Michael Abt - Director Member of the Directors Guild of America (D.G.A.) Michael was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1969. Being a son of European parents, he lived and studied in Paris for 5 years (1984-1989). He has been based in New York City since 1997, constantly working back and forth between NY, LA, Europe, Eastern Europe, The Middle East and Latin America. Speaks English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and basic German. His work clearly reflects a global feel; with highly cinematic storytelling, strong visuals and a true-life edge. The millennium saw Abt break out on his own, directing his first piece in the year 2000; a music video for reggae star/ tennis master Yannick Noah, which became the top selling single for Sony France that year. Commercial jobs swiftly followed with opportunities to work for agencies like Mc Cann Erickson, Lowe, BBDO, DDB, Grey Lab, TBWA, Euro RSCG, Global Hue, Young & Rubicam, Leo Burnett, Siboney, Avrett Free Ginsberg; AtkinsLopezMarti;Publicis… Clients include Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Sony, Panasonic, Clorets, Aquana, Danone, Ford, Fritoley, Doritos, Bavaria, BBVA, B.E.T., Gatorade, Verizon, Avianca Airlines, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Nescafe, Mastercard, Colgate, Orange, Obolon Beer, Telcel, Mobinil, Medalla beer, Nestle, MTC, MBC Network, Prime Vodka, Telmex, QatarGas, Mexican Government, Ideal Image; Vodafone, VIP mobil phones, Claro, Movimiento ALAS, Purina, Unilever, Colombina, etc, etc He has worked with international stars like Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Yannick Noah, the football/soccer “mega star” Ronaldinho; Latin pop singer Julieta Venegas, Mexican heavy metal Band “Moderatto“, French rugby star Fabien Galthier; reggaeton singer “Tito el Bambino”; main cast of the HBO series “THE WIRE”; reggaetton stars Wisin & Yandel; the French actor & parkour pioneer Sebastien Foucan, Top Fashion Model Valeria Massa, ABC Dancing with the stars 2011 champion Karina Smirnoff, football mega star Sergio KUN Aguero, Colombian football mega star Radamel Falcao, NBA superstar Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose.., the best football player ever: Diego Armando Maradona… -Won 3 TELLY awards in USA : 2 for BET “Image campaign”, and 1 for Gatorade “Plantinum”. Has shot on location around the world in Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Dubai (UAE), Egypt, England, Finland, Italy, Lebanon; Mexico, Morocco, Rumania, Sahara desert, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, USA (including New York, Los Angeles, Hawaii, New Orleans, New Jersey, Miami, Arizona, Fort Lauderdale, Naples, Puerto Rico…), St.Barths, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the list keeps on growing… Germano Saracco – Director of Photography Germano Saracco is an award-winning Cinematographer, both in film and ahead of the curve in Digital Technology, with EU Passport (Italy) and American citizenship. His training, background and experience are equally international in scope. His education in the art of film-making began with a full scholarship to the Istituto Scienze Cinematografiche in Florence, Italy. Germano then moved to the United States and enrolled in the Intensive Film-Making Program at New York University; and ultimately at the University of Miami for a Bachelors degree in Motion Pictures with a minor in Graphic Design and Art Photography. At the U of M he won Best Cinematographer for the film "My Soul To Take" at the school's 10th annual "Canes Film Festival." Germano is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600. He was Inducted into the prestigious A.I.C., Association of Italian Cinematographers and Imago, the European Federation of Cinematographers in May 2006. He is recognized for his creatively eclectic style, passion for perfection and global vision. Winner of the International Social Commitment award at the Accademia Belle Arti A Venezia in 2010 as the cinematographer on the feature film "Hopeful Notes." Winner of a Gold Condor Award in advertising. Recipient of the Best Cinematic Achievement Award at the Atlantic City Film Festival and Telluride Indy Film Festival of 2003 for best short film "Eve's Dropping In" Germano was selected by Mr. Michael Brown of Kodak, and Mr. Vincent Hogan of Cineworks to test all of Kodak's film emulsions. Where the different types of film were taken through; Normal Process, Bleach by Pass and Cross Process. Germano Saracco is a filmmaker's filmmaker .... Definitely a team player, enjoys bringing the best out of people, creative, task efficient, and ever-mindful of providing optimum options for the latest post production workflows and delivering flawless finished product for the Director, Producer, client. Bio By: Marylynne Newman Maurizio Zuluaga – Writer/Producer Maurizio Zuluaga is a writer/producer/filmmaker/artist who works as a screenplay writer/producer and has written numerous screenplays and short films, and has worked as a producer on independent projects and also as a visual artist. He has had numerous solo art exhibits around the world and works in many formats including Film, shorts, and art films. Zuluaga has also acted, produced and art directed and continues as a writer, producer and visual artist to bring new acquisitions and projects to his companies slate of films. Zuluaga is founder and president of Vigilant Films/Vigilant Films Studios and handles the position of creative director/producer/writer and is producing several independent films under a slate that the company holds the rights to. Diana Cordoba – Executive Producer She is a producer and business executive who is vice president of Vigilant Films Studios and handles the business affairs department. Cordoba has a degree in Marketing from OSU and a Masters in the same from the re-known private Business school EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia. She is a successful entrepreneur that has worked in several areas including film, fashion, art and entertainment. Diana is involved in the marketing and business part of the company and is also an executive producer of several of the projects that are lined up to begin production in 2015. Marcelo Zarvos - Composer Marcelo Uchoa Zarvos (born October 1969 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian pianist and composer of Greek descent. He began in classical music in his teens and studied at the Berklee College of Music. He is more known for jazz and had success with the album Dualism accompanied by saxophonist Peter Epstein. He has done several film scores including Kissing Jessica Stein, The Door in the Floor, Sin Nombre, and Boynton Beach Club. Most recently, he composed the score for Remember Me, which stars Robert Pattinson. His music has been recorded a number of times by the string quartet ETHEL. On February 14, 2010, he became father of a son, Julian Francis Zarvos, whose mother is actress Janel Moloney. He composed the score for the 2007 film The Air I Breathe, starring Kevin Bacon, Julie Delpy, Brendan Fraser, Andy Garcia, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Emile Hirsch, and Forest Whitaker. In 2011 he composed the score for Beastly which stars Vanessa Hudgens and The Beaver starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster. He also composed the score for the 2012 film Won't Back Down which stars Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Holly Hunter. And composed the score for The Words which stars Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, and Dennis Quaid.