Team

 

INAYA GRACIANA YUSUF - DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/CAMERA OPERATOR

Inaya is an Indonesian-American filmmaker. She has worked on short documentaries to feature length projects such as Miriam, Amplify: The Story of Synesthetes, Passage to Womanhood, Dhalang and Minding Our Own. Her films has participated in several festivals across United States, China, Ireland, Denmark and Canada. She has received a Gold Award at The Spotlight Documentary Film Awards and Award of Recognition in Documentary Short, Women Filmmaker, Contemporary Issues and Editing. Throughout the years she served clients including HBO, ESPN, Lifetime, NBC, FOX, PBS, MLS Soccer USA, Climate Reality and VICE. She has also produced several videos for non-profits in New York Tri-State area and Indonesia. Growing up in both Indonesia and United States, her personal work are often driven by her surroundings and revolves around women and children, identity politics and immigration, criminal justice system, contemporary issues in Islam, LGBTQ, and the Southeast Asian environment. She is currently working on her first feature film, The One and The Many. She is an Associate Teacher at MPS Directing (Short Live Action Film) at School of Visual Arts. 

ALESSANDRA PASQUINO - PRODUCER

Born and raised in Italy, Alessandra graduated in Fine Arts at the iconic British art institution Hornsey School of Arts renowned for its experimental and progressive approach to art practices. Her collaborative performance, video works and still photography have been featured in the NEW CONTEMPORARIES SHOW at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Alessandra has produced broadcast commercials, documentaries and special projects for over 20 years. She has collaborated with many filmmakers and artists in recent years including her more notable clients: Oliver Stone, Leonardo Di Caprio, Matthew Rolston, the USC Dept. of Architecture, The Nomadic Museum of Ashes and Snow, Klaus Kinski, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Steven Low, CBS, ABC, UCLA Dept. of Anthropology, Disney, Inaudible, Cosmic Picture / IMAX. She has been a staff producer for ELEMENTAL, a production company committed to exploring and making documentaries on the effects of globalization on culture and health in developing countries. Alessandra has produced commercials and branded content for companies to include; Kellogg’s, McDonalds, Nabisco, Chrysler, Range Rover, and many more. Alessandra’s most recent endeavor is Co production of a feature documentary entitled BAD REPUTATION about legendary rock roller Joan Jett. BAD REPUTATION premiered at 2018 Sundance Film Festival and will be distributed by Magnolia Pictures. Another of Alessandra’ current projects is development of a documentary series entitled ReWild on the impact of urban development and overconsumption on various animal species and territories across the US.

MICHEL NEGROPONTE - CO-PRODUCER

Michel Negroponte is an award winning filmmaker who has been making feature length documentaries for more than 30 years. His films include Space Coast (1979), Resident Exile (1981), Silver Vallaey (1984), Jupiter's Wife (1994), No Accident (1996), W.I.S.O.R (2000), Methadone (2005), I'm Dangerous with Love (2009), and An Autobiography of Michelle Maren (2015). His films have been broadcasted in U.S. on PBS, HBO, and the Sundance Channel as well as in England, France, Germany, Spain and Japan. His work has been show at Sundance and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and in festivals in Berlin, Rotterdam, Vancouver and Japan. In addition to his own work, he has worked in a producing capacity on many films, among them Bookwars by Jason Rosette, Fastpitch by Jeremy Spear, the Academy Award-nominated Children Underground by Edet Belzberg, and Manhattan, Kansas by Tara Wray. He also produced Orthodox Stance, a feature documentary directed by Jason Hutt about a young religious boxer damed Dmitry Salita. Michel Negroponte has also taught film production in the graduate and undergraduate film programs at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Temple University and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. 

SETH MOONEY - DP/CAMERA OP/PHOTOGRAPHER

Seth is a freelance director of photography, audio engineer, photographer as well as Digital Technician and Consultant for editorial and commercial fashion photographers. Seth works closely with photographers to achieve their desired look as well as manage the digital assets and workflow on set for publications including Vogue, Elle, and Interview to name a few. Seth's clients include Miles Aldridge, Boo George, Deborah Turbeville, Craig McDean, David Burton and Koto Bolofo working on international campaigns for clients such as Valentino, Tiffany & Co., Mac Cosmetics, Ralph Lauren, Target, and Neiman Marcus. He is also the co-founder of Pawn Works Gallery in Chicago. His photography work can be viewed at www.sethmooney.com.

LILA PLACE - EDITOR

Lila Place is a documentary film editor and director who got her start in the editing rooms of Woody Allen and Spike Lee. As an editor she’s worked on numerous films that have won awards at top film festivals including Silverdocs, IDFA, Hot Docs and Full Frame and aired nationally as well as internationally. She has also directed several short films including UNDER THE ROLLER COASTER which won best short at Slamdance and screened at the MoMA and was broadcast on PBS. Lila believes that intimate personal stories can convey powerful universal themes and that documentaries can be as cinematic and emotionally compelling as fiction. Her work is influenced by her background in feature films cultural anthropology and dance. She received a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Barnard College and an MA in Documentary Film Production from Stanford University. Her recent films include 116 Cameras, La Prenda, Forever, Minka, Song of the Basques and The Road to Redemption.