Mimi Fuenzalida is a producer, director and cinematographer who was born in Santiago, Chile. She has studied with a diverse group of DPs including Gale Tattersal and Vilmos Sigmund, ASC. Fuenzalida worked doing 2nd camera on the Discovery Channel series, Border Battles. Other projects include filming and editing an interview with director Greg Yaitanis, for the book project "Act or Die" by famed acting coach and director Rick Edelstein; directing and editing a film commemorating the life of legendary jazz guitarist Herb Ellis; and directing, filming and editing a promotional short in Ecuador that highlighted architects from UCLA and PUCE called Providencia: Building a Bio-Cultural Capital for the Amazon. Fuenzalida filmed and edited a documentary investigating the cutting edge detoxification work done at the McCombs Center for Health and filmed the My Status is Not a Secret project which sought to humanize the experience of those affected by AIDS.
Fuenzalida recently received a grant to study at the Global Cinematography Institute. She is fluent in Spanish, English and German.
Ken Rosen graduated CU Boulder in 1993 with a Bachelor’s degree in Film Studies. He then left the country for a world tour of 40 countries that ended in Cuba in 1998. It was during his first visit that he decided to shoot a documentary of Cuban life and how the American embargo was affecting its people. Rosen returned every couple of years to continue to document the lives of three Cuban people. Upon his return to the United States in 1998 Ken produced the documentary Rubber Tramps — a look into the subculture of vehicular living, directed by Max Koetter. From 1999-2007 Ken worked in the film industry including positions with Mark Gordon, HBO Films and Mike Medavoy at Phoenix Pictures who produced such films as Zodiac and All the King's Men. Rosen currently works as a High School counselor and teacher at the renowned Crossroads School in Santa Monica.
Producer / Writer
Michelle Fiordaliso, MSW is a writer/producer who has worked in theater and film for 20 years. In 2008 she was the winner of a PEN Center USA award for fiction and in 2013 she was accepted into the competitive screenwriting program The Puglia Experience under the instruction of Jim V. Hart, Christopher Vogler, Claire Dobbin and academy award nominated writer, David Magee. She has produced content for POPSUGAR and in 2015 she wrote a short film entitled "Had Enough" that was shortlisted as part of the Colchester Film Festival's 60Hour Film Challenge. She is currently directing a documentary short on Sabeen Mahmud who was named by Foreign Policy Magazine as one of 100 Leading Global Thinkers, starring Pakistani actress and activist Fawzia Mirza. Fiordaliso is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.