Writer & DirectorAlexis Gambis, Ph.D., is a French-Venezuelan writer/director, scientist and MFA candidate in the NYU Graduate Film program. His work has been featured in The New York Times, TED, Nature, Science and WNYC. He is Founder & Director of Imagine Science Films, a non-profit organization promoting a high-level dialogue between scientist and filmmakers worldwide. Gambis wrote and directed “Deju Vu,” which won a National Board of Review Student Award and was a 2012 First Run Festival Wasserman Finalist. He adapted and directed “One of the Muses” for TAR, starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, and Henry Hopper, which premiered at the Rome International Film Festival in 2012.
Pedro Gómez Millán
Director of PhotographyPedro is a Mexican born director/cinematographer whose work has been featured at Sundance, Berlinale, Cannes, SXSW and Palm Springs film festivals. His cinematography credits include Herbert White (starring Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon), The Clerk’s Tale, and feature documentary Saturday Night, all directed by actor/director James Franco. Pedro has written and directed several short films and is in pre-production on his first feature. He is an MFA candidate in NYU’s Graduate Film Program and received the Tisch School of the Arts and FONCA’s Foreign Studies scholarships.
ProducerKrista began her film career at Jonathan Demme and Ed Saxon’s company Clinica Estetico where she worked on ADAPTATION from development through release and developed material with Robert Schenkkan, Doug Wright and Neil LaBute, among others. She is currently developing SARAHN_12, the debut feature of writer/ director Sasie Sealy, two-time winner of Tribeca’s Student Visionary Award, with producers Mark Heyman (BLACK SWAN) and Ron Stein (THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT) at Focus Features and BEAST, an adaptation of Ally Kennen’s YA novel by Colin McLaren (DONKEYS), with Jonathan van Tulleken (“Misfits”) attached to direct at Creative Scotland with producer Polly Mallinson (THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE). She is Co- Executive Producer on Rob Meyer’s A BIRDER’S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Kingsley.
Production DesignerAnna is currently completing an MFA, majoring in Design for Stage and Film, at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, where she is a recipient of the Lew and Edie Wasserman Scholarship. Anna has designed several short films and music videos for NYU and Columbia University Directors. Her designs for theatre include new plays, The Humans are in Trouble, at Tisch, and Careers for Attractive Ladies, which premiered at the Sydney Fringe Festival in 2010. She is currently working on a production of David Ives’ The Liar at NYU. Anna is from Sydney, Australia, and currently lives in Brooklyn.
ComposerDaniel is a French-American composer who writes for a variety of instruments that range from computers and slide whistles to orchestras, chamber ensembles and string quartets. Recently reviewed by the New York Times as one his generation’s “imaginative and skillful creators” and a composer whose music runs “deeper than the cleverness at it’s surface” (Steve Smith, NY Times), his recent work draws on his background in electronic music and delves into sounds produced by decayed audio, flaws in recorded media and white noise.
Visual Artist / Insect ImageryCatherine is an artist and filmmaker whose work explores the intersection of nature and culture. Often she raises the plants, small animals and insects that appear in her work but currently she is filming and photographing leafcutter ants in Costa Rica. She has exhibited her artwork around the world including MoMA P.S.1, New York; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Kunsthalle Basel; Kunsthalle Vienna;MOCA Taipei; among others. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Time Out New York, ArtNews and Artforum. She has been featured on PBS, CNN, NPR, and the BBC.