Megan Hess is a multi-disciplinary storyteller. She earned a BA in Film from Emerson College and MFA in Film from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her work includes experiments in celluloid, documentaries about travel and non-traditional living, stop-motion animations, and most recently queer (and not so queer) romantic comedies. She has taught filmmaking in environments ranging from community centers to graduate schools. In addition to her passion for teaching and telling great stories she gets life from her activist marching band, tiny monster daughter, and queer collective house in Brooklyn, NY.
Veteran Costume Designer Christopher Lawrence's work has been featured in high profile film and television projects for years. A recipient of the Costume Designers Guild Award, Christopher's most recent credits include Showtime's "Ray Donovan", "The Space Between Us" and Michael Mann's "Texas Killing Fields".
Scott Michael Salame
Scott Michael Salame is a stage and film actor, producer, visual artist and designer in NYC. He was raised in a small town in western Massachusetts where he fell in love with the arts at a young age. He started taking dance lessons at the age of 5, focusing mostly on Broadway style tap. Graduating an Honors Scholar from Salem State University in Salem, MA, he received a BA in Theatre Arts, focusing on performance and scenic design, as well as studying 2-dimensional art. Scott is anIndie Series Award nominee for Best Production Design for "Pride: The Series".
Ramsey Fendall is a filmmaker and co-founder of Room 5 Films, a New York City-based production company. As a producer, director and cinematographer with over fifteen years of professional experience, Ramsey has worked on a variety of commercials, shorts, feature length documentaries and narrative films. Ramsey’s credits include shorts such as Death of a Pop Star (Glasgow, 2011), Works of Art (SF Asian American Film Festival, 2010), The Last Leatherman of the Vale of Cashmere (Telluride, TIFF, 2016), The End (Hamptons, 2016) and the feature length films Con Artist (Tribeca, 2009), Kisses, Chloe (Hamptons, 2009), BAM 150 (Tribeca, 2012), Seymour: An Introduction, directed by Ethan Hawke (Telluride, TIFF and New York Film Festival, 2014), and most recently, Major Arcana (2017). When not behind the camera, Ramsey also works as an editor on documentary and fiction films.
Raxann Chin is an award-winning Fashion and Costume Designer. Her work continues to be seen internationally in Film, TV, Commercials, Music Videos, Opera, and was requested by her homeland of Jamaica to create the country’s national costume for the Miss World 2015 competition in Sanya, China. She is best known for her designs on the red carpets at the Academy Awards, Festival de Cannes and several other award ceremonies. Chin, known for her spirited personality, celebrity clientele, and design abilities is the new cast member and celebrity stylist for Hollywood-based reality TV series Back on The Market, currently in pre-production.
Angela Lynn Ware
Angela is currently a full time freelance, NYC and Philadelphia based hairstylist and makeup artist. To date, her work has been seen on MTV, YouTube, BET, Bravo, print, ad campaigns, commercials, magazines, runways, news anchors, radio personalities, celebrities and a host of other familiar places. In addition to juggling all of these things, Angela currently operates a mentoring program for budding talent in the industry. Angela’s knowledge of the beauty industry coupled with her artistic abilities and genuine personality, make her a sought after artist.
Ann Hampton Callaway
Composer. "Morning Star Cady" Theme
ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY is a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. She is best known for Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical “Swing!” and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series “The Nanny.” She made her feature film debut opposite Angelina Jolie and Matt Damon in the Robert De Niro film "THE GOOD SHEPHERD", performing the standard "Come Rain or Come Shine". Ann also wrote songs for the upcoming movie musical "THE MAN WHO SAVED PARIS" starring Stanley Tucci. Callaway is a Platinum Award winning writer whose songs are featured on seven of Barbra Streisand's recent CD's. The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Lovland, Amanda McBroom and Shelby Lynn to name a few. Ann has recorded over 50 CDs as a soloist and guest and her new CD Jazz Goes to the Movies debuted at #12 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and has been in high rotation on Siriusly Sinatra. Callaway’s performances and recordings have garnered her The Theater World Award, 15 MAC Awards, several Bistro Awards, The Mabel Mercer Award, The Johnny Mercer Award for Songwriting and The Blanton Peale Award for Positive Thinking. For more info go to www.annhamptoncallaway.com.