CAMERAderie: Act Three

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CAMERAderie: Act Three encompasses the production (each film is a 3-day shoot), post production, delivery & a VIP Black Carpet Screening & Award Ceremony of the greenlit CAMERAderie films.  Many department heads have mentors and will receive prizes to enhance their kits and other professional goals.  The filmmakers have all signed the Parity In Action pledge, and their shoots have all female department heads plus 70% women crews.  

We are very excited to have shot these high production value shorts with major support from MBS group, Hackman Capital, and our vendor partners.

CAMERAderie: Act Three Films


by wri/dir Toy Lei, producer Venita Ozols-Graham

Wracked by guilt, a woman takes one last moment to picnic on the moon before choosing – living or dying.


by wri/dir Dawn Spinella, producers Bex Francis, Leah Bend-Latham, Samantha Henderson

Home Shopping Network host has a total meltdown on live TV – smashing sets, relationships and her career.

Charlie and the Hunt

by wri/dir Jenn Shaw, producer YJ Meira

The fantastical journey of Charlie Miles, an African-American partially deaf little girl with a taste for adventure.


by wri Caitlin Davis, dir Lidiya Korotko, producer Akiya McKnight

An Arab woman, isolated in rural America, is forced to confront the ghost of her marriage when she meets a sexy next-door neighbor.

CAMERAderie Mentors, Advisors, & Executive Team 2021

Women in Media connects crew members in key roles with industry professionals who offer mentorship throughout the lab.

Mentor: Fran Kuzui
Director/Writer Tokyo Pop, EP/Director Buffy the Vampire Slayer (movie), EP Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV), Angel

Mentor: Maggie Greenwald
Writer/Director Songcatcher, Director Madam Secretary, Nashville

Advisor: Cristin Pescosolido
VFX Supervisor 300, Catwoman, Final Destination 3, Digital Compositor Rogue One

WiM Executive Producer & Mentor: Tema Staig
Production Designer/Art Director Kissing Jessica Stein, Producer Blood & Glory

WiM Producer & Mentor: Allison Vanore
Emmy Award winning Producer After Forever, Dark/Web, Vanity, The Rainbow Experiment, & Director Riley’s Unforgettable School Project, Television Academy member

WiM Producer & Mentor: Annika Hylmö
Producer Dr. Penelope, Image Makers

WiM Producer & Mentor: Jeff Vespa
Producer Voices of Parkland, Paris Song

WiM Producer & Mentor: Alesia Glidewell
Exec Producer – Shook (Shudder), A Trip to Unicorn Island (YouTube Red), ILM Channel (Studio71), Astronauts Wanted (Sony Music), Director – Look at Me (Amazon Prime), Former Board Delegate, PGA and WIF

WiM Producer & Mentor: Saba Zerehi
Producer Safe Space, Dreamer, Against Night

WiM Producer & Mentor: Betsy Pollock
2004 Academy Award® winner Best Short Film, Two Soldiers, former Associate Dean of Production & Director of First Year Production Services at the American Film Institute (AFI)

Mentor: Evan Schiff
Editor John Wick Chapters 2 & 3, Birds of Prey

Advisor: Renee Barron
Emmy Award winning Editor Rock Camp, Eat. Race. Win., Project Accessory

Advisor: Katie McQuerry
Assoc. Editor No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Burn After Reading

Advisor: Jennifer Smith
Music Supervisor Deadly Illusion, Diary, Cribs 

Advisor: Arhynn Descy
Music Composer Eye for an Eye, Blank, Vanished

Advisor: Jonathan Sheldon
Post Audio Producer & Co-Owner Buffalo 8 Post Production

Advisor: Brigette Bourque
VFX Supervisor 9-1-1: Lone Star, 9-1-1, Composite Supervisor Empire, The Walking Dead

Mentor/Advisor: Walt Louie
Producer, Director, Editor Afternoon Delight, Restoring the Light, founder of Flash Cuts, professor of Post Production at Santa Monica College.

