Nika Fehmiu is a writer and director. She was born and raised in New York City, after her parents immigrated from former Yugoslavia during the war. She spent much of her life going back and forth between the two countries. Early on, this sparked a lifestyle embedded in travel. She has lived across continents and travelled to over 25 countries. While receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College, she produced, wrote, and directed several short films. Her last film, The Visitor, was a story about the potential for human connection in the current technological age; and her film prior to that, Honey Brown Eyes, followed a love story that took place in the middle of the Yugoslavian war in the 90s. At the start of 2018, Nika finished two new scripts and is currently in development for both: "Stone By Stone" and "Look At Me." She has worked jobs as a still photographer, DIT, and assistant editor on multiple projects ranging from documentary shorts at Human Rights Watch to narrative features in Serbia and NYC.
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Anton Vicente Kliot is a writer, producer, and director. Born and raised in New York City, Anton went on to study History at Amherst College in Massachusetts. Alongside his work in history, Anton took numerous courses in film and photography production and theory, including NYU Tisch’s famed Sight & Sound film course. At Amherst, Anton received a fellowship grant from the Andrew G Mellon Foundation, allowing him to travel to London to conduct archival research, on which he and a group of fellow students co-wrote an article, currently under review for publication by scholarly journals. Simultaneously, Anton worked to help found a streetware brand called Leftovers. With only pocket money for capital, Anton and designer Noah managed to successfully produce 5+ unique drops, organized pop-up shops, parties, and concerts in both Massachusetts and New York. This past spring, Anton led the charge in turning Leftovers into an environmentally responsible company, finding a clothing supplier which produces textiles using recycled cotton and plastic, saving both materials and water. Currently living in New York, Anton is developing a feature length script.
Hannah Vicente-Kliot is a filmmaker and broadcaster born and raised in New York City. She is currently working with the Investigative Unit at CNBC after graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University last June. Hannah was a member of the Medill Justice Project, an award-winning group that investigates potentially wrongful convictions and researches various topics in the criminal justice system. She co-published a piece investigating the quadruple murder conviction of a man on death row, and her team visited and interviewed him at a maximum-security prison in Florida. Last spring, Hannah co-directed, produced and edited Mr. Leather, a short documentary that follows a member of the gay leather fetish community in Chicago. The film seeks to break stereotypes about the BDSM community. At CNBC, Hannah has worked on a cryptocurrency documentary and investigated several companies such as Airbnb and Riot Blockchain
Wayland Bell is a NYC-based cinematographer and a 2014 graduate of School of Visual Art, NYC. As a director of photography, he has worked on everything from feature films, music videos, commercials, motorsports, live events, and documentaries. His most recent work in 2018 has included Take a Look at This Heart, a feature documentary about love, sexuality, and the human bond within the disabled community, and Siberia and Him, a narrative feature that follows the story of two men who fall in love in a run-down town of Russia.
With more than a decade of filmmaking experience, Wayland’s dedication to craft and his unique eye have taken him on projects across the United States and as far as the Siberian Tundra. He is at home behind a camera, and is always looking for the next shot.
For further information on his work, visit his website: http://www.waylandbell.com
Director & Writer
Sound Editor & Mixer
Dylan Hurley has traveled to 10 different states on-assignment, planted a microphone on the secretary of the navy aboard a Navy Amphibian, and is HBO’s youngest credited sound recordist yet. An audio-wiz and experienced editor from USC’s Film School, Dylan is the associate producer/editor for the Telluride/DocNYC official-selection documentary, California Typewriter, and has worked extensively with director James Redford as a sound recordist on Toxic Hotseat (HBO Documentary), Paper Tigers, Resilience, and Happening. He currently is working as an post-production sound editor and rerecording mixer at Cozy Post Production in NYC.
For further information on his work, visit his website: https://www.dylanhurley.com
Curtis Colton Green
Curtis Green’s music ranges from melody-driven to abstract experimental, motivated by visual story-telling. His compositions can be heard in the College Emmy Award-winning miniseries “Playhouse of Cards” and Tropfest Australia 2018 Finalist “Mi País, Tu País,” in addition to multiple award-winning student and short films. He has also contributed additional orchestration to Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and Disney Pixar’s “Incredibles 2”.
He has trained in both classical and jazz, but his original love of film music remained an inspiration and he began scoring films in high school. Since 2014 Curtis has worked for Michael Giacchino, who has given him opportunities such as the aforementioned “Spider-Man,” as well as arranging a song written by director Pete Docter and doing score preparation on “Coco,” “Incredibles 2” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” A senior in USC Thornton’s music composition program, Curtis studies privately with Vince Mendoza. In 2017 Curtis was selected to pilot Thornton’s first semester-long exchange between Thornton and Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, where he studied for four months.
Curtis recently scored a film about Ann Gottlieb for her 2018 Fragrance Foundation Award, and he is currently working with photographer and director Ruedi Hoffman on a documentary feature about the legendary foundry artist, Dick Polich.
Juliette Alice Gobin