Documentary Filmmaker from South Africa now living in Brooklyn, NY. Having graduated from The New York Film Academy in Sep 2015, Lara-Ann went on to win the Jury Prize for Spirited Storytelling at DOC NYC Film Festival. Currently working as an video editor in New York alongside setting up her own production company Lazuli Film, she plans to continue directing and telling stories that will inspire social change currently directing a pilot for a new 8 part series that documents the rising global interest of 21st century sages. Alive & Kicking: The Soccer Grannies of South Africa is her directorial debut.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
From Japan, Yusaku works as a photojournalist for the Asahi Shimbun. With over 10 years experience he won the prize of the Tokyo News Photojournalists Association. Through his videography at Asahi, he discovered his passion for documentary filmmaking. It was during his one year sabbatical that he graduated from the New York Film Academy’s Doc Conservatory Course alongside traveling to South Africa to film the soccer grannies.
CINEMATOGRAPHY | CREATIVE CONSULTANT
An award winning director & photographer from Johannesburg, South Africa. Fausto has directed commercials for big brands, music videos for local and international artists and now into documentaries. In addition to this he has hosted successful exhibitions of his photography work. His passion lies in all creative fields of music, film, photography and television. Fausto came onboard to help film the soccer grannies & to creatively advise.
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