Marketers. Filmmakers. Storytellers.
Connor Newton is a Phoenix, Arizona local. He has created documentary and corporate-style videos for many non-profit organizations, including Andre House of Hospitality and the Valley of the Sun YMCA. In 2017, he won two awards for his documentary The Steps, including Best Overall Film at the Arizona High School Film Festival. He has produced a handful of narrative projects including Witness (2019), Vindication (2021) and Pizza Boy (2021). Newton is also a Sun Devil Storyteller for the Marketing Team at Arizona State University. He is responsible for creating many of the university's marketing videos.
Angel Gutierrez is a Phoenix-based filmmaker that has been working in the industry for more than three years. His passion comes from being able to make a social impact and from being able to tell the stories of those that are underrepresented. Since starting, he has worked with huge non-profits in the valley such as the YMCA and Chicanos Por La Causa. Aside from that, he has worked with multiple marketing teams to help those companies gain traction on social media.
Jessica Ramirez is a Mexican director and cinematographer based in Phoenix, AZ. She is an ambassador at Made In Her Image, which is a non-profit that provides young brown and black girls education, resources and industry opportunities to learn the world of filmmaking. Growing up as a Latina who loves action and adventures, she did not see stories that represented herself in the media. Her mission is to create movies centered around powerful, strong and dynamic hispanic women so that young girls can feel empowered and heard.