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Writer / Director / Producer

Maya Weldon-Lagrimas is a filmmaker, journalist, and content creator from Stockton, California. She is a senior at Yale University majoring in art and has directed a handful of short films.

 

She served as as editor for the Yale Daily News' video journalism desk for two years and is a recipient of the Mark Gordon Summer Journalism Fellowship. 

 

In 2023, her film "Pareidolia" won the "Best Documentary" award at the Yale Student Film Festival.

Executive Producer

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Executive Producer

Arya Nalluri is from Naperville, IL, and a current student at Yale University. He majors in history with a focus on American immigration, and has produced several student films. 

Arya is passionately involved with the Yale Political Union and is the President of the Yale Debate Association.

Dalin Nelson is a filmmaker with a BFA in Cinema Arts from Columbia College Chicago. His content has helped raise over $250,000 for a variety of events and non-profits.

His short film "Being Alive" played at film festivals across the country, and screened at the historical TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, CA

Dalin grew up in a household with two moms and vividly remembers the contention between his family and those who fought against their existence. This story is a personal one and he's thrilled to be involved. 

Animation Director

Tessa DeHart is an animator living in Chicago, where she studied Animation at Columbia College Chicago. She was the storyboard on multiple short films, and directed the animated short "Maze Racer (2021)."

Tessa is currently a freelance animator and has worked with companies to create content for Country Bob's, Arch Grants, and NASCAR.

She has explored many mediums for her art, but loves animation for its combination of visuals, movement, and sound to create a more immersive story experience.

 

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