Max Weissberg - DIRECTOR
A graduate of the American Film Institute's directing program, Max Weissberg co-produced and appeared in the feature documentary film, HOTEL GRAMERCY PARK, which included cameos by Karl Lagerfeld, Ben Stiller, Winona Ryder, Blondie, and Kanye West. The film earned a jury citation at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and screened on the Sundance Channel for several years. Max’s feature film, SUMMERTIME IN NEW YORK, screened at festivals including SXSW (as ROOM 4 RENT), and won best screenplay at First Time Fest. The film is now available on Hulu, Vimeo on Demand, Amazon Prime, Fandor, Realeyz, Tubi TV, Snag Films, Indiereign, Indieflix, and Synaptop. Most recently, Max's AFI thesis film, KARAGANDA, earned the AFI Fotokem grant and was jury-selected for the 2014 AFI DGA showcase. KARAGANDA has won 5 festival awards and has been invited to 26 film festivals in 13 countries. His recent credits include work on PBS, Discovery, VICE, MTV, VH1, CMT, and Comedy Central.
Nina Gortinski - PRODUCER
A graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.S in Business and Southwestern Law School for her Juris Doctorate, Nina’s eclectic background includes nearly a decade of advertising and marketing experience. More recently, she has worked in the technology and entertainment sectors, including some years managing global partnerships at Yahoo and at a Silicon Valley gamification start-up. Her first love was naturally film, and alongside her corporate work, she has produced several films in Europe and the U.S. Her producing credits include: the award-winning feature THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE DANUBE (2008), BURY THE DOG (2012), TAROT (2013), LOVE OR LAUGHS (2015), THINGS THAT NOBODY TOLD HIM (2016), and DATING IN REAL LIFE (2016).
Edwin Mejia - PRODUCER
During his six years in the finance industry at Lehman Brothers, Smith Barney and Fidelity Investments, Edwin managed approximately $4 billion of Commercial Real Estate Holdings and managed a portfolio of over 700 private and institutional accounts. Over the past seven years, Edwin has been a partner and lead producer at the Vladar Company, responsible for developing the production slate and managing sales. Credits include the 2013 award-winning hit film, GENERATION IRON, narrated by Academy Award Nominee, Mickey Rourke. This film was one of the top five highest grossing documentary at the box office at the end of 2013 and Edwin handled all the domestic and foreign distribution sales. Most recently, he produced the fashion film biopic, JEREMY SCOTT THE PEOPLE’S DESIGNER” (featuring Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, A$AP Rocky and Rita Ora), now available on Netflix. Currently, he is producing THE HURT BUSINESS with producer Jim Czarnecki (BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, FAHRENHEIT 9/11), narrated by Kevin Costner.