(Director / Producer)
Maria Riboli has been active in the acting world since the age of 6.
First as an actress then jumping into the director seat as well.
She directed numerous plays both in Europe and in the United States.
To name just a few, in 2007 she directed, produced and acted in “BAAAHHH!!!”.
The play was accepted at the FringeNYC, then the run continued at the Payan Theater and in 2008 she was able to bring it to London at the historic Pleasance Theater.
In November 2012 she once again produced, directed and starred in“Want & Need" an acclaimed love story from a guy point of view.
The show had a sold out run in the heart of NYC (StageII Theater).
Maria followed that success with another sold out run. She directed "Family of strangers" by John Pastore, in March 2013.
Maria directed the webseries “Catch-30”.
January 2014, Maria directed an Off Broadway dark comedy, " Panic at the Riverside Motel" written by John Pastore.
In December 2014 she once again directed, produced and starred in the short film " Locked in you " that is about to hit the festival circuts all around the world.
Maria is also a voice over artist and the spokesperson for the world renowned beauty brand "Borghese".
Kirsten Russell began as an actress in Miami, Florida where she attended the Performing and Visual Arts High School. She was accepted into California Institute of the Arts and after two years there left for New York City. She spent many years performing off Broadway and eventually began her own theatre company. She made guest appearances on several TV series and starred in the critically acclaimed films “Virgil Bliss” and “Milk And Honey”. Then in 2006 she wrote, produced and directed her first film short, “Valentines”. She followed it by writing and directing her award-winning first feature, “Rabbit Stories”. She is currently on the festival circuit with her award-winning short “Universal Language” that she wrote and directed in Paris in 2013. Kirsten’s first stab at writing a one-woman play called “Pardon My French” opens off-off Broadway this year. She is currently editing her next short “Like Totally Hot Couple Seeking Same” that she wrote but co-directed with her long-time collaborator, Marcel Simoneau.
Lella's passion and commitment for her acting has lead her on a path of a producing actress. She believes in creating art and collaborating with talented and ambitious artists. She is a co-founder of ESPO Entertainment, a production company that creates film, theatre and other artistic productions. The company produces art for aesthetic and altruistic benefit of entertaining, enlivening and elevating the audiences. She believes that dreams come true when we continue to work on things that make us happy. www.espoentertainment.com
Jamie is a freelance video editor based in Brooklyn NY. A BFA graduate from the SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory, his work has been featured in documentaries, narrative films, music videos, and corporate videos. A native of Pittsburgh PA, Jamie is always intersted in new projects and helping films find their voice through the edit. Jamie has worked with both director Maria Riboli and writer Kirsten Russell in the past and is eager to be able to collaborate with them once again.
(Art Director/Costume Designer)
Pat was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland. Although she spent most of her career in event organization/production and advertising, she realized when she started working as a freelance for Art House Productions that her passion lies in pure design, creation, and production of all elements of theatre, films, and television.
Her 2014 work includes costumes for “Little Black Dots”, an original play at the Loews Theatre, presented during “Stage Fest”, over a hundred props for “The Music Man JR”, also at the Loews, over 17 costumes with quick makeovers for “Commit”, an original play performed at the “Mana Contemporary” under the direction of Mason Beggs, props for “Handy Dan D”, a new TV sitcom under the direction of Danny Boushebel, art direction and costumes for the short film “Locked in You” directed by Maria Riboli, currently in postproduction, props for “Fame” directed by Kit Vogelsang, described as “Oh what a trip back to the future for me”...
This year is also off to a great start for her, with the props design for the “Wizard of OZ Jr” (May 2015) and now this amazing opportunity to work again with Maria Riboli on “Meet me There” as her Art Director and Costume Designer.
