Biography of Anna Margarita Albelo: Director
Cuban-American, Anna Margarita Albelo is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist and cultural activist. In just the past 5 years, she has been an Honoree of the Tribeca Film Festival’s All Access program for Narratives, as well as, Tribeca’s On Track program, the Miami International Film Festival’s Encuentros Program, IFP New York’s Project Involve, IFP’s No Borders, and recently spotlighted on IndieWire.com as a filmmaker “to watch.”
Her work encompasses narrative, documentary and experimental film, screened in over 40 film festivals all over the world. Her short fiction film, “The Turkey” (French title: La Dinde) was selected for the Cannes Film Festival’s CRITIC’S WEEK, 2008 and her latest feature documentary, HOOTERS! won the Centerpiece Award at the Queer Black Cinema Film Festival of Harlem in 2010. Anna has also been a longtime collaborator of French Television channel, Canal Plus for whom she has written and directed several original documentaries on gay and lesbian culture exploring Cuba, Palm Springs and Los Angeles
She currently lives in Los Angeles and is in pre-production of her feature film debut, Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?”
Biography of Michael Urban: Screenwriter
Michael Urban is a screenwriter and instructor at the American Film Institute. His first feature film Saved! (co-written with BrianDannelly) was produced by MGM/UA in 2004. He has since completed writing assignments for several major film and television studios including: 20thCentury Fox, Sony Pictures, Good Humor TV, Warner Brothers Television, Lionsgate and HBO. He currently has a feature in development with Plan B/Paramount (co-written with director Jacob Estes), and another at And Then productions with David Duchovny attached to star.
Biography of Alison Kelly: Cinematographer
Alison Kelly is a cinematographer whose work includes feature films, documentaries, television productions, music videos and art films.
The Owls, a feature she filmed, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2010. Other festival successes include Make a Wish, Fourteen and Hummer, all of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. She has been recognized for her cinematography on The Twenty with the Macat ASC Award from the Kent Film Festival. She also filmed Freedom to Choose, a short film that won the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase for Documentary Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Her work has appeared on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the Sundance Channel, the Public Broadcasting System and Canal Plus.
Cinematographer – Alison Kelly
Costume Designer – Tiger Curran
Production Designer – Candi Guterres
Vagina Wolf Costume, Designer – Nike Shroeder
Editor – Aleshka Ferrero
Make-up and Special FX – Alyssa Morgan
Music Consultant Gina Young (Team Gina)
Assistant to the Director – Adam Love
Production Coordinator – Andrew Reyes
Producer – Christine Treibel