THE HISTORY OF MONSTERS
 

 FILMMAKERS

 

 
 
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JUAN PABLO ARIAS MUÑOZ

Writer & Director

Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz is a Chilean film director and writer based in Los Angeles, California. His latest work, the award-winning horror short film HOMBRE (2017), was featured at the New York Film Festival '17, the Stockholm Film Festival '17 and the Seattle International Film Festival '18 among many others. In 2017, he was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to study a Master of Fine Arts at the American Film Institute’s Directing Conservatory.

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TALYA STERN

Producer

Talya Stern is pursuing an MFA in Producing at the AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles. Prior to studying at AFI, she received her BS in Hospitality Management at Boston University. After discovering her passion for filmmaking while interning at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013, she moved to LA and has since independently produced numerous short films, music videos and a web series. She is currently a development intern at Sight Unseen Pictures. 

 
 
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TOM MEREDITH

Cinematographer

Tom Meredith began working as a photographer in Detroit, MI while attending the College for Creative Studies. During the height of the Michigan Film Incentives he worked in camera departments on films and television shows like SCREAM 4, CA$H ONLY, and LOW WINTER SUN, before moving to Los Angeles. Meredith has shot more than a dozen music videos and short films, and most recently completed his first feature film, PHILOPHOBIA: OR FEAR OF FALLING IN LOVE, (2019). He is currently enrolled in the Cinematography Program at the American Film Institute Conservatory Class of 2019.

Check out his work here.

 

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CHARLIE CARTER

Editor

Charles Carter graduated from Central Film School in London with a first-class BA in practical filmmaking. HOLMGANG, one of the graduation films Carter edited, won Best Student Film at the London Independent Film Awards. Previously, he trained as an actor at Drama Centre London in their Foundation course and with the Fourth Monkey Theatre Company. He spent a year performing in repertory in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Last year, he spent five months working as an edit trainee on the second season of the BAFTA-winning British television drama UNFORGOTTEN, where he became proficient with Avid.

 
 
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MAURICIO ABUD FRIEDERICHSEN

Production Designer

Mauricio Abud graduated from the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City in 2014, with a BA in Communication and Digital Media. As an undergrad he was involved in directing, producing and designing for student films. During college he also was a PA in his first feature film. After graduating he moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in the Producing program in UCLA Extension. After graduating he participated in the OPT program for a year and crewed for art departments for the local film industry. Four years after arriving to the city, Mauricio enrolled in the Production Design program at the AFI Conservatory and will be graduating in 2019.

Check out his work here.