DS labs residents
Interfaith Ventures is represented at the DS Labs Residency by Founding Director Mohammad Modarres, Financial Officer Brian Lai, Director of Shabbat Salaam Juni Hoppe (not photographed), and the organization's first Entrepreneur-In-Residence Arshiya Kherani.
BB Studios a boutique full-service studio that focuses on producing socially-minded content that is both visually stunning and intellectually stimulating. Working in narrative production, branded content, and documentary feature. We believe in projects produced by passion. Offering media packages to fortune 500 companies as well as boutique and start-up clients. Applying classic cinematic techniques to modern media, Bolex Brothers LLC was founded by TJ Ferrari and Brandon Warrick in 2015.
Abby Russell is an Emmy-nominated television
producer and filmmaker working to transform experiences, learning and messaging
through the magic of cinema. She
recently directed multiple Telly Award-winning films, as both
‘filmmaker-in-residence’ and Executive Producer and Creative Director at Yeshiva
University, where she oversaw multimedia and marketing product for the
university’s online learning initiative.
Abby teaches multimedia storytelling and producing as an Adjunct
Professor at NYU, makes MOOCs for Coursera and speaks and consults on how
visual media enhances learning. Abby
started in multimedia journalism at local television station NY1 News and has
since produced multiple hours of documentary and filmed content – including a
James Beard Award winning TV series – for PBS, Discovery, Food Network, MTV,
Sundance and Lifetime. She co-directed Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of The
Comic Strip, a feature documentary executive produced by Chris Rock that world-premiered
at the Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival in Montreal and is
currently available on Amazon and iTunes. She directed comedy specials
and shorts for VH1, Nickelodeon and Funny or Die, including viral hit Café
Attitude, which the Huffington Post called the parody “we’ve all been
waiting for.” Her first documentary
film, Politics… Sifting Thru the Spin, called ‘creative and edgy’ by
the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, was funded by the Annenberg Foundation
and aired nationally as part of the PBS Democracy Project. As the founder and CEO of Nuforms Media (and its food media affiliate Food-Pops), Abby creates
award-winning, digital messaging and branding content for both non-profit and
corporate clients, including Ogilvy, Digitas, Razorfish, Hellmann’s, Jenn-Air,
Hess, Rolls-Royce and TED. Find Abby @abbyrussell
on Twitter and LinkedIn or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sashko Danylenko is an award-winning animation filmmaker from Ukraine whose work explores wonder and curiosity. He joins folk and contemporary, nature and digital in his works. He creates magic worlds with colorful characters and extraordinary allegories. In 2015, Sashko decided to travel to the USA to broaden his horizons and seek new experiences and inspiration. Now he working on his comic book projects and on documentary animation films. Prior to joining DSLABS, Sasko Danylenko was a resident at TED, Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris, and School of Life in London.
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