Mattia Molini, director, was born and raised in Perugia, Italy. After graduating at the University of Siena in Film Theories and Cinematic Techniques with a thesis on Ingmar Bergman’s Persona, he moved to New York to pursue directing and improve his artistic skills. In order to achieve it Mattia attended the 1-year conservatory filmmaking program at the New York Film Academy, where he had the chance to explore all crew positions to get a better knowledge of set dynamics. At NYFA he wrote, produced and directed the experimental short movie 1301 – The Circle of Life (Best Experimental and Best Movie Shot on 16mm at the American International Film Festival).
In 2010 Mattia co-founded the production company Rassoodocks Films LLC, through which he directed and co-produced a variety of different projects, such as short movies, music videos and TV-shows including Model Target (Best Art Movie at the American International Film Festival 2011), based on the play written by Alessandro Varani and co-produced by the Italian Distretto Cinema; and the music videos Granita-n Ranita for the Romanian band Byron and Intra Nos for the Italian alternative rock band Diverba.
Born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1982. Pursued theatre directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at Belgrade University, graduating with an M.A. in Theatre History and Stage Direction. Attended a fellowship at the Moving Academy of Performing Arts in Amsterdam while working intensively with the Theatre of Shadows. Studied at the Michael Chekov Acting Studio and the Lee Strasburg Institute for Theatre and Film in New York. In 2010, co-founded The Local Theatre NYC, a non-profit, multicultural, interdisciplinary art gallery committed to the research, production, presentation and interpretation of contemporary art. Entered into an exclusive partnership with media company Storefront + Bench as their sole theatre director. Currently resides and works in New York City.
Aleksandra was born in Belgrade, Serbia where she studied Information Technology and Computing. She moved to New York and quickly fell in love with fashion. For years, she dressed some of most famous celebrities in the world as Head Stylist for Prada. This allowed Aleksandra to simultaneously try her hand in theatrical productions as a costume designer by dressing many of her clients for the stage as well. In partnership with Dusica Sacks, she established the unique Italian shoe brand, Dusica-Dusica, producing only one-of-a-kind pairs which have enchanted many New Yorkers. Dusica-Dusica ballerina flats have graced the feet of celebrities such as Halle Berry, Penelope Cruz and Sigourney Weaver to name a few. Presently, Aleksandra works on theater and independent film productions.
Michael Griffiths, A relatively fresh face on the theater scene, has worked both onstage and off stage. Michael opened as Barildo in a modern interpretation of Lorca’s Fuente Ovejuna, and was Luka in a classical rendition of Anton Chekhov’s The Bear. Michael Offstage work includes stage managing a production of Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice and the musical Cabaret. This high energy pisces has an eye for detail and an unconditional love for the theatre.
Paul grew up in Queens , New York . During his time at SUNY Albany, he had the fortunate opportunity to work with Elizabeth Wong on a production of Letters to a Student Revolutionary where the idea of activism through art inspired him to keep his artistic endeavors alive. Paul is a member of the Asian American Arts Alliance and in his free time he makes short films to enter short film competitions or just for fun. His dream is to become the next Jeff Buckley or Freddy Mercury.
Nicole Ashley is a native New Yorker and has appeared on several local television and radio programs reporting on celebrity news and gossip. She formerly produced and hosted a show on Bronxnet called NTV and is currently a co- host of The Rhythms of NY, a program that showcases new bands throughout the five boroughs. She also previously worked as a production assistant at Fox News.
Among her many aspirations, Nicole dreams of producing her own talk show as well becoming an entertainment reporter. She is proud to be a part of the production team of Panic at The Riverside Hotel.