Could Fly', is a family drama centered around bereavement, loss and hope.


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Amy Barbera

James Dalrymple

Rafał Barnaś

Michael P. Jahoda

Allison Flom

Ryan is a queer American actor/filmmaker, and has appeared on "The Deuce", "Watchmen", "Claws", and many others, working with directors like James Franco, Roland Joffe, and Nicole Kassell. Ryan is the creator of "Ugly/Handsome Films" on YouTube, a production company that focuses on a limitless style of filmmaking with a queer, poetic edge. Upcoming projects include "Sybaritic", inspired by the short stories of Tennessee Williams, and "Tonight, We Fuck the Trailer Park Out of Each Other", based on a book of poetry by genderqueer poet Charles Russell Price.

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Ronnie Cramer

Danny Ashkenasi has been acting professionally since the age of ten and composing musical works that have been publicly produced since the age of fourteen. In pursuing these arts, he has also developed his expertise as a writer, singer, director, producer and teaching artist. In recent years he has focused on creating and performing musical works that highlight the American experience, by adapting American literary masters and focusing on pertinent American historical and social themes.

Danny Ashkenasi just completed his first film project, the short film of his theatrical Poe adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre”, for which he wrote the screenplay, produced, directed and performed the role of the narrator. Recent musical writing projects include “Speakeasy – John and Jane’s Adventures in the Wonderland” which explores the little known Queer culture of Prohibition era New York City; and “Feedstore Quartet” (Book and co-lyricist: Jack Hilton Cunningham) set in 1950’s Mississippi.

Danny adapted over 60 Langston Hughes’ poems in a full length musical revue called “I Too Sing America – The Blues According to Langston Hughes”, which was performed at the 2011 Harlem Renaissance Festival at the Metropolitan Playhouse, New York. Danny performed in his musical adaptation of Herman Melville’s “Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!” at the Metropolitan Playhouse and FringeNYC 2009. He also performed in “beTwixt, beTween & beTWAIN“, a Mark Twain Musical Comedy he wrote and composed, which played at The Producer’s Club May 16-June 8, 2008 and also had a special performance at the Westport Library in CN.

Danny Ashkenasi is an American citizen who was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. Consequently he also acts and has musical compositions produced in that country, including the musical “Wir Pfeifen auf den Gurkenkoenig” (text: Peter Lund), which had a long run in Berlin, “Once Upon A Frog /Es war einmal ein Frosch”, which was performed in English in Berlin, and recently enjoyed its German language premiere (translated by Danny Ashkenasi) at the Wetzlarer Festpiele; and “Hexen” (text: P. Lund), which has enjoyed dozens of productions throughout Germany, three alone in Berlin, including at the Deutsche Oper, as well as Austria and Finland (The English adaptation “Witches”, translated by Danny Ashkenasi, has been performed twice in New York.). He is the only composer twice invited as a finalist to the Hamburg Musical Festival.

Other US works includes “The Song of Job 9:11” (Text: D. Ashkenasi), performed in concert in New York numerous times since 2002, and produced theatrically at the FringeNYC Festival in 2004; and the chamber opera “Jenseits” (Text: Helga Krauss), produced as “Beyond” at the Village Temple and at the FringeNYC Festival 2005, both directed by Mr. Ashkenasi. He also composed a musicalisation (or “musicabre”) of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart“, which he performed (accompanied/surrounded by three cellos) at the Metropolitan Playhouse’s Poe festival and the 2006 FringeNYC Festival, where he won the FringeNYC award for “Outstanding Music and Lyrics”, and which was also produced by the TrypTych Concert and Opera in Toronto. Other musical works produced in New York include “When Thou, My Music, Music Play’st” (Text: W. Shakespeare, adapted from his Sonnets), “Lucky Hans” (Text: Margie Duffield) and “Les Artistes” (Text: Greg Steinbrunar). He has also composed several one-act musicals for the Berkshire Ensemble for Theatre Arts and the International Schools Theatre Association England Summer Program. Chamber music compositions of his include Evocations I – XXIV for Viola and Piano, Aphorisms for Mezzo Soprano and Trumpet, and the Spree Forest Suite for Flute and Harp, which was recorded by the Duo Elysee.

Additional acting credits include Off- and Off-Off Broadway, regional theater and tours, and theater, TV and film in Germany.


