Erika Dilday has worked in marketing, communications, and strategic planning for a number of organizations, including National Geographic, The New York Times and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). She holds an MBA in marketing and an MS in journalism from Columbia University. She has an art history degree from Harvard University. Erika is a member of the Institute of Current World Affairs. She sits on the board of Rocking the Boat and the Associate’s Council of Prep for Prep
Stephanie has been working at Maysles Documentary Center since 2013. She has worked in marketing, communications and promotions for a number of organizations, including The New York Times, Meredith Corporation and AARP. Originally from San Francisco, she is a graduate of Wesleyan University and lives in Harlem with her husband and daughter.
Jessica Green has overseen the programming at Maysles Cinema since 2008. The Maysles Cinema, founded by the late, great Albert Maysles (1926-2015) is the first independent cinema focused on documentary film in the world. She is also developing a narrative project about Louis Armstrong’s State Department tours. Jessica is also a former founder, owner and editor-In-chief of the New York based, independent Hip-Hop magazine Stress (1994-2001) and the former executive editor of BET.com (2000-2005). Green has an undergraduate degree from Lang College at the New School for Social Research in Black Studies and Writing and Literature and was born and raised in New York City, and her father Ernest Green, is one of the Little Rock 9.
Annie Horner has worked At Maysles Cinema since 2015. She previously worked as the director of the reel change film festival and the take back the tap campaign coordinator in harrisonburg vriginia. a recent transplant to new york, annie has started work on a variety of experimental film projects to be released in 2017 and hosts a bi-weekly radio show on kpiss.fm.
Christine Peng is a filmmaker and educator that has spent the past fourteen years foregrounding urgent and untold stories. Her recent films include FROM FOUR DIRECTIONS, an exploration of the intersections of personal and national narratives in the Taiwanese diaspora, and ATENCO VIVE, a documentary chronicling an indigenous community’s resistance against efforts to displace residents of San Salvador Atenco in Mexico. Christine has helped produce films, write curriculum, and develop media arts programs for numerous institutions including A&E Television, Firelight Media, Global Action Project, Tribeca Film Institute, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Harlem Children’s Zone/ TRUCE, and Sadie Nash Leadership Project. She is currently co-producing a feature-length documentary that looks at the history of racial violence in relation to the dynamics of immigration and urban planning in New York City. Christine received her BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Mar Trevino is a bilingual Spanish filmmaker and media instructor based in New York City whose work centers on gender, ethnography, ritual, and memory. His latest work is an experimental documentary short, The Promised Land, that focuses on how a man’s unattainable desire to have a womb has dictated his movement as a dancer. He also recently edited two documentary features: Doctors of the Dark Side, that explores the critical role of physicians and psychologists in detainee torture in U.S detention sites; and Into The Wind, which chronicles the exciting and multi-faceted lives of three hot air balloon pilots. As a media instructor, Mr. Trevino has worked with grade school children and teens at various public schools programs through out New York City and New Jersey. He is committed to empowering youth through filmmaking and other forms of media production. Trevino is happy and honored to be part of education team this summer at the Maysles Institute. Mr. Trevino received his M.A. in Media Studies from the New School’s Media Studies Program in 2002 where he was Department Fellow in Production. His work has been screened in major cities in the United States including New York, San Francisco, Houston and Detroit.
Art Jones works with film, digital video, and interactive media in the roles of director, director of photography, motion graphics designer, and editor. He has produced and directed pieces for organizations including MTV , Deep Dish Television, and the Women’s Health Project (New York City Department of Health). He has served as Director of Photography on projects for clients including Red Bull, The New York Times, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and on numerous short and long-form films and videos. Jones’ films and new media projects have been presented at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, London’s Tate Gallery, and media festivals and broadcast outlets internationally. Jones works in a variety of genres, most significantly in documentary and music related pieces.
Jessica Ann Peavy completed her BFA in Film from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. She has exhibited across the US and abroad including Rush Arts, PPOW gallery,The Kitchen, Prosjektrom Normanns in Stavanger, Norway, The Contemporary Art Museum Houston and Spelman College Museum of Fine Art where she was included in the acclaimed exhibition Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women and the Moving Image Since 1970 alongside artists Adrian Piper, Cheryl Dunye and others. Peavy has spoken at the CUNY Graduate Center and Cinewomen NY on women and the moving image and Columbia University’s Conversations Across Cultures public art Conference. Peavy has held residencies with Smack Mellon, Harvestworks, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and received grants and awards from Franklin Furnace, the Jerome Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts. Peavy currently lives and works in New York City.
Suha Araj is a Palestinian-American filmmaker and educator. Her work explores the displacement of immigrant communities and her passion lies in bridging cultures. The Cup Reader, shot in Palestine premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival 2013 and won the Next Great Filmmaker Award at the Berkshire International Film Festival and the Baghdad International Film Festival. She is in development on a feature film, Khsara (Nobody’s Wife) which has been supported by the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, Torino Film Lab, IFP No Borders, Emerging Visions and the Berlinale Talent Campus and Talent Market. Her latest short film Pioneer High, is based on the true story of her mother’s first days in the U.S. after immigration. For seven years she was part of the film selection committee of the Arab Film Festival in San Francisco and has also served on the LunaFest Board of Advisors. She is currently a teaching artist with the TriBeCa Institute and Maysles Documentary Center in New York City.
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