NSAEN Film Festivalis pleased to announce its distinguished panel of judges for this year’s festival.
An actor, known for the Movies Disney’s My Fake Finance, Tammy (2014), Lawless (2012) and Trouble with the Curve (2012), Christmas Office Party (2016) and many commercials.
An actor, known for The Great Debaters (2007), Hall Pass (2011) and Gifted(2017), many Television shows such as Heat of the Night. Gordan will be seen in the next season of Netflix House of Cards.
Venezuelan-born, bi-lingual award winning actress/producer Yeniffer Behrens-Mendoza. She has amassed a prolific career as an accomplished actress and has expanded her talents and abilities as a director, producer and philanthropist.
Creating a benefit to support bilingual education “Multicultural Harmony Gala” as one of her community activist passions, she also serves as a board member to the Beauty in Beauty out foundation, supporting women from all walks of life. Yeniffer created the TFF slogan ” Making a difference one film at at a time”
Her mission in life is to create content and live events that unite use as Global citizens.
Her experience as executive producer started with documentary- “Quincy Coleman: It’s All In The Song, directed by Jaime Gomez, Feature film Homebound
Her producing credits are award winning features After School, Los Desconocidos, Fighting Chance, The Shifting, It can only be used once, Taco Shop, Sinverguenzas.
In 2016 TFF produced their first international co-production “Los Internacionales”
In 2006 Yeniffer established TRUE FORM FILMS INC., in 2008 she joined forces with partners DeWayne Cox and 2010 with her husband Mauricio Mendoza.
TFF partnered with StarAngel Film Productions to produce and direct segments of the incredible award-winning documentary Create Option C: My Journey with Cancer: actress Lourdes Colon.
Yeniffer Behrens-Mendoza was awarded the 2014 Latina Of Influence Award and 2014 “outstanding media innovator” award from the non-profit “Beauty In, Beauty Out “Award .
2017 brings two short films and 3 features to Yeniffer’s producing slate.
“From Now On” a short directed and starred by Ivonne Coll ( grandmother on The hit CW show “Jane The Virgin”)
“Que Pasó?” a short based on true events directed by Yeniffer.
“Her Choices” the current coming of age feature based on her true story as a young woman.
Is being developed and packaged , set for principal photography late 2017 early 2018.
Victor, a native Californian, has been acting since the age of ten. He is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon Universitywhere he majored in Acting and Directing. Victor worked for over fifteen years at UNIVERSAL STUDIOS as a director, camera operator and technical director. As a Theatrical director his productions have been lauded as best play of the season and critic’s choice. His a member of SAG, AFTRA, AEA, SSDC and ASFD. He has directed over 55 projects and acted in over 75 roles. Because of his many talents and the network he has created over the years, he has applied his 30 years of experience and proven expertise to create greater opportunities to self-generate projects with the creation of his film production company Glydascope. Recently teaming up with Mac Creative to help nurture artists who are devoted to developing their craft. More information can be found about Mr. Warren and his company at: www.victorwarren.com www.glydascope.com
Instagram – Glydascope Some of his awards are mentioned below: WINNER BEST FEATURE, BEST WRITING, NOMINEE BEST DIRECTOR – Indie Film Awards 2016 – HOT NOMINEE BEST SCI-FI FEATURE – Bloodstained Indi Film Festival – HOT NOMINATED BEST SCREENPLAY – Boston International Film Festival – THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED WINNER BEST PRODUCTION VALUE – Laughlin International Film Festival – HOT GOLD REEL AWARD – Nevada International Film Festival – First Time Director – HOT SEMI-FINALIST– Nashville Film Festival – Screenwriting – DISEMBODIED VOICES SEMI-FINALIST– Sundance Table read