The Tribeca Creators Market is a one-of-a-kind, private industry pitch market for select emerging creators within the feature, episodic, immersive, games and podcast space to discuss their newest projects with a diverse array of companies and influential industry leaders. The Creators Market exists as another pillar of Tribeca’s commitment to supporting filmmakers in all stages of their careers, providing a curated group of intriguing talent and projects for industry to discover. The Creators Market will take place virtually, June 15th and 16th, 2021 and is invite only.

Luis Antonio

Game

Luis Antonio is known for his remarkable work as senior 3-D artist for the BAFTA Games award-winning "The Witness"; his earlier work includes art director at Ubisoft and 3-D artist at Rockstar Games. "Twelve Minutes" is Luis’ game directing debut.

Kendra Arimoto & Justin Michael Jeffers

Feature Narrative

Kendra Arimoto is a writer, performer, and mother on a mission to tell powerful stories thematically focused on Japanese American ancestral memory and intergenerational trauma, queer identity, and Otherness. Current projects include feature screenplays “Starshine and Clay” and “Before I Disappear”, and the short “Pachuke”.

Justin Michael Jeffers is a multimedia visual artist from Seattle currently paving his own lane as a freelance Director/DP. Drawing inspiration from 90’s street art, hip hop, and social activism, Justin brings his visions to reality by growing, learning, and gaining new experiences.

Sabrina Barca

Narrative Series

Finding the absurdity in everyday life, Sabrina Barca created a web series inspired by highly relatable situations that highlight the tragicomedy behind a typical day. She is an Argentinian, NY-based multidisciplinary content creator, and has worked in media for 10 years. She engages audiences through honest, innovative storytelling.

Tessa Bartholomew & Christina Kinsleigh Licud

Fiction Podcast

Tessa Bartholomew is a Filipino-American Producer, Writer, Actor, and Horror Film Fanatic living in her hometown of LA. Currently appearing in commercials for Sony and Disney+, she’s ecstatic to be a part of projects that highlight Women and People of Color, from behind and in front of the camera.

Christina Kingsleigh Licud is a Filipino-American filmmaker. She earned her MFA in Screenwriting from American Film Institute and won its Writers’ Room Ready and William J. Fadiman Awards. An alum of the PGA Power of Diversity Master Workshop, she uses horror and dramedy to explore issues like cultural identity.

Miles Blim & Chloe Howard

Narrative Series

Miles Blim is a Chicago-born, New York-based artist. He recently graduated from Northwestern where he studied theatre. He’s performed in several professional productions and is eager to explore the full range of his artistic interests beginning with VIRAL, his first foray into writing, directing, and screen acting.

Chloe Howard is a New York-based actor and artist originally from the California Bay Area. She is a graduate of Northwestern University where she studied theatre, musical theatre, and acting for screen.

Idris Brewster, Glenn Cantave and Micah Milner

Immersive Project

Idris Brewster is an artist, creative technologist, and educator that disrupts traditional narratives through immersive experiences, all the while empowering others to do the same. Idris is the Chief Creative Officer at Movers and Shakers NYC, subject of the award winning documentary American Promise, and the creator of quantum summer.

Glenn Cantave is the Co-Founder/CEO of Movers & Shakers NYC, a nonprofit that uses augmented reality to write black and brown history in American curricula. They are developing a catalog of augmented reality monuments and culturally responsive pedagogy for middle school students. Glenn is an activist, performance artist, and social entrepreneur.

Micah Milner is one of the world's top VR based visual artists. He has followed up a 10-year career in 2D illustration with a head-first dive into VR, where he has since collaborated with brands like Adobe, Apple, Google & Verizon as well as major non-profit organizations.

Heidi Burkey & Julie Hook

Documentary Feature

Based in Los Angeles, Heidi Burkey is a documentary filmmaker committed to elevating stories that explore social, political and environmental issues through the lens of the human experience. Her work has been distributed on Netflix, Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Fusion TV, and DirectTV.

Julie Hook began her career in Austin, TX working on notable feature films such as Jeff Nichols’ MIDNIGHT SPECIAL and Oscar-nominated, LOVING, as well as Terrence Malick’s IMAX documentary VOYAGE OF TIME. Julie recently produced MY LOVE, a Netflix documentary series on love & companionship in six different countries.

Jordan Crafton

Fiction Podcast

Jordan Crafton is a 33-year-old award winning filmmaker. His work has been featured in: Huffington Post, CNN, USA Today, and Billboard Magazine. He has also performed multiple production roles for movies and television shows such as Kevin Hart’s What Now?, MTV’s WildNOut, Nickelodeon’s TeenNick Top 10, and many more.

