Arkasha Stevenson is a Los Angeles–based writer and director, and a recent graduate from the American Film Institute. Her thesis film, Vessels, was awarded the 2015 Iris Prize. Prior to attending film school, Stevenson worked as a photojournalist at the Los Angeles Times, which greatly informs her narrative filmmaking.
Vera Miao is a child of Chinese immigrants and the writer/director/EP of Two Sentence Horror Stories. Her feature, Best Friends Forever, premiered at Slamdance. At First was part of the Film Independent Screenwriting Lab and Sundance/WIF Financing Intensive. She was a fellow of the 2016 Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program.
Cristina Cacioppo has been working with Alamo Drafthouse since 2013, most recently heading up programming for the new Downtown Brooklyn theater. Prior to that she oversaw the film program at 92YTribeca, from its opening in 2008 to 2013.
Nicole is a Los Angeles-based writer, director and producer with a strong passion for unique storytelling in film and television. She attended NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study where she created her own major, The Art of Storytelling, a combination of Art History, Film, and Medieval Renaissance Studies. She is also a graduate of Columbia University's MFA Film program where she focused primarily on writing and producing. Her thesis films went on to win several awards at festivals around the world. Her dedication to support and develop high quality content continued as she worked for Marta Kauffman at Okay Goodnight, Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen at Flower films, John Melfi and Michael Patrick King on Sex and the City, and Mark Waters and Jessica Tuchinsky at Paramount Pictures. Nicole Delaney was most recently a writer on TBS’s Search Party. She is currently developing the sci-fi animated series Are You My Boyfriend? at TBS with Dan Harmon producing, Lesley Arfin co-writing and Elizabeth Olsen starring.