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edition Abbey Lee
Actor, Artist
index Anna Cordell
Actor, Writer

Anna Cordell is an Australian actor, writer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Recent film projects she has appeared in include: Palisade, Rubber Heart and When You Return. In 2016 she wrote and acted in the short film Hip Hip Hooray, which was featured in the narrative short program at SXSW 2016. This summer she will be starring in the short film Runaway by Sylvia Saether.

Anna’s writing credits also include the short film Rubber Heart, to be released later this year. She is currently working with friend & director Lizzy Sanford on a theater piece to be produced in the fall, as well as a collection of short fiction.


cursor-hand Azul
Musician, Producer

A rare Angeleno native growing up through the nooks and crannies of the culturally diverse Los Angeles artistic basin, Azul pulls inspiration from contrasts in life experiences and nature. Rhythmic melodies juxtapose abstract tribal beats , sonic back-masks, and deep grooves while finding a magical through line awash in historical soul revival.

Breakout performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and FORM Arcosanti., lead Azul’s introduction to a larger audience imminent with an upcoming debut EP release and a bevy of unique live performances into 2016.


bomb Cara Stricker
Director, Music Producer, Photographer

STRICKER is an Australian multi- disciplinary Director, Photographer and Music Producer currently residing in Los Angeles and New York. Growing up in Australia whilst training as a Dancer and Musician throughout her adolescence, Stricker moved into studying film and photography at UTS Sydney, graduating in 2010 with a degree in Film and Bachelor of Arts. Cara’s works have been published internationally including Nowness, Interview Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Vogue, I-D Magazine, NYT, 25 Magazine, Oyster Magazine, Fader, VS Magazine, Riot of Perfume, Russh Magazine and Rolling Stone, while collaborations include Chanel, Missoni, Mother NY, Alexander Wang, Parkwood Entertainment, See Pictures & Sol Films, Terrible Records, Debbie Harry, XL Records, Matte Projects, MiLK, GAP, Fools Gold, Vogue, EMI, Siberia Records and Modular Records.

Her work has been awarded and screened internationally including Vivid Festival Australia, Colarado Flexiff International Festival, Sydney International Animation Festival, Indie Spirit Film Festival and Sugar Mountain Festival, including music performances as of late off her debut audio visual album produced with John Kirby self titled, DROOL, released on Terrible Records. Her most recent shows exhibited at the Hole NYC the last two consecutive years, including visual sound collaborations with Boots, Roger O’Donnell (the Cure). Throughout the past year, Stricker travelled and performed in Australia, LA and New York City.


script Chela
Musician, Producer

Originally hailing from Fremantle, Western Australia, Chelsea Wheatley is an artist who began producing music on Logic software at age 12 and playing bass in a punk band from age 15 with which she toured Australia extensively. Not long thereafter, she found the solo spotlight and emerged as Chela.

Quickly gaining international acclaim with two successive singles released by French tastemaker label Kitsuné, the success of these releases led to appearances at SXSW and Coachella amongst many other festivals and collaborations with the likes of Goldroom, Viceroy & Seth Bogart.

An energetic and enigmatic performer, Chela has become known as an artist with a strong aesthetic sensibility. So far 2016 has seen her recording new music with Chris Zane (Passion Pit, St Lucia, Les Savy Fav) and working on her highly anticipated debut album.
Spotify’s “Spotlight Artist” for 2015

-Played major festivals such as Coachella, SXSW, and Sugar Mountain (Australia)
-10+ million combined Spotify streams
-‘Romanticise’ released on Kitsune reached #1 on Hype Machine and has over 2 Million views on YouTube and 3.2 Million plays Spotify
-Featured on LA producer Goldroom’s summer anthem ‘Fifteen’ which has over 15 Million views on YouTube and over 8 Million plays on Spotify


layout Dana Marcolina
Actor, Artist

Dana Marcolina is an actor currently based in Los Angeles. A graduate from Pace University’s School of Performing Arts. She has performed on many stages throughout New York City such as La MaMa E.T.C, Movement Research at The Judson Church and Theater Row. She also spent time studying and performing in London at the Royal Academy for Dramatic Art. She is deeply inspired by collaborative work and is passionate about exploring inventive means of storytelling.