my Screenplay – DISEMBODIED VOICES FINALIST -The Scriptoid Writer’s Challenge – JACK TANDY BEST FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD – LA Drama Critic Circle – STRANGER, Bootleg Theatre BEST FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY- AWARD LA Weekly – STRANGER, Bootleg Theatre OFFICIAL INVITATION – Dreamago – Invited Three week intensive (Switzerland) – DISEMBODIED VOICES FIRST PLACE WINNER SCREENPLAY– Rhode Island Film Festival – THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED POSITIVE LIFESTYLE AWARD WINNER – Rhode Island Film Festival – LIKE THIS FIRST PLACE WINNER SCREENPLAY– Massachusetts film Office Screenwriting – JIMMY BEST INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM – Canadian International Film Festival – ALONE
An Actor, Comedian, Producer and Writer from Decatur, GA are a mere sampling of adjectives to describe a man with so many talents. Dexter Tucker’s hilarious and charming comedy style has granted him respect and created a huge demand for him on the comedy circuit in Atlanta and abroad. He has starring roles in movies such as “Black Men Can Swim”, “Playa in the Pulpit”, and“Treasure in the Hood” (2005). He has graced the stage in an inspirational play “If You Don’t Tell, I Won’t Tell”, starring Don “DC Curry” and Gary “Lil G” Jenkins (SILK).“Money Talks”(1997), “So Fresh & So Clean”, and “My Big Phat Hiphop Family” and Jimmy Part 1 Did You Get One?(2015).
In addition to these various roles, Dexter is the writer and creative director behind this hilarious film starring Chrystale Wilson, Shae Johnson, comedian Honey Bunz and an all-star cast of nationally known comics.
Dexter has entertained the comedy stage throughout the U.S. such as The Comedy Union in Los Angeles, The Miami Improv Comedy Club, Atlanta’s Uptown Comedy Corner and Punchline Comedy Club and Birmingham’s Stardome Comedy Club just to name a few.
He has appeared on the Tom Joyner’s Fantastic Voyage Cruise 2007. In the past years, he was the host for the Gerald Levert/Will Downing Tour and also for Chastain Park, Patti Labelle Concert Tour and Frankie Beverly and Maze featuring EnVogue concert tour in Atlanta, GA. Dexter has entertained audiences on the nation’s hottest comedy TV shows; BET’S Comicview and HBO’s Robert Townsend: Partner in Crime.
Hosts 2 live Web Tv Shows: Hollywood South and Comics on Parole. Dan also has performed Stand Up Comedy at Louie Anderson’s club in Vegas, Hosted for WSB Radio’s Jim Gosset, Hosted Jerry Farber’s Side Door Open Mic, and performed at the Atlanta’s Punchline, Laughing Skull, Atlanta Comedy theater and more.
Originally from Aurora, Colorado, Roe’s vast filmmaking experience has taken her both in front of the camera and behind the scenes on familiar television shows like CW’s Masters of Illusion, Emmy-nominated family sitcom This Just In, and El Rey Network’s Lucha Underground. Most of her experience has been as a script supervisor working alongside many highly-acclaimed directors including 2016’s Student Academy Award winner, David Henry Gerson. Most recently, she was seen working as the Associate Director on the beloved Hollywood Christmas Parade and Hollywood Walk of Fame Awards. You can catch her on screen in an episode of Z-Living’s show, Finding Fido and the Domestic Violence PSA One In a Million.
As founder of PiePie Productions, she has produced narrative web content for FunnyorDie.com and multiple award-winning projects including short film Dark Specter which travelled nationwide with GeekFest. Her upcoming project, Out of Control, is currently finishing in post. Check out the trailer here!
This past spring, Roe was a speaker at SXSW’s Script Supervisor Panel. She is a blog contributor for Final Draft and in the Story Broads Community on ScriptMag.com. When Roe isn’t on set or working on her upcoming projects, she can be found swimming, sweating in Bikram yoga, or enjoying time with her two dachshunds Peanut and Slinky. A fun piece of trivia: Roe was a sumo wrestler.
