Esther Pearl - Executive Director

Esther Pearl

Founder, Executive Director

Esther Pearl is the founder and Executive Director of Camp Reel Stories. She received her Bachelor’s in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego and her M.B.A. in Sustainable Management from The Presidio Graduate School. She spent 15 years working in Production Management in the entertainment Industry. The majority of Esther’s film career was spent at Pixar Animation Studios where her feature film credits include Academy Award winning films The Incredibles, Wall-e and Monsters, Inc. Her other credits include Titanic, Starship Troopers, Armageddon and What Dreams May Come. Esther has been honored for her contributions to Bay Area women in Film, Television, and Media by the San Francisco Women’s Film Institute. She was also a semi-finalist for the Echoing Green Fellowship awarded to a social entrepreneur addressing urgent issues in society today. She was a founding board member and the former President of Bay Area Girls Rock Camp.

Esther believes in the power of great storytelling to create social change.

Corinne Cueva

Program Coordinator

Corinne Cueva is an independent media maker and educator originally from NYC and now based in the Bay Area. She is dedicated to using media as a vehicle for social change and empowerment for those on the periphery of mainstream media. Her most notable work, Why We Rise, received the Loni Ding Award for Social Issue Documentary at CAAMFest 2014. As a media educator for over 5 years, Corinne was an adjunct lecturer at The City College of New York and has worked with organizations such as Tribeca Film Institute, Third World Newsreel, Maysles Documentary Center, and Global Action Project. Corinne received her B.A. in Communication Media and Media Management from SUNY New Paltz and her graduate certificate in Documentary Studies from The New School.

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Anjalie Aurora

Marketing Intern