Writer and Director
Anike is a multimedia maker with accomplishments both in front of, and behind, the scenes. She has written for television series including One Life to Live, and Girlfriends, and is the writer and director of award-winning short film America; I Too now in distribution with New Day Films. Anike has penned and performed several solo shows touring her productions across the country as well as for the Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival; the largest international theater festival in the world, on a national Nigerian tour sponsored by the 7-UP Bottling Company and most recently as the keynote performance for the Bates College Student orientation. Anike’s projects in development include the animated short film Frances the Fish about the little salmon that could, and an Untitled Documentary Project about the history and rise of the Jews of Color Movement in the United States.
Angelica Salas - Executive Producer
Executive Director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) Angelica Salas turned to producing films to take charge of media immigrant representation. Salas has executive produced CHIRLA's Know Your Rights video, the long-time standard bearer for rights training across the country and its sequel; the multi-award winning short film America; I Too starring Academy award nominee Barkhad Abdi and featuring the music of Grammy winner Quetzal. Both short films have been broadcast on both Spanish and English networks for more than 11 million viewers combined and America; I Too is now in distribution with New Day Films, the largest social justice and education film distributor in the nation. Salas joins the ranks of what are estimated to be only 5% of women of color executive producers nationwide.
Emiliana Guereca - Associate Producer
Emiliana is an entrepreneur based in Los Angeles, CA, with a passion for giving back to the community. Along with being an award-winning event producer, Emi devotes much of her time to advocacy programs for women’s rights, Latino education, and gender equality. As a stellar community organizer, Emiliana brings her 10+ plus years of event experience to Women’s March LA. In 2016, Emiliana founded the Women’s March LA Foundation, a non-profit organization, and is the driving force behind the official Women’s March in Los Angeles. Emi has become extremely involved in activism, both on a local and national level, and has served as the bridge between many organizations to combine forces in the Summer of Resistance. Emi has spoken to numerous groups, spreading the Women’s March movement, including The League of Women Voters, Cal State Los Angeles, USC, UCLA, and was a panelist at 2017 Politicon, the HOPE Conference, and Hispanas Organize for Equality. Emiliana is currently a contributor for Huffington Post . Emi has been honored by the Pat Brown Institute (Civic Engagement Award), HRC (Ally for Equality Award), LA City Council (Pioneer Woman of the Year).
Meet the Crew
The team that brings the story to life.
Nadia’s lifelong passion for social justice, diversity and human rights has led her to produce award-winning Public service announcements including, Farewell, Vote and Tape for CHIRLA. She has also produced commercials for Fortune 500 clients, and multimedia jobs for the U.S. Hispanic-Multicultural Market for over 20 years. Her spots have garnered such awards as Palm d’Ors, Sols, Clios, Addys and Beldings. Nadia has written and produced several short films including the award winning Ending Up and Behind Closed Doors. Nadia has made documentaries on homelessness, racism, broken childcare system and public education in the United States. Nadia has also worked for BBC Conquistadors and CNN Newsstand with Director Consuelo González. A citizen of the world, Nadia speaks French, Catalán, Valenciano, Creole, Russian, and Spanish.
Diana Haro & Paulina Villalba
This production duo based in Tijuana had a hand in "Miss Bala". Diana began about 2011 in independent films while Paulina started ten years ago at an entertainment group based in Los Angeles. In the past two years their paths crossed with the CANANA production company. This is where they worked on the project "Miss Bala" and Netflix bio series: LUIS MIGUEL. This particular project was released in Netflix Latin America and Telemundo in the US.
Raul Pacheco is a guitarist and composer with the worldly Latin, hip hop and rock band Ozomatli. Full of high-energy, poignant lyrics, and association to all worlds of music, Pacheco is a global artist at the forefront of politics and activism. Ozomatli is known for its vocal activist viewpoints and the array of musical styles - including salsa, jazz, funk, reggae, rap, and others, having released seven studio albums. The group is also known for advocating immigration reform and has performed in various countries all over the world. As one of Ozomatli's founding members, Pacheco plays an active role in the bands’ evolution and also makes his own music highlighting the sound of the urban Latin world. Pacheco is a seasoned Composer with over 30 credits including works as Meet the Fockers; Mr & Mrs. Smith; Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories; Dear John; Get Him to the Greek and The Duff.
Christian Misael Palma Montaño
Christian Palma is a Mexican photographer and cinematographer. Palma’s photographs have been published in such publications as The Guardian, The New York Times, Washington Post, La Jornada, El Universal and many more. He has covered the Haíti earthquake in 2010, the Pan-American Games of Rio de Janeiro 2007; the World Cup of Soccer Germany 2006, and the Beijing Olympic Games held in 2008. He has been a long time photographer for the Associated Press and has his own production company, Copal Producciones. Christian’s diverse career in cinematography includes such works as documentary Lorena Ramirez, Raramuri Runner, TV Azteca piece The Mixtec People Who Stole his Soul (Winner of the National Cultural Journalism Award 2018 in the category of Digital Journalism) and series La Piel del Desierto.