print Diana Irvine

Diana Irvine is an actor and performance creative who believes in the power of authentic storytelling. She champions radical empathy, hard work and spirit in Theater, TV & Film. Diana trained at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Atlantic Theater Company, and now resides in Los Angeles.


event Ellen Toland

NYC based Actor


bomb Gina Gammell
Producer, Director


photo Jacqueline Verdugo
essay Jedda Daisy Culley
Painter, Designer

Jedda-Daisy Culley is an artist with a rich creative pedigree. Her father is Stephen Culley, an artist who, in the 1970s, formed iconic Desert Designs, an Australian textile print and lifestyle label founded with indigenous artist Jimmy Pike. The Culley family home became a creative hub where artists would often drop by and visit. As a child, Jedda-Daisy couldn’t imagine growing up and becoming anything but an artist, and took her future aspirations very seriously. ‘I would set up studios, working away at different drawings, paintings and sculptures for hours,’ she reminisces. This childhood fascination did not waver, and as a grown up Jedda-Daisy now works on her various creative projects from a studio in Sydney’s Surry Hills.

In her high school years, Jedda-Daisy went to study in Western Australia on an art scholarship, then onto COFA to complete a Master of Fine Arts. She’s been painting since she can remember, but things got a bit more serious when she graduated and began to exhibit her work. Her latest show Universal Love at Mild Manners, and includes a collection of vibrant expressive paintings inspired by the Australian landscape.

Alongside her art practice, Jedda-Daisy also co-directs Desert Designs, the brand that her father and Jimmy Pike started many decades ago. She says her involvement with the brand and its history with indigenous arts and culture has given her a deeper understanding of native Australian landscapes, inspiring her own practice.

‘I have been privileged to learn something of the intricacies of the desert landscape and the particularities of Aboriginal cosmology – the wisdom in how they view landscape in this county,’ Jedda-Daisy explains. ‘Jimmy’s visual archive has been a touchstone for me to enter this world and deepen my own practice and understanding of landscape.’


alert.black Kate Silver
Musician, Drummer

Kate is a musician, artist, and show promoter who lives at the Red Light District in Far Rockaway, Queens. Kate has toured nationally and internationally playing drums for bands such as the Dan Deacon Ensemble and Teeth Mountain. She was also part of the Wham City art collective in Baltimore, MD.

Kate’s experimental solo work is dominated by percussion, and frequently uses both found sounds and more typical instruments to create beats. She is also heavily influenced by spirituality and religious chanting is thematic across her portfolio.

comp.gray Lizzy Sanford
Producer, Director, Writer

LIZZY SANFORD is a director, producer and writer. After only two years of work in the film
industry, her award winning short films have premiered at SXSW, Cannes and several other film festivals.


index Lorin Doctor

Lorin Angelica Doctor is an actor, writer, and producer who currently resides in Los Angeles. She studied theatre at NYU Tisch and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. Whether it’s film, theater, or tv, she is inspired to make work that propels people to think outside of themselves and “get uncomfortable.”


posters Louise Chen
DJ, Curator

Half Taiwanese-half french and currently based in Paris, Louise Chen founded the Girls Girls Girls night at Social Club in 2012 inviting acts like Kelela, Sampha, Jackmaster, Moxie, Ikonika, Lil Silva, etc. always aiming to bring together live performers and club culture. After a 5 year run, she now promotes Summer Parties under the pun-name “Chentertainement”, so far inviting prestigious guests Methodman & Redman to perform live! Parallel to her promoter job, Louise has always written about music and travel in magazines like Modzik, I Heart Magazine, Snatch Magazine and she’s had the chance to host a segment on France’s national Mouv’ Radio on Laura Leishman’s night show and later talk music on French TV shows Clique and Le Before du Grand Journal on Canal+.

