Cecilia R. Mejia - Lead Producer
Cecilia R. Mejia is a first-generation Filipino-American, born and raised in Brooklyn. She has worked in development for several nonprofit organizations, including NGOs affiliated with the UN. She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Affairs. She’s worked with several grassroots organizations focusing on underrepresented communities, which lead to her working on a short documentary about the struggles of detained undocumented families, which jumpstarted her film career. She's produced a few short films focusing on social justice issues like mental health and gender inequality. She is a Social Impact Producer for the award-winning film, Call Her Ganda. She has produced a number of projects including the upcoming Yellow Rose and Lingua Franca, working on the creative, funding and social impact components of films. Inspired by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Ted Talk: The danger of a single story and by her own experiences in finding her voice, Cecilia is combining her love of film with the goal of focusing on social impact stories that inspire change, most specifically with under-resourced youth through her organization Art of Me.
Rey Cuerdo - Producer
NA long-time Sony Pictures executive, Rey Cuerdo began producing movies as a hobby in 2002. He produced the drama Small Voices, which won Best Picture in all the Philippines’ film industry awards, was the country’s official entry to the Oscar Awards, and became the first Filipino film to be distributed by a major Hollywood studio (Warner Bros). In 2008, Rey executive produced Dim Sum Funeral, an HBO Films comedy. He was also an executive producer of the Filipino horror-comedy hit Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings in 2011, and secured U.S. and international distribution for it, as well as an English-language remake in development. Rey produced the award-winning documentary feature Motherland, with its director Ramona Diaz, which won a Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival 2017, screened at Berlinale, was a Spirit Award Nominee for Best Documentary, and is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video. He is currently preparing to launch his new feature documentary Ulam: Main Dish, with its director Alexandra Cuerdo, as a World Premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival in April 2018. At Sony, Rey opened the local-language film market in the Philippines, and is expanding it.
Orian Williams - Producer
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, raised in Houston, Texas, Orian graduated from Baylor University and came to fame as an award-winning film producer which includes the Academy Award nominated film, SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE, also produced by Nicolas Cage. Orian then set his sites on producing the BAFTA and CANNES winning critically acclaimed film, CONTROL, directed by Anton Corbijn dealing with the life and times of JOY DIVISION front man, Ian Curtis.
Along the way, producing and releasing TENNIS, ANYONE…? with his friend Donal Logue, and the documentary, ONE FAST MOVE OR I’M GONE, KEROUAC’S BIG SUR, Williams then decided the documentary should be produced into the feature film BIG SUR, which opened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. Currently he is Directing and Producing a biographical film on JEFF BUCKLEY starring Reeve Carney to start principal photography in early 2019. Soon to release WONDERWELL, Directed by Vlad Marsavin, starring Carrie Fisher and Rita Ora and CURTIZ about the famous director Michael Curtiz and his film CASABLANCA, a film about SYD BARRETT the initial front man of the band Pink F loyd. Williams is also Directing a documentary on the early days of DURAN DURAN and much more.
WHO ARE YOU is slated for the Spring in London and is based on the crazy story of Kit Lambert, famed manager of the band The Who, to be directed by Cary Elwes, the film’s composer is Pete Townshend and Rachel Fuller. Orian just released ENGLAND IS MINE directed by Academy Award Nominated Writer / Director Mark Gill which deals with the early young life of Steven Patrick Morrissey, before The Smiths formed…also amongst his many accolades, the versatile producer was chosen by Variety Magazine as one of 2007’s Top Ten Producers.
This details just a portion of all the documentaries and feature film projects in development.
Jeremiah Abraham - Co-producer
Jeremiah Abraham is an award winning marketing and communications executive, working in entertainment for nearly 15 years across all major movie studios in Hollywood. He has recently led the entertainment division of IW Group where he worked across major movie campaigns for Warner Bros, Sony Entertainment/Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, Lionsgate, Disney, HBO, and more. In this role, he majorly impacted the visibility of Asian Americans in Hollywood -- working on groundbreaking films and franchises such as Crazy Rich Asians, Searching, Harry Potter, and Aquaman.
Jeremiah has also held global positions across major entertainment and media corporations including Condé Nast Entertainment where he helped shape the marketing strategy for their digital video business — working with brands such as Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. Jeremiah is currently a finalist for Cinematografo Originals for Slaysians and is co-producer for Yellow Rose and the upcoming film, Lingua Franca. He was also founder of Fil-Am media site, BakitWhy.com.