CREW

Paulina Amador
DIRECTOR, PRODUCER AND CREATOR
Paulina Amador is a Film Director and Producer, Creative Director, and a fine art and portrait photographer from Guadalajara, Mexico. She studied Documentary Filmmaking at the New York Film Academy and at the CECC in in Barcelona, Spain and Graphic Design/Photography at ITESO University in Guadalajara, México.
Charles Collins
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Philanthropist and entrepreneur, Charles continues to evolve the illustrious legacy of his family’s pioneering work - including the founding of the NBC affiliate, King 5 broadcasting empire.
Andrew Wright
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY (Interviews)
Two-time regional Emmy award winner, Andrew has worked in the industry 20+ years as a producer, director, cameraman, and editor.
Gabriela Reyes
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY (Interviews)
Gabriela Reyes Fuchs is a Cinematographer and artist, working in the fields of New Media, and cross disciplinary documentary. She studied cinematography at the Unam University of México and Lumiere Film Institute, Art history at the CAM, Mexican Art Center and Photography at the Active School of Photography.
Aleph Alighieri
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY (Cast)
Experienced in aerial and underwater photography, Aleph has shot and produced multiple projects on the Baja, above and around it, including below the seas that surround it.
Braulio Jatar
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY (Central Park, New York segment)
A graduate of New York Film Academy, Braulio’s film (with Anais Michel), Where Chaos Reigns, won Best Doc Short at the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival.
Paulina Amador
SCRIPT, STORY AND CONTENT RESEARCH
Paulina Amador is a Film Director and Producer, Creative Director, and a fine art and portrait photographer from Guadalajara, Mexico. She studied Documentary Filmmaking at the New York Film Academy and at the CECC in in Barcelona, Spain and Graphic Design/Photography at ITESO University in Guadalajara, México.
Suzanne Nichols
SCRIPT CONSULTANT, ADMINISTRATIVE AND PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Suzanne’s screenplay, Double Edged Sword, developed under the tutelage of notable screenwriter, Ron Osborn (Meet Joe Black) has placed as Finalist and Semi-Finalist in numerous national and international competitions.
Jaime Leal-Anaya
WRITER, STORY AND CONTENT RESEARCH
Graduating with highest honors in theology, Jaime has been literary editor and writer for JZK Publishing since 2000. In 2012, he launched his own company, Hun Nal Ye Publishing.
Eric DelaBarre
WRITER, TREATMENT, STORY AND POLISHED SCRIPT
An award winning filmmaker, speaker, and ghostwriter for Random House/Harmony Books, Eric’s work has been sold around the world and showcased on HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz/Encore, USA Network, and NBC.
Nancy Dionne
PRODUCER (Central Park, New York segment)
A graduate of San Francisco Art Institute and New York Film Academy, Nancy has worked as a filmmaker and producer for more than a decade, most recently with Transform Films.
Katie O’Mahoney
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (UK segment)
Katie’s credits include over a dozen short and feature length documentaries, and producing commercials for the likes of Steve McQueen and DreamWorks. She is currently co-producing the rom-com, Finding Clive, with Melissa Parmenter at Revolution Films, shooting later this year.
Sophia Steiglitz
CAMERA OPERATOR/GAFFER
MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, California. Awards for Best Cinematography at The Barcelona Sci-Fi Film Festival in 2007, Best Adapted Short Film at The Sitges Film Festival in 2012 and Best Fictional Short Film at the Baja Cine Fest 2017.
Serena Smith
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Dean’s List graduate of Documentary Filmmaking program at the New York Film Academy.
Matt Cynamon
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (Central Park, New York segment)
A multi-talented techy and graduate of the New York Film Academy Documentary Filmmaking program, Matt brings clarity and vision to his work as a Production Assistant.
Lisa Fitkin
SECOND CAMERA OPERATOR, GAFFER, GRIP
With degrees in Technical and Professional Writing and Film Studies, Lisa’s 15+ years in the industry include an Emmy and wide-ranging expertise as a camera operator, gaffer, and grip.
Ernesto Pantin, NYC Sound
SOUND ENGINEER
Skilled in Boom Operation, Audio Engineering, Audio Recording, Sound Design, and Audio Post Production.
Xan Márquez Caneda
SOUND ENGINEER (UK segment)
A graduate from England’s National Film and Television School, Xan has developed his expertise as a sound engineer for well over a decade.
Olga Sheluhova
STILL PHOTOGRAPHER
A graduate of New York Film Academy with a concentration in still photography, Olga is a photographer, designer, and social media manager serving an international roster of multimedia clients.