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Peter Tamaribuchi
Stefano Gonzalez
Rae Headshot
Film Set
Shania  Turner
Henry Gillette
Man Holding Camera
Film Production
Leslie Tamaribuchi
Kelby Headshot
Amanda Kang
CJ Mancini

Peter Tamaribuchi - Writer / Director

Peter started out as a playwright and earned his MA at Boston University and his MFA from UCLA. His plays have been produced at a wide range of theaters and venues including Boston Playwrights Theater, Francis Ford Coppola’s One Act Festival, Kennedy Center Festival, Oakland's Black Box Theater and Stanford University. He has been published in MONOLOGUES FOR ACTORS OF COLOR (Roberta Uno, editor).  

 

In early 2000, he began to transition to writing screenplays by working with Justin Lin’s production company (FAST FIVE; BETTER LUCK TOMORROW). Since then, his screenplays have been receiving a wide variety of accolades from many contests and festivals including Slamdance, Austin Film Festival, Final Draft’s Big Break and Nicholls.

His last screenplay, LINK, has made it onto Coverfly's Red List and it was listed in the top 6 percent out of over 11,000 short film screenplays.  Link has received accolades and awards from the following festivals:  Hollyshorts, Austin Film Festival, Outstanding Screenplays, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards, WeScreenplay Shorts, New York International Screenplay Awards, Top Shorts Film Festival and many more.  

 

In addition to screenwriting, Peter has been a drama and film teacher for twenty years and has worked with youth from the inner city to the suburbs. He currently teaches filmmaking at The Athenian School. He is also the founder of the film production company, Storytelling for the Screen LLC.  Visit his website at www.storytellingforthescreen.com

Frazer Bradshaw

Producer

Frazer Bradshaw works as a producer, director and DP in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended art school, not film school, and his ideas and approach are centered not on mainstream filmmaking traditions, but on cinema as a way to create art experiences, both narrative and non-narrative. His sensibilities are rooted in a decade and a half studying Soto Zen. After a 20 year career as a cinematographer, director and editor, Frazer began producing in earnest in 2016. His ample experience on set gives him an informed and decidedly pragmatic approach to balancing time and resources to optimize production values. Frazer's credits include Richard Levien's COLLISIONS, Adam Flaa's LA UVA (in editorial) and David Lewis' features, RANCHLANDS and ALL KINDS OF LOVE. Additionally, Frazer was a producer on his own two features, EVERYTHING STRANGE AND NEW (Sundance 2009) and THE DEEP SKY.

Stefano Gonzalez

Producer

Stefano Gonzalez is a trans Latinx producer originally from New York, where he taught video production to high school students. He holds a BA in Broadcasting & Mass Communications and an MFA in Motion Pictures & Television. He has since helped to garner numerous awards at film festivals around the world, with screenings at Cannes, Frameline, and Toronto’s Inside Out to name a few. Working professionally within the industry for 8 years now, Stefano's resume includes work on Insecure (Season 5), Matrix Resurrections (2021), and Gordon Ramsay’s Food Allstars (2022). In 2017, Stefano founded Transgress Studios LLC,  and that same year, the company produced it's first feature film, TRANSFINITE, a sci-fi omnibus film where supernatural trans and queer people of color use their powers to overcome conflict. TRANSFINITE was an official selection to over 20 film festivals worldwide and is currently available on Amazon USA, Amazon UK, and Alaska Airlines In-Flight Entertainment. 

Henry Gillette,

Associate Producer

Henry Gillette has been making short films since he was 11 years old. He is currently a sophomore going to The Athenian School, is enrolled in the Advanced Filmmaking class and is a leader in the filmmaking department. His short films have been featured in several film festivals across the globe, including First-Time Filmmaker Sessions, the 2022 Creative Youth Awards, and 2022 Scout Festival.

Shania Turner

Social Media Manager

Shania Turner is a recent graduate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has been creating digital content ever since. She has previously interned for Braver Angels, the nation's largest organization uniting reds and blues in a working alliance to depolarize America, so she is very excited to be a part of this project. 

