Yehuda Sharim is a writer, filmmaker, and poet. His work focuses on the relationship between the quotidian and poetic. Sharim’s films have appeared in film festivals, artistic venues, and universities across the world. His work offers an intimate portrayal of those who refuse to surrender amidst daily devastation and culminating strife, offering a vision for equality and a renewed solidarity in a divisive world. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Program of Global Art Studies, University of California, Merced.
Federico Llach is a jazz performer and composer whose music blends the intimacy of concert music with the energy of popular music. Over the last three years, Llach made the original music for three films by Yehuda Sharim. He currently serves as Lecturer at the University of California, Merced in the Global Arts Program.
Scott Sczabo is a film sound designer with over 20 years of experience. In 2015, Scott won Best Original Music Award from the Houston Comedy Film Festival for a feature called “Doll Factory.” In 2009, Szabo won a Telly award for music for the short film “Saving Evan White” and won a Gold Medal in 2005 at the Park City Film Music Festival for his score of “Dancing in Twilight.” Szabo has composed music for over 200 commercials and corporate marketing videos for companies including, Mahindra Tractors, Shell Oil, Enron, Continental Airlines, Joe’s Crab Shack, Applebee’s, and Time Warner.
Frederick Trevino is a colorist at Beambox Studio with over 8 years of experience. Trevino has graded over 50 feature films along with hundreds of music videos, short films, commercials, and documentaries. His color work has screened in prestigious venues such as Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Sundance, the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Cannes Film Festival, Museum of the Moving Image and countless festivals throughout the world.
Taara Clarke is an Afro-Caribbean woman who is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Michigan. Her commitment to social justice and its intersections with art means a commitment to constant learning and unlearning, which she carries with her every day, and especially whenever engaging with media. She loves lying under big trees, being in or near the ocean, and listening to music that reminds her of her homeland, Antigua.
Elizabeth Michelle Lopez is a Mexican-American producer whose work highlights her interest in documenting stories and experiences of people of color and women. As the producer for Sharim Studio, she leads and shapes new visions for cinema as a vehicle for empowering marginalized groups and creating unity in a fragmented world. At the moment, she is leading the production of Experiments in Freedom and El Ojo Comienza En La Mano. She holds a BA in Cinematic Arts and Technology from California State University, Monterey Bay.