Maya Cueva is director and producer of the award-winning documentary short The Provider. In 2016, her documentary was selected in the SXSW Film and Interactive Festival, and was awarded an Emmy at the College Television Awards for best documentary. Maya specializes in directing, producing, and audio recording for documentary films and broadcast radio productions and her work has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered, Latino USA, National Geographic, The Huffington Post, NBC’s Nightly News, and Marketplace. She was also recently featured in the list "#40WomentoWatch: Incredible trailblazers that completely ruled 2016" by The Tempest.
Leah was named one of Variety Magazine's "110 Students to Watch in Film and Media" for their April 2015 issue. Her films focus on social justice themes through the powerful stories of individuals. Past projects have included a documentary film about prison rehabilitation and re-entry, Beyond the Wall, that has screened across the country. Leah was recently named a 2017 Sundance Ignite Fellow which offers an intensive year long mentorship program for emerging filmmakers. As part of Adobe’s Project 1324 “What’s Next?” film challenge, she created a personal documentary titled, Putting the Fire Out, which challenges the media narrative of fear. Putting the Fire Out was one of 15 selected films awarded a Sundance Ignite Fellowship out of a pool of 375 applicants.
Pete’s short career in documentary has been as diverse as it has been successful. The past three years he has traveled the world, producing award winning short documentaries, which have succeeded in various festival circuits. From gender transition, to child homelessness in Morocco, to gentrification in the Bronx, Pete has covered it all – illuminating rich and complex characters, drifting on the fringes of society. Currently, he works as a freelance cinematographer in New York.
Rachel graduated from Ithaca College with a documentary studies and production degree with a minor in history. On The Provider, Rachel is the producer, as well as the on-set audio producer. Currently, she works as a production assistant at Two River Pictures, and has previously interned with Interloper Films, Stand Up 2 Cancer, and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.
Kelly is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is currently enrolled at Boston College Law School where she is studying to obtain a J.D. She graduated from Ithaca College in the Spring of 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Documentary Studies and Production and minors in Philosophy and Politics. Kelly has interned at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, as well as in the press office for Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. in Washington, DC.
Erik is an Ithaca College graduate who majored in Documentary Studies & Productions and minored in Theatre. At school, he worked as a DJ for VIC Radio, a host for ICTV’s Game Over, and was a photographer/videographer for Ithaca College’s Marketing Communications. While living in Los Angeles for the summer, he interned for IFC’s the Birthday Boys, Flynn Picture Company, and Cinematic Escape. Currently, he resides in Chicago working as a freelancer photographer.