Director Biography – Lauren Rothman (AT WHAT COST?)

Lauren Rothman is a filmmaker from Los Angeles, California. She enjoys writing, directing, cinematography, and doing anything in the art department. She has directed several documentaries on a variety of subjects including the Cuban embargo and mental health systems on college campuses. Besides documentaries, Lauren is interested in narrative fiction and music video. She is… Continue reading Director Biography – Lauren Rothman (AT WHAT COST?)

Short Film: AT WHAT COST?, 22min., USA, Documentary

Following the deaths of several USC students, a film student befriends the editor of the school newspaper in order to investigate potential underlying causes of these tragedies and the impact they had on the rest of the university. Project Links  Website  Facebook

Director Biography – Andy Hodgson (EL COLOR NEGRO)

Born in Ecuador, and raised in the Middle East, Andy moved to Vancouver, Canada in 2001 to pursue film and graduated from Capilano University Cinematography program in 2004. He began his career in film working on several big-budget projects and commercials as a member of IATSE Local 891. Andy quickly realized his passion for indie… Continue reading Director Biography – Andy Hodgson (EL COLOR NEGRO)

Director Biography – Alexxa Walker (PHENOMXNAL WOMXN)

Alexxa Walker is a Montreal-bred photographer, videographer and designer currently based in Ghana. Over the last four years, she has been committed to empowering, elevating and celebrating the voices and stories of underrepresented communities, with an emphasis on women of colour and African communities. This commitment is what led her to starting Phenomxnal Womxn –… Continue reading Director Biography – Alexxa Walker (PHENOMXNAL WOMXN)

Short Film: PHENOMXNAL WOMXN, 8min., Canada/Ghana, Documentary

Phenomxnal Womxn is a short documentary film that takes an intimate look into the lives of womxn in Ghana. The film shares the stories of remarkable womxn whom are often neglected from media, representation and history as a whole by highlighting the incredible strength, innovation, cultural richness, and entrepreneurial spirit of Ghanaian womxn as they… Continue reading Short Film: PHENOMXNAL WOMXN, 8min., Canada/Ghana, Documentary

Director Biography – Shara Lili, Noemí Delgado (MATRONAS)

Shara Lili is a Hungarian-American producer based in California’s San Francisco Bay Area (www.sharalili.com). Having grown up bi-culturally between Hungary and the United States, she’s fascinated by how our experience of life is shaped by the particular lenses, languages, and cultures through which we view it. Shara is a graduate of Stanford University, where she… Continue reading Director Biography – Shara Lili, Noemí Delgado (MATRONAS)

Short Film: MATRONAS, 25min., USA, Documentary

Salvadoran midwives, who delivered babies even during the Civil War, now fight to protect their ancestral role in the face of government repression. As people in El Salvador lose their right to give birth at home, dehumanizing hospital experiences become the standard way of ushering life into the world. The caretaking traditions of these midwives… Continue reading Short Film: MATRONAS, 25min., USA, Documentary

Director Biography – Vee Rodriguez (LOOK AT US NOW)

Vee Rodriguez, also known by his stage name Vee The Vision, is a Dominican-American writer, musician and filmmaker from Washington Heights, New York City. From an early age, Vee was astonished by the visual aesthetics found in film, as well as the writing in comic books. This eventually led to a merge of passions. His… Continue reading Director Biography – Vee Rodriguez (LOOK AT US NOW)