Dale dobson,     executive director    Dale Dobson is an experienced and passionate enterprise development executive, specializing in the media entertainment and creative communities. She was an enterprise executive at bill gates' privately owned intertainment agency corbis, and a founding member of the ralph ellison committee, which was responsible for raising over half of a million dollars in both public and private funds to create a public artwork in honor of this important literary figure. dale began her consulting firm iconix linx llc in 2014 and continues to work with maysles flms and various visual artists through this firm.

Dale dobson,
executive director

Dale Dobson is an experienced and passionate enterprise development executive, specializing in the media entertainment and creative communities. She was an enterprise executive at bill gates' privately owned intertainment agency corbis, and a founding member of the ralph ellison committee, which was responsible for raising over half of a million dollars in both public and private funds to create a public artwork in honor of this important literary figure. dale began her consulting firm iconix linx llc in 2014 and continues to work with maysles flms and various visual artists through this firm.

  Emily Apter,     Development Associate    Emily has been working as development associate and house manager for MDC since 2017. She coordinates grant-writing and development research and projects for the Maysles Cinema. Emily also works at the NYC Film-Makers’ Cooperative, assisting with the distribution and archiving of their collection of 16mm experimental film. Emily is a recent graduate of Wesleyan University, where she studied film and English literary theory and is interested in curation and 16mm filmmaking.

Emily Apter,
Development Associate

Emily has been working as development associate and house manager for MDC since 2017. She coordinates grant-writing and development research and projects for the Maysles Cinema. Emily also works at the NYC Film-Makers’ Cooperative, assisting with the distribution and archiving of their collection of 16mm experimental film. Emily is a recent graduate of Wesleyan University, where she studied film and English literary theory and is interested in curation and 16mm filmmaking.


Cinema

  Annie Horner,      Operations & Outreach Coordinator      Annie 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 virginia. 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.

Annie Horner,
Operations & Outreach Coordinator

Annie 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 virginia. 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.

  Allason leitz,      Cinema rentals coordinator   Allason Leitz is in her second year of her Masters in Arts Administration at Columbia University. She has worked for the last seven years with the Congo International Film Festival (CIFF) most recently as the assistant to the Artistic Director where she primarily gathered (and occasionally also curated) films. Since beginning at CIFF, she has worked on a number of projects which seek to connect Congo and the western World, primarily through her work with the web series  Kinshasa Collection  and the women owned startup  Tulizeni  based between Congo and Uganda.

Allason leitz,
Cinema rentals coordinator
Allason Leitz is in her second year of her Masters in Arts Administration at Columbia University. She has worked for the last seven years with the Congo International Film Festival (CIFF) most recently as the assistant to the Artistic Director where she primarily gathered (and occasionally also curated) films. Since beginning at CIFF, she has worked on a number of projects which seek to connect Congo and the western World, primarily through her work with the web series Kinshasa Collection and the women owned startup Tulizeni based between Congo and Uganda.

   Edo Choi,   Assistant Programmer    Edo Choi is a film programmer and projectionist. He began working at the Maysles Documentary Center in 2014 as operations manager for the organization as a whole, and currently holds positions as both associate programmer and projection manager for the Maysles Cinema. He also works as a projectionist at the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn, and has curated programs for the New York Public Library and the Documentary Film Group, film society at the University of Chicago.

Edo Choi,
Assistant Programmer

Edo Choi is a film programmer and projectionist. He began working at the Maysles Documentary Center in 2014 as operations manager for the organization as a whole, and currently holds positions as both associate programmer and projection manager for the Maysles Cinema. He also works as a projectionist at the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn, and has curated programs for the New York Public Library and the Documentary Film Group, film society at the University of Chicago.


Education

  Christine Peng,     Education Director    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.

Christine Peng,
Education Director

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,      Teaching Artist, Editing Workshops & Junior Filmmakers    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.

Mar Trevino,
Teaching Artist, Editing Workshops & Junior Filmmakers

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.

  Stefani Saintonge,      Teaching Artist, Filmmaker's Collab: Production

Stefani Saintonge,
Teaching Artist, Filmmaker's Collab: Production

  Art Jones,      Teaching Artist, Filmmaker's Collab: Production    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.

Art Jones,
Teaching Artist, Filmmaker's Collab: Production

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.