(Producer, writer, co-director)
Molly's Television and film credits include: The Other Two, High Maintenance, FBI:Most Wanted, Richard Lovely (pilot), Gotham, Law and Order: SVU, The Good Wife, Gossip Girl, and All My Children. Favorite Theatre Credits include: The Heiress (Broadway), Relevance (MCC, directed by Liesl Tommy, world premiere by JC Lee), and Are You There McPhee? (world premiere by John Guare). Molly especially loves being a part of the development of new works and has returned as an actor to the Sundance Theatre Lab on multiple occasions. She is not willing to share her dessert, so please don't ask. http://www.mollycamp.com
Tijuana Ricks is an actor, writer, and director. On-screen, she was Thembi Wallace in Netflix Marvel Universe shows Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones and can currently be seen in all 4 seasons of Showtime's Billons as Attorney Tonelle "T" Burton. Her script Left Back was selected as a finalist for the NYTVF's Drama Pilot Competition and her pilot Ashes was a finalist in a development competition for One X Studios. In 2019, she was selected as a semi-finalist for the inaugural Shondaland! Women Directing Mentorship. Tijuana's short films, The Vampire Leland and Narrator Syndrome, have screened at multiple Oscar-qualifying festivals around the country including the St. Louis International Film Festival, SeriesFest, NYTVF and the Woods Hole Film Festival. She directed the web series All Souls, that was an official selection for the Chicago Southland International Festival, Canadian Diversity Festival, Flickfair and the 2020 DC Web Fest where it was a Gold Award Winner. She recently wrote, directed and starred in the political web comedy, The Corps, now available on YouTube. Her favorite cake is yellow cake with chocolate icing. More info at https://tijuanaricks.com Follow Ti on Instagram @tijuanaricks
(Director of Photography)
Eric is a filmmaker based out of New York City. As cinematographer, he has filmed the feature film Sylvio, that debuted at SXSW in 2017, along with many many other projects, long and short. He is part of the three-headed directing team "Calyer", who film comedic commercials and other fun things. He and his writing partner were both recently honored as finalists in the 2019 BlueCat screenplay festival, where they placed in the top five out of over 2700 screenplays for their feature length screenplay Alejandra. Eric's latest project was as the cinematographer for the next feature of prolific filmmaker Onur Tukel (director of such films as Catfight and Summer of Blood. You can find much of his work at www.ericjlaplante.com.
Caitlin Morris is an Actor/Creator/Producer from sunny St. Pete, Florida. Caitlin wore all these hats on the Vancouver Web Fest Best Comedy series & NYC Web Fest Best of I Love NY series, Sublets (www.watchsublets.com). With Pitch Her Productions, the nonprofit for women in film she co-founded, she has produced, AD'd and starred in numerous short films, web series and music videos. Externally, she has worked on Nannies (UPM), OTHERS (AD), and is in development on several narrative film projects. NY Theatre: New York Times Critic's Pick Drunk Shakespeare, David Greenspan's The Things That Were There (Bushwick Starr), New Saloon's Minor Character (UTR at The Public). Proud alum of Otterbein University. www.thecaitlinmorris.com
When LJ isn’t tearing up the mic with her off-pitch vocals and inability to find the beat, she’s dreaming up magical realism worlds and complex female characters as a screenwriter, playwright and filmmaker. Recently, she wrote and directed the short film “30 Harbor Lane” and produced the web series “Single As F*ck.” Her essay writing has been published on The Huffington Post, Tiny Buddha, and The Real Us. LJ’s no-nonsense karaoke skills from 4th grade’s “Bring Your Hobby To School Day” transcended her youth to be quite useful on the set of maba where she worked as AD in one of the most fun 5 day spans of her life. Other favorite film production credits include work on Project:Girl and the independent pilot “Stripped.”
Pitch Her Productions
(Associate Producer, Makeup)
Tina is an NYC based actor, producer, and makeup artist. She currently serves as the managing director for the non for profit, off-broadway theatre company Out of the Box Theatrics. Tina stage managed Out of the Box's critically acclaimed NYC production of The Pink Unicorn, starring Tony Winner Alice Ripley and most recently served as the associate producer for OOTB's sold out run of Baby. Special thanks to fellow Otterbein alums Molly and Caitlin for bringing me onto the MABA team! www.tinascariano.com
Pitch Her Productions is a non-profit production company formed for the purpose of encouraging, fostering, and promoting the advancement of women in the film industry, including the creation of more roles for women, both in front of and behind the camera. We seek to enhance the female voice and to inspire girls and women of all ages. Our desire is to create work that benefits female artists and filmmakers, a demographic which has historically been underrepresented in the film industry. The founders, Caitlin Morris, Gloria Muñoz and Chanel Waterhouse, became friends doing theater on the Gulf Coast of Florida, where all three were born and raised.
STEPHANIE P. McCLELLAND, the Founder of Green Curtain
Productions (GCP) is a multi-award-winning theatrical producer
(15 Tony, 15 Drama Desk, 13 Drama League, 12 Outer Critics Circle, one Olivier) with credits including more than 100 theatrical productions worldwide. Prior to founding GCP, Ms.McClelland was a consultant in criminal justice and later worked at CBS, Inc. in its Broadcast Group in finance and strategic planning where she participated in the development and operation of CBS Cable, the first arts-oriented cable channel. Ms. McClelland is on the Boards of The Juilliard School, The American Associates of the National Theatre, and previously served on the Board of the Donmar Warehouse in London.
