I'm an aspiring filmmaker set to capture the hearts and minds of viewers with a focus on environmental studies/sciences. Since freelancing as a photojournalist and reporting featured events, I've decided to marry the two skills and venture into screen studies. Enjoy!
I am a journalist heaven-bound to capture the big picture.
Maria Morina (b.1982) went to St. Petersburg State University for International Relations before shifting to photography and visual storytelling. She was participating in online seminars run by Objective Reality Foundation for emerging photographers in Russia, when she met Olga Kravets and Oksana Yushko, Moscow-based photographers. Three of them decided to make a project together, shortly after they founded Verso, which has since grown into an interdisciplinary production company.
Since 2009 Maria Morina, Olga Kravets and Oksana Yushko, have been working on a cross-media project titled Grozny: Nine Cities. The idea was inspired by Thornton Wilder’s book, Theophilus North, which gave them the concept to explore the aftermath of two wars in Chechnya. Each specific aspect was considered a “level” hidden within Grozny. The project has been presented in a form of a book, a web documentary, and an installation. It has won several international awards, including PDN Photo-Annual Contest, multimedia category, 2012, Bayeux-Calvados Awards for War Correspondents, web-journalism, 2014, and Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles, 2017.
While working with different media on the Grozny: Nine Cities project, Maria has turned to film-making. Her short film "Nizhny Tagil Youth" was selected at the festival Rencontres Internationales Paris / Berlin / Madrid 2011-2012. Her first full-length documentary film "Don't press stop", about Rap musicians in Nizhny Tagil, a gigantic open-air factory in Russia, was released in 2017. It was selected for Lussas Documentary Film Festival, France and Russian Open Documentary Film Festival Artdocfest in 2017 and broadcasted on Russian independent television station Dozhd in 2019.
Maria Morina has participated in numerous exhibitions and festivals in Russia and abroad. Her works are held in the Les Rencontres d’Arles and The Open Society Foundation collections.
Collaborating With Teammates, Cinematography
Tv Fim Editor, Cinematographer
I'm an enthusiastic and goal-oriented cinematographer based in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, under CJAlpha Brand, making short films and social engagement documentaries for corporate clients and individual companies. I also produce my own informative and awareness projects that account for solving challenges facing societies in relation to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs).
I'm a responsible and committed journalist specialized on environmental issues and sustainable solutions. I'm now documentary director currently working to document the 36 indigenous tribes of Tamil Nadu. I've ability to write and create balanced, informative and interesting stories. I multitask in my field as a Director, Script writer, Actor on visual media.
Director and Anchor of Documentary series ‘Ellorum Innattu Mannargale’ under Kalaignar News Production house.
6 Years of Documentary making experience on environmental, socio-political issues.
Script Writer, Director and Host at VikatanWebTv.
YouTube Managing Assistant for SunTv serials under Vikatan production. (Managing YouTube channel and following its analytics between 2015-16)
Awarded as “Outstanding Student Journalist” from Vikatan group of magazines.
Documentary Filmmaking Student, Photographer
Documentary photographer exploring social, cultural, and political conditions that affect people.
Storytelling is my passion in life, as well as the essential tool I use to promote social justice and awareness related to vital issues in our world. I am driven by the belief that a more diverse community overall means more strength, understanding and knowledge about one another.
Journalistic Documentaries, Social Impact
Loyola Chicago, USA
Butuan City, Philippines
Documentary Producer, Documentary Director, Tv Film Editor
Heather Cassano is a documentary filmmaker and the founder of Spin One Films. Her films are reminiscent of the direct cinema movement, adopting a patient invested approach with her subjects. Heather blends this observational style with deeply personal narratives, striving to tell authentic stories through her personal experiences.
In 2018, Heather premiered her first feature-length documentary The Limits of My World to a packed cinema at the Independent Film Festival Boston. The film went on to screen at numerous festivals across the United States and internationally, winning three Best Documentary awards and a Jury Prize.
Heather is now hard at work on her second feature-length documentary The Fate of Human Beings. The project was recently awarded a pre-production grant from the LEF Foundation Moving Image Fund.
When she's not making films Heather teaches documentary production and is the Shorts Program Director for Salem Film Fest. She is also an active member of the Non-Fiction Cartel.
Heather was recently awarded the Emerging Documentarian Award from her alma mater Elon University.
Color Correcting, Editing (Adobe Premiere Pro), Cinematography, Directing
Tv Film Editor, Video Producer, Cinematographer, Director
Entering her final year in Loyola University Chicago's Master of Communication program, Kaitlin is pursuing a degree in Digital Media and Storytelling. Previously a news producer and reporter in Florida, Kaitlin is a documentary filmmaker who aims to produce meaningful and impactful stories about environmental and social justice issues. She is passionate about the environment, loves to be outdoors, and is always looking to tell important and compelling stories that inspire change. She most recently directed, filmed, and edited "Ashes to Ashes," a short documentary about the impact of coal ash in Alabama, which was selected for the national Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2019.