Originally starting off as a hip-hop and R&B DJ, Louise has grown up with sampling culture and been a crate-digger for a long time. Her endless quest looking for soul, funk, disco and jazz has led her to build her own sound when playing House inspired by acts like Theo Parrish and Floating Points. Today she brings her records to online radios around the world (The Lot Radio, Le Mellotron, NTS, Hotel Radio Paris…) DJs alongside acts like Santigold, Jamie XX, Solange Knowles, Ellen Alien & Bambounou and works on digital content projects with brands like Airbnb, Beats By Dre & H&M.


script Madeline O’Moore
Musician, Multidisciplinary Web Artist

Madeline O’Moore is a dj, musician and software engineer.


movie Margot
Violinist, Composer, Singer

Margot is a singer, composer and classically trained violinist. She can be found in New York City singing dreamy love songs and composing for orchestras and films. Margot released her debut single Isn’t She Lovely in November of 2015. She is 1/2 of the band, The Dolls, who recently opened up for Katy Perry on the Asia leg of her Prismatic World Tour. Margot has also written and recorded string arrangements for Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Low and Sam Sparro; her string work featured on the 50 Shades of Grey trailer, and composed an original piece for the The Horseman trailer.


layout Meagan Judkins
Creative Producer

“You’ve probably heard the old adage that good art is the ability to take two seemingly unrelated concepts and show how they intersect. If this cliche is believed then it goes a long way toward explaining the artistic talent of Los Angeles based Creative Producer, Meagan Judkins (meaganjudkins.com).

Within minutes of stepping foot on her first set as a teenager, Meagan had realized her path.  For over ten years she has garnered a reputation for seeking out the strange, the beautiful and meaningful. She has helmed countless sets, always pushing herself and her creatives toward new paths of character driven storytelling paired with thought-provoking visuals.

Meagan started her Production company,  Fox and Leopard, in early 2016 with the continued intention of developing projects + Creatives that entice minds and push society in a forward motion.  Having lived within the worlds of fashion photography and commercial production, the last few years she has poised herself as a film producer;  her company’s independently produced feature film will make it’s public debut in early 2018.

A product of a schizophrenic upbringing, Meagan oscillated between cultural extremes: A conservative Mormon mother from Berkeley, an agnostic father from Seattle, and a Jewish Brazilian stepmother whose career in art and fashion served as a template for a young girl living a stone’s throw from the beehive itself, Brigham Young University. A sort of “army brat”, her father’s work took her from the mountains of Utah to Washington D.C., from Brazil to Paraguay, and finally to L.A., where she took root on her own before the age of 18. Meagan’s travels have exposed her to a myriad of people and communities, refining her love of diplomacy and creating a keen ability to connect and relate with a slew of different characters, a skill that motivates and exhilarates her today.


A disjointed upbringing can set a fire under a person, instilling in them a sort of permanent traveler status – an ability to feel at home in the strange, and see the strangeness of home. This unique point of view is the ethos of Meagan’s work.”

business Mindy Le Brock
Costume Designer

Costuming includes: Rihanna dancers and band costume design for VMA’s video vanguard performance 2016, Grammy’s and billboard music awards, Eve – “this is what truth feels like ” tour costume design

Music Videos Include: Converse H09909 / Blood Waves dir: Radical Friend, Massive Attack ft. Tricky & 3D / Take It There dir: Hiro Murai, Blonde Redhead / Dripping dir: Eric Warenheim, Lafawndah / Ally, dir: Lafawndah, Skrillex & The Doors / Breakin A Sweat dir: Radical Friend, Devendra Banhart / Für Hildegard dir: Isaiah Seret, MGMT / Cool Song No.2 dir: Isaiah Seret, A$AP Rocky / Everyday ft. Rod Stewart dir: Fleur & Manu, MGMT / Your Life Is A Lie dir: Tom Kuntz, Snoop Dogg / So Many Pros dir: Francois Rousselet, Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson / Say Say Say Remix dir: Ryan Heffington, Wild Belle / Keep Youdir: Melina Matsoukas

