USA & Mexico
Ben Lew is the Media Director at Live Momentum. Having his hand in various departments in organizations over the years, Ben obtained proficiency not only in photography, but in audio, lighting work, and cinematography as well. Driven to share powerful experiences, Ben is constantly searching for new means and fresh perspectives to inspire others to live life to the fullest!
USA & East Africa
MacKenzie is an independent filmmaker who plans to focus her skills on creating projects that exemplify deeper thought and evoke emotion. She attended PLNU and is currently attending ESRA film school in Paris for Higher Education of Audio Visual Technique. MacKenzie is planning to extend her work in the field of documentary filmmaking.
Camera Operator | USA
Dustin Lawyer began his filmmaking career by making home movies, and he eventually wanted to learn what life was like behind the camera as a cinematographer. Dustin earned his Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications, which led to a job in Maryland in video journalism at a newspaper-turned-television station. The ability to think fast on his feet and grab footage and shots on the fly were skills that proved necessary when shooting documentaries. In 2016, Dustin earned his Masters degree in film production from Dodge College of Film & Media Arts at Chapman University. Since graduating, he has been working as a camera assistant and cinematographer.
Camera Operator | USA
Ridhi was born in New Delhi, India and has been an ardent fan of photography from a very young age. She is currently pursuing her masters degree in Film Production with an emphasis in Cinematography from Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University. Her love for documentary filmmaking stems from her passion for bringing real life stories forward and help as many communities as possible.
Zhan "Floyd" Luo
Drone Operator | USA
Zhan “Floyd” Luo is an independent filmmaker, editor, and cinematographer who earned his MFA in documentary filmmaking at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. He earned a BA in Drama & Film Arts from Nanjing University School of Liberal Arts. He won Best Documentary Award in the 10th & 11th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and TV Festival for his documentaries "The Star Watcher" and "A Parade in China" from the Academy of Film in Hong Kong Baptist University.
Drone Operator | Mexico
Lidieth Arevalo is a DACA recipient and an independent filmmaker who earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in documentary filmmaking at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. She has also produced several short documentaries on social, diversity, and immigration issues. Her recent work emphasizes the importance of the implementation of ethnic studies curriculum at the high school level, as well as the binational experiences of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.