Millie & The Lords is Jennica’s feature screenplay & directing debut. The script is a winner of the 2013 Brooklyn Arts Council Grant and a finalist for the 2013 Roy Dean Grant in Filmmaking.
As an actress, she starred in the role of Carmen in the NY Emmy Award winning show We Are New York, as Marela in Nilo Cruz's Anna in the Tropics (Hippodrome State Theatre), and as the female storyteller in Mi Casa, Tu Casa at Luna Stage.
Jennica's other production credits include working with Lee Daniels Entertainment during the filming of the Academy Award winning Film, Precious.
With roots in India and Texas, Shilpi recently found her way to New York City, where she is now based. She began exploring the possibilities of the visual medium in college, immersed in courses in art history and still photography. She studied at both the University of Texas at Austin and Full Sail University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Film from the latter.
During her time at FSU, Shilpi began experimenting with lighting, and she gained working experience in a variety of mediums, from 35mm to Super 16mm to HD Video. Shilpi has further trained by working as a lighting technician. Additionally, she has spent two summers in the camera department at the Sundance Institute Directors’ Lab.
Meetings, Safe In My Mind, and Roxë15 are among the shorts Shilpi has photographed this year, and they are currently in post-production.
Eddie Olmo is an independent producer, writer, director and filmmaker, based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Eddie began his career in the arts as a freelance photographer. He then became a writer and photographer for the NY based magazine Latin Trends. Igniting his desire for a career change, he enrolled in a digital filmmaking course at New York Film Academy (NYFA). This began Eddie’s career in the media arts world. He garnered producer, writer & director credits for the short, My Name Is, which was selected by the Big Apple Film Festival and the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival. He then produced the short, Vivir Asi, a Bollywood-inspired, Latino romance based in NYC which was selected for the Williamsburg International Film Festival. Eddie’s most recent short, The Conflict, which he produced, directed and wrote was selected to be in various film festivals, including The Hipster Festival, the Williamburg International Film Festival, The Big Apple Film Festival, and The Puerto Rican International Heritage Film Festival. Eddie is currently in the process of writing his first feature film.
Since graduating from Tisch at NYU, Jennifer has worked extensively in film as a writer/director, actor, editor and art director.
Her many credits include I’m Through With White Girls, Boxed and Waiting. She has worked on short films as well as feature length films.
She recently worked on the movies, Roadable Aircraft Roadable Dreams and Veterans Of Color.
Javi Mulero is known for his work on Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001), Chained (2013) and Raw Justice (1994). He has appeared onstage at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville, FL in Anna In The Tropics, and he has performed at Actors Theatre of Louisville, La Jolla Playhouse, the Mark Taper Forum, Santa Fe Stages, Playwrights Horizons, and Dallas Theater Center.
On televison he has been seen in shows such as Resurrection Boulevard, Iron Side, The Ghost Whisperer, E.R. and NYPD Blue.
Joel is an NYC based actor and improviser.
He graduated from the University of Buffalo with a BA in Theatre. He has worked regularly in theaters in NYC, including the Magnet Theater, the PIT, and the Theater For The New City.
Jessica was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and raised in Rochester, NY. As an actress, Jessica has worked in various theaters in New York City, including the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, The Producers Club, Danisarte, the Julia de Burgos Performance and Arts Center, & the Blackfriars Theater. She is a graduate of the acting program at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.
Jessica is also an accomplished playwright. She wrote and starred in Elvira: The Immigration Play, a new play about Elvira Arellano. And she has worked behind the scenes as a stage manager for The Dramatic Question Theater, Rochester Shakespeare Players, and Worldview Productions.
She has appeared on Law & Order, and in the film Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Millie & The Lords marks Jessica's feature film debut as a leading performer.
Reena Dutt produces for film, new media, and theatre out of LA. Dutt is currently in post production for the feature length indie, June Adrift, which was shot in Maryland and Los Angeles. Currently, her short films …Or Die, El Doctor, 3 Puffs of Gold, and Shameless are traveling the festival circuit internationally. Her web series Squad 85, and The Real Girl’s Guide To Everything Else are on Justin Lin’s YOMYOMF.com Network and TelloFilms.com. Other producing credits include the short film Snapshot!, produced via Off-Chance Productions, a media collective she co-founded. Dutt was also involved in the LA Weekly and Ovation winning shows onstage, The Limitations of Genetic Technology and Shaheed: The Dream & Death of Benazir Bhutto.
She has worked on the production of Wreck Of The Unfathomable, Unfinished, Troublemaker, Artwallah 2007 and White Cotton. Dutt is a graduate of the media arts program at the University of Arizona and the acting program at William Esper Studio, New York City.
Charlie Gomez is a media technology student at CUNY-Bronx Community College. His interest in the arts began at a young age-he dreamt of becoming an actor. That path let him discover a passion for directing and filmmaking.
Mr. Gomez’s accomplishments include award winning short films, a successfully funded KickStarter and MNN Media Certification. He hopes to continue his education at a top university and become an important figure in the entertainment industry.
Mollie Caselli has been fascinated with film since she was a kid. As an assistant director and script supervisor, she recently worked on the independent feature film June Adrift, the short film Teacher In A Box, and the web series JewDate Show. Her tv credits include The Queen Latifah Show and The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.
Caselli is a San Francisco native, and studied film production and mass communications at the University of California, Berkeley. Caselli began her career with CBS 5 News (KPIX-TV) as a news writer/segment producer. She developed an independent startup travel and study-abroad website, and as the senior writer, she has traveled worldwide. She co-founded Gopher Hole Productions, a Bay Area video production company. She is also a cinematographer and editor, and she is currently shooting a national campaign for AT&T.
Orpheus Group is a New York City-based company for theatre, film, and television production established in 1987. The founding partners, Maria E. Nelson and Ellyn Long Marshall, share over thirty years of proven professional experience in all phases of the entertainment industry. In recent years Orpheus has made a commitment to help package, cast and produce independent films featuring multi-cultural themes.
Orpheus Groups Casting has cast many indie films, including Maria Full of Grace, Girlfight, Sangre de Mi Sangre, Real Women Have Curves, and more.