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Carolina Gimenez is an Argentinean producer/filmmaker based in NYC since 2005. Carolina has worked on many NYC productions as Producer, Production Manager and Production Coordinator. Most recently, she produced and directed a short film, DOLLS (2017) and has been producing CUBBY since 2016. Her other feature films include the dominantly female crewed production of EGG (2018) starring Christina Hendricks and Alysia Reiner (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), Michael Moore’s FAHRENHEIT 11/9 (2018) and WHERE TO INVADE NEXT (2015), HELLO AGAIN (2017) starring Audra McDonald and Rumer Willis, and FRED WON'T MOVE OUT (2012) with Elliott Gould and Fred Melamed. For television, she holds various credits on three separate scripted TV true-crime series for Discovery ID (2016-2017).
Ben Mankoff and Mark Blane, Directors
Ben Mankoff is an American film director, actor, screenwriter, and producer. He stars in and produced Christine Pfister’s upcoming feature film, Mamamoon, and produced the short films Daniel.Noah. and Stationary for Bruce Goldberg. He co-directed and co-wrote the short films Like Fine Silk and Miracle Fruit with Sandra Manzanares. His next projects include Monarch, a historical television series set in San Francisco, and Portrait, a feature film about a love quadrangle, poetry, and murder.
CO-DIRECTOR / SCREENWRITER / PRODUCER / ACTOR
Mark is a New York based director and screenwriter originally from Indiana. In 2013 he was hired as a scriptwriter for fashion designers branching into video content (narrative Stuart Weitzman short ‘#FeelSoGood’ with Zoe Saldana and a Max Mara video series with Amy Adams). He then went onto teaching playwriting at Rosie O’Donnell’s Theatre Kids program and Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBTQ youth. 2016-2017, Mark served as a Writer’s Assistant for Season 1 of the CBS sitcom KEVIN CAN WAIT.
Mark was Co-Writer and Archival Producer with OSCAR® nominated director David France on THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON, which was sold to Netflix Originals after a premiere in Documentary Competition at Tribeca Film Festival 2017. Indiewire called it “a murder mystery, brilliantly fusing an archival history with the elements of a detective story.” TDALMPJ was nominated by GALECA for Best Documentary in the Dorian Awards.
His second feature, Aliki, about a Greek-American woman who unexpectedly inherits a wealth of crypto-currency, is in the script development stage.
Christian is an actor and writer residing in Manhattan. Before film, Christian studied Nuclear Physics in the Navy. His latest film role was in the James Franco/Travis Mathews collaboration, INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. (2013) which screened at Sundance and Berlinale in 2013. Christian is also featured in Franco's Gucci art film “La Passione” and Jake Robbin’s film HUSTLER. Between projects, he travels the world consulting and teaching classes on alternative sexuality, fetish, and BDSM subculture. Mr. Patrick’s journey has spanned from investment banking to dumpster diving on Oprah to translating for acclaimed film director Gaspar Noe, and producing a video for Wu-Tang Clan.
DAVID FRANCE (Executive Producer)
David France – an award-winning filmmaker, journalist and author – is the director of the Oscar-nominated documentary film HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE. His most recent book, also called “How to Survive a Plague,” from Alfred A. Knopf, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2016. David won the Baillie Gifford Award in 2017 and the Green Carnation 2017. David’s newest documentary, THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON, premiered on Netflix last fall to rave reviews.