Caytha Jentis

Writer/Producer

Caytha Jentis has written, directed and produced features, an online series, and an award-winning stage play that has been turned into a musical. She has several projects in various stages of development, and has an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA and a BS in TV/Film from Syracuse University.

She began her career as a literary agent in New York and was profiled by the Writers Guild as well as Screenwriter Magazine. She is a member of the Writers Guild, Film Fatales and the Producers Guild. Her credits include:

The Other F Word, an online comedy series that streamed on Amazon. It was one of their top series four months in a row and now streams on The Girlfriend, AARP Gen X platform. It features: Steve Guttenberg, Judy Gold, Alysia Reiner and Gilbert Gottfried.

Bad Parents, she wrote/produced and directed the film, which was licensed to Cinedigm and Relativity Media and currently streams on HBO, Hulu and Starz. It had previously streamed on Netflix and made Redbox and iTunes top 20 comedy lists. The cast includes: Janeane Garofalo, Cheri Oteri, Christopher Titus and Kristen Johnston.

And Then Came Love, a romantic comedy feature, licensed to Warner Brothers, reached net profits and played in heavy tv rotation. It now streams on Amazon. Its cast includes: Vanessa Williams, Eartha Kitt, Anna Camp and Ben Vereen.

The One, (2009) a feature film drama distributed by TLA Releasing and wrote the thriller feature film Exposed. She also wrote the award winning stage play “It’s All About the Kids."  A stage play version of  "Pooling to Paradise" has been selected to be part of NYC's Emerging Artists New Works Series in the Fall. 

Roxy Shih

Director

Award winning, Daytime Emmy nominated Taiwanese-American director Roxy Shih applies a distinct perspective to all her creative endeavors. She is recognized for her versatility, which has enabled her to cross genres as well as international borders when it comes to filmmaking. Her work has been shown at a host of prestigious film festivals including The LA Film Festival, Cannes, SXSW, Dances with Films, and the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. Shih’s directorial debut, The Tribe (Empress Road Pictures) starred Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day, LA LA LAND), Anne Winters (Mom & Dad, 13 Reasons Why) and Michael Nardelli (The Collection, Circle) won awards at the Nice International Film Festival, The Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto, and the Other Worlds Austin Film Festival. She recently helmed episodes of the sci-fi anthology series Dark/Web, released on Amazon Prime. Her second feature, Painkillers, was released on Hulu and, she recently wrapped production on Heart to Heart. Shih believes in giving back to her community and serves as the current Festival Director for the Taiwanese American Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Angela Pedraza

Producer

Angela Pedraza is an independent film producer, writer and director. Angela’s passion and mission is to bring compelling stories to life while collaborating with artists. Her passion led her to be one of the co-founders of Cundina [Collective], a production company that aims to highlight and elevate untold narratives as well as cultivate a unique collaborative cinematic culture. In 2017, she co-wrote, co-produced and directed "It's Lawr-uh Not Laura,” set and shot in Colombia. "It's Lawr-uh Not Laura” depicts a young immigrant’s struggle with her identity as she redefines who she is, grasps the truth in her Colombian culture and re-frames her family’s influence on her decisions. Her short film went on to obtain distribution in North and South America that same year. Her passion for storytelling goes beyond the traditional narrative form. Her earlier experimental film “Mistaken Identity” explores the internal struggle for finding who you truly are and your place in society. Pedraza’s stories’ question the identities we hold on to and their connection or disconnection to a deeper definition of who we are. She recently co-produced the feature film “Pooling to Paradise alongside Caytha Jentis. “Pooling to Paradise” is currently in post-production and set to hit the festival market in 2021. She co-produced the short film “Joyride” with funding from Latino Public Broadcasting alongside Evelyn Martinez. “Joyride” is a road trip story about letting go and breaking free from our emotional inheritance. Pedraza also produced a TV Pilot for Disney writer Miranda Russo which included Grey’s Anatomy actor Alex Blue Davis. Looking ahead, she plans to continue her search for unique talent and to help showcase unearthed art.

Jih-E Peng

Director of Photography

Jih-E Peng is a Taiwanese cinematographer based in the States. Selected credits include THE LIGHT AND THE LITTLE GIRL (Toronto International Film Festival, BAM, BFI Future Film, Short of the Week), TOURISTS (Montclair Film Festival, Nantucket Film Festival, CAAM Film Festival), GOING PLACES (pilot selected for the 2017 Sundance New Voices Lab), and FAMILY GATHERING, starring Sharon Omi (Modern Family, Chicago Hope), Ken Narasaki (The Young and the Restless, Hawaii Five-O), and Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls). Nonfiction credits include a feature length film entitled THE LIGHT OF THE SETTING SUN (in post-production, a finalist for the SFFILM/Catapult Doc Development Fund and nominated for Sundance Docs in Development), and New York Times documentary 'I Just Simply Did What He Wanted' (front page of the Times July 2018, 2019 Winner World Press Photo Awards). Commercial and music video credits include work for Lake Street Dive, Roseanne Cash, Ally Bank, Thom Browne, Hewlett-Packard, Marriott, Advil, and more. She graduated from the American Film Institute's MFA program in cinematography and is a member of the ICFC and NYWIFT.

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