Mimi Jeffries holds a B.A. in Theater Studies from Yale College and an M.F.A. in Film with distinction from Columbia University. Her first short, Open Roads, won screenwriting awards at the Nantucket Film Festival and HollyShorts Film Festival.
Sean Temple is an Editor, Screenwriter, and Director based in Los Angeles. He believes cinema’s unique ability to tell character-driven stories through image and sound enhances our capacity for social empathy.
Joseph Marconi was born in semi-upstate New York in 1980 and studied filmmaking, photography, and painting at the University at Buffalo. From 2006 – 2014 he worked in advertising at some of the top New York ad agencies like BBDO and MRM McCann. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and is the founder of his production company, Upperstate.
Cameo Wood had a long career in technology, working in voice over IP and computer security, and then studied artificial intelligence and neuroscience in university. She also opened up the first urban beekeeping store in America. Filmmaking has been her lifelong desire, and she is thrilled to have the chance to make movies. 'Real Artists' is her first narrative film.
Joel Garber is a Milwaukee born filmmaker currently based in Los Angeles. He received an M.F.A. in Cinema from San Francisco State University. His films have screened at festivals around the world including the Palm Springs International ShortFest, the Miami Short Film Festival, NewFilmmakers LA, and the Canadian Film Centre - Toronto. In L.A.
Carmen Jimenez is a Spanish filmmaker who lives and works between Spain, Mexico and New York. Born in Sevilla, Spain, Carmen started her professional career producing shorts and developing audiovisual content. Her work has received the recognition of institutions such as the Cinefondation, Berlinale Talent Campus, Cine Qua Non Lab and the Directors Guild of America.