Industry Jury


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Alli Menscher

Producer

Alli Menscher is the in-house producer at Adolescent Content. She has produced numerous jobs for Adolescent, including Converse, VSCO, Nike, Netflix, etc. Alli studied film at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is a witch and the patron saint of intriguing oddities.


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Anissa Amalia

Director, Editor, & Graphic Designer

Anissa Amalia is the editor and graphic designer at Adolescent Content. Anissa was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia and moved to the States when she was 17. She lived in Seattle, WA for about 5 years and just recently moved to Los Angeles, CA. As an artist, she works in multiple medium from video, photography, installation up to live visuals for electronic shows.


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Chase Alexander Crawford

Chase Alexander Crawford is an actor and producer originally from Monroe, Ohio. He is best known for his roles in independent films such as 2016 Sundance Selection Goat and 2016 tiff Selection In the Radiant City. His debut feature Alan and the Fullness of Time is set to hit the festival circuit in March and principal photography on his upcoming musical comedy, Moondance, was recently completed. Crawford is the host of the Top 200 Comedy Podcast According to the Internet and enjoys episodes of Jeopardy with his wife, daughter and two dogs.


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Christine Solomon

Award-winning Canadian actress, Christine Solomon has worked in a wide-range of Canadian, American and international productions.

Versatility is a key feature of Christine's body of work, which includes over 20 stage plays, voice-over gigs, television and film roles such as The Score (2001) starring academy award winners Robert DeNiro and Marlon Brando, VH1's Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story (2001), Sony Pictures' Head In The Clouds (2004), HBO Canada's Fakers (2009), hosting duties, music videos, television commercials and endorsement deals. The trained theater actress has also starred in award-winning foreign films such as Basra (2008) and Heliopolis (2009) that have reached regional and international success.

Solomon appreciates the opportunity to work for positive causes. She has joined as the lead host for GMC and Josh Duhamel's campaign Building For America's Bravest and she has also been chosen as the spokesperson for the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada's Rosacea Awareness Campaign.

The multi-talent can be seen in My Stretch Of Texas Ground (2019), directed by Erich Kemp.

Christine splits her time between Canada and the United States. When she isn't busy working on a project, she enjoys writing and traveling.

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Hope Farley

Hope Farley is Adolescent Content's Executive Producer. For over twelve years, Farley has been Executive Producer and Producer at major commercial production companies in the industry as well as an Agency Producer at three of the largest advertising agencies in the US. Farley has produced hundreds of commercials and web content for the top production companies, agencies and directors in the business; she comes with an extensive background in both production and brand partnerships and sales. Farley handles new business, logistics and production.

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India Ennenga

India Ennenga is a film and television actress. She starred in A&E's television show, The Returned, as well as David Simon's critically acclaimed show, Treme, on HBO. She has had lead roles in several independent films including: About Scout, Sun Belt Express, Nobody Walks, Multiple Sarcasms, The Women and The Last International Playboy.

India got her start in acting at the age of nine as the voice of Pinky on Nickelodeon's Pinky Dinky Doo. She recently graduated from Brown University, where she studied Comparative Literature.

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Joel Madison

Most recently Joel Madison was a producer/writer on HBO's new hit comedy, Crashing. Joel has spent the last 25 years on just about every form of television and film comedy along with a few dramas.

Starting out as a writer on the show Roseanne Joel also created a show called Malcolm and Eddie and the animated television show Bruno The Kid starring the vice of Bruce Willis.

Joel has worked on many Judd Apatow projects along the way, has a Peabody Award, is a member of the Television Academy, Judges the College Emmy Awards, Adjunct professor, 1/2 hour Televsion Writing at Columbia College of Chicago and is very excited to be a part of this film festival.


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Juliet Werner

Juliet Werner is a NY-based filmmaker and segment producer on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. Other comedy credits include The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, UCB Comedy, The Onion and Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn. Juliet also Produced and Directed the documentary film The Laughter Life which premiered at Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in 2016. She volunteers with Girls Write Now, a writing and mentoring organization in NYC.

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Kevin Fernandez

Kevin Fernandez, Social Media Producer

Kevin Fernandez is the social media producer and head recruiter at Adolescent Content. He’s a native Angeleno who loves his city and the LA Dodgers. A self proclaimed foodie; you can find him dining at best restaurants in LA. His passions include: eating, shoes, sports, social justice, social media and hip-hop.


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Kris Meyer

Producer, Owner at BlackEagle

Kris Meyer is the owner of BlackEagle, an Entertainment and Media company, and is an Emmy nominated and award winning producer who has worked for the past 19 years with the comedic duo The Farrelly Brothers under their production banner, Conundrum Entertainment.

He has worked as a creative executive, production consultant and producer on such blockbuster hits as There's Something About Mary, Me, Myself & Irene, Shallow Hal, Fever Pitch, Hall Pass, The Three Stooges and Dumb & Dumber To.

Conundrum's body of work has resulted in over $2 billion in box office sales. Kris continues to work with The Farrelly Brothers on joint ventures. Kris has independently worked on a number of films and TV projects ranging from Emmy nominated ESPN/The Lost Son of Havana and Plimpton! which aired on PBS/American Masters chronicling the life of George Plimpton.

