Bat-Sheva Guez | Writer Director

Bat-Sheva is passionate about weaving dance, magic, and experimental techniques into visually compelling, character-driven stories.  An Israeli-American, Guez has a creative sensibility that is popular with both domestic and international audiences.

 

Guez has directed over a dozen short films, screening in festivals worldwide including the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Lighthouse International Film Festival, Hollyshorts Film Fest, the New York Television Festival, and more.

 

She is the recipient of the JT3 Artist Award for Screenwriting & Directing.  Her latest 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 Int’l Film Festival.  The film went on to screen at 24 festivals and screenings worldwide.

 

Guez is also awarded the “Write by the Sea” Screenwriting Retreat from the Lighthouse Film Festival and was selected to the 2017 New York Stage & Film’s Filmmaking Lab where she was mentored by several notables such as Joshua Astrachan, Geoffrey Gilmore, Paula Mazur and Leslie Urdang among others.
 

With her production company, Adventure Pants, she directs web films and branded content for clients like Lincoln Center, (promoting New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and more) as well as JP Morgan, Conde Nast, and other nonprofits and brands. 

 

She is an active member of the FilmmakeHERS (a supportive group of female filmmakers), and the Directors Collective (a workshop/collective where members hone their skills directing actors). Guez has been invited to speak on panels for Film Fatales and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment.  She also sits on the board of Lookfar Conservation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving wild and wondrous places.

 

With 15 years experience in editing, producing and directing a broad range of artistic projects,

Bat-Sheva’s continuous problem-solving and creative thinking make her a boon to her clients and collaborators.

Gina Bouchard | Producer

Gina Bouchard is the Director of Production for VICE, and she also creates content for the launch of VICE’S new 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,  ABI (a year-long EDM series containing multiple international shoots), Bacardi’s Untamable Artists Series (a collection of content containing a documentary series, several music videos, and a series of house parties), and Brisk Tapes (a series of animated music videos for up-and-coming rappers in partnership with ADHD).

 

Gina has also worked as Production Manager at Hearst Digital Media for over seven years, serving on projects for dozens of major brands and partners including Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire,  Lifetime, CoverGirl, Purina, and more.

 

She has produced several short films including The Vodou Healer which will be premiering 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.  Gina loves films that scratch under the surface to reveal hidden truths and other realities.

Lanie Zipoy | Producer

Lanie Zipoy is a film and theater film producer. Her film credits include the indie feature April Flowers (Academy Awards Nicholl Fellowship semifinalist), legendary producer Ben Barenholtz’s feature film Alina (post-production), starring Russian award-winning actress Darya Ekamasova; and the feature documentary Dog Camp

Her theater credits include Laura Marks’ Bethany, starring America Ferrera (Associate Producer, Women’s Project); Mari Brown’s 23 Feet in 12 Minutes (New Orleans and AFO Fest); Jelena Kajgo’s Realists (HERE); Rosemary Moore’s Side Street; and the Brooklyn premiere of Caroline, or Change. Lanie edits the Works by Women blog. She was also a Time Warner Foundation Fellow of the 2012-2014 Lab at Women’s Project Theater, NYC.

 

Her novel Me and the Moon was one of six finalists for The Write Stuff through MTV Books/Simon & Schuster.

Emily Branham | Producer

Emily Branham is a filmmaker and producer who is obsessed with what makes artists tick. Together, she and Bat-Sheva produce and direct high-end short films at Adventure Pants – to the satisfaction of many pleased clients.


Emily has made a living for over a decade as a freelance post-production, motion design, and visual effects producer for broadcast and commercial clients including PBS, Nova, A&E, Nike, Lexus, AT&T, Citibank, Budweiser, and Verizon. She has twice been awarded invitations to the I-Park Artists in Residence program.

Emily’s short documentary, Legend: a film about Greg Garing, won the jury prize for Best Film of the International Documentary Challenge 2010 at Hot Docs in Toronto, and screened at festival s worldwide, including Sheffield Doc/Fest, IDFA, Nashville, and the Rooftop Films series in NYC. 

Dagmar Weaver-Madsen | DP

Dagmar Weaver-Madsen, a Danish-American, was named one of Indiewire’s top 8 cinematographers to watch.  She received her MFA in cinematography from UCLA, and now splits her time between New York and Los Angeles shooting films, music videos, web series, and commercials.  

 

Her recent feature work includes Kris Swanberg’s Unexpected  which debuted in main competition at Sundance 2015 and Carlos Marques Marcet's 10.000KM which premiered at SXSW 2014, where it received Best Performance for its 2 leads. She is also one of the DP's for the critically acclaimed series, High Maintenance, now on HBO.

 

Her work has been noted and complimented in Variety, the Hollywood Reporter and by the ASC;  in 2011 she received the prestigious American Society of Cinematographer's William A. Fraker ASC Heritage Award for her work on Alex DeMille’s "The Absence." Dagmar endeavors to make visually striking projects that compliment great stories.

Katrina Chamberlin | Art Consultant

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.

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