An award-winning filmmaker, author and curator, Kelcey received an MFA from Stanford University in Documentary Film. Her short documentaries have screened at SXSW (Letter), Silverdocs AFI/Discovery Channel Film Festival (Gentle Creatures) and True/False (Ghost in the Material). Her producer credits include Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (SXSW premiere, PBS Independent Lens broadcast) and Words of Witness (Berlin Film Festival premiere, Al Jazeera America broadcast). Kelcey is an Assistant Professor of Film & Television at Hofstra University and has previously lectured at institutions such as Pratt, Barnard, The New School, and NYU Tisch. She continues to direct and produce, and is currently in development on a television pilot and a documentary series. Most recently, she filmed a profile of artist Frank Stella for Artist Rights Society. In her free time she runs Iron Gate East, an exhibition series and curatorial project inspired by her pioneering gallery Iron Gate Studios.
A 25-year marketing and branding veteran, Debi was a producer of The Price of Everything, which sold to HBO before premiering at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The film would go on to receive global distribution and an Emmy nomination. She was also an executive producer on Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s Love, Cecil, which premiered at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival, and she recently produced a short film by the artist John Bock. Currently, Debi is producing A Test of Civilization with Film Manufacturers Inc, which revisits the events leading up to World War II through the prism of never-before-seen exchanges between world leaders, and Not So Special with award-winning journalist Liz Plank, exploring ableism and the American Disabilities Act. Debi serves on the Director’s Advisory Board at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center, Hunter College’s Arts Advisory Board, the board of Film at Lincoln Center and the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee. She is also on the national councils of Artadia and Anderson Ranch, and MoMA PS1’s Greater New Yorkers.
A lawyer turned arts and culture writer, Allison is LALA Magazine’s executive editor and has contributed to Design LA, Hamptons, Gotham, Cultured and C magazines as well as the book Hamptons Artists: The Current Wave. She is an arts patron and a Trustee with the Boards of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA,) American Friends of the Israel Museum (AFIM), The Mistake Room (TMR) and The Los Angeles Football Club Foundation. Allison also serves on several institutional leadership councils, including The Studio Museum in Harlem, DIA, the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), and the Cedars Sinai Advisory Council for the Arts.
Susan is a veteran of the independent film community, having worked extensively in marketing and publicity, focusing on documentaries and international cinema. Her company represents films at major festivals and has spearheaded over 400 release campaigns. The projects she has promoted have collectively received 4 Best Documentary Feature Oscars (and 23 nominations), 95 Independent Spirit awards and nominations, and dozens of top festival awards. Recently, she has served in producorial roles on Born to Be (Kino Lorber, 2021 News & Docs Emmy nominee, Best Documentary and Outstanding Direction), The Viewing Booth (Berlin FF, True/False), and The Meaning of Hitler (IFC Films). She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
REGINA K. SCULLY
Founder and CEO of Artemis Rising, Regina dedicates herself and her foundation to supporting media that transform culture and challenge the status quo. Their mission is to elevate powerful stories about pressing social justice issues, such as gender bias, healing, trauma, mental health, addiction and empowerment. She has helped produce hundreds of the most impactful documentary films of the past decade, including The Invisible War, The Hunting Ground, Ms. Representation, and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Many of her films have received Peabody, Emmy and Academy Awards.
MARA BURROS SANDLER
Founder of Be Forward Productions, Mara supports bold and creative endeavors that shine a light on critical issues while also responding to them with a forward-thinking vision. Her organization dedicates itself to harnessing storytelling for public awareness and action around issues of national and global concern. Her film credits include Killer Bees, Lessons from a School Shooting, Newtown, and Unrest.
Andrew is a 20-year veteran of the independent film world, working as both a producer and an acquisitions and business executive. Recently, he co-produced and co-wrote on The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion for Tribeca Studios and MCM and was an executive producer on Larry Fessenden’s Depraved (IFC Films). As SVP Acquisitions and Business Development of SnagFilms, he was instrumental in building the company’s library of over 7000 documentary and independent fiction films. He is a New York City-based attorney who originally came to work in the art world.
George is the founder of Wells Group, a New York-based boutique management consulting firm focused on startups that disrupt industries via technology. He is also the CFO of Quip, an oral care startup. Entering the art world during a stint as interim COO/CFO of Lehmann Maupin, he is now an avid art collector and philanthropist. Most recently, he promised a million-dollar gift to his undergraduate alma mater, Morehouse College. His donation consists mostly of works by LGBTQ and/or Black artists who focus on identity and race. George holds a Stanford MBA and serves as an advisor to Mickalene Thomas, and has a seat on the Artists Council of The Whitney of American Art.
