Constantine Venetopoulos was born in Athens, Greece in 1980 and was educated in Business in London’s CASS Business School. His creative journey began with writing poetry, ultimately leading to two novels: 'Stolen Eve' (2005) and 'The Aging Sin' (2010). He took a leap into film-making while attending various part time courses including Columbia’s film school and NYFA. Constantine wrote, directed, and produced his first short film 'Silent Treatment' in 2013 that was exhibited at the Peter Makebish gallery in New York. In addition to advertising production, he has also directed music videos, and recently wrote, directed, and produced 'A Stone Appears', a short film featuring Bill Skarsgård, that premiered at The Museum of Moving Image in 2016. He co- produced ‘Zero One Run', a short film directed by Emma Doxiadi shot by Award Nominated Thimios Bakatakis. He has been a volunteer of The Trevor Project - the leading suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth - since 2010 and he most recently created the documentary Draw With Me in collaboration with The Trevor Project that premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and has received wide praise by the media. He is additionally the founder of Kuntaur Film Festival an outdoor film festival using mobile generators screening educational children’s films in Kuntaur, a village town in The Gambia, lacking access to electricity, with the support of Variety Cruises, for which he is an Ambassador of the Brand. Constantine will be premiering his first feature film in 2019; a psychological arthouse thriller entitled MAN IN THE ATTIC produced by Frida Torresblanco.
Maria Dantos is a New York transplant by way of New Hampshire. She holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology and an MSEd in Educational Linguistics from The University of Pennsylvania. Film and production has always been a passion of hers and immediately following graduation, she began working as a business manager for a streaming media dot-com. In 2015 she produced "Nefertiti's Daughters," a story of women, art and revolution told by prominent Egyptian artists. The film found immediate success and was an Official Selection at several film festivals including the Athens International Film + Video Festival and the Aspen Shortsfest.
Like a master weaver that threads strands of the finest silk, Marco Maranghello has made his name by deftly dressing the tresses of the rich and famous. Few stylists have achieved a balance between the cutting edge of fashion and an air of timeless elegance, a feat Marco consistently pulls off. In addition to his work for top fashion publications, such as Vogue, Bazaar, Elle, Glamour, InStyle, Latina, People and Town & Country, Marco’s hairstyles have graced the catwalk at major fashion shows. Marco’s passionate transition to film began with his encounter of the film ‘Silent Treatment’.
Leopoldine Huyghues Despointes was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, but rather than disabling her, the disease has served as a catalyst and inspiration for her promising career. Despointes produced and starred in her first film, Atlantic Avenue (2013). She played a troubled teenager who finds love with an antisocial male prostitute (Brady Corbet). She also associate produced 2014's Rabbit, which premiered at Sundance. She's also worked on projects like the feature film Yosemite, which was directed by Gabrielle Demeestere and stars James Franco. She stars in Jean Emmanuel Godart's Big House opposite Gérard Depardieu. Despointes is also making waves outside of films as an activist. Her latest effort, [dis]ABLED Inside Out, is a collaboration with French photographer JR that aims to create a large public art project to help normalize disability.
Thoma Kikis is a New York based designer, filmmaker and entrepreneur who likes generating great stories, new ideas, groundbreaking technologies, popular culture and their collective point of impact. Most notably he co-produced the award winning film Alps by the innovative Oscar® nominated director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, Dogtooth), which won best screenplay at the Venice Film Festival and best film at the Sydney Film Festival and produced the groundbreaking Darkon directed by Andrew Neel (Goat, King Kelly) and Luke Meyer, a real-life role play documentary about fictional action characters similar to a real life version of the game Dungeon’s and Dragons. Darkon won the Audience Award at SXSW and was purchased for remake by Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment.
Dr. Andrew Geller's involvement with film began with his participation as Executive Producer of the short film "Silent Treatment". More recently he Executive Produced the film "A Stone Appears". Although his background focuses on the medical profession and the health-care system, his passion for the arts shines through his support of film-work by an evolving roster of film-makers.
Shruti is a filmmaker and the co-founder and a partner at Fictionless. Prior to Fictionless, Shruti has run video departments and developed the video strategy at various media companies from MTV, to Conde Nast/Vogue, to being the VP of TV & Video at NYLON. Shruti has worked with James Franco for the last five years on several feature films, digital content, and other productions including a performance piece at MoMA PS1 featuring Franco and Marina Abramovic. The films have included talent such as Jessica Chastain, Mila Kunis, Zach Braff, Olivia Wilde, Whoopi Goldberg, Chloe Sevigny and Logan Marshall-Green and have gone to Sundance, Venice, Berlin, Telluride, and AFI. She is currently producing a feature with Keanu Reeves, and is developing several other scripted films and TV series.
Sean Price Williams
Williams is known for his textured, fluid camerawork (often handheld) and a heightened attention to available light. The New Yorker film critic Richard Brody described Williams (in a memorial appraisal of documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, for whom Williams served extensively as cameraman) as "the cinematographer for many of the best and most significant independent films of the past decade, fiction and documentary — including Frownland, Yeast, Fake It So Real, The Color Wheel, Young Bodies Heal Quickly, Listen Up Philip, the Safdie brothers' ... Heaven Knows What, and Alex Ross Perry's new [as of 2015] feature Queen of Earth." In a 2013 article for Film.com, critic Calum Marsh deemed Williams "micro-budget filmmaking's most exciting cinematographer." Marsh would go on to write in a 2014 article in Toronto's National Post that "Williams, in particular, has proven indispensable to the [2010s American independent film] movement, and over the past several years has distinguished dozens of the films with his all but peerless talent for photography, from experimental nonfiction work like Maiko Endo's Kuichisan to more conventional comedies like Bob Byington's Somebody Up There Likes Me." Along with other celebrated figures of the New York independent film scene such as Perry, Kate Lyn Sheil, Robert Greene, Luke Oleksa, and Michael M. Bilandic, Williams was a long-time employee of famed New York video and music store Kim's Video and Music.
Norris’s collections are influenced by the many cultures she encountered while traveling the world. The Baluchar, Homage, Ballada, Equestrienne, and even the Eco-Couture Collections are reminiscent of the opulence of Russia, the delicacy of India, the colors of Morocco and the “Ecoaware” Global Explorer. Maggie Norris designs her collections in an attempt to create pieces that are refined, unique and timeless. Due to her unyielding commitment to maintain the highest quality, MAGGIE NORRIS COUTURE creations are cherished by many notables, including Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Alicia Keys, Diane Keaton, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Beyoncé and First Lady Michelle Obama. Collaborating with artists and photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Mario Testino, Nelson Shanks, Audrey Schilt, Anna Kiper and Julie Verhoeven. MAGGIE NORRIES COUTURE has been featured in publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, WWD, The New York Times and have been exhibited in museums such as the Museum at FIT, V&A in London, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
After working as a senior fashion coordinator for H&M in Sweden, Ylva Erevall moved to New York City to foster her passion for photography and visual design. While possessing a keen eye for detail and artistic flair, Ylva also provides a relaxed and fun atmosphere along with killer play-lists at her photo-shoots. Ylva has always been on the move and there is no limit to where her photography takes her. As of June 2011, Ylva is affiliated with MimBild, a Multi Media company in Sweden, and provides her services on commission for MimBild both in Europe and the United States.