Commercials Include: Direct TV / Ft. Rob Lowe dir: Tom Kuntz, Lexus IS Reveal / Change Lanes dir: Melina Matsoukas, H&R Block / It’s Happening dir: Francois Rousselet, Wonderful Pistachios / ft. Stephen Colbert dir: Tom Kuntz, Jack Daniels / The Keeper dir: Isaiah Seret Old Spice / And So It Begins dir: Tom Kuntz, Direct TV / Arts & Craftsy Tony Romo dir: Tom Kuntz, Jack Daniels / The Beginning dir: Isaiah Seret, Diet Coke / Black Dress dir: Melina Matsoukas Desperados / The Core dir: Fleur & Manu, Got Milk / Milk Vs. Protein dir: Tim & Eric, Adobe / Superbowl dir: Isaiah Seret, Old Spice / Hair dir: Tom Kuntz, Old Spice / Motorcycle dir: Tom Kuntz, Oreo / Whisper Fight dir: Tom Kuntz, Oreo / Life Raft dir: Tom Kuntz, French Lottery / Out Of Office dir: Tom Kuntz, Direct TV / Mountain Men dir: Tom Kuntz, Fedex TV / Hot Shots dir: Tom Kuntz, Direct TV / Ft. Charlie Sheen dir: Tom Kuntz, Hulu TV / Hello From Hulu dir: Tom Kuntz, Adidas/ All In For My Girls dir: Melina Matsoukas, Toyota Camry / Superbowl 2012 dir: Tom Kuntz, Citroen / Baby dir: Tom Kuntz

Fashion Films Include: Nowness, Lui Magazine, Opening Ceremony


cursor-hand Naomi Shimada
Female Activist, Filmmaker

Fun, fresh and irreverent, Naomi Shimada is a dynamic force who is fast becoming the voice of a generation. Her multi-faceted talents and unique beauty have seen her conquer the worlds of modelling and TV presenting and in only her twenties, she identifies as a global citizen has called countries as diverse as the USA, Japan, the United Kingdom and Spain home, giving her a unique perspective on the world. Naomi’s candid and frank depiction about her experiences as a model and the wider fashion industry has meant she has become a prolific voice in the body positive movement.

As a self-described “healthy body image activist,” Naomi has a monthly column in InStyle UK that reaches 150,000 readers, in which she showcases style has nothing to do with size. She has been profiled by the likes of The Sunday Times, CNN, BBC, i-D and most recently, she graced the cover of The Observer magazine in which she discussed fashion’s prejudices towards plus-size models with acclaimed journalist Eva Wiseman. Her candid admirable and relatable approach to her career and those around her has seen amass a large social media following and now committed to shedding light to social causes close to her heart, Naomi wants to extend the dialogue even further.

2016 signals her move into documentary filmmaking and she is already in pre-production on her video series committed to social issues that affect women across the globe; from sexuality, motherhood, health to travel; subjects she sees as inextricably linked, and that will see her take her pioneering spirit and call for change to a global stage.


photo Natalia Parsonson
Photographer, Artist

Natalia is a Australian portrait, fashion and beauty photographic artist. Based in Sydney floating between Paris,London and Los Angeles. Clients include Yen,Oyster,Russh,I.D,Milk and Catalogue Magazine


text Natalia Schwien 
Creative Director, Independent Producer 
 Natalia is part of the founding artistic team of National Sawdust, as well as is a founding board member. She began working with composer Paola Prestini as part of the VisionIntoArt creative team, helping produce performances nationally and internationally, with residencies at the Park Avenue Armory and MASS MoCA, before joining the National Sawdust team two years before its opening in 2015, helping develop the artistic vision for the new space. She has since left the team to curate independently.

Besides continuing her one-off performances, Natalia regularly produces Michael Leviton’s monthly series “The Tell”. She produces & curates “The Selkie Series” – an annual summer series featuring critically-acclaimed female performance artists, musicians, and visual artists all under thirty, which launched summer 2016 in collaboration with Pet. She produces & co-curates “Solid Jackson” with composer and musician Spencer Zahn which features unreleased songs by today’s most recognizable vocalists in a series of one off performances with the industry’s most creative & active musicians.

