Nyna Pais Caputi was born in India and has a Masters in Zoology from Pune University and worked in the Biotechnology field before moving to the US where she studied film at the New York Film Academy. She has worked on several short, award-winning films including “DCBA- Desi Confused by America”, shot in NYC, “Able” shot in Pinole, CA and “Gentle Lovers” shot in San Francisco.
She also founded the Global Walk for India’s Missing Girls in 2010 in San Francisco, an international awareness campaign on the violence and genocide of Indian women that has taken place in over 25 cities and five countries.
Nyna is also the founder of an organization for international women in the U.S. called The Expat Woman and a recipient of Women of the Year 2015, California State Assembly, District 14 , Recipient, Woman of Distinction 2015, Soroptimist International of Diablo Vista, MediaMaker Fellow 2014, Bay Area Video Coalition.
Gino is a member of the Director’s Guild of America and has worked as an Assistant Director on several feature films. Gino’s credits include “Knife Fight, “The Other End of The Line”,”The Pursuit of Happyness”, “Just Like Heaven”, “Bee Season”, “War of The Worlds”, “Dopamine”, “Haiku Tunnel” and ”The Mistress of Spices.’ He has written several feature length screenplays and has also produced and directed the comedy shorts “LA Cops: The Mean Streets” and “Gentle Lovers”, which won the Gold Medal for Excellence in 2006 at the Park City Film Music Festival.
Shirley has worked on many award winning documentary films and has also won two Northern California Emmy awards for editing. Shirley’s credits include work on the documentaries: “The Fight In the Fields,” “Neither Milk Nor Yogurt,” “The Last Stand” and a host of PBS and Nova programs. She is originally from San Francisco.
Michael, is a film music veteran who assisted Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore as Associate Music Producer on “The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring” and Music Co-Producer on David Fincher’s “Panic Room.” He has also demonstrated his strong musical sensibilities in composing scores to the films “If I Didn’t Care”, “To Get Her” and the documentary “The Mountain Thief” among many others.
Dan has worked at Berkeley’s Saul Zaentz Film Center for the last 15 years working as a sound editor and re-recording mixer. The Zaentz Company produced such well-known films as ‘Amadeus’ and ‘The English Patient’, and also provided sound design for many other documentary and feature films.
Dan now works at the Berkeley Sound Artists and continues to design and mix sound for a wide variety of films. He also teaches filmmaking classes at SF State University, CCSF and CCA.
Jesse works as an Offline and Online Editor, Colorist and Consultant for independent and commercial filmmakers, specializing in independent longform narrative and documentary. He is known for his work on The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, The Blood of Yingzhou District and Strange Culture.
Mohamed is a retired financier who was born and raised in Tanzania. He and his family are of Indian origin. He has traveled widely, and has keen interest in international affairs.
Since his retirement he has taken particular interest in the causes affecting the plight of children and women. He and his wife Gulie have been gifted a most loving grand daughter Zaleeya who was adopted from Calcutta.
Among his several charitable activities, Mohamed is a member of the Advisory Board of PRATHAM Los Angeles, the largest educational non-profit involved in child education in India.