Grace Hannoy - Writer/Producer/Actor - Grace Hannoy is an award-winning New York based queer, female actor/writer/producer. She received her B.F.A. in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, from which she graduated with honors. She produced, wrote, and acted in her first feature film, When We Grow Up, which has travelled to eight film festivals throughout the United States, and will be available to stream Fall 2019. Grace made When We Grow Up with an entirely female crew, and is dedicated to creating opportunities for women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community in all of her work. She is also a yoga teacher, poet, and avid binge-watcher of streaming TV. www.gracehannoy.com
Simone Stadler - Producer/Actor - Simone hails originally from Portland, OR and, via a circuitous route through Wisconsin, Argentina, and Switzerland, eventually made her way to New York City, where she has been living, working, acting, and creating since 2014. Simone shares an equal love for the classics/Shakespeare and the development of new works both onstage and on-camera. Simone earned a BA in Acting and Public Health from Beloit College and later studied acting at the Atlantic Acting School in New York, where she met Grace Hannoy and the beginning of a beautiful friendship and creative partnership was born. www.simonestadler.com
Zorinah Juan - Director - Inspired by her second generation Filipino-American upbringing, Zorinah Juan’s work often explores the themes of cultural identity, belonging, and failure. Zorinah’s short film, "The Second Province," is currently on the festival route. It has screened in cities across the U.S. Her travel show, "Don't Be A Tourist", which she writes, directs, edits, and hosts was nominated for best lifestyle/reality show at the 2011 International Television Festival. Since then, Zorinah has gone on to shoot episodes in other countries. "Don't Be A Tourist," will be distributed by Dreaming In Red Films to air on Amazon Prime early 2018. In addition to her own projects, over the past decade, Juan has worked as a producer and script supervisor on many notable, award-winning independent films. Among her credits are “Beasts Of No Nation," Lynne Ramsay’s latest project, “You Were Never Really Here," and Silas Howard's, "A Kid Like Jake." When she is not working on set, Zorinah Juan spends her time writing and cooking at her home in Brooklyn. www.zorinahjuan.com
Miranda Plant - Line Producer - Miranda Plant is a filmmaker and producer in NYC. She produced for theatre, television, and independent film with projects across the US, Canada, and UK. Projects include Girls Gone Mild (2017), Over Thirty: The Series (2017); Single Rules (2018); Darwin; The Series, Season 2 (2018); When We Grow Up (2018); Greater Good (2019), and Van Cortlandt (2019). She is currently in development of a feature documentary. She is a proud member of NYC Women Filmmakers, FilmmakeHers, and NYWIFT.
Katherine Castro - Director of Photography - Recently selected for the American Film Institute Cinematography Intensive for Women in Los Angeles, Katherine is a New York City-based Cinematographer. After studying architecture and photography while living in the Dominican Republic, Katherine returned to Boston in 2008 where she began working in film and TV as a Local 600 Camera Assistant. Applying her design and photography background along with the invaluable lessons she has acquired over the years working in production, Katherine brings a unique style and viewpoint to her cinematography. Her work spans narrative, music video & documentary and has recently been screened in film festivals such as Indy Film Fest, Woods Hole Film Festival & Asian American International Film Festival in NYC.
Luisa Piña - Editor - After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Social Communication, Luisa, originally from Venezuela, decided to refine her skills as a filmmaker and moved to Australia to complete a MFA. Whilst in Australia, she worked as an Editor and Director for independent films, as well as a technical officer and casual Editor for the Film School of Griffith University. (I could only dream to be) Reborn, an experimental film and latest writing and directing project, took her to the 2013 Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival and the 2015 Melbourne Queer Film Festival. She is now located in New England, where she works as an independent film editor whilst developing an upcoming web-series.
(Head shot by Daniel Rondón, @rondondesignphoto)
Talia Edelheit - Casting Director - Talia has worked on numerous short films including, "Far Rock", "Love, Time and Space Exploration", and "Reconstruction", to name a few. Her freelance business has taken on commercials, theater productions/workshops, and indie feature films over the past year, allowing Talia to work throughout the NY acting community. She just wrapped casting her first feature, "On Settling Down", which is set to shoot July 2017. Check out her work at taliaedelheit.com
Haley Shaw - Composer- Haley Shaw is a composer, music producer, and audio engineer based in New York. She is currently with Gimlet Media, where she has created work for shows Mogul, Heavyweight, and Twice Removed. She has scored several feature films on projects with CBC Films, Sony Films, and Skybound, and has created music for brands Adobe, Audible, Prudential, and Squarespace. Her work has been called "sterling" by The Atlantic and "on the money" by The Guardian. She loves "weird" sounds. Find her at www.whoishaleyshaw.com .