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Yessica Curiel Montoya


Yessica is an experienced cinematographer, with an extensive background as a gaffer, working in fiction, documentary, and commercial projects. Her work has screened in festivals around the world and received a Kodak Eastman Award for Cinematography in 2014. She’s a Mexican immigrant and a Harlem resident.

Marie O'Connell


Marie, a native of Ireland, began her career in commercial production. After moving to New York, she began working in Film and Television post production, her credits include Barry Levinson’s Emmy-Nominated Paterno (’18), Netflix feature The Red Sea Diving Resort (’19), STARZ The Girlfriend Experience, HBO series The Deuce and upcoming The Undoing. Her most recent role is assistant to producer Marty Ewing on the Warner Bros. feature film, Sesame Street (‘22). Her producing credits include short films Maggie ('13), Pas ('15), and Roadhead ('21). By working on side projects throughout the years, she developed her passion for producing, and building projects from the ground up.

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Paridhi Rana


Born and raised in Nepal, Rana is an independent filmmaker based in New York City. Drawing inspiration from ancient folklore and current social, political issues surrounding human rights, especially women and immigration rights, she chooses to work with themes of human ignorance and resilience. Rana received her undergraduate degree in Film & Classical Studies from Hollins University, VA, and her graduate degree in Arts Administration from Baruch College, NY.


DMac Burns


Singer-songwriter, Producer, and multi-instrumentalist DMac Burns, fuses together elements of electronic pop, indie rock, R&B, and dancehall, amid heartfelt, lyrically rich songs to create a unique style all his own. Originally hailing from the Bronx, Burns has been navigating NYC’s vast music scene and performing alongside local bands for years. Finally, after spending year and a half working on his debut, self-titled EP, DMac Burns released his first solo project in October 2020. Work will mark his first time creating music for a film, however his compositions have appeared in the BronxNet TV show, Cult TV. He is very excited to be a part of this amazing team.