Meet The Team
Marinela, Academy Award Oscar Winner Writer (Peter and the Wolf, 2008) and Cannes Film Fest Official Selection Filmmaker (Breaking out and The Look of Happiness, 2004), graduated from the National Film & Television School in the UK.
She took part in the writing residence from Cannes The Cinéfoundation in Paris. She has written and directed fiction and animation short films which have screened in prestigious film festivals.
She also co-wrote the feature film ‘Unmade Beds’, an official selection at Sundance Film Festival, and wrote the narrative documentary Barrel in 2012, selected, among others, for HotDocs. She is co-writer of the feature film Once Upon a Time in Venezuela, a world premiere at Sundance. In the last few years, Marianela has been shooting her documentary Children of Las Brisas, supported by the IDFA Bertha Fund and ITVS, now in postproduction.
Creator & Producer
Once a Human Rights Lawyer, Maria Alejandra started her film career with the documentary, “Dudamel: Let The Children Play (2010)” starring acclaimed L.A Philharmonic Conductor Gustavo Dudamel. All while she was studying Business Administration. After her first project, she studied Film Production at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) and Entertainment and Media Management at the University of California (UCLA).
She was the Executive Producer of “Libertador” (2015) a feature film starring Edgar Ramírez, World Premiere and Official Selection in the Toronto Film Fest (TIFF), Morelia International Film Fest (FICM), Los Angeles Film Fest (LAFF), Palm Spring International Film Fest, nominated for The Platino Awards For Ibero-American Cinema, Winner for The Golden Reel Awards and Selected in the Shortlist for the 87th Academy Award of Motion Pictures Arts and Science (Oscars) in the category Best Foreign Picture. She also Co-Directed and produced “Vamos (2015)” a documentary selected by Guadalajara International Film Fest Lab (2013) and winner of the Ibero-American Film Festival (2019).
Jessica is a Venezuelan screenwriter and story editor. She graduated with a Journalism degree and followed her academic milestones with a Master's Degree in History of the Americas. After working as a radio journalist and copywriter in her early days, she wrote and co-directed the Venezuelan feature film Dos de Trébol (Two of Clubs), which screened in theaters nationwide and in festivals in Miami, Sydney, and New York. The film was granted the People’s Choice Award during the Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival in 2014. Her first animated short script, The Single Sock, was nominated at the NashFilm Fest, 2020.
Daniel is a recent Boston University graduate. After receiving his Advertising major and his Film & TV minor, he decided to follow his passion for writing stories.
At the age of 22, Daniel has already written a feature film and a number of short films.
He's worked for various marketing agencies both in Panama and the United States. Assisting companies with copywriting, web design, and advertising campaigns.