Swedish born- and Los Angeles based actress Jannica Olin is a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. She has appeared in plays Off Off Broadway as well as having worked in film and theatre in London. Credits include the UK film noir thriller, Third Contact, which had its’ world premiere at The British Film Institute in London (2013) followed by an extensive cinema tour around Europe, Canada and the US. The experimental short film Jukka which screened at Cannes Short film Corner (2009) and picked up the Audience Award at the European Film Awards (2009). Jannica can also be seen in Jessie J’s empowering music video Queen as well as the “Emotion Picture”; Dirty Computer with Janelle Monae. Jannica has had Alopecia since 2013 and lost all her hair six months later in 2014. Her new unique look is truly her superpower. She gets to empower and inspire people to embrace themselves fully by keeping on living her dream and representing a different idea of beauty in media. In 2017 Jannica was nominated by The Los Angeles Business Journal for their annual Women’s Summit. The event is designed to recognize and honor outstanding professional women who have made significant contributions to their professions and the Los Angeles community.
Natalie Camunas is a Los Angeles native and USC graduate. She is a queer identified actor and writer. Natalie’s voice can be heard as the narrator in 10 online campaign spots for Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Her short plays have been produced in Los Angeles (Casa 0101, The Hudson Theatres), NYC (International NY Fringe Festival) and Ireland (International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival). As an actor, credits include Major Crimes, “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn,” and most recently David Ayer’s new Netflix feature film, Bright. Other feature films include Henry Alberto’s Hara-Kiri, and Adelina Anthony’s Bruising for Besos. In addition to her on screen work, Natalie writes and performs to empower and celebrate her communities. Her documentary short My Parents premiered in Los Angeles at CineArte: A Latinx Queer Art & Film Festival. She is dedicated to creating authentic portrayals of the vast experiences of queer people of color, specifically Latinx in the U.S. She is endlessly grateful to be able to share her voice and use stories as tools to heal.
Producer/Director/Screenwriter/Actress/Plus-Size Model/Television and Radio Host
Priscilla Leona is an award winning producer. She currently works in the entertainment industry as: Producer, Executive Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Actress, Plus-Size Model, Television and Radio Host. Her journey in the entertainment industry began on the East coast working for years in various positions of Community Theater. After receiving her degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing, she decided to pursue a career as a Producer in the entertainment industry and moved to California. Upon her arrival, Priscilla attended Acting and Directing classes at UCLA. Her education, experience, work ethic, talent, positive perspective and charismatic traits paved the path that led to working with professionals in the entertainment industry such as: Jane Lynch, David Schwimmer, Danny DeVito, Eric Stoltz, Daryl Hannah, Fred Savage, Mark Harmon, Maximilian Schell, Peisha McPhee, Michael Orland, CeCe Peniston, Brely Evans, Ernest Thomas, Bill Duke, Bill Cobbs, Dorian Missick and so many more.
Born and raised in New York, Christianna Carmine had spent much of her early life as a stage actor, with a strong interest in the human condition. As she began to amass a body of stage credits, her fascination with human nature continued to grow, influencing her work as a performer, and leading her to study psychology at the graduate level.
After completing her Masters’ Degree in Psychology with a focus on criminal sociopathy, Christianna continued to pursue a career in film. While working with professionals on network television shows and feature films as an actor, Christianna’s attention became drawn towards the art of filmmaking. In 2011, she wrote and directed her first short, To Live and Try in LA, shot on 16mm.
In 2014, Christianna wrote, directed and produced her second short film, Darryl, which premiered at the GI Film Festival in 2016 andhas won awards for Best Female Director and Best International Drama, andhas been licensed by VetStreamTV.
Christianna’s fourth directing venture, Solstice Ranch premiered at LA Shorts Fest 2018 and stars Wil and Grace’s Ryan Pinkston, The Real O’Neals’ Matt Shively and Marlon star, Essence Atkins. Recently, Christianna was hired to direct a series of narrative shorts for the Pasadena Community Foundation and is in pre-production on the second film in that series.
Christianna continues to create original content with a focus on socially and culturally relevant themes and subject matter.