Anaïs Dupuis, Cécile C. Simon & Anaïs Carayon

Nonfiction Podcast

Anaïs Dupuis loves telling stories on both a social and a professional level. She started her career in the movie industry in France and Germany where she had the opportunity to work on fictions and documentaries. She also has been selected at the Berlin Festival Talent Campus, and was a recipient of the Nipkow Programm grant.

Cécile C. Simon is a photographer and a director based in Paris. Her work has been exhibited and published in various books and magazines. She's been running a creative studio with Céline Barrère for 10 years now. They commit to a large scope of commissioned work : portraits, music videos, editorials, fashion films and advertisement.

Anaïs Carayon started her career as a journalist in a Parisian hip hop magazine. A few years later, she founded her own magazine, Brain. She also wrote several books (La Chose revue pop-porn, Lolchats, Nos commerçants ont du talent), produced close to 10 podcasts and more than a hundred episodes, and organized many events in Paris.

Alton Glass & Donovan de Boer

Immersive Project

Alton Glass is a visionary entrepreneur who leads a team of new media gurus who are – tackling contemporary issues through immersive storytelling. Glass is the Co-Creator of TIME's The March executive produced by Viola Davis. The March is an immersive installation on the 1963 March on Washington in virtual reality.

Donovan de Boer is an award-winning producer, visual artist, an accomplished writer/director, and responsible for the creative development and successful launch of a wide variety of multi-million dollar entertainment, hospitality, film and television marketing campaigns. He holds over 20 years of experience in project development, creative direction, film marketing, branding, and high performance visual communications.

Rick Gomez & Steve Zahn

Narrative Series

Rick Gomez is an actor, writer, and director. He portrayed George Luz in the HBO miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS. He co-wrote, produced, and starred in THE WEEK, and is currently in production on his feature directorial debut, HOT FRUIT, starring Steve Zahn and Judy Greer.

Steve Zahn has spent over thirty years working as an actor in Theatre, Film and Television. He was nominated twice for an Independent Spirit Award and won for best supporting actor in Happy Texas.

Josh and Mike Grier

Game

Josh and Mike Grier are the founders of Ember Lab, a studio that has its roots in VFX and animation for indie films. The brothers grew the studio into a boutique ad agency, building a reputation for storytelling and character development. Their commercial work includes ad campaigns and animated shorts for The Coca-Cola Company and Major League Baseball.

Colin Kane Healey

Narrative Series

Colin Kane Healey is a writer, director, and copywriter. The New York Times called his award-winning feature film HOMEMAKERS "a raggedy ode to the DIY ethos."

Onat Hekimoglu

Game

Onat Hekimoglu is good at mixing storytelling and interactive concepts as he floats between film fan and game designer as well as gamer and filmmaker. In 2015 he co-founded the independent game development studio Slow Bros. and spent the recent past working as the game director, writer and composer for their upcoming release “Harold Halibut”.

Vanna James

Narrative Series

Vanna James graduated from Clark Atlanta University where her talents took her to Los Angeles. In a pursuit to change the culture through storytelling, Vanna invested in her creativity and began producing original content. Vanna vows to create media that illuminates all facets of black culture.

Yuqi Kang, Dana Kalmey & Ina Fichman

Documentary Feature

Yuqi Kang was born in Inner Mongolia, China. Growing up as an ethnic minority in China, art became the medium through which Yuqi began to confront and begin to articulate her lived experience. She is an alumnus of Tribeca institute, Hotdocs Crosscurrent, and TIFF Talents.

Dana Kalmey is a filmmaker, Impact Partners Producing Fellow, and former architect and college soccer coach. Her films include the award-winning Trapped (2016), Well Groomed (2019), (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015), and E-Team (2014). She currently directs sports documentaries, while producing 7 Beats Per Minute.

Ina Fichman has been producing award-winning documentary and fiction films, and interactive projects. In 2018, Ina was the recipient of the Don Haig Award from Hotdocs. She is currently chair of the national board of the Documentary Association of Canada and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Sergio Karmy & Jaime Villarreal

Documentary Series

Sergio Karmy (MBA) is an executive producer of original content at Blackstar. Developing TV and films from Chile with a worldwide perspective, Sergio is focused on projects that have a strong social impact and can position Chile as a hub for amazing stories that can change the world.

Jaime Villarreal is a Chilean journalist and filmmaker. He is the CEO of Blackstar, a production company that specializes in producing entertainment content throughout Latin America. Blackstar is based in Santiago, Ciudad de Mexico and Los Angeles, producing a catalogue of more than 15 projects, in different stages of development for different platforms.

