Joe Tripician – Producer, Director
An EMMY-award winning Producer/Writer/Director, a Playwright, and a published author with over twenty-five years experience in film, video, TV, and new media production. Joe’s work has been broadcast on Network and Cable television across America, Europe and Japan, and has shown at the Cannes Film Festival. Joe has an MFA from Columbia University. In 1994, Joe was nominated for the Rockefeller Foundation Intercultural Film/Video Fellowship in Media Arts. Joe is an experienced new media veteran. In 1998 Joe co-founded iStreamTV, a new media technology company based in New York. From 2007 to the end of 2008, Joe was Director of Broadband Services for Medialink Worldwide, a media communications firm, where he initiated and led the company’s online media communications, public relations and distribution efforts for clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Philips, Bank of America, Cigna, GM, Kraft, Nokia, and Pfizer.
Gilson Schwartz – Executive Producer
Professor of Economics of New Media at the Department of Film, Radio and TV, School of Communications and Arts at the University of São Paulo. He worked from 1983 to 2006 as reporter, columnist and economic analyst of the newspaper “Folha de S. Paulo” and in 2007 helped create and served as contributing editor of Editora Globo magazine “Época Negócios.” Gilson has professional experience in economics and finance, operating since 1994 as a consultant to financial institutions (Chief Economist, BankBoston, Advisor to the President at the BNDES, BNB consultant, Inter-American Development Bank consultant, CEF and Bradesco). He is a regular contributor to business magazine EXAME blog Iconomia.
Alain Fresnot – Producer
A veteran Brazilian film producer and director. His production company, A F Cinema, was established in 1975 in São Paulo. His films as producer include: ‘Raul – O início, o fim e o meio’ (2011), by Walter Carvalho; ‘Saudade do futuro’ (2001), by Marie-Clémence e César Paes; ‘Castelo Rá-tim-bum’ (2000), by Cao Hamburger; ‘Através da janela’ (2000), by Tata Amaral; ‘Kenoma’ (1998), by Eliane Caffé. As Director: ‘Ed Mort’ (1996); ‘Lua cheia’ (1988), ‘Desmundo’ (2003), and ‘Família vende tudo’ (2011).
Dexter Davis – Executive Producer: D Street Media Group
About D Street Media Group: Headquartered in New York City with offices in Los Angeles and Berlin, D Street Media Group is the holding company for D Street Releasing LLC, D Street Pictures LLC and D Street Medievertriebe GmbH in Germany. D Street Pictures’ first feature, ‘The Reception,’ premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005 and most recent production ‘Rivers Wash over Me” released in 2010 by Strand Releasing. The company is in pre-production on ‘The Blue Mauritius,’ staring Eric Dane (‘Grey’s Anatomy; X-Men: The Last Stand’). The Company executive produced ‘Somewhere Slow’ starring Jessalyn Gilsig from the hit television show ‘Glee.’
Serge Levin – co producer
The founder of Isle Empire Pictures. Recent work includes: “Paragon Algorithm;” Co-Production of Nightmare Box, winner of Best Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Best Artwork, Best Cinematography and Best Overall Performance; Executive Producer of “An Affirmative Act,” starring Costas Mandylor. Mr. Levin is a Producer, Director, Actor, and Writer. He is a former investment banker: worked for Salomon Brothers and Bear Stearns in New York, and a Private Equity Hedge Fund in Eastern Europe. He also held a Chief Executive Officer position at a construction and retail conglomerate in Europe – ArvitFood.
Leandro Maciel – screenwriter
A native of São Paulo, Leandro has written for various film and TV projects, including the successful Fox TV Brazil crime series “9mm: São Paulo.” He was one of the writers on the third season of “City of Men,” another highly rated Brazilian TV series. Leandro was also one of the writers of the animated short film: “Re Bordosa Dossier,” that showcased at the Sundance Film Festival. He is a writer and creative consultant at Coala Filmes in São Paulo, and also teaches at Anhembi Morumbi University.