NYNEVE LAURA MINNEAR
Nyneve’s credits include HBO’s documentary series The Vow; 306 Hollywood, the first documentary ever to premiere in the Sundance Film Festival’s NEXT section, Emmy and Cinema Eye Winner and Critics Choice Nominee for “Most Innovative Documentary”; (T)ERROR, winner of an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Documentary, a Sundance 2015 Special Jury Award and the Full Frame Grand Jury Award; and Girl With Black Balloons, Grand Jury Prize winner at DOC NYC and chosen “Best of Fest” at its Edinburgh Film Festival premiere. Based in New York, Nyneve was also an editor/producer for the Emmy Award-winning series Dan Rather Reports, attended the Sundance Edit Lab, two Gotham (IFP) Edit Labs, has been a mentor with the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship Diversity Program, the Gotham Lab, and was a Steering Committee Member for the newly formed Alliance of Documentary Editors (ADE).
SEBASTIAN LASAOSA ROGERS
Sebastián is a Spanish-American cinematographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn. His work has played at SXSW, DOC NYC, and the Margaret Mead Film Festival. He has also produced videos for the Show Me $15 movement to raise the wages of fast-food workers, documented oral histories of Afro-descendent Panamanian millennials, and produced a film for Metro Nashville Public Schools about the experiences of LGBTQ+ teachers and students. His doc short Esquilas en la montaña played at the New Orleans Film Festival and SF Doc Fest. Sebastian is currently making a documentary about an indigenous Guatemalan Chuj-Maya family fighting to liberate their niece, Juana Alonzo Santizo, who was detained in Mexico for seven years for a crime she didn’t commit after being tortured into signing a false confession in a language she didn’t speak.
Troy is an Emmy Award-winning composer who writes music for film, theater, dance, and experimental arts. His eclectic style ranges from orchestral to electronic music, with a love for unusual combinations of instruments and colors. His film scores include 306 Hollywood, The Hottest August, Bulletproof, Born to Be, The Disrupted, The Dog, and Mountain Fire Personnel. Many of his works have premiered at major festivals, including Sundance, Toronto, SXSW, Hot Docs, Tribeca, New York Film Festival, and True/False.
Zach is a composer, orchestrator, and producer living and working between Minneapolis and NYC. His most recent film, Invisible Valley – a documentary set in California’s Coachella Valley – opened the 2021 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Currently, he is producing the first full-length record for the Grammy Award-winning artist J. Hoard, and co-producing and writing a new album for legendary NYC performer Joey Arias.
Inés Vogelfang is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and editor from Argentina. She studied film at The University of Buenos Aires and holds a Masters in Media Studies and Documentary Film from The New School in New York City. She spent many years working for cable and public TV networks in Argentina, editing and creating content in the nonfiction field. Inés was also a part of the creative team in feature documentaries that went on to be featured at IFP Labs and international film festivals like BAFICI, DOC NYC, Venice Film Festival, and SXSW. She was a 2019-2020 Karen Schmeer Diversity in The Edit Room fellow and is an active member of the Alliance of Documentary Editors and Brown Girls Doc Mafia.
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Colton’s credits include visual effects on the Netflix documentaries Tiger King and Fyre, assistant editing for Hulu’s food and travel series Taste the Nation, and editor for the independent feature films Touched and Your Ride is Here. He was a staff editor and motion designer at Vevo from 2017-2019. He studied Film & TV Production at New York University.
Garrett is a digital designer and art director, creating branding and online content for visually-oriented lifestyle brands and start-ups, including Fossil, Chris Blackwell, Revlon, New York Makers, Jakes Resort, and PetSmart. He designed and built websites for The Price of Everything and Artemis Rising Foundation. Editorially focused, Garrett was previously international design director of InStyle magazine for over a decade.
JESSICA ANN PEAVY
An artist, Jessica has exhibited her work across the U.S. and abroad in spaces such as The Brooklyn Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, and Art Basel. She has also spearheaded partnerships with the Toronto, Tribeca and Rotterdam Film Festivals. She was the Managing Director for Ghetto Film School and is now a member of the New Museum’s art and tech incubator, NEW INC.
Christy MacLear is the Founder & CEO of Artist Ventures – an equity portfolio of businesses focused on the art world and web3 industry. She is working with the Art of Making it to help leverage NFT technologies to create community, programming and possibly a new form of distribution for the film. She has never had a job which existed before and works in pioneering new spaces and creating new lines of business for large scale corporations. She was the first CEO for the Philip Johnson Glass House, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and SUPERBLUE. She has served on the Board of Stanford University and is the Board Chair of NYC’s Municipal Art Society.