CAROL MARTORI // DIRECTOR & EDITOR
Carol is a documentary film editor. Her feature documentary credits include Love Me, directed by Jonathon Narducci, which explores the world of international matchmaking, Waiting for Lightning a film about professional skateboarder Danny Way and his attempt to jump the Great Wall of China, Billy Bob Thornton’s The King of Luck about country music legend Willie Nelson and as additional editor on Manny the bio-pic on prize-winning fighter Manny Pacquiao by Leon Gast and Ryan Moore and Dave Grohl’s Sound City about the legendary music studio where Nevermind was recorded. In addition to her feature work, Martori has edited a number of television documentary series from Gangland on the History Channel to The Final Report on the National Geographic Channel. Her work has appeared in numerous film festivals from Sundance to SXSW to HotDocs.
Prior to her film work Martori was a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at San Diego State University, where she received her MA, specializing in gender and social movements. Martori became particularly interested in feminist consciousness and conducted a number of qualitative interviews which became the basis for her thesis “The Development of Feminist Consciousness: A Sociological Inquiry.”
Hana Leshner // Director & Producer
Hana is a documentary producer and filmmaker. Some of her credits include We DREAM Together, a digital series about young undocumented woman struggling to find her American Dream as she applies for DACA; feature documentary Waiting for Lightning, the story of skateboarder Danny Way; Distortion of Sound, an award-winning documentary short about the state of music featuring music legends such as Hans Zimmer, Quincy Jones, and Snoop Dogg; and Project Acheron: Outback, a three hour docu-series about four female professional athletes who undergo a rigorous and experimental training exercise in a remote part of Australia in an attempt to produce neurological changes that will improve their stress management.
Hana is a writer for various digital publications including Crossing Genres and a non-fiction editor for the digital subscription publication DaCunha Global. She is also a founder and board-member of a women's professional organization called The Trebuchet, which provides a supportive network for women in entertainment to make connections, build skills, and advance their careers.
souris hong // consultant
Souris Hong is Co-Founder of Creative Cabal, a boutique visual artist advisory. She is an agent, author, and idea enabler who interprets generational consumer choices for agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Souris acts as a catalyst between brands and visual artists for creative collaborations.
Souris is a New York Times bestselling author for Outside the Lines: An Artists' Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations, which The Huffington Post called, “A Coloring Book To Trump All Other Coloring Books”. Vanity Fair declared Outside the Lines, 2013’s ‘it’ gift. Her latest publication, Outside the Lines: An Inspired and Inventive Coloring Book by Creative Masterminds, was published by Tarcher Perigee (a Penguin imprint) in 2015.
Souris has worked with artistic and imaginative creators for two decades. She enjoys politics and art, recently connecting USA Today with acclaimed rock-and-roll poster artist, Jermaine Rogers for “Voting Because,” an initiative aimed at highlighting the importance of voting in the 2016 presidential election. She also helped produce and curated a touring art exhibit, "The Art of a Political Revolution" for Bernie Sanders 2016.