Andrea Emanuela Bossoni
Film Director / Scriptwriter
Andrea Emanuela Bossoni. Born in Milan, Italy, on July 11th, 1974.
Jewish and born between two cultures, Andrea has a great mind-openness.
She attends lower and higher secondary school in Milan, Italy.
She gets a General Certificate of Education in tourism as Tour Operator in 1995. In 1996, after passing the examination test in three sections, she enters her name and starts attending a two-year professional course at the Motion Pictures, TV and New Media Professional School of Milan, Italy. She gets a post-diploma degree as director assistant / production assistant in 1997.
She’s scriptwriter since 1995, film director since 2002. She wrote, directed, sometimes edited and produced all her audiovisual works.
In 1998 she starts working as second assistant director during the theatrical rehearsals of Mr Moni Ovadia and TheaterOrchestra “Il Crepuscolo delle Madri” at the Piccolo Teatro of Milan.
Several works as freelance between France and Italy follow. In France she works as assistant director and scriptwriter. She is also one of the organization members of a film festival in Rennes, Brittany, France.
She works as scriptwriter from 1995. In 2002 she becomes a professional independent film director. Her first short film written, directed and self-financed and produced “Ricordi Metropolitani” (“Souvenirs Urbains”, “City Recollections”, Betacam SP, 29’, colour – b/w, Italy, broadcasted at the TSR 2, second channel of Télévision Suisse Romande within the TV programme “Signes” in January 2003) wins two awards, one in Brussels in 2002 and the second one in Milan in 2005.
In 2003 / 2004 she writes, co-directs and co-edits “Le Rêve d’Un Jour” (original title in French), a tribute to Chaplin and a tribute to the theatre poetics), her second independent short film within a professional editing course (analogical and digital techniques) at the CFTA Institute in Milan.
In 2007, after two years of pre-production, she writes, directs and self-finances her third short film “La Voce di Barbara” (“Barbara’s Voice”) about dance and deafness where she reverses social roles showing that handicap is very often just a mental, social or cultural limit.
“La Voce di Barbara” wins an award on November 2008 as “Best Document” at the 35th Edition of the International Independent Film Festival of Brussels, Belgium.
Between August and September 2008 she writes a novel “Le Crisalidi di Lubiana” printed and published by Zerounoundici Edizioni getting a good review in terms of audience and critics.
In May-June 2009 she directs and edits her first art video about the artworks of a young talented Macedonian artist, Nevenka Zraveva, “A Look Beyond – A Journey Into Gala’s Vision” for an art event in parallel of Biennale di Venezia 2009.
In 2011 she writes, directs and edits “My New Life In Skopje” (June 2011), a docu-fiction in two versions. She also engaged in developing a challenging cross-cultural project, feature film project “Le Match de Ma Vie” (“The Match of My Life”), her first feature film about sports, friendship and the courage to face the loss and getting back to life again.
In 2012 she writes, directs and edits “The Bridge of Memory”(a short film), “It’s A MovieBusiness” (a short film) and “To Sing Her Life” (a documentary) in Skopje, Macedonia.
In 2012 she graduates and gets a BA in Cinema and TV Directing at ESRA University for Audiovisual arts in Skopje, Macedonia.
In 2013 she writes and publishes her second novel, “The Next Chance”, a short story within a young talented new authors short stories collection published in Rome, Italy.
In 2015 she develops “Le Refuge des Miracles” (a documentary). “Second Chance” (a French-Macedonian film production and co-production) and a new script, “The 17th Day”.
In 2016 she writes, directs and produces “Second Chance”, a fiction short film, a cross-cultural projects between France and Macedonia, spoken in two languages, subtitled in six languages, released in 2017 and sent to many renowned international film festivals.
She is currently searching for some film producers among France and other countries to produce “Le Match de MaVie”, a stunning and challenging cross-cultural feature film story.
Big challenges and a fiery passion move her inner engine to work hard and get excellent results besides growing as artist and human being.