Meet The Team
Shey Lyn Zanotti
Shey Lyn Zanotti is an actor and producer committed to amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities. She believes that our screens should accurately reflect the faces and bodies around us instead of only a chosen few. In the indie film I Was A Teenage Wereskunk she had the opportunity to play the plus sized love interest of the main character for the first time. The film earned praise from the LA Times and earned Shey Lyn a spot in Pop Horror's 2017 list of favorite indie horror actresses. Now producing films as well, her first feature Eating Cars is currently in the hands of The Mis En Scène Company, looking for distribution. Shey Lyn firmly believes that representation matters and looks forward to changing the face of film one project at a time.
Freia M. Titland
Freia M. Titland is a Hudson Valley based mixed-media artist, actor, and model. Her film and written work focuses on folklore, mythology and magic throughout the ages. She believes that art imitates life and that artists have a responsibility to hold a mirror to society. Freia is an award-winning filmmaker and the author of "Magic and Shakespeare: a Representation of the Times". As an actress, Freia has been seen in shows such as OITNB and The Perfect Murder as well as various independent cinema and off-Broadway productions. Freia has been seen in Milan Fashion Week, Vogue Italia, Document Journal, Buffalo Zine and other campaigns and publications. She is the host of the Body Positive Goddess podcast and the founder and festival director of the Body Positive Film Festival.
Erica Becker is an actress, singer, and tv host/personality. She grew up in the Midwest, where she started acting in musicals and plays at a young age. After graduating with a theatre/film degree and founding the musical theatre program at her old grade school, she packed up and moved to NYC. Erica has since worked on numerous films, tv shows, new media shows, and theatre productions all over the city. She has kept active during the quarantine by acting in a play written for zoom by The Looking Glass theatre company, creating work with her fellow co-stars on the Neems Themes webseries, and hosting a virtual holiday show for Garden City NY Media. The arts are her life, and she is thrilled to be part of such an inspiring film festival with great people.
Give her a follow on IG at @ericathebecker and visit her website to check out her work!
Producer/Director Danielle Earle from LA Web Series Award Winning Series "Brooklyn Is In Love," presents her seventh production from PL Entertainment LLC, "Haunted Mind of An Insomniac," starring Ebeneezer Nii Sowah, Leigh Poulos, and Irma Cadiz.
Danielle has been working in the film industry for 8 years. She is a member of the Writer's Guild of America East, and has been recognized in the media for the critically acclaimed LGBT feature film "Lover's Game,"starring Crawford M. Collins, Miranda McCauley, and Blaine Pennington. The film has been featured in many publications such as Curve Magazine, AfterEllen, SheWired, Women of Upstate New York, and News 12 New Jersey.
"When writer, producer and director Danielle Earle set out to create the vivid world of Lover’s Game, an enigmatic story of sex, art, love and scandal came to life. Co-written by Earle and Stephanie Lazorchak, this cleverly scripted film, striking in its delivery, will utterly capture you.."- AfterEllen
This Summer, Danielle directed, "In the Attic," a play written by Award Winning Playwright, Liz Amadio of "The Voire Dire Project," and owner of Cosmic Orchid Project that was a part of the Dream Up Festival at Theater for The New City.
Alexandra Engelson is a New York born and raised Producer, Union Costume Designer, Award-Winning Screenwriter, and Activist. As an inclusive multi-hyphenate storyteller, she believes the magical powers of film, tv, theatre, books, and art can help shape and change the world. After graduating Hofstra University with a BA in Public Relations, she worked for a lawyer for 2 years, where she learned how to read and write contracts. From there Alexandra joined the entertainment industry as a Travel Coordinator for Magilla Entertainment.
Post Magilla, she went back to her PR roots and corporate event planned for a bit before joining the Quantico Season 3 Design team as a Costume PA. Since her first costume job on Quantico, Alexandra, Costume Coordinated for The Village, Almost Family, Sesame Street Movie, Bridge and Tunnel, The Equalizer and more. She Costume Designed a Lifetime movie and numerous short films. Alexandra has also become the person producers turn to when they need a Clearance, Product Placement, Travel, or Script Coordinator.
In 2019 she Founded the Domino Writing Challenge, a workshop which brings together women from all parts of the entertainment industry, to write a collaborative script. Currently, she is in development for the pilot of The Travelling Saleswoman and is producing and designing short film, Transplant, with Director Lindsey Ryan.
Alexandra has always made giving back a priority. Over the Pandemic she became a Foster Child Advocate through the Associate Board for CASA NYC as the Fundraising Lead.
As a Costume Designer Alexandra knows how to dress all body types and how important it is, to make actors and actresses feel comfortable in what they are wearing. She is thrilled and honored to be part of an important and necessary film festival. Together we can all be more inclusive storytellers, through costumes, writing, filmmaking.
To collaborate or just say Hi! email Alexandra at . Check out her website or social media!
www.aoengelson.com or IG @aoengelson