Panel: Diversity & Inclusivity
October 5, 2019 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join our filmmakers & special guest in a discussion around inclusivity and diversity in casting, crewing and storytelling.
|Arielle Nobile, Belonging in the USA|
After receiving a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, she studied directing at Second City Theatre Chicago and then taught at Second City and at the Piven Theatre. She founded Legacy Connections Films in 2005 using filmmaking as a tool to help families reflect upon their collective heritage, identity, and vision. She has directed/produced/filmed over 100 personal documentaries for clients, ranging in length from shorts to features, tackling themes and issues including family dynamics, addiction, mental health, class, belonging and connection. She produced and directed a 6-part local public television documentary series in 2009/2010 called “Belonging in Boulder: Unexpected Stories from Your Neighbors” which won a Hugo Television Award in 2012. She was named to the 10 Filmmakers to Watch for 2018 list by “The Independent” for the “Belonging In the USA” Series
|Stephanie Neuman, The War Inside Me|
I come from the world of reality television, and this is my first venture into documentary filmmaking. I am very well-traveled and have shot content for shows around the globe. I would say that my documentary was shot guerrilla style, which might interesting to some.
|Toni Short, Transformation (Music Video)|
An Aussie living in NY. I’ve been abroad for 20 years working for global brands in the event world. After having a breakdown last year I transformed my life with all forms of creativity. Following breadcrumbs/signs from the Universe and my souls calling I began acting, writing poems and songs, recording music, writing scripts, dancing and painting and living my life with a completely new outlook. A true transformation. www.tonishort.com/truth www.bit.ly/tonishort www.shortlistagency.com
|Suwannee Sam, Back to The Wall|
Suwannee is a native of Thailand. She is a producer and entrepreneur who moved to LA a couple of years ago. She volunteered with Cast LA, an organization to end modern slavery and human trafficking. She traveled to many countries. Learning and understanding different cultures inspired her to co-write, produce, and star in a film. The story comes from some part of her own experience. She hopes this film could be a voice for many people who are in the same situation. Human rights are dear to her heart.
|Mischa Meyer, ANT|
I’m a film maker and photographer and the motivation to make this film came mostly from a documentary photo series I am conducting currently on former gang members in South Central Los Angeles and this story in part came together by racial issues I witnessed here in Los Angeles and America, coming from Germany.
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