Not bound by geography in any way, Alessandro has lived and worked in Italy, UK, Singapore and India. His   particular fondness for Asian cinema that began with his thesis focusing on the relationship between Chinese and   Western Cinema culminated in his Master at London Film School. During his  brief stint as a Video Producer on   web commercials and viral content for brands such as Mondadori, Legambiente and 3M, under the production   company TheBlinkFish in   Milan, he doubled up as a location consultant and producer for independent European   film productions.  Alessandro then   decided to focus on independent cinema and travelled extensively.  He co-   founded Draw4Films as an art collective to facilitate Asian and European collaboration.  He was selected as part   of the Producer's Lab in NFDC Goa Film Bazaar 2016. He produced the film supported by the Mutti award (2019)   in Italy and is now developing a feature film. He now divides his time between Italy and India.


 Maaria graduated in Literature in India before she pursued her Masters at London Film School. Thereafter  Maaria   continued working as a writer/producer for networks such as Discovery Channel, National Geographic and Fox. Her   short films 'Aabida,' and 'Chudala' were screened and awarded at film festivals and acquired by Amazon   Prime(US),  IndieFlix, ShortsTV International and Tata Sky India. Maaria is an Asian Film Academy Fellow   (Busan, 2016- recipient of Dongseo Scholarship as director) and attended Fajr Talent Campus in Iran, 2017(recipient of   award for Best Story) among other labs.  She was a delegate and jury member for Asia Peace Film Festival in   Pakistan, supported by the UN and has recently been inducted into NAPNET, a network of Asian Film Producers   around the world. A special program dedicated to her short films was part of Ca Foscari Short Film Festival (2019) in   Venice. She  won the Mutti award with a grant by Cineteca di Bologna to make her film 'Ancora non lo so'. She   recently won the Short Film Grant by Sharjah Art Foundation to film 'Unveiling Selma'.  Maaria has also   been selected as an AFIS fellow(2021) in Korea where she is developing her first feature film.Additionally,   she conducts workshops for upcoming talent, dabbles in poetry slams and theatre.