Kai Hamada Hasson ハッサン海 , Director, Writer, Editor
Kai Hasson is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Portal A, an award winning content studio that creates branded and original entertainment for digital audiences. Kai’s directorial work has been viewed over 1 billion times, and he was named to Adweek’s Creative 100. Kai is the Executive Producer behind numerous works including State of Pride, an upcoming documentary directed by Academy Award winners Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. This is his first narrative film.
Elyse Preiss プライス・エリス & Kenji C. Green グリーン健司クリス, Producers
Elyse Preiss is the Head of Production for the content studio, Portal A. She oversees productions that shoot all over the world for top global brands such as Google, Amazon, Sony Pictures and more. Kenji Green is a Japanese-American bilingual producer with commercial and feature experience in both Los Angeles and Tokyo.
Josh Hallman ホールマン・ジョシュ, Writer, Producer
Originally from Milwaukee, Josh is a full-time screenwriting residing in Los Angeles. He's written numerous feature films, including "Father-Daughter Day" and "Rent-a-White-Guy".
Steve Reidell レイデル・スティーブ, Music Composer
Steve Reidell is the co-founder of The Hood Internet – a music production due from Chicago, known for their decade-plus worth of albums and mixtapes fusing rap and hip hop, with modern indie rock and electronic artist. Steve and The Hood Internet have been featured in New York Magazine, Pitchfork, Huffington Post, and Vibe.
Kikuo Ota 太田喜久男, Manga Artist
One of Japan's most highly regarded production designers, Kikuo has made a name for himself for his work on Enter the Void (D. Gaspar Noé), Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (D. David Zellner), Equals (D. Drake Doremus), and many more.
Alex Antonio Jacobs ジェイコブス・アレックス, Cinematographer
Italian-born cinematographer, Alex Antonio Jacobs, is known for his work on various high-end spots ranging from Toyota, to 20th Century Fox, to GUESS, and many more. He has shot with international film crews all over the world, including in France, Mexico, and Japan.
Aleshka Ferrero フェレロ・アレシュカ, Editor
Aleshka Ferrero is a Puerto Rican film editor currently residing in Los Angeles. Her first feature film – Luis Mandoki’s Innocent Voices (Voces Inocentes) – premiered at TIFF, won the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, and was Mexico’s official Academy Awards selection for Best Foreign Film. She recently participated in the acclaimed "Sundance Labs" film program.