THE TEAM

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MEET OUR CO-FOUNDERS

EMORY & NATALIA

 
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Emory is an NYC-based auteur and recent graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she created and starred in her own series, PANTS ROLE. Emory’s debut short, "Changing of the Leaves," has received several prestigious awards including “Best Director” at New York State Film Festival. Emory’s music video project, “Manchild,” premiered on Billboard.com and has been viewed almost 50,000 times on YouTube.

Last year, Emory had the pleasure of working on NBC’s 2018 Winter Olympic Games, where she produced and edited six of her own pieces. The team earned a coveted Olympic Golden Rings Award and was nominated for a Sports Emmy®.

Emory’s narrative short, “The Perfect Fit,” has been named an Official Selection of several festivals, including ITVFest, Golden Door Film Festival, SOHO International Film Festival, and NY Shorts Fest. The film thrived at Revolution Me Film Festival, winning “Best Musical” and “Best Production,” and at the First Annual Astoria Film Festival, where it took home the Grand Jury Prize. “The Perfect Fit” is now streaming on Amazon.com.

Emory is a recipient of the Horizon Award founded by Cassian Elwes, Christine Vachon, and Lynette Howell Taylor. She is also the Co-Founder of Blue Slate Films, a female-run production company that aims to bring queer and female-driven stories to the forefront.


NATALIA BOUGADELLIS

Natalia is a director and cinematographer from Athens, Greece. She recently graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied film and television production.

Though Natalia has been working in New York these past few years, she is still very connected to her hometown, Athens, where she shot her critically acclaimed directorial debut, “The Owls.” The film has played in eleven countries and over thirty film festivals.

Natalia has received several distinctions and awards for her work. She has also served as one of the Co-directors of the Fusion Film Festival, that celebrates women in film and is part of the Sundance Initiative for Women. 

While Natalia also lends her talents to the fashion industry, shooting spots for Nike, Swarovski, and Calvin Klein, her true passion is narrative filmmaking. She is a strong advocate of gender equality and the promotion of queer stories in Hollywood. She has worked professionally in Dublin, Athens, Abu Dhabi, and in various cities throughout the United States.


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