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 actress, director, designer, multidisciplinary artist and co-owner/founder of MoTif Productions. She is currently working as a company artist at 3-Legged Dog Art and Technology Center in New York. Yasmin graduated with a BA in Performing Arts from CEFART (Minas Gerais, Brazil) and has extensive experience in theater and film.
Yasmin is also a graphic/web designer and digital artist. She started her career in Brazil, and since 2012 she has been working in design studios in Brazil and the United States.
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.
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.
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.