Leora Chai

Leora has worked in entertainment professionally for over 15 years, Leora's latest project Freedom Fighters of NILI has been picked up for distribution from Seventh Arts Releasing.  After graduating from Full Sail University’s Film Production Program, she lived in Los Angeles, where she worked on several independent films and TV award shows in the production department.  Since, she has scripted several dramatic screenplays about historical fiction and non-fiction subjects, and has taught film & video production as an educator.  She recently was invited to join the advisory board of KEF CINEMA (FUN in Hebrew) - a non-profit organization that bridges together Israelis, Arab Muslims, Christians and Jewish youth to work together in the creation of film projects, from concept to completion.  She is a graduate of the University of South Florida with an MA in Teaching.  She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Brian K Dery

Collaborating Filmmaker Brian K Dery, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and is a graduate of Full Sail University's Film Production program.  Brian’s expertise in his early career expands from working on the production sets of short films to a videographer in news. In 2001 Brian was hired to work for a contractor of NASA to produce safety films for the employees of Kennedy Space Center. In 2005 Brian formed Triple Knot Productions, a not-for-profit video production company that specializes in the production of motivational and inspirational films about individuals living with disabilities. During this time Brian has stood out as a leading producer and advocate for the disability community. Brian’s films have gone on to win multiple awards and are distributed worldwide. Currently Brian is heading the Medical Media Department for the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Orlando VA Medical Center.   

Juana M. Frias

Collaborating Filmmaker Juana M. Frias is a filmmaker and writer born in Madrid, Spain to Cuban parents and raised in South Florida. She graduated cum laude from the University of Central Florida with a BA in Motion Picture Technology. She wrote and directed the indie feature film Arroz Con Mango which won the Audience Award at the Tambay Film and Video Festival.  She recently completed a short film called 9 Birthdays, which has screened at numerous festivals in the US and around the world. She mixes creativity with exceptional organizational skills. She can handle a project from development through post production with tenacity.