Director and Producer
Christen Marquez holds a BFA in Film and Video Production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts her work has screened at the Sundance Film Festival’s Gen-Y Studio, The Media That Matters Festival, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. E Haku Inoa: To Weave A Name is Christen’s first hour-long documentary which will be screening globally at film festivals beginning in March of 2013 and broadcast throughout the United States on public television in October of 2013 please check the screening page for additional information.
In 2010 she Produced Two Shadows with Director Greg Cahill which went on to win the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature and Best Cinematography at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. The film tells the story of a young Cambodian-American woman who returns to her home country looking for her siblings who were assumed to have been killed by the Khmer Rouge. Two Shadows is available on Blu-ray and DVD at www.twoshadowsmovie.com
Christen also shoots and produces video content for online web outlets and works a communications and new media consultant for small businesses and non-profit organizations. When she is not busy with work Christen trains muay thai kickboxing and sings sappy love songs at karaoke in Los Angeles where she is currently living.
You can see her company website at www.paradocsproductions.com and her portfolio site at www.christenm.com
Regina is originally from São Paulo, Brazil but became involved in the independent documentary community in New York City. She has worked as a researcher, translator, production and post-production assistant and she also taught gifted inner-city teenagers to explore their artistic talents through video making. She has been working as an Editor for documentaries in Brazil and the United States for over 7 years.
Regina’s passion is to share stories that can transform, empower or simply touch one’s life.
To immerse and be part of the process of telling these stories in a creative manner is her job and she loves every step of it. When she is not editing, family, capoeira and gardening are her other favorite activities.
You can see her work reel and resume at www.reginaodefreitas.net
Motion Graphics Designer and Illustrator
I take on many roles as illustrator, motion designer and animator. I enjoy the process of a project starting from an inkling of an idea and developing it into a full animated piece whether working on my own or with a talented team.
I have collaborated on projects that range from broadcast, film, web, print, interactive iphone applications, and live performance/projection. Through those collaborations I’ve had the great benefit of working with various studios in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, and Portland including Cartoon Network, Wieden+Kennedy, BENT image Lab, NERVO, Curious Pictures, and the Chiodo Bros. Some of the clients I’ve worked with include Nintendo, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, PBS, Weather Channel, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, and FX Network.
Coming from a Fine Arts background, I went on to pursue an MFA in Design and Technology with a focus in Motion Graphics from Parsons School of Design in New York. I’ve taught courses at Parsons School of Design and at the Art Institute of Portland. The classes I’ve instructed include Kinetic Typography, Motion Graphics, Typography, 3D Motion Graphics, and Portfolio.