Jessica Silvetti is an award-winning writer and director. Originally from Mexico City, she attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she received a BFA. To date she has written and directed several short films including POOR MAN’S MERMAID, an adaptation of Clay McLeod Chapman’s short story. IN ABSENTIA, an anthology series she created, wrote, and directed with her husband and partner, E.B. Kogan. The series received numerous awards and nominations, including a Remi Award from WorldFest Houston in 2017 and a Best Writing nomination at the renowned Raindance Film Festival in London, the same year. In Absentia also received three nominations from the 2018 International Academy of Web Television Awards, including: Best Directing, Best Writing, and Best Drama Series. In 2019 the series was nominated for four Indie Series Awards, including Best Series and Best Directing. Jessica has written for Amazon, Lionsgate, Pantaya and Corazón Films.
As a Los Angeleno native, his artistic expression is born from strong ties to his Lithuanian-Jewish roots and a fascination with his own cultural mysticism. As a film and television editor his work includes: Ordinary Joe (NBC), Empire (Fox), The Mysterious Benedict Society (Disney+), Every Day (MGM) and the upcoming indie film Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (3Pas Ent). He studied theater performance at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and then on to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. He was a longtime member of The Actors' Gang theater company in Culver City, CA, while also appearing on television in: 'Southland' (TNT), 'Pushing Daisies' (ABC), 'Nip/Tuck' (FX) as well as the film, "Dr. Gutman's Eulogy," in which he earned a Best Supporting Actor Award at LIIFE in 2013. As a co-creator of the independent production company, Light and Shadow Pictures, with his creative partner and wife, Jessica Silvetti, their anthology series, “In Absentia,” garnered them a Grand Jury Prize nomination for Best Writing at the Raindance Film Festival and won the Best Cinematography award and Indie Series Fest.
Giuseppe Sabè Di Stefano
Should I draw “puppets” in my life as a job? Hello! Sabè here! Since I can remember I have always drawn "puppets" (as my parents use to call comics). In particular I have always tried to imitate great Italian cartoonists like Bonvicini or Pazienza but with an eye overseas to Disney and, little by little, Marvel and DC (like 99% of the teenagers in the world). So I decided to try to merge these worlds. Maybe even try to make a living out of it. Fortunately, there was no shortage of signs that this could happen. I started out with various jobs as a background assistant and storyboard artist for small advertisements on the web. I also worked as a rotoscope animator and background artist for the Italian short film "Nuvole Passeggere". Most recently, I have been working for the past year for Iervolino Entertainment (Rome) on two 3d animated series for Amazon Prime (Arctic Friends and Puffins) as a storyboard artist. I also work as a cartoonist, drawing a Christmas special for Scout Comics’ "Sh*tshow" series as well as two specials for the comic Plainer Jane (Broken Face Comics). So, answering the original question, yes, maybe... well... it's too late to go back now, isn't it?