She also curates and produces “The Playthrough Series” with the NYU Game Center, which focuses on playthrough performances and immersive experiences of video games. It launched with critically acclaimed “Journey“.

She has worked on special performances with artists such as Kimbra, Yuka Honda, Kelsey Lu, Psychic Twin, Chairlift, Cuddle Magic, Deva Mahal, Aerial East, Corinne Bailey Rae, Daughter, Sophia Brous, Autre New Veut, Austin Wintory, Cole Ramstad, We In Cloudz, and more.

She has been published in Time Out New York, worked as Assistant to the Director under Jonathan Bank at the Mint Theatre, and in the development department of the National Theatre of Ireland, The Abbey Theatre, while living in Dublin.

photo Natalie O’Moore

Natalie O’Moore is a portrait and fashion photographer currently based in Los Angeles.

Upon graduating in 2013 from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Studies with a BFA in Photography and Modern Art, Natalie moved to Los Angeles to pursue personal photographic projects. She is interested in the legacy of American road trip photography, self-portraiture, and the ability to create a feminine language through imagery.


broken Nicole Van Straatum
Creative Producer, Artist

Nicole Van Straatum is a New York City based creative producer for film, photo and experiential. Her vision is anchored in experimenting, connecting, and unmasking the creative process. She investigates the relationship between: self and community, movement and expression, balance and opposition.


pdf Samantha Taylor Pickett
Writer / Producer
movie Similar But Different
Directing duo

After a year of living off the grid in Marfa, TX, artist Charlotte Fassler — former visual editor and producer at Man Repeller — is officially partnering with long time creative collaborator Dani Girdwood — protégé of director Reed Morano. Girdwood is coming fresh off of THE HANDMAID’S TALE and associate producing Morano’s most recent film I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW, starring Elle Fanning and Peter Dinklage.

Uniting under the moniker, SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT, the NY based directing duo is known for their work where art meets branding —

Together they’ve shot in London, Paris, Miami, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Min, Jakarta, and Singapore in partnership with their fashion clients. Their fashion film AYAHUASCA, AZ for luxury brand Malone Souliers premiered at London Fashion Week in February to high praise and acclaim. Their recent commercial for TUMI premiered at this years Tribeca Film Festival. Their most recent work includes music videos for Mainland // 300 Entertainment and for Banners // Island Records.

edition Soliana Habte
Performance, Sculpture and Multidisciplinary Artist 

Soliana is an interdisciplinary artist who uses sculpture, photography video, sound, and projection. She studied English Literature at Harvard University, photography at Parsons Paris and received an MA with honors in Image and Communications from Goldsmiths. Soliana has had solo shows in London and Milan and has participated in group shows in LA, NYC, and London. Her work is concerned with corporeality and the physicality of her own body as well as that of the world and of her sculptures. She usually makes colored shapes out of resin or combines it with materials like wood, plexiglass, metal, or canvas. She has developed a very physical process to create visual motion in static pieces by pouring liquid plastic onto an inclined surface and allowing it to flow continuously until it hardens and freezes. Soliana’s work is dependent on harnessing chance, and leaving an element of each piece open to the unexpected.


event Sonja Mauro
Actor, Performance Artist, Musician

SONJA MAURO is a New York / Los Angeles-based actress and performance artist. She is a member of the New York theater company, On The Road, founded by the Alice Spivak. She has worked opposite Vincent Piazza, Josh Ostrovsky, Jonathan Sollis, and Ismael Cruz. Sonja is a graduate of Eugene Lang College, a division of The New School in New York, where she studied creative writing. She has developed several performance pieces based on the concept of The Character, In Character, or as the Self-Characterized.


binary Vivianne LaPointe
Creative Director
bomb Yan Sze Li
Art Director, Designer, Illustrator, Web Artist

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in solitude in Arizona’s desert heat. Much of her daily inspirations are derived from her imagination, comic books / video games, people’s stories and the transient states of technology. Her background resides in graphic design, art direction and illustration. As of late, her work has evolved into experience design and storytelling. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at Parsons. Curious at heart and loves the unknown.