Our Team

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Producer

KIMBERLY KALAJA

Writer/Director

MOLLY LELAND

Actress -- "Keller"

Kimberly Kalaja is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, author, & Fulbright. Her screenplay, The Lesson has been an "official selection" in 19 film festivals, and has been honored with 6 “Best Short Screenplay” awards.

 

www.kimberlykalaja.com

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JOE FOLEY

Cinematographer

Joe Foley has been working as a Cinematographer for over two decades, shooting feature films, commercials, television shows, documentaries and music videos.
 
He has shot over 15 feature films including two were featured in American Cinematographer. Dogs: The Rise and Fall of an All-Girl-Bookie Joint was the only American feature at Rotterdam the year it was released and Killing Time was in competition at Sundance. The last two features that he completed, The Understudy (Assiv Mandvi, Richard Kind, Marin Ireland, Reikio Aylesworth) and Brief Reunion (Joel de la Fuente, Alexi Gilmore, Francie Swift) have just finished theatrical runs in New York and Los Angeles. The Understudy is now playing on Showtime and both Brief Reunion and Forbidden Cuba are available on iTunes and Amazon. 
 
Joe has shot music videos and concert films with Leonard Cohen and U2, Dinosaur Jr, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The National, M Ward, the Fiery Furnaces, Hospitality and Jennifer Hudson. His work in Africa includes shooting and producing 6 award-winning Ghanaian music videos and a reality television show in West Africa called Top Actor Africa: Season 1 in Ghana and Season 2 & 3 in South Africa. All three is these shows premiered and were broadcast art on BET Africa. 
 
Joe’s documentary work includes the award-winning political films, Veselka: Building Community in the Lower East Side, Any Town USA, The Blood In This Town and Hush: The Minnesota First & the Battle of Gettysburg.
 
He received his BFA in Film from New York University and an MFA in Film from Columbia University. He has taught filmmaking and cinematography at NYU Singapore-Tisch Asia, Montclair State University, Barnard College, The School of Visual Arts, Hunter College, The New School and University of North Carolina, Wilmington. He has also taught Cinematography and Filmmaking Master Classes in Phonm Penh, Cambodia, Kampala, Uganda, Ankara, Turkey and New York City. 
 
https://www.joefoleydp.com

Molly grew up in Princeton, NJ and received her BA in Theatre Arts from Brandeis University. After her breakout role on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, she has appeared in TNT’s Legends, and the Netflix series Ozark; she currently portrays the recurring roles as ER Nurse Chastain on NBC’s Law and Order: SVU and Farrah in NBC’s The Player. Her film credits include the lead roles in Shades of Julia (2012), Bruise Hunters (2013), and The Dinner Guest (2018). Her theater roles include Hennie Burger in Awake and Sing! at A Noise Within Theater Company, and Christina Mundy in Brian Friel’s award-winning Irish drama Dancing at Lughnasa at the Chrysalis Theatre Company. In addition to acting, Molly is a screenwriter who has won festival awards for her short films Signal Problems and Bruise Hunters. When not acting or writing, you can find her climbing mountains, skiing, painting, and spending time outdoors. 

 

https://www.mollyleland.com

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JACINTA MARASCO

Producer

JACINTA MARASCO  is a producer, actor, and teaching artist based in Melbourne, Australia. She earned a BA(Hons) in Acting from Rose Bruford College London, along with a BA in Theatre Studies and Visual Arts from Monash University, and a Graduate Diploma in Film & TV Production from Queensland University of Technology.
 
After a career performing on stage and in films in the U.S. and Australia, Jacinta  discovered her passion for producing.  Her first three short films, The Dinner Guest (2018), Dirty Little Secret (2018) and Entwined (2020) all received the Award of Excellence for Women Filmmakers at the Best Shorts Competition. 
 
As a teaching artist, she has worked for performing arts organizations and in schools, devising, implementing and leading successful drama programs. She is currently the director and facilitator of a performing arts program she developed for the disability sector, aimed at promoting and encouraging inclusivity in the arts. 
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