Filmmakers Year 6

Sergei Bespalov (Chef)

Sergei Bespalov is the Co-Chairman of Aldamisa Entertainment, LLC.  Using his over 20 years of experience in international law and business Sergei has created one of the most innovative film finance and production entities in Hollywood.  His strategy to combine Hollywood with other countries film endeavors generated an instant payoff as he timed his launch […]

Lara Stolman (Swim Team)

Lara Stolman’s work has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, TLC, AMC, VH-1 and The New York Times’ website. Her film Portraits of Survival, about coming to terms with the tragedy of 9/11 through art was selected for the Hamptons International Film Festival, aired on MSNBC and was awarded the Cine Golden Eagle. For Swim Team, her […]

Tod Lending (All the Difference)

Mr. Lending is an Academy Award® nominated and national Emmy winning producer/director/cinematographer whose work has aired nationally on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, HBO, A&E, Al Jazeera; has been screened theatrically and awarded at national and international festivals; and has been televised internationally throughout Europe and Asia. His work has inspired the creation and passing of […]

Jason Zeldes (The Music of Strangers)

Jason Zeldes is a documentary editor and director, best known for editing the 2013 Academy Award® winning film, “Twenty Feet From Stardom”. The film earned Zeldes an ACE Award for Best Edited Documentary Feature, and led to other exciting collaborations, including co-editing the 2015 Sundance Documentary “Racing Extinction”, HBO’S “The Music of Strangers”, and Netflix […]

Stanley Nelson (Tell Them We Are Rising)

Stanley Nelson’s work is known for examining the history and experiences of African Americans. His most notable films are The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Freedom Riders, Freedom Summer, Wounded Knee, Jonestown: The Life & Death of People’s Temple, and The Murder of Emmett Till. His latest film, Tell Them We Are Rising: The […]