Kris' most recent movie, The Do Over, starring Adam Sandler released on May 27 2016 on Netflix.

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Laurie Weltz

Laurie Weltz is an award winning feature director and screenwriter, whose debut film Wrestling with Alligators was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival. Alligators starred Joely Richardson, Aleksa Palladino, Claire Bloom, Adrienne Shelly, Sam Trammel and Jay O. Sanders and was released theatrically and on video and television.

Laurie’s second feature film Scout, based on her award winning script was released theatrically as well as on VOD. The film stars India Ennenga, Ellen Burstyn, Danny Glover, Jane Seymour, Nikki Reed and James Frecheville. She is currently in development on her third feature The Night Swimmer with Nous Entertainment.

Laurie has a masters from NYU Film School, and her award winning thesis film At Five and Twenty-Five, was picked up by USA television. Laurie has worked as a freelance director and editor for television, music video, and numerous industrials. Her work has twice been nominated for ACE awards.

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Maris Jones

Maris Jones forged her own path to internet success by creating innovative content on Vine, which gained her a devoted fanbase of 300k followers. She directs, performs, edits, and animates her own projects, allowing her to develop a strong creative vision which combines contemporary trends with her love of classic film, art, and music. This has created a unique commentary on today’s pop culture.
She won the Shorty Award for Vine of the Year in 2015, was included in SHOOT
Magazine’s prestigious New Directors Showcase
in 2016, and recently won Best Art Vine at the Best Vine Ever awards hosted by Snakt in 2017.
Her recent commercial work includes national spots for Above the Influence campaign, and social media spots for brands such as Phillips 66, Universal Music, Wimbledon, Kia, the 2016 SAG Awards, Hulu, Bates Motel and IMG Models.
Besides directing various web based projects and Music Videos, Maris is currently directing, writing and starring in her own LIVE Variety Show The Jones Family Retro Show in New York City.


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Phil Clarke

Phil Clarke (aka philmscribe) is a UK-based script consultant and screenwriter with some twenty years service to cinema.

After years working at the coal face of film on such features as Sleepy Hollow, Enigma, The Beach and two of the biggest box office franchises: Star Wars and Harry Potter, he turned to writing - both for the page and the screen. His screenplays have been optioned both in the UK and Hollywood and his books have been published worldwide.

These days Phil works as a script consultant; his clients have won or placed highly at major script competitions, had their projects optioned, while others have gone on to be produced, the best debuting at Cannes.

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Ramaa Mosley

Ramaa Mosley is the Creative Director for Adolescent and Adolescent.net; she is a filmmaker and activist who directed her first documentary at the age of 16 years old, which won the UNEP Global 500 Award.

Over the past seventeen years, Mosley has directed feature films and hundreds of award winning commercials. Mosley was inspired to found Adolescent when she saw the power of the unique and visionary work that her 11 and 13 year old "mentees" were creating. Starting Adolescent allowed Mosley to connect talented young directors with brands looking to speak to a young audience.

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Richelle Chen

Director & Creative Director

Richelle Chen is a director and video artist, with a background as a film editor. She currently serves as Creative Director at Adolescent Content. She was born in the Bay Area, but grew up in Bangkok, Thailand. She’s passionate about getting underrepresented identities in front of and behind the camera. She likes junior mints and room temperature water.


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Tyrone Benskin

Tyrone Benskin has been a significant presence in theatre, film, television and music for over 30 years amassing an impressive resume of varied and acclaimed work. His numerous theatre credits include appearances on the celebrated stages across Canada.
Most recently he is co-starring in the Pulitzer nominated play Marjorie Prime for which he garnered the 2018 META for Outstanding Supporting Performance Male.
His over 100 film and television credits include co-starring with Tori Spelling in the Mind over Murder (Lifetime) and co-starring in the international hit sci-fi series Charlie Jade (Space, SyFy, Prime). His most recent TV credits include Channel Zero: Butchers Block (SyFy), Fargo (FX), The Detectives (CBC) and Real Detectives (Netflix).
Tyrone’s Numerous feature films include blockbuster Frank Miller’s 300 and most
recently Birthmarked, Bad Santa II and the soon to be released Chaos Walking.
Tyrone’s voice is also recognizable from both commercials and animation having played such characters as Kobalt in Flash Gordon and the pre-school series Whimzie’s House, as well as video games including Splinter Cell: Conviction, Far Cry and Deus Ex.
In addition to being a published songwriter and composer; a director and writer. Tyrone served as Artistic Director of Black Theatre Workshop, Canada’s oldest Black theatre company as well as National Vice President of ACTRA, Canada’s film and television actors union.
Elected to the Canadian Parliament, Tyrone served as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons from 2011 to 2015. A strong and vocal advocate of Arts and Culture especially the importance of support the next wave of artists, Tyrone currently serves as a Councilor on the ACTRA Montreal Board and several other arts advocacy organizations.

Exceptional Young Filmmakers/Jurors


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Maya Suchak

Maya Suchak is a director, editor, and cinematographer. She has been involved with Youth FX for 7 years, creating short, experimental documentaries and narrative films, including "Falling" a short experimental film that has been featured in over 20 film festivals across the country and won 6 awards including L.A. Film Festivals Best Short Youth Narrative Film