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Artwork by Bryce Kroll

Photography by Mai Iskander

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Candice Edwards-Marchrones

Executive Producer, Writer, Lead Actress

Candice is a Woman Of Color, an immigrant born and bread in Manchester, United Kingdom. She graduated with a BA(Hons) Degree in Media and Performance from the University Of Salford, U.K.

Having studied acting from the tender age of 11, Candice moved to New York to complete a 2 year acting conservatory program at The Michael Howard Studios, where she continued her training and was taught acting and story telling skills by industry's finest - Gabrielle Beirberich and Greg Chwerchak.
She continuously takes regular acting and writing lessons, to hone in on her skills to be able to create and tell honest worthy exciting stories in whatever way I can.

After being an erotic dancer for 14+ years, Candice finally found the courage to tell a story so very close to her heart.

Candice’s script “Naked Ambition” made it into the semi-finals of ScreenCrafts Short Script Competition 2018.

Mai Iskander

Director

Mai is the producer, director and cinematographer of the award-winning documentary films 'Garbage Dreams' (SXSW, IDFA) and 'Words of Witness' (Berlinale, Los Angeles Film Festival).

Her first documentary feature film 'Garbage Dreams' was shortlisted for the 2010 Academy Awards in the category of Best Feature Length Documentary, was nominated for the 2010 Best Documentary by the DGA, and won 26 international awards including the Al Gore Reel Current Award and IDA Humanitas Award. 'Garbage Dreams' aired on PBS/Independent Lens and PBS/Global Voices. Funded by the John S. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 'Words of Witness' won numerous awards and aired on AlJazeera America.

Mai’s recognizable visual watermark and innate understanding of diverse storytelling has also landed her in the director’s chair for the campaigns of major commercial clients such Whirlpool, Liberty Mutual, and Apple. Her ‘Care Counts’ campaign for Whirlpool was awarded four Lions at the 2017 Cannes Festival (Grand Prix, a Gold Lion, and two Bronze Lions).

Luca Fantini

Cinematographer

Luca grew up in a small Italian village, and from the time he was a child he has communicated through pictures; drawings, still photographs and film.
His career has taken him to film in places such as Japan, Mongolia, Borneo, India, Kenya, and has given him the opportunity to work with great brands such as Google, Cadillac and Nikon.

There are three things that make Luca happy;

- The first is to trick the audience into believing what they are watching was shot in natural light, even when it was not.

- The second is to go all the way in the other direction and make people dream with highly stylized images.

- The third is to create an atmosphere in which the director and his team are comfortable on set. The story we are telling is always the most important thing, which is why he strives to be a collaborator. Great work comes from an inspired team.

Luca enjoys a challenge, hence why “Naked Ambition” caught his attention.

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Alessia Gatti

Producer

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Alessia Gatti is an Italian actress, filmmaker and producer born in Fano, a small seaside town located on the eastern coast of Italy.
She's the creator of "Hands of New York", mini documentary series

filmed in NYC and the founder of Acid Green Productions.

After moving to New York to study with famed acting coach Susan Batson and Jordan Bayne, Alessia became one of the original members of The Lab - NY, an international community founded by Jordan, of actors and filmmakers who are creating exciting works in film and theatre on a global scale.

Recently she expanded her directing work to include short films, short documentaries, and commercials, and most recently she directed three videos for the Expo Milan representing her region Marche. Alessia has also won several awards for her commercials for Barilla, Menicon France, William Hill, and TV5 France.

Alone/Together and Greener directed by Alessia Gatti were accepted into the Love Film Festival 2017 and Santa Fe Film Festival 2016.

In 2015 Alessia founded the Greenwich Village Film Festival in her adopted home, New York City.

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