Moema Umann is a Brazilian filmmaker, and co-owner/founder of MoTif Productions. She holds a M.F.A. in directing from The Actors Studio in New York. Her work seeks to explore new ways of telling stories through a mix of film, drawing, animation, photography, and poetry. Through her projects she aims to create opportunities for other underrepresented artists to collaborate.
Tiffany DeRuyter is from Montana and is an anthropologist, educator, director, producer and co-owner/founder of MoTif Productions. She currently manages a Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Tiffany uses filmmaking to bring global issues to light particularly those faced by underrepresented groups.
Yasmin Santana is a Brazilian multidisciplinary theater and film actress, creative director, and designer, and co-owner/founder of MoTif Productions based in New York City.
She graduated with a BA in Performing Arts from CEFART - Artistic and Technological Training Center (Minas Gerais, Brazil) and a BA in Social Communications from the Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Yasmin has extensive experience in theater and film. Since 2015 she worked as a company artist at 3LD Art and Technology Center developing new ways to incorporate digital technology in theater narratives for more than 200 productions.
Her latest acting credits in theater and film include W.a.v.e by Isadora Varajão, Calidris by Peter Azen (Munich Film Festival), Inside the Wild Heart by Group.BR, Doomocracy by Creative Time, Pedro Reyes and Meghan Finn (Brazilian Press Awards - Nominated as Best Actress), and Clarice’s Hour 2019 (Brazilian Press Awards - Nominated as Best Actress) among others.
As a designer and creative director, her credits include Esperpento by Victor Morales (Sundance Film Festival, B3 Frankfurt Biennial - Awarded as Best Immersive and Time Based Art) and The Other’s Shadow by Rodrigo Fisher. She has also created and provided design solutions for multiple renowned performing arts organizations in NY like Creative Time, Montclair State University, Renegade Performance Group, The Tank Theater, Group.BR, New Georges, The Builders Association, Origin Theater, Caborca Theatre, Pace University’s Theatre Department, and MAX Media Art Exploration, among others.
Shloka is a 3rd year student at the University Of Wisconsin, Madison where she is pursuing her BSc. in Economics and Communication Arts. Raised in Mumbai, India - Shloka has a strong sense of her identity as an Independent Indian Woman. who is pursuing her education and career in the USA!
She has been passionate about social media as soon as she was exposed to it. She has worked with AIESEC USA, CollegeFashionista & ADZ Madison for social media and digital marketing. She is also interning at 3LD Art + Technology Center in NYC for the summer, handing their social media platforms and online presence.
Emma DeRuyter is a native from Fairbanks, Alaska. She is MôTif's social media specialist. Every week she works hard to find new talents and socially powerful stories to share on our social network.
Skye Morse-Hodgson is a producer, filmmaker, photographer, and award winning screenwriter. Originally from Los Angeles, she moved to New York in 2015 after graduating from Brooks Institute with a BFA in filmmaking. She has been involved in the creation, management, and shooting of productions at 3LD Art and Technology Center, The Tank, Dixon Place, Here Art Center, The Brick, The Performing Garage, Danspace, Judson Theater, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Deitch Projects, Collapsable Hole, Tisch NYU, and many others. Skye’s photography work has been featured in Time Out New York, The New York Times, and The New Yorker.
Eduardo Guerra is a biologist based at the Department of Ecology and Evolution at UCLA (University of California), where he studies human evolution, health, disease, and the environment.