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Malia Scoth Marmo

Malia Scotch Marmo

Malia Scotch Marmo wrote Steven Spielberg’s fantasy, Hook, and also served as associate producer on the film. Her first produced film was “Once Around”, directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Malia received story credit for Madeline. Malia’s uncredited work in order of the size of her contributing as she sees it includes, Jurassic Park, Other Sister, Only Read More

Joel Karekezi

Joel Karekezi

Joel Karekezi graduated from Cinecours in 2008. His 2009 short The Pardon won awards at international festivals. His first feature Imbabazi: The Pardon received a Göteborg Festival Fund grant and won the Grand Nile Prize at Luxor African Film Festival 2014 & Special Mention at Khouribga African Film Festival. His script for The Mercy of Read More

James Gayo

James Gayo

James Gayo, a well-known cartoonist in East Africa and a filmmaker, is among the early Maisha alumni. Apart from his two short films, The Trip and The Retirement Day, Gayo has written and directed for TV broadcasts. His recent works include the TASWIRA YETU documentary series that has just ended airing at Star TV. Through Read More

Felipe Gamarano Barbosa

Fellippe Gamarano Barbosa

Fellippe Gamarano Barbosa, born in Rio de Janeiro, completed his MFA in film at Columbia University. Two of his short films- La Muerte Es Pequena and Salt Kiss – Screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Salt Kiss was an official selection of the New York Film Festival, among many others, and won over 10 international Read More

Annmarie Morais

Annmarie Morais

Born in West Indies, this Canadian writer’s beginning took shape in the form of short story and playwriting. A graduate of York University’s Honors Film and Video Production program, she wrote and directed several short films while learning the craft of screenwriting under some of Canada’s finest instructors. In 1999, screenwriting’s most prestigious completion, The Read More

Leonard Farlinger

Leonard Farlinger

Leonard Farlinger is a writer/director/producer. “The Perfect Son” was nominated for two Best Actor Genies (Canadian Oscars). He is a three-time Genie Nominee for best short film. His next feature as writer/ director shooting in Spring 2010 is a road movie entitled “I’m Yours”. He is currently adapting the feature screenplay of Rudy Wiebe’s Governor Read More

Katie O’Connell

Katie O'Connell

Katie O’Connell has worked as an American television executive for over 10 years. She was named Executive Vice President, Drama Programming, NBC Entertainment, in June 2008, where she oversaw all aspects of drama development as well as current drama programming for NBC. The NBC drama slate included such shows as “ER”, “Heroes”, “Chuck”, “Law and Read More

Bent-Jorgen Perimutt

Bent Jorgen Perlmutt

Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt directed and produced “Lumo” (P.O.V 2007), a feature- length documentary that won a 2007 student Academy Award and the President’s Award at the 2007 Full Frame Film Festival He served as the co- producer and additional editor of “Control room” as well as associate editor of “Valentino” he wrote directed and produced Les Read More

Tony Gerber

Tony Geber

Tony Gerber is the co-founder of Market Road films (with his wife Pulitzer Prize winning playwrights Lynn Nottage). Born in New York City, Gerber is the director, producer and cinematographer of the award-wining and critically acclaimed film full of Rattle (In collaboration with Jesse Moss) about live inside the US Army’s Iraq simulation in the Read More

David Vainola

David Vainola

David Vainola is an award –winning writer, director of dramatic and documentary film. His film The Other Prison won a Silver Medal at the Chicago Film Festival and the Reel Award for Best Direction. Curiosities was nominated for two Gemini Awards including best short program and won the Best Canadian Film Award at Toronto World-wide Read More