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leena Leena Pendharkar. Writer/Director.
Raspberry Magic is Leena’s feature film debut, and has screened at over 20 festivals and won the Audience Award at the Philly Asian American film festival. Her new project, Dandekar Finds Home, was selected for the FIND screenwriter’s lab, and is in active development. Her short films have screened widely and won a number of awards, including First Prize/Best Short at the Kansas City Filmmakers’ Jubilee for Lesa Terry and the Women’s Jazz Orchestra, First Prize at EarthVision film festival and a Bronze Award at WorldFest Houston for My Narmada Travels. Leena holds a Master's degree in documentary film production from the UC-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. In addition to her film work, Leena has an extensive background in journalism and interactive design, and won a Wired Magazine Award for Excellence in New Media. She teaches classes related to film production, screenwriting and new media at Loyola Marymount University and Otis College of Art and Design.
megha Megha Kadakia. Producer.
Megha Kadakia brings a unique blend of business experience and artistic vision to the world of independent filmmaking. Kadakia began her film career at Plinyminor Films, where she helped strategize and market their award winning independent films, Online and Taking the Wheel. In fall of 2008, Kadakia produced a short documentary featuring Lesa Terry and the Women's Jazz Orchestra for the World Sacred Music Festival in Los Angeles. She also produced the ever-popular one-woman solo show, Miss India America, a tragically comedic coming-of-age story of actress Meera Simhan. She has also raised equity financing for indie films Here and Here After and Kissing Cousins. An avid proponent of art and culture, Kadakia has produced several arts festivals, most recently, Artwallah and the Artivist Film Festival. Kadakia has infused her creative desires with over ten years of business experience starting from Deloitte Consulting to The Walt Disney Studios in the capacity of business development and finance. She is in active development on several new productions for 2011. She holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.
jeffrey Jeffrey Chu. Director of Photography.
Was born and raised in Taiwan, and immigrated to the States in 1993. After Jeffrey graduated from San Francisco State University, he collaborated on a variety of projects with Bay Area based Hotbed Media including a documentary feature, Confessions of a Burning Man.  His narrative debut, Happily, Even After, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and starred Jason Behr (The Grudge). Marina Black (Six Feet Under) and Jorge Garcia (Lost). In 2003, Jeffrey moved to New York City, where he completed a feature documentary, Pipe Dream, and a narrative feature, Bonnie Situation.  Currently, Jeffrey is based in Shanghai.  His work now includes TV commercials, documentaries and narrative features.  Milk and Fashion, his most recent work, starring Jeremy Miller (Growing Pains) and Vanessa Branch (Pirates of the Caribbean), is in the post-production phase.
zack Zack Arnold. Editor.
Is the president of Fix It In Post in Los Angeles, California. His body of work includes theatrical and television marketing campaigns for such films as The Passion of the Christ, Charliz Theron's Monster, Christian Bale's The Machinist, Stander, The Woodsman, Whale Rider, and he won a 2004 Golden Trailer Award with his trailer for Northfork. His feature projects include the Fox Searchlight film Phat Girlz, Beautiful Loser, Faded Memories, and Graduation (additional editor). He then edited A Dennis the Menace Christmas for Warner Bros and was later requested to cut the opening sequence for the Disney documentary Morning Light. Zack also edited the HBO First Look specials for the films Dreamgirls, The Departed, and Live Free or Die Hard. He also edited DVD content for HBO's Entourage, MGM's Flyboys, the 10th Anniversary edition of Run Lola Run, and for the HBO show The Comeback. Zack recently cut feature film/web series, The Bannen Way for Sony Pictures.
jclark Jesse Solomon Clark. Composer.
Has a background in experimental music and sound art. Jesse composes for feature and short films, commercials and installations. Notable projects include Monday Audio which featured a new sound and music piece composed and released every week for a year. Recent work includes the score for the feature film From Busto To Robusto and Maris Curran's short Margarita. Jesse releases his own music under the alias Agents Del Futuro and is starting work on a new record featuring prepared piano and drum set.
debbie Debbie Heimowitz. Line Producer.
Is a Bay Area native who has worked in film for the past ten years. As an undergraduate, Debbie was the recipient of the Artsbridge America Scholarship, which supported her work developing educational videos in K-12 schools. Upon graduating, Debbie was awarded the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Internship in Series Development and relocated to Los Angeles to work at Disney Channel. Debbie proceeded to work on the Warner Bros. feature film Saving Shiloh for director Sandy Tung, as well as in television programming at NBC, MTV, and Carson Daily Productions. Debbie returned to the Bay Area in 2006 where she went on to create and produce the three-part Adina's Deck film series. Adina's Deck has screened nationally at film festivals and was awarded "Best Educational Film" at the 2008 International Family Film Festival. Debbie holds an MA from Stanford University and a BA from UC Berkeley in Film.
fairkind Fair and Kind.
Is the dream pop collaboration of siblings Arthi Meera and Anand Subramanian, featuring exquisite vocals, sparkling guitars, and lavish melodies. Their debut album, A Little Past Twilight, was self-released in October 2008. Anand and Arthi grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, singing along to The Smiths and The Sundays while shuffling between piano lessons and Hindustani vocal training. After a decade of playing solo and with different bands, they converged in Los Angeles in early 2007 to form Fair and Kind. Written in the tiny apartment they shared in Little Armenia, A Little Past Twilight, recorded by Jamie Seyberth (The Autumns, Hot Hot Heat), unites the diverse influences they shared growing up under one roof. In the summer of 2009, Fair and Kind played a tour of four major U.S. cities (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco). Now based in Chicago and the Bay Area, Fair and Kind are currently writing their second album, tentatively titled Light Music Program.