Zoe Eisenberg is a writer, independent film and performing arts producer located in Kalapana, Hawaiʻi. The co-founder and Executive Director of the Made in Hawaiʻi Film Festival and performing arts company Aerial Arts Hawaiʻi, Zoe is passionate about supporting and growing the independent art scene in Hawaiʻi. Her previous filmography includes Throuple (2015), Aloha From Lavaland (2016) and Stoke (2018). Her latest project, Chaperone, is a feature length delayed coming of age dramedy set in Hilo.
Jennifer Marcil has an MBA from Loyola University (Chicago). Her work experience includes strategic planning/worldwide budget implementation (Arthur Andersen); investment research, forecasting and published analysis (Phoenix Duff & Phelps); creating projected budgets (Disney Interactive); and branch managing (Bank of Hawaii). Jennifer has worked over 30 years in front of and behind the camera.
Moving to Kauaʻi in 2010, she started 4Dventures LLC (dba 4Dmedia). She produced documentaries “The Perfect Song” and “Nawiliwili Bay”, short films “Hoʻouluwehi” and “Hihiʻo” (HIFF’s Pacific Showcase). Jennifer is executive producer/co-writer for “Within” (pre-production) and currently developing her romantic comedy “Sexy Mammas”.
Originally from the island of Hawaiʻi, Alison Week is now based in Austin, TX where she is a writer/director/producer. Her latest short film Petals & Stems (Or the Impermanent Nature of Beauty, Youth and Love) is currently on a festival run across the U.S. It has recently screened at the Women of Wonders Film Festival in Hawaiʻi (2019) and will be at the D.C. Asian Pacific American Film Festival in May 2019.
Now, she is developing her first feature-length motion picture drama, Waves. The story is centered on a woman who heads to Hawaiʻi to settle the estate of her great aunt with hopes of learning more about her recently deceased mother.
Nadya Wynd is a writer/producer/director from Kauaʻi. Storytelling is her passion, with an emphasis on social issues and indigenous cultures. She wrote, produced and directed The Beautiful Illusion, a short film about the sexual exploitation of an actress. It was an official selection of the L.A. and N.Y. Independent Film Festivals and also aired on PBS. Nadya adapted the epic novel The Physician and served as a co-producer for the film project in Germany. Her current project, Ghosts of the Sinclair Plantation, is a supernatural murder mystery set in 1888 on a sugar plantation built on sacred land on Kauaʻi.