Kodak Entertainment Imaging Awarded filmmaker and Film Premieres organizer. Mark has organized premieres such as Oscar's Awarded "Gladiator" (Russell Crowe), "Mission Impossible 2" (Tom Cruise), "Gone in 60 seconds" (Nicholas Cage, Angelina Jolie), "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (Jim Carrey), and much more. Mark is also a filmmaker; he has master's degree in TV and Film Production. His films were shown on film festivals in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago or Salt Lake City and also European countries.
Writer/Director. An award-winning director and two-time Film Independent Fellow, Los Angeles based Mike Miller is also an accomplished screenwriter and DP. His ability in each of these areas, coupled with an understanding of the role every part plays in the storytelling, informs his work as a director. That body of work has consistently garnered awards at a long list of the world’s major award shows, including The Cannes Film Festival, The New York Festivals, St Tropez International Film Festival and ‘Official Selection in Competition’ at The Sundance Film Festival.
A nationally acclaimed young director who began filming when he was 5; Marco is a Director who's experience and determination is way beyond his years. Already now, Marco has had his films and music videos screened all over the world and with commercials airing nationally on TV. Marco's enthusiasm, drive and passion towards filmmaking continues to be his heart and soul within every project he works on. "An Actor's Director" some have called him, Marco values his relationships with his actors in order to get their very best performance. Founder of Happy Tree Films, Marco has never ceased in making his production company bigger, better, and enforcing a 'Hollywood Professionalism' within his cast and crew.
Bulgarian Film Director and Producer. She has also a 10-years experience in financial, corporate and civil law while working as lawyer. She has Master Degree in Law from Law School of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Master Degree in Film and TV Directing from New Bulgarian University, also a Specialisation in Public speech on Radio and TV from New Bulgarian University, Sofia. Her debut in film-directing and producing starts in 2011 with her short film “Salty & Sweet”, created during her study in Film and TV Directing- selected and awarded worldwide at many International Film Festivals. She is also a Co-Producer of “The Judgement”, feature film of the director Stephan Komandarev- soon in theatrical release. She is also Director and Producer of her project for feature film “Yoan is going to Mecca”, writer Emil Spahiyski, financially supported for development from The National Film Centre, as well as Director and Producer of her project for feature film “Ego”, writer Aleksey Kozhuharov.
Before Yukilynn knew what acting or directing or producing was all about she fell in love with reading aloud in class which caused her to come out of her shell and explore a world of creativity that would follow her throughout her life. When she was eight years old she was so gripped by watching the actresses in "Steel Magnolia's". She fell asleep watching "Mary Tyler Moore" , "Dick Van Dyke" and " I love Lucy" on Nick at Night. She loved this world and wanted more than anything to be a part of it.Yukilynn's pilot "Off Leash" was the 2013 first place winner of the pilot competition at The Sunset Film festival and she is happy to participate this year as a judge as she has admired the films chosen in previous years. Yukilynn is currently living in North Hollywood,California with her husband and producing partner David Lloyd Smith.
Rodrigo Zan was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and since his early ages his passion for music, poetry, nature, new medias and mystery took him to many trips and journeys all over the world.
His films, photographs, and work are a cinematic reflection of life, his perspectives about the experience in life. The necessity to unleash himself from the institutionalization of the mind reflects the freedom that drives him to different ways to express his feelings and thoughts.
Fallowing the flow of the energy that inspires him, the mechanism, writing, directing, photographing are only ways to express the same thing, the perspective.
He directed three narrative short films already, “Moments”, “Blue Bird”, “Jimbo” and one short documentary “Seeking the Joy”. Now working on his first feature film.
LUCA CASERTA. Italian director, screenwriter and filmmaker. Raised in a family of directors and actors, Luca Caserta graduated in Filmmaking at Movie Academy of Cinecittà (Rome - Italy), majoring in movie direction and screenwriting with Carlo Lizzani. Founder of Nuove Officine Cinematografiche, he's author of short films and documentaries. Really in love with all the filmmaking process, he believes that the heart of Cinema resides in the pure craft of bringing it to life: the light, the camera, the troupe, the director, the actors and a story to tell... this is all we need to make the magic come true. His movies have been presented at many Festivals including Cannes Film Festival, European Short Film Festival (Berlin), Roma Cinema DOC, Miami Independent Film Festival, Los Angeles Cinefest, Hollywood Screenings Film Festival, Canada's World International Film Festival, where he won the Honorable Mention. His short film "Out of the Depths" is part of a trilogy about “the double”, which also includes “Inside the Mirror” and “The Other Side of the Moon”. “Out of the Depths” is distributed on demand in the U.S. and worldwide by IndiePix Films. Luca Caserta is now working on his first feature film. More infos at www.lucacaserta.com.
Matt is a filmmaker from Paris, France. He directed 1 feature film, 3 feature documentaries, 25 short films, and wrote 5 feature scripts and several series. He attended 35 film festivals with his film Man of the Past, which won number of international awards. Matt also got nominated or winning 8 times as a scriptwriter : once for Homeless, 3 times for 26 Miles, and 4 times for « Five Minutes with Mary » (trailer, and Facebook page), his latest installment listed by MTV.
He also founded the Paris Art and Movie Awards, the leading independent film festival in Paris, and runs the Talent Factory, a platform currently managing 5 international contests and festivals.