Jalena Keane-Lee & Amber Espinosa-Jones

Documentary Feature

Jalena Keane-Lee is a filmmaker who explores intergenerational trauma and healing through an intersectional lens. Jalena is the director of STANDING ABOVE THE CLOUDS which follows Native Hawaiian mother daughter activists and has been supported by Pacific Islanders in Communication, Nia Tero, CNN Films, and Points North Institute.

Amber Espinosa-Jones is an independent producer and racial equity strategist from Oakland, CA. She currently serves as Manager of the Outreach & Inclusion Department at Sundance Institute where she supports artists from underrepresented communities through intersectional fellowships, community programs and network building.

James Kim & Brooke Iskra

Fiction Podcast

James Kim is a Los Angeles based podcast creator. Previously, he worked on Radiotopia's Strangers, Marketplace, Deadly Manners, The Dinner Party Download, KPCC, and Gimlet Media. Most recently, he made the fiction show MOONFACE, which landed on the "Best of 2019" lists from Vulture, Spotify, Time Magazine, and The A.V. Club.

Brooke Iskra is a UCLA grad and Film Industry Professional. With a background in Film Sales, Distribution and Festivals, she has spent the past decade championing Independent Storytelling.

Mari Kussman(真理) & Mitchell Hart

Documentary Series

Mari Kussman(真理) is Japanese/American, by way of Tokyo and the Pacific Northwest. As a designer she has worked in leadership roles for various tech startups, and designed collections shown at NY Fashion Week. Her passion lies in sustainability, and she is currently producing a docuseries, Cycles.

Mitchell Hart has been producing creative work across film, technology and design in a variety of mediums for 15 years. He holds a degree in journalism and when not at work he enjoys the outdoors and composing music.

Alessandra Lacorazza & Daniel Tantalean

Narrative Feature

Alessandra Lacorazza is a queer Colombian-American writer-director and editor based in Brooklyn. Her work deals with personal and cultural memory, and incorporates themes of migration, alienation, community, and resilience. In 2020 she became a screenwriting fellow with WGA-east and FilmNation, with their support she wrote her next second feature SOLA.

Daniel Tantalean is a 2020 NALIP Latino Media Market Fellow and Award-Winning Latinx Producer based in Los Angeles. As a producer, he focuses on Latinx and Indigenous filmmakers in narrative and documentary. He has had films shown at Aspen ShortsFest, SFFilm, Hot Docs, and Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.

Olivia Luengas & Odín Acosta Ascencio

Documentary Feature

Olivia Luengas has worked as DOP in projects such as MARI PEPA and LA HORA DE LA SIESTA. Her debut feature AWAY FROM MEANING, which she directed and shot, won the TFI Latin American fund, the support of the Grodman Foundation UDG USA and the Star Prize in the Havana Film Festival in NY.

Odín Acosta Ascencio has collaborated on more than 100 projects as a sound designer, sound editor and mixer. He made his debut as producer of the documentary film AWAY FROM MEANING by Olivia Luengas Magaña, is co-producer of THE BLUE YEARS by Sofía Gómez Córdova and co-producer of TIO YIM by Luna Maran.

Jennifer Morris and Robbie Sublett

Narrative Series

Jennifer Morris and Robbie Sublett are actor/writer/directors based in NYC. They are Associate Artists of the Obie award winning theatre company, The Civilians. Their writing has been featured off-Broadway, at Williamstown, and on WNYC, NPR, and PBS. As actors, they’ve appeared on and off Broadway at Lincoln Center, Ars Nova, Playwrights Horizon, BAM and more. On screen, they have over 40 film and television credits between them.

Veena Rao & Dara Kell

Documentary Series

Veena Rao is a New York-based filmmaker whose work has screened at festivals worldwide, been featured in The New York Times Op-Docs, The Atlantic, and Vimeo Staff Picks, and supported by Independent Television Service, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Dara Kell is an award-winning filmmaker and fiction writer. Her documentaries have been broadcast on PBS, TVFrance and Netflix, and screened at film festivals worldwide. She has made films in South Africa, Brazil, Azerbaijan, Egypt, and China, and is currently making a film about Reverend William Barber and poverty in America.

Tisha Robinson-Daly & Jonathan Mason

Narrative Feature

Tisha Robinson-Daly is an African American filmmaker based in Philadelphia. She is a Sundance and Knight Foundation Fellow whose work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, Stowe Story Labs, SAGindie and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is also an advocate for telecommunication and broadcast tower climbers.