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Emma Pitt

Catherine Forster is an artist, writer, filmmaker, and independent curator based in Chicago. She received an M.F.A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her artwork has been shown at the Notebaert Museum (Chicago), Flint Institute of Art, Carnegie Art Museum, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, South Bend Regional Art Museum, Indianapolis Art Center, The Rymer Gallery (Nashville), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius, Lithuania), Brick City Gallery, Missouri State University, Merwin Gallery Wesleyan University IL, Central Michigan University, Freewaves (LA), San Diego Art Institute, Llewellyn Gallery, Alfred State College NY, City of Louisville Colorado Sculpture Garden, Orange County Contemporary Art Center, Exit Art (NY), and the Hyde Park Art Center Chicago, to name a few. Films have been screened at the Sao Paul Intl Short Film Festival, Krakow Intl Short Film Festival, Currents Santa Fe Intl New Media Festival, Magmart Film Festival Casoria Intl Contemporary Art Museum (Italy), East LA Intl Film Festival, the Great Lakes Intl Film Festival, Experiments in Cinema NM, Chicago REEL Short Film Festival, the Other Venice Film Festival (CA), Echotrope New Media Arts Festival (Omaha), Simultan Media Arts Festival (Romania), Echo Park Film Center (LA), Directors Lounge (Berlin), and San Diego Intl Women Film Festival. Her writings have been published by Write City Magazine, and several works have attained finalist status in literary competitions. Forster was the founder and director of LiveBox, a roving gallery focused on new-media art and is currently a member of the curatorial committee for the Experiments in Cinema Festival Albuquerque, NM.

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Charlie Mysak

Born and Raised in the North East of England Alan emigrated to the US in 2002. Dabbling initially in theatre productions both as a performer and in Stage management. It wasn’t until he was in his mid 40’s that luck struck with an opportunity to appear on screen in the Emilio Estevez movie The Public. Further opportunities to appear in other Hollywood Productions have continued over the last few years. He even ventured into production of his first feature a labor of love which took several years to complete. Released in 2018 Uberzombiefrau a throwback to the schlocky horrors of old. This latest effort shot on Mobile utilizing Moment lenses and edited with LumaFusion. One Last Breath hopefully is a moving representation of Love in the darkest of times.

Joseph has been diverse throughout his young career. Located from the mountains of New Hampshire to the deserts of California to the Boston Common, he has written and directed 9 short films in which 3 have won awards at his university-- including one for Best Director. Through his passion and work, he brings experience to Blossom and breathes life into this amazing story.


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Christophe LEDARD

Amina is a SUNY Purchase grad, and carries degrees in both Media Arts and Screenwriting. Amina participates in several extracurricular activities, such as serving on Arts Mid-Hudsons’ Folk Arts Board, acting as outreach coordinator at Masjid al-Mutakabbir, and founding The Valley Film Cooperative. Amina has a long history of supporting non-profits and some causes she cares about are poverty alleviation, childhood education, animals, social injustice, and protecting the arts. In her free time Amina enjoys cooking, nature walks, photography, filmmaking, and spending time with her cat, Mister.


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José Luis Anaya. Actor and Director. He began his studies in Method Acting, before studying the acting program at drama school CasAzul Argos. Holds a BA in Communications with a Film minor from Universidad Iberoamericana and a Master's degree in Film Studies from Casa Lamm, as well as advanced Directing training at Facultad de Cine in México City. He has acted professionally in film, theatre, television and Internet/digital media-online streamings. "La decisión de Lourdes", fantasy-drama genre, is his 2nd short film and thesis project of Casa Lamm's film master program. He debuted in the film world with horror genre award winning film "Damián", selected in more than 60 festivals, winning over 30 awards. Currently he's been active, having worked for film production companies Pictures of You, Gordos Productions and, now, at The Horror Corporation and currently joined one of Mexico's top film production companies Central Films. He's in preproduction of his third short film, back again in the horror genre, and some other micro-short films. He's working on his first feature film in which he will be both the Lead Actor and Director.​

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José Luis Anaya

Gairo Cuevas

Known by most of the world as an actor, Lorenzo has been slowly making the dive into screenwriting and film making. He is more than in love with the creative process and lighting.

He has ambitions run his own production company and studio in the near future.

He can also be seen in the upcoming feature "The 24th"


Alix Lambert

Rebecca Rajadnya is a professional 1st AC and camera operator in New York, making her first foray into writing and directing.

Working on other's passion projects in the city taught her a lot about her own preferences in storytelling, driving her to pursue that vision, on her own terms.


Sam Dobbs is an aspiring actor, filmmaker, director, professional football player, and musician. He recently graduated from Vanderbilt University on a full football scholarship with a degree in Cinema and Media Arts. Dobbs was playing football for the NFL Atlanta Falcons in the early summer of 2019 but is now a free agent living in Atlanta, Georgia continuing to work on his craft. He frequently spends time in Nashville for collaborations, projects, and other events. He hopes to gain success from his recent short film "Unsaid" and continue to build his brand and career.

