Los Angeles-based filmmaker Mylène Moreno makes documentaries that reflect her diverse cultural interests. She has followed Mexican fútbol fanáticos in Los Angeles and profiled notable Arab Americans in all walks of life. Recalling Orange County was a personal look at immigrant rights and education in California’s Orange County. True-Hearted Vixens featured female jocks pursuing dreams of professional athletic greatness in a startup tackle football league. She produced the first episode of the landmark PBS series, ¡CHICANO! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. Mylène is a graduate of Stanford University’s documentary film program.
Claudio Rocha is a cinematographer and animator with over 20 years of experience. He was born in Coyoacán, Mexico and has been making images for independent films for over two decades, straddling the fine line between fiction and documentary. He has worked with directors Phillip Rodriquez, Bernardo Ruiz, Trisha Ziff, Dan Ireland, Salma Hayek, Sidney Pollack and Arturo Ripstein. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
Susy Garciasalas Barkley
Susy Garciasalas Barkley began her journalism career in the world of academia before finding her passion for long form documentaries in 2007. Prior to joining Souvenir Pictures, she was associate producer for Perfecting Flight: Bob Hoover, a documentary directed by Daniel Birman and narrated by Harrison Ford. She also served as associate producer for PBS’ award-winning documentary Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle, directed by Phillip Rodriguez. Susy has been researching imagery and content for the past nine years, which includes work with PBS’ documentary Race 2012, Latinos ’08, and Brown is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream. Susy holds two B.A. degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Visual Anthropology from the University of Southern California.
Tova Goodman has worked as a documentary and broadcast TV editor since 2005. She worked with director Morgan Spurlock on the feature documentaries Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope and Freakonomics. Her other feature documentary credits include Rachel Is, directed by Charlotte Glynn, X-Mas Without China, directed by Alicia Dwyer, and Now En Español, directed by Andrea Meller. Her television credits include MTV’s Catfish and Planet Green’s Treehugger TV. She was a Supervising Producer the Emmy-award winning Vietnam Nurses. She has a film degree from Boston University and lives in Los Angeles.
Photo credits, left to right, top to bottom:
George Rodriguez, Candelaria Chavez, University of California, Berkley, Bancroft Library, Claudio Rocha, George Rodriguez, Claudio Rocha, Claudio Rocha, Hoa Lo Prison Museum, Antonio “Tony the Marine” Santiago, Oscar Castillo, Dan Garcia