Rae Lane

Actor (Lisa)

Rae Lane (Lisa) is a mother and actor based out of California who regularly works in film, TV, and theater. Rae Lane is also a reporter and a regular host at a Bay Area TV station as well as performs as an energetic VJ.  She also trains, coaches and works with aspiring actors and non-actors, children and adults.  Her young students lovingly call her "Ms. Rae Lane”.  For a list of her recent work visit: imdb.me/RaeLane

Kelby Chase

Actor (Matthew)

Prior to joining the military at age 21, Kelby Chase (Matthew) had been classically trained and cast in Grease, Joseph and the ATCDC, Oklahoma, and worked in commercial print. After serving 15 years as a Pararescueman in The Air Force, Kelby has returned to his passion for acting and is focused on film. He is a student of the Meisner technique who, in his first year back (2022-23), has been cast as lead in multiple commercials and music videos, won season 4 of “The Blox” reality show with over 500k viewers, and is slated for 2 more upcoming lead roles. He is excited to accept the offer to be Mathew in the short film THE QUESTION where he hopes to inspire people to come together and love beyond their differences once again.

Film Cast & Crew

Advisory Board

Pete Nicks

Peter Nicks is an award-winning cinematographer/director known for his immersive camera work and cinema vérité style. He helmed the critically acclaimed feature documentary THE WAITING ROOM and the Sundance winning THE FORCE. HOMEROOM completes a trilogy of timely, immersive docus exploring the interconnected narratives of health care, criminal justice and education in Oakland, CA. Nicks received his B.A. in English from Howard University and his masters in journalism from UC Berkeley.

Leslie Tamaribuchi

Leslie Tamaribuchi is a cultural organizer and strategist living in Tovaangar (Los Angeles) working with artists and creative organizations to become sustainable, stronger and deeply connected with and invested in the wellbeing of their communities. At LA Commons, a youth-centered creative place-keeping and public art-making project, she facilitates planning and stewards organizational and staff development. Leslie’s experience includes: producing community-engaged and site-specific theater and supporting organizational and ensemble growth with Cornerstone Theater Company; and advancing cultural equity in the expanded field of theater through teaching, mentoring and leadership roles at California Institute of the Arts. Leslie’s first producing credit was earned at age 13 producing brother Peter’s (age 9) stage adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s The Veldt. 

Amanda Kang

Amanda Kang is a Bay Area performer and writer, currently studying Musical Theater and English at UCLA. She is so excited to be a part of this project and its messaging. 

CJ Mancini

CJ Mancini is a writer, director and actor who recently graduated from The Athenian School and has been an avid filmmaker from an early age.  He has created several award-winning short films and has a real passion for filmmaking that addresses social issues. 

Jim Sciutto is CNN's chief national security correspondent and co-anchor of CNN Newsroom. Sciutto reports and provides analysis across the network's programs and  platforms on all aspects of U.S. national security including foreign policy, the military, intelligence community and the State Department. Throughout his career, he has reported from more than 50 countries across the globe including dozens of assignments from inside Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran. Sciutto is the author of a book on Russian and Chinese efforts to undermine the U.S., entitled The Shadow War, published in 2019, and an inside look at President Trump's foreign policy, entitled The Madman Theory: Trump Takes on the World, published in 2020, both by Harper Collins.. His first book, Against Us: The New Face of America's Enemies in the Muslim World, analyzes the driving forces behind Islamic radicalization. Among the honors Sciutto's work has earned are Emmy Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award, the George Polk Award and the White House Correspondence Association's Merriman Smith Award for excellence in presidential coverage

Jim Sciutto 

Fiscal Sponsor

Film Projects

Film Projects is a non-profit dedicated to promoting the advancement of LGBTQ+ people, other marginalized groups, and the film community as an independent film company.

 

They strive to make films and celebrate cinematic works that are culturally diverse, socially conscious and spiritually positive. They are a registered California 501 (c)3 nonprofit corporation.

For more information, go to their website.

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