“Every day I am thankful for how fortunate I am. With constant change, evolution, emotions, and the excitement of that special moment when everybody’s work and vision comes together like pieces of a puzzle to create that magical instant when a script comes to life seamlessly. I could not imagine a more exciting thing to do. I am living what I love, thanks to the amazing people putting their trust in me…”
Antonette Hudak is very thrilled to be the production assistant of “Meet Me Here”. Antonette is a new actor and began training at Maria Riboli’s Acting Studio this year. Just recently, Antonette was a lead role (Dylan) in the play “Deuce of Diamonds” which made the finals at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Winter One Act Play Competition 2015. She is also performing a monologue at the Winter Monologue Competition 2015 at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre at the end of this February. She currently began an internship at Bret Adams Agency LTD and is a Hotelier at Chelsea Hotels. Her interests include traveling, yoga, and playing the ukulele. Antonette is looking forward to growing as an actress and pursuing a career in theater and film. She thanks Maria Riboli and the entire team for this wonderful opportunity.
Jake is a Michigan native with a long background in music and recording. He now does sound recording and consultation for TV, film, web-content and music as well as post-production sound for picture. 3 years and going in the NY film circuit, he also manages space space studios in Ridgewood NY.
Mónica has been in a passionate relationship with filmmaking for the past 7 years of her life.Mónica has directed and produced short films "Complete Sentences" and "Black Hole" (Official Selection Icaro International Film Festival and Corto Circuito Short Film Festival). She has also directed the stage readings of "Late Bloomers" and "Space Behind Your Heart (Small Talk)" for the Flores Play Festival in New York .
Mónica also became part of the Labyrinth Theatre Company Workshop Ensemble, where she directed her first on-stage show "I Just Want To Look Good Naked".
Palmieri has produced short films "Locked in You", "Datin Marvin", "Underwater" and "Derailing" in which she also played the lead. Monica worked as Line Producer alongside award winning director Deborah Kampmeier for feature film "Split". She as Production Manager for "MTV Untitled Fashion Pilot" and Lorelei Taron and soccer player Falcao's music video "No me rendire" . She was Assistant Director for Wu-Tang Clan 's documentary promo.
Mónica is a Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute alumni. Former member of the Marcelle Bonge Ballet Company (where she danced for 16 years)
Richard Kim is a young and eager G&E start out based in New York City. He started at NYU and now works on many independent film shoots. His more recent works are on the web series "Maybe Sunshine" and on the show "Impractical Jokers". He also just finished a gaffer gig on the commercial shoot for the mobile application "InstaSneaks".
Diana Rodriguez is a camera assistant based out of NYC. She has a BFA in Film from CUNY City College of New York. Along with being a camera assistant she also directs and produces. Currently she is finishing a short and is in early stages of directing her first feature.
GILLIAM DELA TORRE
(Director of Photography)
Gigi is a DP who studied cinematography at the Art Institute ISA in Havana. With a photography background, she has worked as still photographer for feature films and publicity, as photographer for theaters magazines and as cinematographer for short films, music videos, and documentaries back in Cuba. Since last year she has been mostly involved as DP in the process of two feature documentaries: “Me, Japanese”, winner of the 2015 WaveMaker Grant, supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and “Garage Rendevouz” about the recently demolition of the oldest flea market in the city. Originally from Cuba, she is now based in New York. She completed the fellowship program at the Flaherty Seminar. She attended documentaries studies at NYU Film School, cinematographer workshops at EICTV Film School San Antonio de los Baños and has past studies in Dramaturgy. For more information about her photography work you can visit: www.gigidelatorre.com
Ljupka Arsovska is a stylist who has worked in the sphere of fashion,
design and beauty for more than 15 years now.
The word stylist does not even begin to describe her skills and talents.She has successfully run her own hair and make-up studio Essence for nearly ten years. Most of her work was done in Europe, but over the years she was extensively engaged for numerous project in various parts of USA.
She has beenentrusted with the styling of the entire Macedonian political elite, including the President, the PrimeMinister and their families, as well as the majority of the Macedonian celebrities.
Her work also includes costume design for local and European theatre plays and operas, special effects make-up onfilm, internationally awarded commercials, video clips, TV shows… She stands behind the extremelysuccessful fashion line Scent as a fashion designer. She was also elected one of the top three bestpromoters of Macedonian culture.
"Daniel Crushwell is a genre breaking musician/producer with his feet
firmly planted in both punk rock and hip-hop which he combines with his
jazz and soul upbringing to form something new and always interesting.
When he's not working on other peoples records or scoring films, Daniel
sings and plays guitar/sampler in the trip-hop/punk rock band, AMRCNDREAMING."