CINE GEAR LA EXPO

2023

FILM SERIES COMPETITION FINALISTS

Music Videos / Commercials

Disembodied Head (Charming Disaster)

Director: Iain Marcks
Writer: Iain Marcks
Producer: Iain Marcks
Director of Photography:
Iain Marcks 

 

Disperata (Cristina Stroe, Folclor)

Director: VONJAKO
Writer: VONJAKO
Producer: Andrea Giacomini
Director of Photography:
VONJAKO

The Legend Never Dies (The Embalmer)

Director:Nathaniel Bannister
Writers: Eric Hersey, Nathaniel Bannister, Christopher Mahon, Alberto Madrigal
Producer:
Nathaniel Bannister
Director of Photography:
Nathaniel Bannister

Mendirman! (I am the one!)

Directors: Sabirov Khurhid, Sabirov Nadir
Writers: Sabirov Khurhid, Sabirov Nadir
Producers: Sabirov Khurhid, Sabirov Nadir
Directors of Photography:
Rustam Muratov, Dilshod Ganiev

Native Son

Director: James Cawley
Writer:
James Cawley
Producers:
James Cawley, Krystal Cawley
Director of Photography:
James Cawley

Valerine (The Elephant Man)

Director: VONJAKO
Writer: VONJAKO
Producer:
Andrea Giacomini (VONJAKO)
Director of Photography:
VONJAKO

Wren Kitchens

Director: Chandler Kauffman
Writer:
Tribal
Producer:
Gordon Garreau
Director of Photography:
Chandler Kauffman

Independent Short Films

Eva

Director: Ming Jue Hu
Writers: Ming Jue Hu, Yuan Yuan
Producers:
Ming Jue Hu, Fan He, Candy Hu
Director of Photography: Joshua Echevarria

Jerome

Director: Gianfranco Fernández-Ruiz
Writer: Gianfranco Fernández-Ruiz
Producers:
Santi Naidoo, Gianfranco Fernández-Ruiz, Ben O’Keefe
Director of Photography:
Joewi Verhoeven

KODAMA

Director: Dekang Liu
Writer: Dekang Liu
Producer: Ziqi Gao
Director of Photography: Tianyi Liu

Now and Never

Director: Kymberly Harris
Writers: Story: Natalie NIcole Dressel, Screenplay: Kymberly Harris
Producers:
Anita Banerji, Kavi Ramachandran Ladnier, Rohi Mirza Pandya, Nick Rathod
Director of Photography: Leah Anova

What About David?

Director: Lindsey Ryan
Writer: Lindsey Ryan
Producer:
Samantha Scolarici
Director of Photography:
Laura Valladao

King Me

Director: John Matysiak
Writer: David McKay
Producers:
David McKay, Marisa McKay
Director of Photography:
John Matysiak

Student Films

Cycles

Director: Milena Mooradian
Writer: Milena Mooradian
Producer:
Milena Mooradian
Director of Photography:
Milena Mooradian
School:
Loyola Marymount University

The Day, at the Beach

Director: Cindy Di Xin
Writer: Cindy Di Xin
Producers:
Maggie Mingqi Tao
Director of Photography:
Lance Haoyuan Li
School:
Chapman University

Fire Born

Director: Daniel Carsenty
Writers: Daniel Carsenty & Katerina Hoyo-Frederickson
Producer:
Katerina Hoyo-Frederickson
Director of Photography:
Jo Zhou
School:
American Film Institute

Leading with Excellence

Directors: Monica Hall, Zachary Fried
Writers: Monica Hall, Zachary Fried
Producer:
Zachary Fried
Directors of Photography:
Haley Arsaga, Monica Hall, Zachary Fried
School:
College of Southern Nevada

One On One

Director: Jack Wolf Perry
Writer: Jack Wolf Perry
Producers:
Brian Benjamin Dwyer, Ramiro Cantu, J. Browne, Simon Purse, Andrea Mardon
Director of Photography:
Gabriella Busasnky
School: 
Chapman University

A Roadside Banquet

Director: Peiqi Peng
Writer: Peiqi Peng
Producer:
Ziqi Gao
Director of Photography:
Tianyi Liu
School:
American Film Institute Conservatory

CINE GEAR LA EXPO

2024

FILM SERIES COMPETITION FINALISTS

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.