FILMMAKERS

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Miguel Silveira

Writer/Director

Originally from Rio de Janeiro,

Brazil, Miguel Silveira lives and works in Chicago. Miguel Silveira's thesis film at Columbia University, a political thriller titled "Devil's Work,” won a DGA award as well as a student academy awards semi-finalist nod. Silveira has taught in institutions such as Columbia College Chicago, EICTV in Cuba, and Columbia University in New York. Miguel Silveira co-founded "NoPORT Films", is currently in post-production for the feature film "American Thief".

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Michel Stolnicki

Writer/Producer

Michel Stolnicki loves to tell stories that make people laugh and cry.  His films have screened at Cannes SFC, Palm Springs SF, Aspen SF, New York SF and Miami IFF. As aproducer he has won a DGA Student Latino Award with “Standing8” and as a director he received a Silver Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival with “Stranded Fish”. Michel Stolnicki has a Masters in Fine Arts from Columbia University and co-Founded 

NoPORT FIlms. He is currently in post-production for the feature film "American Thief".

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MISSY HERNANDEZ

Writer/Co-producer

Missy Hernandez is a Chicago-based 

Writer/Actor/Filmmaker. Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, she is the first generation born outside the island of Puerto Rico. The first in her family to go to college, Hernandez graduated from 

Columbia University with a B.A. in Cinema Studies and an M.F.A. in Screenwriting. Her most recent credits include Writer and Co-Producer of the 

feature film American Thief (Jerome Foundation 2016, IFP Narrative Lab 2017) and Associate Producer for Terence Nance’s television 

series Random Acts of Flyness (A24/HBO). 

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JOHN WAKAYAMA CAREY

Director of Photography

John Wakayama Carey received his MFA from Columbia University. He lensed over forty short films in eight different countries including "Above the Sea"; a short film shot in China that received the Gold Medal at the 41st annual Student Academy Awards. Carey has also shot campaigns for Adidas Originals and won best cinematography at the Adana International Film Festival for his work on "Deniz Seviyesi," a Turkish-American feature film that also won the Audience Award and Jury Honorable Mention at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival. In 2015, Carey was nominated for an American Society of Cinematographer’s Student Heritage Award.

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