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.
Isabel Cárdenas is a filmmaker, producer, and art director from México City. She studied Film Production at Vancouver Film School and has a Master’s degree in Set Design for Film and Theater from TAI University in Madrid, Spain. She started her career working as a production assistant in Vancouver’s big-budget productions, which include numerous TV series pilots, MOWs, and full-length films, and after returning to her home country, she worked as a set dresser, set decorator, and art director for numerous short films, which include: Nuestros Mejores Días and Viva el Pueblo, directed by Nicolás Torres and both nominated for best short film at Morelia International Film Festival; publicity commercials for brands like Coca-Cola, Sabritas, XX, Magnum, GQ, among others; and reality TV shows (Las Noches Con Él seasons 1 and 2, Biografías de Película). She also worked as On-Set Dresser for the production of Desperados, feature film movie produced by Netflix in 2019. She has produced several music videos, documentaries and is currently the project manager for Windmills & Giants.