Director Biography – Sarah Schuessler (LIT)

This is Sarah Schuessler’s first credit as a narrative film director, though in college she created a number of non-fiction pieces through NYU’s documentary filmmaking program in Paris. She also produced her own fictional stage work through the student-run company Brand New Theatre, for which she was artistic director. Since earning a B.A. in theatre… Continue reading Director Biography – Sarah Schuessler (LIT)

Director Biography – Emanuele Daga (FLORENCE)

Emanuele Daga is an italian film director and a recent graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory. His passion for humanistic studies has inspired him to dig deep into the human condition and highlight the importance of love, surrender and acceptance in life. He has directed more than a dozen short movies, among which “Una… Continue reading Director Biography – Emanuele Daga (FLORENCE)

Director Biography – Matthieu VINEL (THE TRANSACTION)

Matthieu Vinel grew up in Lorraine in the east of France, a region marked by the steel crisis. Early on he discovered a passion for the seventh art and devoured the film selection at his local library – Wilder, Clouzot, Murnau, Walsh, Renoir, Hitchcock, Füller, Kazan, Mann, Kurosawa, Clayton, Spielberg, Polanski…In parallel he cultivated his… Continue reading Director Biography – Matthieu VINEL (THE TRANSACTION)

Director Biography – Marc Saez (FOLLOW THE ARROW)

Marc SAEZ First Short Movie. Written, Directed and Produced by Marc SAEZ won 30 Awards in different American Festivals and a Special Mention In Pontaut Combaut ( France) WINNER 2 GOLD AWARDS for Best Short & Best Director at the PRESTIGE AWARDS 2013 USA (Eureka) WINNER 3 AWARDS at the BEST SHORTS Festival USA 2012

Director Biography – Lee Manansala (KHADIAH AND PAULINE)

Lee Manansala was born in The Philippines, raised in San Francisco, went to film school in New York and now lives in Brooklyn. He is a narrative writer and director and editor, and he edits internet video content to keep the lights on.

Director Biography – Ace Hicks (TAKE CARE OF ME)

Ace Hicks is a filmmaker with over twenty years of professional acting experience, and over ten years as a professional photographer. She has a strong passion for authentic storytelling and bringing forth the raw, human and existential themes that connect us all. After studying acting on a full scholarship at Vancouver Actors Studio in Vancouver,… Continue reading Director Biography – Ace Hicks (TAKE CARE OF ME)

Director Biography – Martin GEISLER (MATCH)

Martin Geisler spent his childhood in the French Alps before arriving in Paris where he studied philosophy and cinema at the University Paris X Nanterre. After a master’s degree in aesthetic philosophy, Martin Geisler directed his first short film, “Lou”, which won best actor and best actress award at the Troyes Short Film Festival. In… Continue reading Director Biography – Martin GEISLER (MATCH)

Director Biography – Fon Davis (AT THE END OF THE WORLD)

In his three decade career, Fon Davis has worked on over 40 feature films, countless music videos, commercials, TV shows and other projects As an alumnus of the Industrial Light and Magic’s Model Shop, Fon has worked on Starship Troopers, Galaxy Quest, and Pearl Harbor feature films, as well as the Star Wars, Terminator, Mission… Continue reading Director Biography – Fon Davis (AT THE END OF THE WORLD)

Director Biography – Brenden Dannaher (A QUICK LOVE STORY)

Short Version Brenden has won awards for writing and directing comedy, drama and documentary films. He has lots of experience, having worked at SBS-TV for 14 years, and small production house Classroom Video for 6 years before that. He has a BA (Mass Comm.) from Macquarie University. He has several feature film scripts currently in… Continue reading Director Biography – Brenden Dannaher (A QUICK LOVE STORY)

Director Biography – GG Hawkins (AN ASPIRATIONAL SPACE)

GG Hawkins is a Brooklyn-based director, writer, and actor working in media and entertainment. She currently works at Gimlet Media, an award-winning podcast company, overseeing partnerships with brands like HBO and Showtime to create award-winning audio content, including the first Cannes Lion for audio “Chompers”. GG is part of the inaugural UCB NY Academy Cohort… Continue reading Director Biography – GG Hawkins (AN ASPIRATIONAL SPACE)