M.P.J is a multiple award winning filmmaker and Co-Founder of Dancing Scuff Productions. His previous film "Suits Don't Matter" was a huge success within the festival circuit. He currently is the Technology Teacher at Neptune Middle School. He also was the head of the Drama Club for two years where he produced, directed "High School Musical" and co-wrote an original play with Phil E. Eichinger entitled: "Sing It Loud." He has a BA in TV/Film from Rowan University and a BA in History/Education from Stockton University. He also was a member of the Performing Arts Program at Howell High School.


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Born and grew up in West Virginia. Graduated with a creative writing major from West Liberty University. Always wanted to try filmmaking for the fun of it.


Addi Ajmani

Alex Chung

Ryan Bennett & Jonathan V. Mariano

Amina Kearney

Timothy Collins is an independent filmmaker from Atlanta, GA. He made Maelstrom as a senior project while attending the Art Institute of Atlanta.

Swedish director and cinematographer Björn Rallare was born in 1974, at the age of 30 he started his own creative bureau. Working with graphics for album covers, books, t-shirts and also slowly moving in to writing, directing and cinematography; he have made a name for himself of having a unique style.

This short was made together with Niklas Mertel Ekelund and Peder Carlsson where they all shared multiple roles, including directing.


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Kerry Everett

Natalie gained her first acting and performance experiences at a very young age and studied performing arts with the focus on acting in Berlin. After finishing her studies, she worked in German and international film productions, shot music videos, commercials and performed on stage.
A few years ago, the ambitious actress decided to dedicate more time to writing and directing her own films. Natalie's short films "The Man Who Couldn't Cry", "Like A Summer Sonata", "Lola wants to see the sea", “It’s getting darker every day”, “The Redhead” and “A Universal Love Story” have been shown at numerous international film festivals, won awards and special mentions. Her latest film "The Funeral Dancer" is equally successful and is touring the world at the moment. The Esperanto web series "Malsano Nomata Amo" has received very positive feedback since its release on Valentine's Day 2019! Apart from that, Natalie just released her Instagram series "Silent Disco" and her half fiction- half animated short "Pink Me Blue" as well as the fantasy sci-fi drama “A Violent Noise” while working on her first feature film script "Hot Scary Summer" and the second season of "Silent Disco"!


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Robert Reinholdsson, 49 years old,  has worked as a photographer in television and film for 24 years.

This is the first film  he wrote, filmed and directed by himself.



Amy Barbera has a voice so angelic and inspirational it pierces the soul; creating a deep connection between the vocalist and the listener. With each of her original songs and music productions, there lies a fusion of power and emotion. The combination of Amy's talent, voice, lyrics, and melody have come together to create a therapeutic moment for all who listen. Her timeless vocal style transcends all cultural barriers as it speaks of relationships on every level. She is one who is active in the community; reaching out to individuals who are broken in spirit. The combination of her compassion and professionalism makes her an artist worth listening to over and over again.

Amy Barbera is more than just a blessed gift to the Inspirational genre of music, she is a godsend. Her songs and music videos are a colorful display of her deep passion, that envelops the listener in a canvas of hope and love. The absolute beauty that she delivers in her musical creations is a rich combination of the sincerity of her message and the angelic quality of her emotionally charged vocals. There is no doubt that she has been embraced by a higher power from above. Amy Barbera shines bright and delivers from the heart. She is destined to be recognized as one of the most sincere and passionate singer/songwriters of her time. Her compositions embrace the beauties of life and weave a glorious message to all.

Amy hit a home run to heaven with her 13 song debut album "Beautiful Flower of Life" that was released in June 2008, with raving reviews from thousands around the world. In October of 2015 Amy released her second full album, a healing meditation CD titled "Breath of Angels." Amy's heavenly "Breath of Angels" healing meditation CD consists of 10 beautifully composed songs that will bring you to a place in God's rest and will touch your heart, soul & spirit with God's peace, love, comfort and healing. Amy decided to do a healing meditation album to bring comfort, healing, rest & peace to those who are feeling the stresses of life or who just need some calming music to relax with. In 2018 Amy released her very first professional music video to her signature song "Make Me A Butterfly" to wonderful reviews from fans & industry professionals alike.