Storytelling, Cinematographer, Editing
Writing, Acting, Director
Actor, Writer, Director, Producer, mainly of the comedy type
I have a BA in Writing and Producing for television from Columbia College Chicago
I studied Meisner Technique in NYC for 2 years after high school, I then went on to Chicago where I got back to my first love, comedy. I became very involved with the improv and sketch scene which led me to go back to college where I studied TV writing and from there I developed and wrote my own TV pilots as well as spec scripts.
Currently I'm learning more about the technical side of production such as video lighting, editing and sound so I can make my own projects look more professional, as sometime bad sound ect can take a viewer out of an otherwise funny idea or script.
Fun fact: I'm also a trained makeup artist and aesthetician (bikini wax anyone?)
I'm on that hustle like everyone else!
Pitbull Advocate, Laughing, Editing, Sketch, Improvisation, Romanic Comedies, Television
Anastasia Washington is an actress, writer, producer, director, curvy positive model, and I’m sure there’s some other things she does. You can listen in to her awesome podcasts Legion of Leia, Nerd Up or Shut Up, Its Probably Aliens, Geek Girl Social Club, Nerds in Lala Land on iTunes and more! With over 30 years in the biz as an actor, performer, comedian, singer, she brings the honesty and laughs. You can follow her on twitter at @AnastasiaW on instagram at @Anastasiawash and on her hilarious Youtube Channel Anastationtv! Or head on over to www.anastasiawashington.com for all things Anastasia.
Science Fiction, Dramas, Diverse Films, Dark Comedy, Horror, Comedy, Drama
“We have all been invested with the purpose and power to act as partners in
creation. Word by word we can raise the level of consciousness, and build a
bridge between heaven and earth.” – Sigal Erez
Born to a Sephardic Moroccan Jewish family, Sigal Erez has traveled extensively
around the world. She speaks four languages. Her very vivid imagination and
creative vision are her strengths. From a very young age, Sigal always said she
would one day own a studio, write and direct great movies.
She completed the full program at Lee Strasberg New York, and later was accepted
to the master class in screenwriting at UCLA’s acclaimed Writer’s Program.
As a newcomer in Los Angeles, she landed roles of many nationalities, including
television shows such as Santa Barbara, Star Trek, and a lead in a pilot called DEA,
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and others. Sigal also scored the lead role in two feature films that were shelved and
never made. (“Shape Shifter”, “Arrive Alive”)
Although she is very skillful at acting, improvisation, and can do a variety of
international accents, her main passion is story telling. She believes creativity is a
platform that can raise the level of consciousness in the world.
In 2000, Sigal’s screenplay “Across the Line”, was produced into a motion picture
starring Brad Johnson. Sigal played the lead role of Miranda, winning acclaimed
reviews. She was invited as a special guest to speak at Texas A&M University.
Distributed by Lion’s Gate, the film won the Silver Award at the Houston Film
Festival and Best Film at Texas A&M. In 2017, the film received a new distribution
deal with all the major networks.
Sigal also worked as a television writer and created 13 episodes for a TV drama
called Hotel San Miguel for Televisa, under renowned writer and show runner,
The screenplay, “The Battle of Evermore”, she co-wrote with Martin Spottl,
advanced to the semi-finals at the prestigious Nichol’s Fellowship. Sigal was hired
to write creative proposals that led to successful ventures.
In addition to screenplays, Sigal writes lyrics and poetry. She has a charismatic
personality and an ability to captivate an audience. In 2000, Sigal hosted a music
festival with Mark Brown at the Hollywood Bowl, and co-hosted the opening of a
Latin theater event with Colombian film star Rodrigo Obregon.
She is the daughter of a Merchant Marine who became a Rabbi, from whom she
learned to appreciate the deeper meaning held within the Bible and its teachings.
Often, she holds spiritual gatherings and teachings at her home by the beach. Sigal
is a mother, and her greatest accomplishment is raising her 15-year-old son Jacob.
In 2018, Sigal wrote, directed, and produced a film titled “What’s Your Number”,
about the unlikely friendship between a holocaust survivor and an African-American boy. The film has been accepted to many festivals and won numerous
awards including “Best Social Impact.”
Currently Sigal’s strongest focus is on all her new projects as writer/director under
her production company Highwater Films.
Action, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Documentaries
Acting, Screenwriting, Directing
Irene Zoe Alameda
Spanish film director, fiction writer, screenwriter, music composer, producer and actress who lives in the US. Director of La cinta de Alex (Alex's Strip), Uniformadas (Uniformed), Jaisalmer, Buen viaje (Have a Nice Trip), Tarde de homenaje (A Tribute's Evening), Migraciones de Gloria Gervitz and Reber's Backstage. She has directed all the music videos of Reber and dozens of commercials.
Founder of Storylines Projects (Multimedia Production Company). Director of the Spansk Film festival, Stockholm (Sweden).
She holds a Masters degree and a PhD from Columbia University (New York).