Filmmakers
Rajeev Dassani - Director

Rajeev Dassani is an award winning writer and director whose films have screened at some of the top festivals in the world. He grew up as a visual artist and painter, before studying film at the University of Southern California, where he won among other awards the James Bridges Directing Award, The Barbara Corday Award and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Award. His USC thesis film, "A Day's Work" has played at over 65 film festivals around the world and won numerous awards including the gold medal at the Student Academy Awards.

Rajeev's has sold and developed several scripts with major studios, and is currently working as a writer and director with projects in development, both with studios and independent producers, including a feature film based on his short film, "A Day's Work" and a feature shooting this winter in Mumbai, India.

Rajeev also co-owns the visual effects firm, Master Key VFX (http://www.mkvfx.com), with his identical twin brother Elan Dassani.


Charles Uy - Producer

CHARLES R. UY is currently attending the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television for his MFA. He graduated with a BFA degree in film making from New York's School of Visual Arts with directing as his major. His short thesis film, WAITING IN THE WINGS garnered Charles numerous awards which include:

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Silver Medal Award Winner for Drama - 24th Annual Student Academy Awards
Directors Guild of America
Directors Guild of America Student Academy Award
Television Academy of Arts & Science Regional Award Winner Drama
Directors Guild Of America Best Student Minority Filmmaker Award
INTERCOM (International Communications Competition) Gold Plaque: Student Short Subject
School of Visual Arts Dusty Awards
Outstanding Film & Direction

Michael Tringe - Producer

CMichael Tringe graduated from Harvard, where he studied History and Science and worked on several short films. He then taught high school English, drama, and film at the American School of Tangier in Morocco, before enrolling as a film student at USC. He has worked on several short projects, including "Dirty Love," "The Gift," and "El Chisme," and he looks forward directing more of his own work in the future.






Julie Sifuentes - Producer

Julie is a native of Southern California and has a BA in Communications from CSU, Long Beach where she graduated top of her class. She is in her third year at USC where her emphasis is on producing. Julie's taste in films is eclectic, ranging from classic American cinema to the French new wave to earlier works of Latin cinema. Understanding that a film starts and ends with a producer, Julie vows to only make films she is passionate about—films with originality and character—films that affect people in a meaningful way. This is Julie's second time teaming up with director Lindsey Shockley, as she produced LUCKY, directed by Lindsey Shockley in 2005.

Nicola Marsh - Cinematographer

Nicola Marsh grew up in London, England. She first moved to the US to work as a news camerawoman for NBC. After three years of covering burning buildings, household germs and Laci Peterson, she moved to Los Angeles in search of something deeper. Luckily she found USC, where she completed the Masters' Film Production Program. While there, she won a $40,000 scholarship from the David Lean Foundation. In 2006 she directed "Last Exit" which won third place at the PlanetOut Short Film Awards, which is being distributed by Logo Television.

In that same year she shot and directed a music video for Bright Eyes' beloved indie hit "First Day of My Life" (Official Selection Outfest '06). She also co-directed a documentary for the Victory Fund, profiling Congresswoman Heather Mizeur. She was accepted into the Film Independent's prestigious Project Involve program, and her mentor is the award winning director Jamie Babbit (But I'm a Cheerleader, Alias). She has shot an array of USC thesis films, including the award-winning documentary "Walk in the Light" about a gay black church in South Central Los Angeles.

Nicola currently works in Los Angeles as a freelance cinematographer. Her clients include, CBS (The Tyra Banks Show), TLC, Logo, the Discovery Channel and MTV.

Toby Chu - Composer

Toby Chu is a film and television music composer, currently based in Los Angeles. Recently, he composed the score for The Riches, a critically-acclaimed television series currently on the FX Networks. He has collaborated with the Grammy-nominated composer Harry Gregson-Williams for over seven years.

Chu has been credited as a composer for additional music on the movies Déjà Vu (2006), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Domino (2005), and Team America: World Police (2004) among many others. In addition, he has worked on the Metal Gear video game series.

Chris Brenner - Sound Designer

Paul Fonarev - Sound Designer

Clem Darling - Production Designer

Paul Barnaby - Production Designer

Kristoffer E. Luna - Still Photographer

For more information on Kristoffer and his excellent work, see his website at http://www.kristofferluna.com/