CJ Gardella graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC (2005). He worked as a producer assistant at Robert Altman's Sandcastle 5 Productions and later as an assistant to director Noah Baumbach. He made his first feature SHUNKA (2011) which won the Kodak Vision Award for cinematography and Spirit of Slamdance Sparky audience award. Most recently he completed a short film ELEGY (2017) which has garnered four awards: The Bloody Judge award at the Portland Horror Film Festival, "favorite film of the fest" by guest judge Richard Stanley, 'Best Underground Film' at the Somerville Film Festival, and a $7,500.00 Panavision cinematography grant from the Nitehawk Film Festival in Brooklyn. It was also selected as an audience favorite at the Night Terrors Film Fest in Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark and screened as a best of fest in London, UK for Shorts on Tap.
Marine graduated in Cinematography major in 2014 from ESRA Film School in Paris, France. She started her career as a cinematographer on short movies and music videos in Paris. She then decided to move to New York and she is now working as a gaffer on a lot of different projects. Lighting is one of the things Marine is the most passionate about. Whether it is on set, in a painting, in the street or in nature, she is always fascinated by the power of light. For her, gaffing is a way to utilize what is available and manipulate it to bring a vision to life.
Brianna Simons is a Production Sound Mixer in NYC. She has seven years of experience working on films and reality television.
Tom Szabo is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied film and painting. When he’s not designing and creating frames for the top artists and galleries around the world, or designing and building furniture and kitchen cabinets, he can be found intensely interpretive dancing to classical music in his living room. Most importantly, he is married to the writer of this series, and she is the best wife in the whole world. That wife is writing this bio.
Becky Lee Morgan
Becky Lee Morgan is a Brooklyn-based production designer and art director with experience in television, short and feature films, music videos, and commercial projects. Her passion for the arts, love of working with creative teams, and her knack for achieving goals on time and under budget has led to an emerging career in the Art Department. She is a proud member of New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and the Production Designers Collective.
Christl Stringer is a writer, director, and art director of film and theatre from New Jersey. As an artist, she gravitates towards projects that make people rethink what it means to be American and female narratives. She is a graduate of Montclair State University's Theater Studies program and is currently in post-production for her short film, "dead plan(t)s." Website: stchristl.com
Samantha Rachel Smith
Samantha Rachel Smith is a New York Based Editor. She has worked on a wide range of commercial, documentary, music video and narrative projects.
Clients Samantha has worked with include:
ALLURE / AOL / ASICS / BOWLERO / CHASE / DELTA / DESIGUAL / DOVE / ELOQUII / FRITO-LAY / GLAMOUR / GOOGLE / HEAD & SHOULDERS / JAMESON / KIDZ BOP / LEGO / MACY'S / NBC / NEW BALANCE / NOMAD / PAYPAL / PLANNED PARENTHOOD / SALESFORCE / SIMON & SCHUSTER / SWATCH / THRIVE GLOBAL / TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL / TRU TV / YOUTUBE / WELL + GOOD / ZICAM / ZIPCAR
Kristina Teschner is the founder and executive director of the queer production company, kids on rocks productions. A graduate of NYU, Kristina is passionate about creating accurate and abundant media representation for women and the LGBTQ community. She is focused on the intersection of storytelling and policy change.
Kristina’s body of work as director, producer, dp and editor includes grassroots political campaigns, music videos, live concerts, shorts and web series with screenings at festivals including OutWeb Fest, Big Apple Film Festival, Las Vegas Queer Arts Film Festival and the Paris Short Film Festival. Kristina’s video and photography work has also been featured in outlets like ATTN, Rebel HG, The Nation, RevryTV, NowThis, GO Mag, Curve Mag, Univision and OUTtv.
Connect with Kristina on social media IG: @thekristinateschner + @kidsonrocksproductions
William retired 12 years ago and has welcomed many film makers into his Victorian home in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.
(Barbershop Quartet music)
Carl Roose is a second-generation barbershop harmony arranger and onetime baritone of the prizewinning amateur quartet Two Pair.
Miriam Mayer assisted 5-time Oscar-winner John Williams on many of his classic scores including, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, STAR WARS THE PHANTOM MENACE, and CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. She also composed music for HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO, and the cooking competition, KNIFE FIGHT, so you know—balance.
An experienced and versatile composer, she scored the award-winning horror features, BUGS: A TRILOGY and BLOOD OF THE MUMMY; and the soon-to-be-released documentary features, KNOTS, GOD ON THE STREET, and the horror feature, THE UNCANNY. Miriam is the winner of BEST MUSIC SCORE at the OVERCOME FILM FESTIVAL and BEST MUSIC at the INDIE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL.
Miriam’s compositions are often heard on television shows including THIS IS US, CHELSEA, and RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE. She is a voting member of the EMMYS Television Academy.
Her violin and viola grace several hundred film scores, including Oscar-winner Michael Giacchino’s scores to RATATOUILLE and UP.
Miriam is a native of Los Angeles and is currently the worst surfer on Malibu beach. She also bakes the occasional loaf of Anadama bread.
(Sound Editor & Mixer)
Daniela Hart is a New York City based sound designer. She founded UptownWorks in 2015 and it has grown into a full service production company specializing in telling stories through media and arts. Daniela enjoys working in a variety of roles from day to day including sound designer, producer, editor, director and composer.