Longtime indie film fan. Technology provider to filmmakers, directors, producers, voice over talent, and other creatives.
Film Festivals, Promotion, Fundraising, Independent Films
Web Development, Ios Development, Andriod Development, Software Development
Rhonda Chan Soo
My processes of experiencing and communicating via documentary film is intended as a multidimensional exploration for both the filmmaker and the audience. I aim to bring the viewer into worlds where they can experience places, people and issues anew, whether through the scope or angle of representation. I am a woman from the Global South, of mixed-race, exposed to various religious traditions, and also a literal and figurative migrant, traversing the boundaries and intersections of different groups and cultures. Constantly examining my positionality and how it shapes my perception and representation, I aim to approach characters and issues with sensitivity, empathy, and with due consideration of ethics and the implications of the filmmaking process for all involved.
Documentaries And Films
Editing (Adobe Premiere Pro), Documentary Writing, Story Editing, Cinematography
Writer And Producer, Documentary Director
Husain is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work focuses on issues
of representation, images of war and their interpretation, women, and
photography. She has exhibited at festivals both nationally and internationally
including, Tribeca Film Festival, where her film ‘Shooting War’ was nominated
for best short documentary. Her other films, ‘The World at Ten’ and ‘Daughters
of the Revolution’ have also been screened at San Francisco Docfest;
Glasgow Short Film Festival and São Paulo Film Festival and have been
broadcast on CBC, BBC, RSI (Swiss Public TV) and France 4. Her most recent film
‘The Fifth Region’ premiered at the ImagaineNATIVE Film Festival in October
2018 and is currently screening at various festivals. Her work has been
supported by production grants from the National Film Board of Canada, Canada
Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council and
VICE media. Husain holds an MFA in Film Production from York University
(Toronto, Canada) and a BA from the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Canada).
Story Structure, Writing, Producing, Directing
PorchProductions is a Boston-born film production company whose work includes documentaries, independent films, and music videos. When not writing, shooting, or editing, the gentlemen of PorchProductions work as public school teachers and an urban housing advocate.
Independent Films, Web Series, Music Videos, Documentaries
Photographer, Actor, Director, Producer
Lauren Sowa grew up in beautiful Landisville, Pennsylvania, surrounded by cornfields and the Amish.
While training at NYU, Lauren studied the Meisner Technique, under Vicki Hart, as well as Shakespeare with Louis Scheeder.
In 2016, she and Tim Eliot founded Form & Pressure Films to tell stories that inspire and provoke thought, while encouraging diversity and equality on set and on screen. Lauren has been featured in the films 42 Seconds of Happiness (now available on Amazon Prime), Café Artist, The Rainbow Experiment (premiered at Slamdance 2018), and The Devil’s Well. Upcoming: the indie feature Paris is in Harlem. She received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Proud member of Actor's Equity and SAG-AFTRA.
Lauren is a big-time animal lover, and has yet to meet a pretzel she doesn't like. When not acting, you can find her reading a good book, taking photographs, catching up on old films, and doing yoga!
Short Films, Narrative Films, Documentaries
Acting, Photography, Producing, Directing
Film Director, Director Of Photography, Editor
Drew Swedberg is a documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, and teacher. He is currently an independent filmmaker for a non-profit, a freelance cinematographer, and a teacher of youth documentary filmmaking.
Drew got his start in short, narrative work as a cinematographer, graduating from Muhlenberg College in 2017 with a degree in English and Film Studies. He was one of the first students to graduate with the collaborative LVAIC Documentary Storymaking minor. In the Fall of 2016, he spent a semester specializing in cinematography at the Film and Television School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, shooting a short narrative project on Super 16 film. At Muhlenberg, Drew was the co-founder of an interdisciplinary, student-led production team that was organized around visual storytelling, the exploration of different production roles, and the sharing of resources and knowledge.
In the Summer of 2016, Drew was accepted into a MILA (Muhlenberg Integrated Learning Abroad) course with the intention of creating a documentary on community sustainability. It was here, with his debut documentary film, Ciento un Años, that he made the transition to documentary work, finding his niche in a style of filmmaking that is engaged with the relationship between the filmmaker and the community. Both as a filmmaker and a teacher, Drew is interested in the role of education in the community and how communities invest in their young people.
