Victor Pineda is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, development economist, and globally recognized human rights expert. His professional experience as both a film producer and development economist allows him to bring an uncommon dignity to issues like exclusion.
He has produced media content for the United Nations, Microsoft, Paralympics, UNICEF, and the World Bank. His films have screened at international festivals around the world, including the American Documentary Film Festival, Newport Beach International Film Festival, Marbella International Film Festival, Oaxaca Film Fest, and Boston Latino International Film Festival, among others. His last documentary, Beauty Factory, acquired by Gravitas Ventures, had a worldwide release and is currently the #2 All-time bestseller on iTunes for Spanish Language Documentaries.
He co-founded Windmills and Giants, a film production company to elevate visibility of underrepresented voices in film and television.. He has a PhD in Social Policy formation from UCLA and is a two-time presidential appointee in the Obama Administration.
Zachary Kerschberg is an award-winning narrative and documentary filmmaker from Oakland, CA. He has lived and worked in South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. His films have screened at the Cannes Film Festival, SXSW, Raindance and the New York Film Festival, among others. He produced the short film A Ciambra, which won the Sony Discovery Prize at the 53rd Semaine de la Critique in Cannes, and wrote, directed and produced Seeing the Full Sounding, which won the Best Short American Documentary award at the 2015 American Documentary Film Festival. His films have screened nationally on PBS and cable networks.
Zachary has had the honor of directing leading stars such as Chloé Sevigny, Logan Marshall-Green, James Franco, Marina Abramovic, Olek Krupa, Marylouise Burke, Khaled Abol Naga, Sara Abi Kanaan, Abdelmonem Chouayet, and Fathi Akkari.
Zachary is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to the UAE, where he taught screenwriting and filmmaking at the Dubai Men’s College. He is also the recipient of a National Board of Review Grant, a Janowsky Award, a Wasserman Award, and an Agosto Foundation Residency. He is an alum of the Berlinale Talent Campus and SF Filmhouse. He holds an honors B.A. from UC Berkeley in Romance Languages and Literatures, and MFAs in Dramatic Writing and Film Production, from New York University’s TISCH School of the Arts.
Santiago Aquino is a producer, editor and post-production supervisor from Caracas, Venezuela. Santiago brings more than ten years of experience working in television at Televen, Globovision, and TVES. He has worked as a freelance post-production supervisor on multiple Docu-series, including Pais Admirable, Artesano del Mar, Esta Pegao, Asi Cocina Soucy, and Camino de Historia. After relocating to Mexico City, he joined the commercial agency BNN, where he edited and supervised all digital content for clients such as Nestle (Recetas Nestle, Nescafe, Mini Cooper, Dolce Gusto), Purina, Oreo, and LALA. He has also created content for nonprofits and government agencies and his feature documentaries have screened at international film festivals and received worldwide distribution.
Santiago holds a BA in Business Management, with a minor in Media Studies from the Caribbean International University in Curaçao.