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 a semi-finalist for the Echoing Green Fellowship awarded to a social entrepreneur addressing urgent issues in society today. In 2018 she received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Advanced Imaging Society.
Esther believes in the power of great storytelling to create social change.
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.
Email Corinne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Reel Stories – Los Angeles
Dunya Merell Djordjevic
Dunya Merell Djordjevic is a 20+ year veteran of film and theatre. Her work spans both the stage and film as an actor/director/producer.
Dunya attended the American International Schools in her hometown Belgrade, Serbia and then in Vienna, Austria before immigrating to California with her parents when she was 12. She studied Film/Theatre Arts at UCSC and at the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) in San Francisco.
She has been a contributing artist for 2 school districts for the past three years for Art At Your Fingertips (AAYF) in Rancho Palos Verdes and Young At Art (YAA) in Manhattan Beach, CA.
She lives with her family in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
Katya is spreading the word about CRS-LA. Email email@example.com if you want to bring Katya to your school or community center to tell your constituents about Camp Reel Stories