Kimberley is a director and producer based in Los Angeles. She is the Founder of the local film festival and film production community Hollywood Shorts, which launched in 1998. She is originally from the Washington, DC metro area, and studied music performance and film production at University of Southern California.
Kimberley directs & produces documentary, narrative film/television, animation and live music events, as well as branded content and original new media & web series. Kimberley is currently a producer on The Black Lords, a bio-pic of the first African professional golfers for Germany’s Niama-Film, and is preparing to direct a new comedy web series Empire Palms.
Kimberley also works extensively as a film festival programmer, overseeing monthly programming at the HOLLYWOOD SHORTS monthly screening series, and she is an Associate Short Film Programmer at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Kimberley has also served a term as Chair of Cinematic Arts for YoungARTS, the nominating committee that oversees the evaluation process for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
Hollywood Shorts is a Los Angeles based filmmaking program that includes monthly short film and animation screenings, a full service production program for up and coming filmmakers, and education programming, including panels and filmmaking seminars.
The entire production team of ROOM 19 are members of Hollywood Shorts.
Director of Photography
John Snedden, a Cinematographer currently based in Los Angeles Calif, enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served for 20 years as a cameraman, documenting Navy and Marine Corps missions. Snedden began his civilian career in 2005, as a film loader for Stu Segall Productions. He quickly moved through the ranks, becoming an operator for the 2009 MGM feature Hit and Run. His credits as cinematographer include the feature Criticized, Blood Brothers, Heathens Gate, and Brite Eyes. In 2010, Snedden’s work on Brite Eyes was selected by IA 600’s Emerging Cinematographer Association as one of the eight honorees. Snedden also won a regional Emmy for his camera work on Giving Back-First Robotics Competition in 2010. He has worked with two time Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, writer and director Ondi Timoner (Dig!, We Live in Public) on her latest documentary, and a PSA, for President Clinton’s Foundation.
Luke Asa Guidici is a filmmaker and editor based in Los Angeles. Luke is also the Technical Advisor of Hollywood Shorts.
Luke got his first taste of editing on tape-to-tape machines in a high school TV production class. It didn’t take him long to realize he wanted a career in film. After graduating, he sold his car and used the money to build his first editing system. This computer was put to ample use as he studied Cinema and Digital Art at San Francisco State University. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his craft. Since arriving he’s edited a wide variety of projects, ranging from music videos to children’s animation to horror films. Currently he’s the lead editor of Universal Animation’s “Land Before Time.”
Marika Tjelios is a Montreal born Los Angeles based composer, musician and sound artist. She has provided music for the award winning documentary A Place To Live: The Story of Triangle Square, featurettes for Warner’s Seasons 1 and 2 DVD releases of Two and a Half Men as well as Honda Civic’s interactive web campaign. As a sound editor Marika has worked on Mary Sweeney’s Baraboo and Alex Cox’s Repo Chick both released in 2009.
Along with her film work Marika is an active musician and producer. She is bassist for the group Leda Atomica – named one of Music Connection Magazine’s Hot 100 Unsigned Bands of 2009 and winners of a Los Angeles Music Award for Best Alternative Song in 2006. The band released their follow up to Take It Back titled Leda Atomica in 2009.
Marika’s past credits include touring and recording with Men Without Hats, Melissa Ferrick, Gogh Van Go, Sue Medley and Jariya. She has worked with producers Gavin MacKillop, Pierre Marchand and engineer Paul Northfield.
Marika is a graduate of Concordia University and Berklee College of Music.
PRODUCTION & POST PRODUCTION
Titles Design & Poster Design
Zachary Kinney, SaintsLA VFX