Jonathan Mason is a French/American filmmaker based in Philadelphia. His work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, IFP, Cinephilia, and Stowe Story Labs. He co-wrote the upcoming UNTITLED HEIST MOVIE with Braulio Mantovani (CITY OF GOD), and co-created the series THE ORDER, currently in development at MGM/OrionTV.

Annie Saunders

Immersive Project

Annie Saunders is a multidisciplinary creator and director of site-specific experiences, and has created award-winning multi-platform projects for major arts institutions including the Public Theater, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Broad Stage and Summerhall, as well as site-specific projects in disused spaces set for demolition and experiential campaigns for multinational brands.

Desiree Staples & Nate Trinrud

Narrative Series

Desiree Staples is a producer, filmmaker, and actress. CIRCUS PERSON, produced by Staples, was a Tribeca NOW 2020 showcase selection. Staples' dramedy pilot IT'S WHAT SHE WOULD HAVE WANTED and comedy pilot THE INFLUENCERS, that she co-created and produced, have together screened at over 25 festivals in the US and Internationally.

Nate Trinrud is a graduate of Northwestern University and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. His work has been recognized at festivals internationally, including nominations for Berlinale’s Teddy Award and Crystal Bear. Nate most recently worked with Cate Shortland on Black Widow and is currently writing a graphic novel for HMHCo.

Michèle Stephenson, Joe Brewster & Yasmin Elayat

Immersive Project

Michèle Stephenson pulls from her Panamanian and Haitian roots and international experience as a human rights attorney. She tells compelling, deeply personal stories that are recreated by, for and about communities of color and resonate beyond the margins. Her film AMERICAN PROMISE was nominated for three Emmys and won the Jury Prize at Sundance.

Joe Brewster is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist who uses his psychological training as the foundation in approaching the social issues he tackles as an artist and filmmaker. Brewster has created stories using installation, narrative, documentary and print mediums that have garnered support from critics and audiences internationally. He is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow.

Yasmin Elayat is an Emmy-award winning immersive director and Co-Founder at Scatter, an immersive company pioneering Volumetric Filmmaking. Yasmin directed Scatter’s ZERO DAYS VR (Sundance 2017) and is the co-creator of 18 DAYS IN EGYPT. Her work has been exhibited at various festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, SIGGRAPH, Festival de Cannes, and the World Economic Forum.

Larin Sullivan, Isabel Marden & Kim Bailey

Narrative Feature

Larin Sullivan is an LGBT+ filmmaker and founder of Trinket Films. She has written and directed documentaries for Showtime, ABC Australia, campaigns for Samsung and Lexus, and several scripted festival shorts. She graduated from Columbia University with an MFA in Directing. THE YOUNG KING is her first narrative feature.

Isabel Marden began her career in Beijing, as a production executive at Bona Film Group. She worked in development at Sony/Columbia before leaving to found Corporate Witchcraft. Corporate Witchcraft’s first feature CLEMENTINE premiered at Tribeca and was picked up for distribution by Oscilloscope Laboratories. She is a graduate of USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program.

Kim Bailey started her career at Paradigm Talent Agency, then as a Creative Executive at e2b Capital, working on films such as Dallas Buyers Club and The Butler. She worked at Fortitude International as Director of Acquisitions and at Tang Media Partners before leaving to form Corporate Witchcraft.

Denzel Whitaker & John Trefry

Narrative Series

Since age 10, Denzel Whitaker has widely been known for his on-screen talents, with titles including: THE GREAT DEBATERS, BLACK PANTHER, CUT THROAT CITY, TRAINING DAY and many more. In 2011, Denzel stepped behind the lens to direct films and music videos; he's been developing both sides of the camera since.

John Trefry is a filmmaker with extensive narrative and documentary credits and his films have competed at festivals including SXSW, Tribeca, DOC NYC, and dozens more. John has a proven track record marketing and distributing his work, generating tens of millions of views to engage with audiences around the world.

Oliver Lewin, Graham Parkes & Will Hellwarth

Game

Graham Parkes is a filmmaker, screenwriter and game designer from Los Angeles. He served as the writer and creative director on “Before Your Eyes,” the debut game from GoodbyeWorld Games, published by Skybound Games. He has worked as a screenwriter for Paramount Pictures, Crypt TV, Pulse Films, Dreamscape VR and EKO.

Oliver Lewin is a game director, producer, and composer from Los Angeles. In April 2021, he and his longtime collaborators at award-winning studio GoodbyeWorld Games released their debut game, “Before Your Eyes.” He studied at The New School’s Mannes School of Music, and his musical works have been recorded by Grammy Award-winning artists.