DIRECTOR | PRODUCER

 

Born in Armenia and raised in Los Angeles, Naré Mkrtchyan tries to combine both: the American filmmaking technique and international, independent spirit. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. She has written, directed and produced over 60 short films. Her passion is telling unique human stories that connect people and move beyond the boundaries of nationality, gender, and religion.

 

PRODUCER

 

Rob Fried has been a studio executive, motion picture producer, and media entrepreneur. As a studio executive, Mr. Fried served as Vice President of Orion Pictures, Executive Vice President of Columbia Pictures and President and CEO of Savoy Pictures. Films shepherded include Hoosiers, Throw Momma from the Train, Mississippi Burning, Colors, Bull Durham, Casualties of War, A Simple Plan, American History X, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Soul Food and numerous others. As a producer, Mr Fried has over 20 feature length credits and over 100 short film credits. Some of the feature length films include Rudy, Collateral, So I Married an Axe Murder, Only You, Godzilla, The Boondock Saints, Winchell, Two can Play that Game, Man of the Year. He won an Academy Award for his short film entitled Session Man. Fried is the founder and CEO of the subscription video on demand service, Feeln, an industry leading service that features hundreds of classic Hollywood movies, the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame film library and nearly 150 original short films produced in-house by a team of passionate, talented filmmakers. Feeln was acquired by Hallmark Cards in 2012. 

CINEMATOGRAPHER

 

Jeff Dolen earned a Bachleors of Fine Arts in Film Production from Chapman University, who named him the Most Promising Undergraduate Filmmaker, awarded him the Einstein Award, and the Dean's Award of Merit for Creativity. His focus is narrative and documentary features and shorts.  He has recently served as Cinematographer for National Geographic's Animal Storm Squad, a Hallmark produced documentary on the Armenian Genocide, and an independent documentary on Mexico's rising skateboard scene. 

 

Dolen has traveled and filmed in over 35 Countries on 6 Continents, and his work has screened at numerous film festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Cannes and are available on Netflix, Amazon, and TV Networks

 

EDITOR

 

Amy Rosner is an experienced and passionate storyteller that has been working as a Documentary Film Editor and Writer on various feature-length and short documentaries over the past 6 years. She has award-winning films in numerous festivals across the world and more than anything, she loves the art of filmmaking. She is inspired by how film connects us to one another and reminds us of how universal the human experience really is. 

 

Amy has an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she researched, wrote, and taught about the role of documentary film and revolutionary cinema in social movements throughout Mexico and Argentina.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER | CAMERA OPERATOR

Iliana Guevara from Los Angeles, California is a producer, director and camera operator at Feeln a subsidiary of Hallmark.  She earned a B.A. in Film Production from the Univeristy of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. She recently served as a producer and camera operator on Feeln's Wonder Women documentary series. Iliana has traveled and filmed in various countries around the world. 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

 

Award winning filmmaker Cristina Malavenda has written, directed, and edited over thirty films in a variety of genres, including live action, documentary, motion graphic and animation.

Most recently, Cristina worked as Head of Production at Feeln, Hallmark's instant streaming company, where she produced multiple series and feature length films. These projects starred a variety of talent, including Cloris Leachman, Ed Asner, Florence Henderson, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Jane Seymour, Dee Wallace, Marguerite Moreau and Roma Downey.

At the beginning of her career, Cristina reviewed proposals for the Sundance documentary fund. Since then, her projects have screened at Sundance and on HBO. 

Cristina is a fellow of Project:Involve and NALIP Producers Academy, as well as a Caucus Foundation Grantee. 

COMPOSER

Sherri Chung is a composer, orchestrator, conductor and performing

artist. Her most recent credits include the films “Best Wishes from

Millwood” (winner of the Audience Award, Best Narrative Short at the

Austin Film Festival) and “Sing for Your Supper,” both of which

appeared at the L.A. Shorts Festival.

Currently, Sherri is working with composer Blake Neely as a co-
composer on several TV series, including Blindspot, Supergirl, Legends

of Tomorrow and the upcoming Riverdale. As a vocalist, her voice can

also be heard on the series Resurrection, Arrow, and Blindspot. She also

works with composer Walter Murphy as a scoring assistant and

orchestrator on the TV series The Family Guy, American Dad!.

Sherri received her Bachelor of Music in Composition and Theory at

Jacksonville University, in Jacksonville, Florida. Sherri attended the

prestigious Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program at the

University of Southern California.