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C0-CREATOR/CO-STAR

Mara is a writer, director, actor and producer. Her short films include I Don't Love You (Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival), BASTARD (Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival) and I Like Femme Lesbians(Outfest, Outfest FUSION Jury Prize Honorable Mention). She is also the producer of the short film Called Home (Outfest, NewFest NYC,). Mara completed a fellowship with Loyola Marymount University’s Incubator Lab at Film Independent, and was an OutSet fellow at Outfest. Other projects include an extended sold-out run of her play Real Love at the award-winning The Fountain Theatre. She is a co-founder of the production company Becky and Baldwin

Mara De La Rosa
CREATORS 

CO-CREATOR/CO-STAR

 

Mary is a graduate from California State University of Northridge with a Major in Television Production. She was selected to be one of the fellows for a program called OutSet. Through the fellowship she was the production designer for the short, SO(U)L.

Marisol's creative ambition led her to direct numerous short films including, ACT UP: J.T.'s Experience and The Angel Within Josh. Marisol's intersectionality serves as her motivation to eliminate and debunk stereotypes around race and identity. She currently works as a Production PA for Wisdom of the Crowd on the CBS lot. 

Mary Nava

PRODUCER

 

Cesar is an LA based film producer and director. He graduated from California State University of Northridge with a degree in Television Production. Born and raised in LA, his upbringing has allowed him to be immersed in the Film and Television industry at a young age. Cesar values hard work, persistence, and a positive state of mind that carries throughout all of the projects that he is involved in.

Cesar Antonio Martinez.
 
 
 
Nals and Tess 
Trent Nakamura
Vivian Miranda 
Nicholas Pilapil
Cassandra Pimentel

DIRECTOR, EP. 1

Nals and Tess are a comedy duo and their most recent credits include petting a Python, getting attacked by pitbull, performing in nationwide comedy festivals, film, tv and following Ryan Gosling home in Los Feliz! You can check out more of their work here: nalsandtess.com 

DIRECTOR, EP. 4 & 5

 

Trent Nakamura is a recent attendee of Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television. His latest short, It’s A Boy, premiered at Outfest Los Angeles and most recently won an Audience Award at the Kansas City LGBT Film Festival. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, he grew up acting in both theater arts and film. As an actor, he appeared in spots for Noevir, Starwood Hotels, & Oceanic Cable. Trent wants to create a more inclusive industry by empowering Asian American artists and other minorities to find their voice.

DIRECTOR, EP. 2

 

Vivian grew up daily splitting her time between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, CA. She has a B.A. in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University, and minors in both Screenwriting and Theatre. Her junior and senior films were each nominated for “Best Picture” at LMU’s annual student awards. In 2014, Vivian was a finalist in the DGA Student Awards, as well as a finalist for the first ever Horizon Award in 2015. Most recently, Vivian was named a 2017 NALIP Media Market Fellow, while developing her first feature film.

DIRECTOR, EP. 3

 

Nicholas Pilapil is a writer of plays and songs. His plays have been developed/performed with Becky and Baldwin, East West Players, Fountain Theatre, Fresh Produce’d LA, Playwrights Foundation, and The Vagrancy. He is also the writer of the short films zoë (Outfest FUSION, Miniature Film Festival Canada), I Don't Love You (Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Fil-Am Creations), and the musical web short Chardonnay (featured in Entertainment Weekly). Nicholas is a happy co-founder of Becky and Baldwinnicholaspilapil.com

DIRECTOR, EP. 6

 

Cassandra Pimentel is a Filipina-American filmmaker navigating her way in the TV/Film industry. One of her beloved projects include the web series It's Not You, It's Me (2014) starring Marilu Bustamante, Yoshi Sudarso (Nickelodeon Power Rangers Dino Charge), Peter Jang and Chris Dinh (Wong Fu Productions). Her most recent short film, Plaza Blvd, premiered at the 2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and has also been receiving semi-finalist and finalist recognition in other film festivals across California. Cassandra strives to incorporate culture and diversity in all her film projects.

 
Jeff Santone 
Ryan Esteban 

CINEMATOGRAPHER, EP. 1-5

Jeff is a cinematographer, camera operator, and assistant camera. He has worked on various projects including producing, shooting and editing an online series called Pimp My Tattoo Roadshow for tattooink.tv. He currently shoots for Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, a nationally televised series. He previously did cinematography for a pilot called Bitch, I'm a Cheerleader. He attended Pasadena City College where he studied in both the TV and Film, earning several faculty honors. 

CINEMATOGRAPHER, EP. 6

 

Ryan is a cinematographer and editor, hailing from San Diego, California. Always looking for that "visual butter", Ryan prides himself on getting that beautiful shot, no matter how many takes it...takes. His previous work includes Plaza BLVD (Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, FACINE Filipino International Cine Festival 2017, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards 2017, Los Angeles CineFest 2017 Finalist), Battle of the Sticks (YOMYOMF Interpretations 2.0), and several YouTube Web Series', including "It's Not You, It's Me", and "Grayson: Earth One". Armed with a completely-useful-and-necessary bachelors degree in Film & Visual Media, and an appetite for visually-pleasant storytelling, Ryan is excited to be a part of the BAES Welcome family!

PRODUCER
DIRECTORS
CINEMATOGRAPHERS

SOUND EDITOR 

Elijah is an Audio Engineer, Content Creator, Music Producer as well as co-founder/owner of his media production company, Ops Media Group. He continuously strives to produce the best content by perfecting it with a conscientious work ethic. He's always looking for the most exciting creative opportunities and collaborations. . He holds a Bachelor's in Sound Arts from Ex'pression College with a strong background in all aspects of Audio. Elijah is more than just a Content Creator; his love for audio has become his profession. When not involved heavily in content, he is a meticulous Engineer for a world-renowned audio technology company.

POST PRODUCTION

EDITOR

 

Ivan is a video editor who has worked on numerous projects throughout the past few years. Some of his credits include; DECEIT, a murder-mystery short; GENERATIONS, a drama short telling the story about two siblings dealing with their own revelations to on one another and has edited the highlight reels for the DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL and several more. Ivan received his Bachelors Degree in Cinema & Television Arts with an emphasis in Television Production from California State University, Northridge in 2016, where he discovered his passion for telling stories through the art of editing. Today, Ivan continues to work as a video editor on the upcoming wed series, Baes Welcome.

Ivan Vargas
Elijah Abadilla
Simón Wilson

COMPOSER

 

Simón Wilson scored music for the television show, Why We Fight, teaches music at the prestigious high school, New Roads School, and works for composer, Michael Abels. Simon plays upwards of 5 instruments proficiently, including his classically trained voice (BA in Vocal Performance from UC Santa Cruz). That, coupled with his deft use of an in home studio allows for comprehensive music creation. Simón is a performer, having composed, acted in, and musically directed the original Native American musical Something Inside Is Broken that toured California and the Southwest. All you need to do is listen when Simón speaks about music to fully grasp his deep love for all things musical and his honest and real desire to learn and work hard in this industry

 
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