Writer | Director
Bat-Sheva is an award-winning director who weaves dance and magic into visually compelling, character-driven stories. Guez has directed over 20 short films and screened in festivals worldwide including the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Newport Beach Film Festival, the Brooklyn Film Festival and more.
She was a finalist for the SCREENCRAFT SCREENWRITING FELLOWSHIP, the recipient of the JT3 ARTIST AWARD for Screenwriting & Directing and has been awarded screenwriting residencies by NEW YORK STAGE AND FILM, the Lighthouse Film Festival and the Nostros Screenwriting Retreat in Tuscany.
Her film, IN THIS LIFE, won BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM at the Brooklyn Film Festival and BEST MUSICAL at the Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival, and played to a sold out theater at Lincoln Center's Dance on Camera Festival. It has screened at 14 festivals and is touring college campuses including Santa Monica College where it played to an audience of four hundred. The film is available on ALL ARTS. It has received press and accolades from NY Times, LA Review of Books, Forbes, and others.
Her film, BEHIND THE WALL, won 8 awards including among others, BEST DIRECTOR at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, BEST SHORT FILM at the Moondance Film Festival and the Panavision Grant for BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. The film went on to screen at 28 festivals and screenings worldwide. Dance Magazine called it: “The Genre-Defying Dance film you didn’t know you needed in your life.”
She directed the pilot episode of READING RAINBOW LIVE, bringing back the beloved tv show to a new generation of viewers.
She is a co-producer on the feature documentary, BEING BEBE, which premiered at the TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, won BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Sound Unseen Film Festival, screened at over 30 fests, and has received global distribution from OutTV and Fuse among others.
Guez directs branded content for clients like Lincoln Center, JP Morgan, Conde Nast, Pfizer, and other brands.
In Loving Memory
Lanie Zipoy was a light. She was the kindest and most giving person I have ever met. Her feature directorial debut THE SUBJECT, starring Jason Biggs and Aunjanue Ellis, won over 21 awards on the festival circuit, including Best Film at the Catalina Film Festival, Stony Brook Film Festival and the Lighthouse International film Festival.
Lanie’s producer credits include: APRIL FLOWERS (Academy Awards Nicholl Fellowship semifinalist); ALINA directed by legendary producer Ben Barenholtz;and the feature documentary DOG CAMP.
Her theater credits include Laura Marks’ BETHANY, starring America Ferrera (WP Theater, 2 Lortel Award nominations); Emmy-winner Ted Greenberg’s ACE (Annenberg Center in Philadelphia, Off-Broadway); and the Brooklyn premiere of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE.
Lanie was the co-founder and producing director of Voices Inside/Out, a playwriting exchange program at a Kentucky prison. Participating actors included Michael Shannon, Michael Chernus, Ashlie Atkinson, Teddy Sears, Ron Canada and more.
She produced PEN America’s Prison Justice Awards in 2020. With comedy group Recent Cutbacks, she produced the Audible Original, Master Lecture Series: History of the
3rd Robot War.
Lanie was a Time Warner Foundation Fellow of the 2012-2014 Lab at WP Theater, NYC. Her novel ME AND THE MOON was one of six finalists for The Write Stuff through MTV Books/Simon & Schuster.
She touched the lives of hundreds with her kindness and generosity of spirit. We miss her so much.
Emily Branham is a filmmaker who specializes in unexpected, intimate, and deeply human films about artists. Her directorial debut, BEING BEBE, premiered at Tribeca Festival, was a New York Times Critic’s Pick, won Jury & Audience Awards on its festival tour across 5 continents, and received global distribution from Peacock & Fuse Media in the US as well as OUTtv, FrootTV, SVT and DR in territories worldwide.
The short documentary she made in 5 days, “Legend: a film about Greg Garing,” won the Jury Prize for Best Film of the International Doc Challenge at Hot Docs in Toronto, then screened at Sheffield Doc/ Fest, IDFA, Nashville, Big Sky, Rooftop Films, and on the Documentary Channel.
She directs docu-style short-form content for clients including JP Morgan, Lincoln Center, Atlantic Council, Martha Stewart Weddings, and AT&T, and has years of experience working with incredible creatives in high-pressure environments as a post-production and visual effects producer for clients including Mercedes, David Yurman, Adidas, Geico, Samsung, Apple, Google, Nike, Lexus, AT&T, Citibank, Subway, Budweiser, Verizon, Fiat, A&E, PBS, Nova, Paramount Pictures, The Roots, and Kanye West.
Originally from Minneapolis, Emily was a child actor who earned her SAG-AFTRA card at 5 years old, and grew up doing plays at the Guthrie Theater and Children’s Theater Company. She studied Radio/TV/Film on the directing track at Northwestern University and lives in New York City
Gina Bouchard loves films that scratch under the surface to reveal hidden truths and other realities. She works as a freelance commercial producer for clients like Momentum Worldwide. Before that, she was the Director of Production for VICE and created content for the launch of VICE’S network, VICELAND. Gina has produced ground-breaking videos for dozens of major brands and partners.
Some notable projects and clients include: Electric (a documentary about electronic music shot in 5 different countries with accompanying events in each country), a Coke RED documentary on the Aids epidemic in Africa, Samsung’s Beyond the Frame (a series of VR projects and documentaries), and Bacardi’s Untamable Artists Series (a collection of content containing a documentary series, several music videos, and a series of house parties).
Gina has also worked as Production Manager at Hearst Digital Media for more than seven years, serving on projects for Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Lifetime, CoverGirl, and more.
She has produced several short films including The Vodou Healer which was invited to screen at SXSW in 2016. This is her second collaboration with Bat-Sheva Guez, producing her short film Behind the Wall which won the Grand Prize for Best Cinematography at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and screened at the Hamptons International Film Fest.
Born in the Netherlands and raised in Turkey, Kat Chamberlin is a Brooklyn-based, multi-disciplinary artist and curator whose practice centers on fictions that fill vacuums of historic knowledge, such as legends, conspiracies or supernatural phenomena.
Her work has been exhibited across the U.S and internationally, and featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Chicago Cultural Center, Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery in Boston and Gana Art in New York City.
Kat completed her Masters in Fine Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is the recipient of a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, the Toby Devon Lewis Award and the William Dole Award. Kat is the creator and director of Common People, a gallery based in Brooklyn, NY.