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Our Team

About Us

Meet the incredible team behind

our creative projects & Awards Campaigns

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Juliana Sakae

Juliana Sakae is a Brazilian journalist and filmmaker whose work focuses on social issue documentaries, human rights, and children. Most recently she managed the competition that leads to the International Documentary Association Awards (IDA Awards). Her first film, Bleu et Rouge, tells the story of Haiti through the eyes of seven Haitian teenagers and was filmed the summer before the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Bleu et Rouge screened in several festivals in Brazil and it also was used to raise funds for Haitian earthquake victims. Sakae’s documentary, Antigirl, about a street artist won the Best Short Doc at the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival and was selected at the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto. She also worked on the feature film The Human Trial and Netflix's docu-series Making a Murderer.


Vitoria Vasconcellos

Vitória Vasconcellos is an actor-director who goes around the world telling stories about female endurance and the peculiar, most intimate bits of the human experience which we often fail to treasure.  Her short thriller Pathei Mathos was included in the 2021 Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner. A 2021 TIFF Filmmaker Lab fellow, Vitória’s work explores the intersectionality of the female experience (with Latinas often in focus) and the sensorial poetry that connects us to the world.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, where she was one of the 50 students awarded the Global Scholar distinction, and is a current student of the Stella Adler Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles. Recently, Vitória was awarded the National Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Emerging Content Scholarship two times in a role. 


Susy Laguárdia


Susy Laguárdia is a journalist, writer, screenwriter, producer and human rights activist. Susy's background include working for more than a decade in news outlets covering the Extractive Industries, such as Mining, and Economics. Most recently, she worked supporting the production of the main film festivals in Brazil, such as It's All True Documentary Film Festival, São Paulo International Film Festival, and Cambuquira Audiovisual Exhibition. She also works with documentary production and journalism, and is specialized in crowdfunding for creative projects. Susy is currently developing a feature-length script.


Isadora Vicente

(Associate Producer)

Isadora Vicente is a journalist who covers human rights, health, culture, education, research and science and sport. She has written about immigration, refugees, traditional peoples, housing and social work. She published the book “Everything that holds you back” with stories about faith during the discovery and treatment of serious illnesses. She produced and directed the documentary “Griô” by Coletivo Maruim about the black history of Florianópolis. The film was screened at the Competitive Exhibition of Short Films of the 1st Black Film Festival of Santa Catarina. She has additional training in documentary screenwriting, character development, storytelling, directing assistance and editing.

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