FILMMAKERS DANI TENENBAUM and STACEY MALTIN
Landing Up is the duo's feature debut
DIRECTOR: DANI TENENBAUM
Dani’s short film, “Guides” won the “Best of Fest Grand Jury Prize” at the Indieworks New York Film Festival as well as showing in film festivals world wide including the Jerusalem Film Festival, San Francisco Shorts Festival, Hell’s Kitchen Film Festival, and more. He directed the short comedy film “Museum”which won the “Audience Choice Award” at the 48 Hour Film Festival and went on to
show at other fests as well. He also won “Best Cinematography” for the short film “Zoe.”
WRITER/Producer: STACEY MALTIN
Stacey’s first feature film “The Other Side” was selected by the screenwriting website THE BLACK LIST as a Top 10 Finalist in the Hasty Pudding Fellowship for a screenwriter focusing on satire and social commentary. That script was further selected to be a part of the Black List Table Reads series and was produced as a podcast starring Darren Criss, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Jerry Adler. She also wrote the short film “Museum” (Audience Choice Award Winner 48H FF). She has produced feature films, short films, web series, commercials, and music videos.
Jessica Kingdon is a producer/director with a dynamic background in narrative, documentary, and experimental work. Her short films have been screened in NYC and internationally. She is an active member of the Brooklyn Filmmaker's Collective and completed a residency program at Union Docs in NYC. Jessica is currently working on her documentary "Commodity City" based in China.
Nikolai Metin is an indie producer known for recognizing talent and his ability to bring productions creatively under budget without sacrificing quality and integrity of the work. His track record consists of four independent features including The Great Dispair, and Mad Women, numerous narrative shorts, and a strong past in corporate and commercial producing for Fortune 500 companies, such as Clairol, Deloitte, Novartis, and Pfizer, directly or through agencies.
Marzy Hart is a Russian Jewish filmmaker with a hunger to tell stories exploring taboo topics on both sides of the camera. She has produced, starred in and created short form series such as Slice and Working on It. Marzy is an active member of The Filmshop and New York Women in Film Television and enjoys giving back through volunteering at Mythic Bridge where she mentors at risk youth, using filmmaking as a tool to find their place in the world.
Over the years, Claudio Rietti’s work as a Director of Photography has taken him to several different countries on five different continents. This exposure to varied cultures, life-styles, and philosophies has allowed him to shape a visual aesthetic that is chameleonic and a contagious work ethic. Claudio’s recent narrative work includes the feature films “5 Senses of Fear” and “Deep in the Darkness” produced by NBC/Universal for the Chiller Network. He also worked as 2nd Unit DP and A Camera Operator on “Animal” produced by Drew Barrymore and her production company, Flower Films.
Aharon wrapped his latest feature, Khwaab, shot on location in India and Dubai, and returned to New York, where he currently works and lives in Brooklyn. His work has received notice for its intelligent use of minimal lighting and his kinetic and visceral camera work. He also works a colorist for post-production house Nice Dissolve where he colored the indie breakout hit Fort Tilden, and Match (with Patrick Stewart.) Both features will be in in theaters this year.