Mentor: Tyler Gillett
Director Scream (2022), Ready or Not, Southbound, Devil’s Due, V.H.S.

Mentor & Advisor: Maysie Hoy
Editor The Joy Luck Club, What Dreams May Come, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors

WiM Post Producer & Mentor
Kerry Michelle O’Brien, Post Production Supervisor, DIT Lupe, One Day in September, Fish Never Sleep

Mentor & Advisor: Kimberley Browning

Producer and Film Festival Director Holly Shorts

Mentor: Tami Reiker, ASC 
Cinematographer, The Old Guard, Beyond The Lights, High Art

Mentor: Carole Bouchard
Executive Producer of FX Cartel, Bolden, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Across the Universe, Stranger Than Fiction, Stay, and Cursed

Mentor: Alex Dinelaris
Academy Award-winning Screenwriter Birdman, Co-producer The Revenant, Book writer and Screenwriter On Your Feet (Broadway Musical & upcoming film)

Mentor: Jason Ensler
Director, Producer, Writer Love, Victor, The Newsroom, The Passage

Education, Training, Networking

CAMERAderie: Act Two commenced in the fall of 2020, giving participants mentorship, development, networking, education, and training. We did a series of two-day learning conventions about post-production/workflow, pre-production, and a masterclass with Catherine Hardwicke to name a few.

We culminated with hybrid Illumination training in partnership with MBS Group.  The on the ground portions were held at Manhattan Beach Studios and Television City in Los Angeles with experts in the field of grip, electrics, and set construction/scenic art.  Many thanks to Hackman Capital for sponsoring the training that lead to the building and lighting of our sets for Moon and Smashed as well as sponsoring the grip and lighting equipment that made our productions a true 360 experience for all of our participants.

Virtual Speed Networking 6/9

Process Meetings with WiM CAMERAderie Producers and Consultants

Greenlight Meetings with WiM CAMERAderie Producers and Consultants

Pitch Practice with industry experts such as Marina Catala, Peter Murrieta, Lilla McCarthy, & Cathy Wischner-Sola

MBS Illumination Training

  • Grip 6/24-27
  • Electric 7/8-11
  • Set Construction 7/22-25

Film Festivals & Distribution Convention (2-day virtual convention)  date TBD

VIP Black Carpet Screening & Award Ceremony at Raleigh Studios Chaplin Theater 11/21

and more…!


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Shop Services, Sound Stages, Studio RentalsMBS Sound Stage, training for Grip, Electric, Art Dept/Carpentry, G&E equipment, Scene Shop, and moreRosco paint, drops, lights, expendablesNBC Universal Studio Lot, Post Sound and Color Services, Costume Rental, Property Rental
Dell productsNvidia productsIntel productsArri Cameras, Lenses, Lights
FilmcraftLA custom director’s chairsFilmtools ExpendablesLight Iron color correction prizeScriptation licenses
Special Thank You to:
Abelcine, Quixote, Location Sound
Bricktown DCPsShe Angels Foundation

Interested in sponsoring this Initiative? Get involved and see your logo up on the big screen! Contact us.

CAMERAderie films screened at Tribeca 2021


  • FilmLA Permits
  • Production Insurance Package
  • Security deposits with rental houses and locations
  • Lab Workshops & Events (all free for CAMERAderie Crew)
  • Hands-on equipment training with vendors (all free for CAMERAderie Crew)
  • Screening & Black Carpet Ceremony in November 2021
  • Film Festival Consultant from a top expert


Numerous prizes will be awarded to the films and crew members to build their kits and to support their future projects and careers!

  • Custom Directors Chairs
  • DELL workstations
  • Rosco lights
  • Software/app licenses
  • Sound gear
  • Color correction
  • Grand Prize winner will receive a G&E equipment rental & truck (3-week rental) from MBS Equipment Company
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