2019 has been an amazing year for Amy so far! In June of 2019 she found out that her "Make Me A Butterfly" music video was chosen by the judges as a Bronze Medal WINNER for the "Global Music Awards." Just recently she was also chosen as a semi finalist in the "music video" category for the 2019 "French Riviera Film Festival" in Cannes, France and earlier in 2019 her "Make Me A Butterfly" music video was also selected as a "2019 Official Selection" for "The International Christian Film & Music Festival." Her music is also being featured on several international radio/TV stations such as Radio Indie International Network, Peaceful Radio, 24 Flix TV, FSC Radio Network, DC Coast To Coast FM, Radio WHAT just to name a few. In 2020 Amy will also finally be releasing her 1940's vintage style original song that she wrote titled "My Sweetpea." Amy is also excited to annouce that she will be sharing a special "My Sweetpea" music video at the time of her song release.

Amy has also had her share of successes in the past too. In January of 2015 Amy appeared and performed her original dance song "Walking On The Stars" on Season 2 of the new TV show "Do I Have A Hit Song" filmed in Jacksonville. Florida. She was one of only 9 artists from all over the world that made it on "Do I Have A Hit Song." To end 2015 Amy found out that her newly released healing meditation album "Breath Of Angels" made #4 on the Top 100 Charts on "One World Music Radio" in the United Kingdom, out of 100's of artists from around the world. In January of 2016 "Breath of Angels" jumped from #4 to #3 on the "One World Music" charts as well. Amy also found out in January of 2016 that her album "Breath of Angels" was nominated for "Best Vocal Album" for the "One World Music Radio" awards in the UK. In February of 2013 Amy was selected as one of the top five artists in the categories Best Singer/Songwriter & Best Pop Artist at the 2013 "Artists In Music Awards" in Los Angeles, CA. and to close out 2013, she was excited to find out that her original dance song “Walking On The Stars" made #1 on “SDC Radio Networks" top 50 music in review for all of 2013.

Amy is not just a music artist she is also a humanitarian and loves helping others. In 2012 Jonathan “JDOGG" Lederman & The American Cancer Society presented Amy with a special "Spiritual Entrepreneurs Visionary Award" for outstanding dedication to help other people excel through inspiring and empowering practices. Amy also received an "Humanitarian Award" from the St. Anne's Holy Name Society “Patch Awards" in New Jersey for "Project Amy" and her "God's Special Angel " ministry work. Amy is not only a music artist but she is an entrepreneur as well. Several years ago she started a "God's Special Angel" baby and children's retail line that was inspired by her song "God's Special Angel." She has not focused on her 'God's Special Angel" retail line in the last several years but she is hoping to relaunch it in the near future.

She is an accomplished live performer and professionally trained session vocalist that has dedicated her time to helping others time and time again. Her charitable efforts for the less fortunate have raised money to benefit many causes. These include appearances to benefit children with cancer, accident victims, special needs children and people who are suffering from the loss of a loved one. She mesmerizes audiences with her inspirational performances every time she graces the stage. Amy is praised by many national organizations for the healing energy she has provided at her live concerts. These include American Cancer Society and the Shriner's Hospitals. Her song "God's Special Angel" has touched children from all over the world... in the USA and as far away as Uganda Africa

Amy is a happy, fun loving, bubbly, down to earth girl who is not afraid to open her heart to the world, to love others completely, to share her faith and her music with passion and live life to the fullest.


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Sijing is a current M. A student at Savannah College of Art and Design major in Film and Television. She has two years of experience working as a writer and director for a TV program in Shanghai. So far she has directed and produced numerous
short films. The short film Room (2019) directed by her has won the Golden Award in Spotlight Film Festival and Best Female Director in DMOFF.


Lucas Longacre

Ken Foong is Lemon Sky’s Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer.

Lemon Sky has grown to be one of the world’s top CGI companies. Throughout the years the company has been at the forefront of the video games and animation industry with 300 creative talents providing visual art solutions for its partners.
Over the years Lemon Sky has worked with the biggest brands in the international market such as Disney, Nickelodeon, Framestore, Blizzard Entertainment, Bandai Namco, Square Enix, Microsoft Studios, and many more. Staying focused on the company’s simple goal: make good art.

After completing his studies in the Vancouver Film School, Ken returned to Malaysia to begin his journey of making good art by working on cinematics, visual effects, and CGI production for video games and animation for 17 years. In the spirit of making good art Ken is now directing Lemon Sky’s first-ever intellectual property, AstroLoLogy.

It is his passion to create a show driven by characters that can connect with individuals anywhere and everywhere. He found that horoscopes fit that big idea as people all over the globe can relate to at least one member of the Zodiac. It seems like destiny that this next step in the journey of making good art will take him to the stars.


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Otto Bell