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Julia Camara

is a Brazilian writer/filmmaker. Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, she freelanced for years as a Portuguese translator for film and television subtitling. Julia is a Columbia College-Hollywood alumna and a UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting alumna. Recently, Julia has accepted a position as screenwriting instructor at UCLA Extension. She has written and directed several award-winning short films. Her feature directorial debut "In Transit," an experimental drama shot mostly in one day and with improvised dialogue, won Best Experimental Film at four different festivals. Julia also wrote the sci-fi feature “Area Q” (starring Isaiah Washington), the road movie “Open Road” (starring Andy Garcia, Juliette Lewis and Camilla Belle), and the award winning sci-fi found footage feature “Occupants” (starring Star Trek: Voyager's Robert Picardo). “Occupants” has screened at 150 festivals all over the world and has won over 100 awards including a Telly Award for writing.

 

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Natalie Murray

Product Manager, curates and grows Access Video on Demand, Infobase's streaming platform for public libraries. With experience in film sales, distribution and production, Natalie has worked on the films The Rape of Recy Taylor (Winner 2017 Venice Film Festival Human Rights Award, Nominee 2018 NAACP Image Award), Milwaukee 53206 (Winner 2017 Best Documentary Urban World Film Festival) and Disturbing the Peace (Winner 2016 Hamptons Film Festival Conflict & Resolution Award). Natalie is a Board Member of Eyes of the World Films, a nonprofit organization aiming to protect our global ecosystems through education, media training, and global outreach campaigns. She enjoys volunteering her time for the Austin Film Festival, Yonkers Film Festival, and Columbia College Hollywood Film Festival as well as educating filmmakers on alternative revenue streams.

 

Ben Morrison

Ben Morrison is a Los Angeles based actor, writer, comedian and filmmaker. Acting since he was 6 years old, Ben is a graduate of NYU’s TISCH School of the arts where he trained under William H. Macy and David Mamet, and added stand-up comedian to his resume shortly thereafter. It’s been a blur ever since.

A staple of LA area comedy clubs, Ben is a regular at the Improv and Laugh Factory, and most recently wrote and acted in The Telethon for America, a star-studded get-out-the-vote comedy special with Chelsea Handler, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and many more. On camera, Ben is best known for his recurring role as Young Eli David onNCIS, as the lead on a season of MTV’s Punk’d, starring in a season of Mr. Personalities for Marc Cuban’s HDNet, or guest-starring opposite Jon Lovitz and Bill Bellamy on Mr. Box Office. Additionally, Ben has been seen as a lead in feature films Ouija Exorcism, From the Dead, and FOX’s 30 Nights of Paranormal Activity where he played an eerily good Abe Lincoln. 

He has also served as one of the head writer/producers on 140 episodes of the syndicated comedy gameshow Funny You Should Ask and is the creator of Superfunny, a first-of-it’s kind multimedia comedy show at the historic Hollywood Improv combining live comedy, photos and videos. Superfunny is currently being shopped to networks with 5-time Emmy Award winning producer Eddie Feldman attached. 

As a comedian, Ben has made multiple television appearances on Last Comic Standing, Comics Unleashed and AXSTv’s Gotham Comedy Live, hosted by SNL’s Michael Che, among others. In the commercial world Ben has appeared in national campaigns for KFC, Volkswagen, Amtrak, Dollar Shave Club and opposite opposite Nic Cannon and Shaq for a series of Cartoon Network promos that ran in movie theaters nationwide. His voice can also be heard in Marvel Studios Captain Marvel, and he is one of the lead VO artists in Epic Games' smash VR hit Robo Recall. 

As a creator, Ben has written and directed commercial campaigns for online investment firm Wealthfront and world-wide flooring manufacturer Daltile, and wrote, directed and starred in a hit music videos for Irish rock band Seneca. As a filmmaker Ben created multiple short films for Al Gore’s Current TV, the short film The Star of Bethlehem, and multiple short films as part of Superfunny Films including Stuck in Jeff, and Proper British Sex which has been accepted into five film-festivals so far. 


 

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Emmy Potter

is a New York-based actor, writer, comedian, and director by way of the Midwest. Her writing has appeared on Consequence of Sound, Bright Wall/Dark Room, IFC, Culture Sonar, and The Belladonna Comedy. In addition to pop culture and humor writing, Emmy is the author of two plays: Maneater (produced Off-Off Bway) and EXistential Angst. She has served as an adjudicator for the Storytellers Initiative pilot script competition at SeriesFest for the past four years and recently spoke on the (S)heroes Women of Action panel at Split Screens Festival in NYC. Emmy also produces, hosts, and performs in the monthly show A Great Week for Women with her all-female comedy-writing group. She holds a B.M. in Music Theatre from Oklahoma City University and is certified in the Meisner Technique.

 

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Damir and Dario Konjicija

are a brother comedy writing duo originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia. Their credits include SUNNYSIDE, YOUNG SHELDON and THE GREAT INDOORS. They’ve won the Sitcom Teleplay Award from the Austin Film Festival, the Humanitas New Voices Prize and took part in the CBS Writers Mentoring Program.

 

Carlyn Hudson

is a writer + director living in Los Angeles. Her short film NICE ASS premiered at SXSW in 2018, is a Vimeo Staff Pick, and boasts dozens of fart joke comments online. She wrote and directed an 8-episode digital series called BOSS CHEER for Brat Studios, which has over 1.5 million views on the pilot alone and was picked up by Snapchat. Another series Carlyn directed, DISTANCE, a comedy about long distance relationships told from two perspectives, premiered at SXSW, won audience awards at NYTVF + Series Fest, was reviewed in the New York Times, and was nominated for breakthrough short-form series at the 2018 GOTHAM AWARDS. Paste Magazine described the series by saying, “There is the lovely, artful Distance...hinting at what modes of storytelling there may yet be untapped, even in this glut of Peak TV."

 

Carlyn’s first feature as co-writer/director, THE BIG SPOON, starring Zach Knighton (Happy Endings, Magnum PI) and Isabelle McNally (Bates Motel) premiered at Austin Film Festival and is being distributed in fall 2018 by Gravitas Ventures. As a commercial director, Carlyn specializes in telling moving, cinematic real stories and smart, dialogue-driven comedy. She's directed work for clients such as Verizon, Dell, Samsung, IBM, Cort Furniture, Frost Bank, Legos, Move LA, Southwest Airlines, and more. She's represented by Rain Management for film/tv projects and by @dolescent for commercial work.