Tina is a current Fellow from American Film Institute Conservatory’s Directing Program. She used to be a documentary filmmaker, her adventures fertilized her storytelling when shifting into the narrative film world. Tina is establishing her unique film language portraying culture and future, based on her life experience around multiple cities in Asia, East Europe and South America.
Twenty-Five years ago Timothy Gagliardo began his career in Boston, Massachusetts shooting and editing skateboard videos. He did some Live Television Broadcasts for local stations before graduating from Emerson College with a double major in Screenwriting and Film Production. He moved to LA shortly after graduation to pursue a career in Motion Pictures. Since that time, he has worked on over 50 feature films.
Tim has Produced four feature-length films. His first film, “Wheels" was received with Critical Acclaim. He then went on to make “Anonymous Killers”, which has recently been distributed globally VOD with limited theatrical release at drive in theaters during the pandemic. His next film was “My True Fairytale” which will be available to the public in 2021. His most recent film, “Life on the Rocks” has just completed post-production and expected to distribute in early 2021.
His next feature film, "STAR CREW" is expected to begin production in late 2021.
Despite her young age, Jiarui Guo has established herself, in a very short period of time, as an up-and-coming producer to watch. Since 2019 she has produced over 35 films, including 3 feature films, and she is slated to produce another 3 films in the first half of 2021. While most of her experience is in the Chinese film industry, she has made Los Angeles her home base, and has been working in creating opportunities to connect Chinese investors and producers with Hollywood productions. Jiarui is uniquely positioned to bridge language and culture barriers between Chinese producers and investors and Hollywood filmmakers. In 2020 she worked on the Netflix romantic comedy hit "Love, Guaranteed'' as a consultant, negotiating location contracts with Chinese businesses. "The Music Room" would be her first Hollywood production.
Lakme is a graduate of the University of Technology Sydney, having studied a Bachelor in Communications (Media Arts and Production). She also completed a Diploma in Camera Fundamentals at The Australian Film Television Radio School. She has worked as a cinematographer on short films and documentaries, and has also been a camera assistant on music videos, commercials, and television series. She moved to Los Angeles in 2019 and is currently a cinematography Fellow at the American Film Institute Conservatory.
Xi Chen Chou has a BFA in scenic design from the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts in Beijing, a MFA in scenic design from the California Institute of the Arts, and a MFA in production design from the American Film Institute. Her education has made her a strong visual storyteller as well as a collaborative team member. Her talents of production design have been showed in various independent films and theater productions both in China and United States. She served as scenic designer, scenic artist, art PA, sculptor, graphic artist, and illustrator in various art departments in TV series, theatrical films.
Esther Regen is a world-class despiser of public gatherings, fame, glamor, and schlock. She therefore (correctly) deduced that film editing would be the perfect career to cater to her distressing obsession with introversion. As it happens, she’s also pretty good at editing. With a preference in films that are bold, above all else, and a New York upbringing that abhors celebrity worship, she is the perfect companion in ironic Hollywood filmmaking.