Mabel Valdiviezo – Producer & Director
Mabel is an award-winning filmmaker and alumni of the Sundance Producers Conference who creates visually compelling films on socially relevant contemporary issues. She is a winner of the Women in Film Emerging Filmmaker Award and her film, Soledad Is Gone Forever, screened at the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner and at LALIFF. She produced Carlos Baron, Poeta Pan, a documentary short for the KQED arts show, Spark. Her script, Soledad’s Awakening, was a finalist at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. With her documentary project Prodigal Daughter, she participated in the NALIP Latino Media Market 2012 and, more recently, in the NALIP Latino Producers Academy 2013. Mabel is a recipient of the 2013 NALIP Artist Mentorship Grant.
Manuel Tsingaris – Editor
Manuel is an accomplished documentary editor of award winning films that have aired on PBS and found acclaim on the film festival circuit. His editing credits include: Alive Inside, by Michael Rossato-Bennett; Purgatorio, by Rodrigo Reyes; The Rugby Player, by Scott Gracheff; The Storm That Swept Mexico, by Ray Telles; A Dream in Doubt, by Tamy Yeager; China Blue, by Micha X. Peled; and Writ Writer, by Susanne Mason. Tsingaris edited multiple segments for the PBS program Life360 and has recently edited a segment for the highly acclaimed PBS series Latino Americans.
Jorge Vignati – DP (Peru)
Jorge is the most celebrated Director of Photography working in Peru today. He has an impressive body of work in feature films and independent documentaries. He has shot over eighty documentaries all over the world, including Nicaragua, Bolivia, Philippines, Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, Antarctica, Costa Rica, Uganda, Kenya, Senegal and the USA. Among his many accomplishments, Vignati was assistant director and cameraman in Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo.He has shot for National Geographic, BBC, Travel Channel, Discovery, and Paramount.
Tupac Saavedra – DP (U.S.)
Tupac is a cameraman and documentary filmmaker that splits his time between his native home, Bolivia and the United States. Tupac recently completed Bolivian Baroque, a 42-minute documentary that aired on European television. During the historic 2005 presidential elections in Bolivia, he followed the campaign of Evo Morales, who went on to become Bolivia’s first indigenous president. His award-winning documentary, On The Road With Evo, is a close look at Morales the person and the politician, as well as an examination of the political conditions that brought him into power.
Guillermo Palacios – Location Sound
Guillermo is a highly experienced location sound person and sound mixer who has worked on over 25 Peruvian films and international co-productions. In the documentary genre, he has been the location sound person for several Peruvian projects as well as for National Geographic, BBC, TV Española, ZDF and NDR in Germany. Guillermo is the founder of Perfo Studio, a sound facility in Lima, Peru, were he is the sound designer and lead sound mixer of feature films. Recently, he was the location sound person and sound designer of October, a Peruvian film that won the Un Certain Regard Jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Marilyn Mulford – Consulting Producer
Marilyn is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who produces films about race, ethnic diversity, and art to highlight political issues and preserve culture. Her producing credits include Freedom on my Mind, Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival and Nominee for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature; Archeology Of Memory: Villa Grimaldi, winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Mill Valley Film Festival; and Chicano Park, winner of Gold Awards at the Houston & Chicago International Film Festivals and included on the Astlan Film Institute’s list of top 100-Chicano films.
Mitch Teplitsky – Consulting Producer
Mitch advises on audience building, educational & new media strategies for the film. He has been on the forefront of innovative fundraising, marketing and distribution strategies for independent filmmakers, and as a plus he has extensive knowledge of the Peruvian experience in the U.S. He is a documentary filmmaker and marketing/fundraiser consultant, based in New York City and Lima, Peru. His feature documentary Soy Andina, about Peru, dance and identity, was broadcast on U.S. public television (Latino Public Broadcasting) in 2009 and 2010.
Jillian Oana – Partner Development & Community Engagement
Jillian draws on her years spent in film, video, fundraising, advertising, event creation, and integrated marketing to make personal connections – designed to occupy hearts. Nonprofits, technology startups, and global brands rely on her creative flair to inspire growth across culturally diverse communities.