Drew is currently working in Allentown on a social media documentary series called Our Allentown, following the community-led effort to cure youth violence. He is a basketball coach and volunteer at Jefferson Elementary School. He is also advocating, organizing, and coordinating an effort to create a Community Media Center in Allentown.
Tiffany received her BFA from University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Following a move to New York City, Tiffany worked consistently as an
actress but soon discovered a talent for makeup artistry. She began to
sharpen her makeup skills on celebrities and film crews. Ultimately, the
draw of the film world was contagious, and Tiffany made the decision to
direct and produce original films including her award-winning
documentary Altered By Elvis and the short film Little Pumpkin, which
screened at the prestigious SXSW festival. Additionally, she was
selected as a finalist for the AFI's Directing Workshop for Women.
Tiffany's out of the box producing talents have been the subject of a
New York Times Arts Section feature. Recent projects include producing
the award-winning feature film Fall to Rise (Panorama Entertainment) and
director Merav Elbaz's award-winning short films adapted from Etgar
Karet 's Suddenly... and Cocked and Locked.
Tiffany's directorial debut, Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story will premiere in Fall 2017.
Branded Content, Documentary
Cairo with a degree in Business Administration, Cairo University, 1988 and a
degree from the High Institute of Cinema, Academy of Art, 1991. Azza started as
an actress and assistant editor, but then focused on directing. She directed a
number of documentaries for Egyptian TV. She is a culture Activist working with
NGOs and cultural spaces, She is the director of the independent art season for
four years and a member of independent cultural coalition in EGYPT.
AZZA IS an
expert in organizing and coordinating national and international events.
Lately, she has been A jury member in Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden and
participated in many seminars represented the independent trend in CINEMA and
Now she is
the director of Luxor African FILM festival.
ETISAL film fund and supervised on many shorts made by young talented from
I am preparing now for her first long narrative film.
Hanneke is a multi-award winning South African writer and director. Her first short film
Superhero debuted at the Durban International Film Festival and won two SAFTAs (South
African Film and Television awards) for best Short Film and Best Cinematography.
In 2013 she was the winner of Kevin Spacey’s prestigious Jameson First Shot competition
where she got the opportunity to go to Los Angeles to direct Willem Dafoe in her short
film Saving Norman. The film was produced by Dana Brunetti and Kevin Spacey.
In 2014 her debut feature film, Jimmy in Pink, won the Best Feature Film Award at the
Beloit International Film Festival in Chicago.
After 10+ years of acting, I turned my attention to filmmaking and earned credits as a script consultant, production assistant, location scout and script supervisor before becoming a producer. My latest film, Mammary Gland Malfunction, was also my directorial debut and screened at over 20 international festivals, winning 4 awards. I'm now producing for Cloudscape Studios, supporting the development of the studio’s latest original live action and animation work.
Cinemaphotgrapher, Editor, Writer, Director
Métis filmmaker/director living in Northwestern Ontario. Co-owner of Cedar Water Films producing films of regional and national relevance
Animaiton, Narrative, Documentary
Mi Minh Nguyen
Tornado Chaser, Actree, Writer
stop, drop & roll about!
Co Director, Producer
Raised as a ‘third culture kid’ in
multicultural backgrounds in four different countries, Jin Jeon developed a
keen interest in telling stories about people from all walks of life since an
early age. She graduated in South Africa, with MA in Media Studies &
Practice from the University of Cape Town; and received her Honors in TV
Journalism at Rhodes University. She worked as a Director and Production
Manager for South African television for five years before producing a weekly
travel program featuring stories in and around Asia. For the past four years,
Jin has been producing human-interest documentaries for Korea’s major public
broadcasters KBS (Korean Broadcasting System), EBS (Educational Broadcasting
System), and TVChosun. She launched and heads up the International Media
Department at Prosum Inc. since 2013, to continue creating opportunities for
Co Productions, Documentaries
Professor of literature and communications at HEC Paris