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RETELLING THE RHYTHM

Mari Keiko Gonzalez, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

Mari is an award-winning editor whose extensive list of credits include:          

LIVe FROM NEW YORK! (2015) WHICH WAS THE OPENING NIGHT FILM AT THE 2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL; APACHE 8 (2011); MIRAMAX'S TEXAS (2002); WALTER LATHAM'S Comedy AFTER DARK (2013); JAY-Z Live from Msg (2011); ABC'S WHO Wants To Be a Millionaire? (2010); The ramones: it's alive 1974-1996 (2007); pbs' the mark Twain Prize: steve martin (2005); CBS'S FASHION ROCKS (2005); vh1's JOHN MAYER AND PAUL SIMON (2004); Sony music's JOHN LEGEND: GET LIFTED (2004); NBC'S MACY'S 4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR (2003); cOLUMBIA RECORDS' TONY BENNETT'S WONDERFUL WORLD: LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO (2002)A&E'S BILly Joel: In his Own Words (2001); AND PBS'S Sessions at West 54th (1997). most recently, MARI EDITED THE JOAN JETT AND LOU REED FILMS FOR HBO'S ROCK & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (2015).  

Mari is the writer and director of The Love Thang Trilogy (1994) and x-Girl(1996) which are distributed by Frameline and NAATA.  

She is the Co-Founder and President of Hey Ma Productions.

 

Martina Radwan, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Martina has been the director of photography for both narrative and documentary films including: Mentor (2014); Watchers of the Sky (2014);  hot Coffee (2011); William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe (2009); Poetry of Resilience (2011); Beautiful Darling (2010); Train (2008); Rain (2008); and Saving Face the 2012 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Short Subject.

Lorraine Galvis, Esq., PRODUCER

Lorraine is the founder and principal at Galvis & Company, an entertainment firm that provides legal support to music and media creators, writers, producers, and artists working in the entertainment industry.  Galvis began her professional music career at the age of 16.  In 1997, she landed a summer internship at the former Daddy's House Recording Studios, then owned by Sean "Puffy" Combs.  She was recruited to to work directly for Combs' and his executive team at Bad Boy Entertainment.  After two years at Bad Boy, Galvis graduated with honors from Mother Cabrini High School in New York City and left her internship to attend Fordham University at Lincoln Center as a full-time undergraduate.  She double-majored in Philosophy and Visual Arts, with a concentration on the Classics and Film and Video Production.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003.

As a young, aspiring singer/songwriter, Galvis sang lead and background vocals for emerging and established Latin artists and studied voice and piano at the Boys Harbor Conservatory for the Arts, where she met close friend, colleague, and mentor, Jose Madera.  In 2004, she traveled with Madera to Paris and appeared as a guest vocalist for a live performance and album recording, Mambo Legacy, which featured a French big-band, Latin orchestra conducted by Madera and under the direction of former Abanico Music School (Paris, France) director, Laurent Erdos.

Throughout her college career, Galvis worked part-time as a weekend receptionist at Sony Music Studios in Manhattan. During summer breaks, she worked as an executive assistant at Columbia, Epic, Legacy, and Sony Classical. While at Sony Music Studios, Lorraine did an internship with Mari Keiko Gonzalez.  With Gonzalez's guidance and tutelage, Galvis produced and edited her first short film.  She later attended New York Law School where she earned her Juris Doctor degree.  She is licensed to practice law in New York State.

She is the Co-Founder and Chief Legal Officer of Hey Ma Productions.