Derly Pérez is a Puerto Rican/Mexican filmmaker, based in New York City. She earned her MFA in Film from Columbia University in 2016. She has worked writing, directing and producing short films for over a decade, many of which have garnered awards and have been part international and national festivals. One of her latest productions “The Least Worst Man” was recently acquired by HBO. Her work is strongly rooted in themes of identity which she explores in her past festival short films such as “Peach Fuzz”. She is currently working on her first feature documentary, “Giants at the Border”, as well as working as Associate Producer for other documentary films in development.
Andrés Arias is a New York based editor and filmmaker. Born in Quito Ecuador and raised in Puerto Rico, Andres graduated with two bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Theory and History and a minor in film studies. He then received an MFA in Social Documentary at the School of Visual Arts on 2013. In addition to his own work, Andres has worked on the PBS series, “The Latino Graduates,” the Oscar-nominated documentary feature “Cartel Land”, the Major Lazer documentary “Give me Future” and “Brimstone & Glory”.