Pepper and the Salt Sea is a magical realism short film.
After losing everything in Superstorm Sandy, a devastated photographer tries to forget that she ever loved the sea. Until a mermaid appears, to seduce her into picking up her camera again.
Don is a director who creates films, television, digital content, and commercials.
In addition to Pepper and the Salt Sea, some of his other directing credits include the award-winning web pilot The Pickup Chicks; the 32-episode web sitcom Caffeine & Crullers, and commercials for Allstate Insurance and Leinenkugel’s Beer. Other projects include a music video for the artist Moby, video installations for a live performance at Judson Arts Center / The Public Theater, and cinematography for the feature film Wedgerino.
Don believes that cinema has the power not only to entertain, but to genuinely transform an audience into better people. How cool is that?
Kyle studied filmmaking at Ithaca College, New York. His work ranges from award-winning fiction films to music videos to feature documentaries.
Kyle has worked under Emmy winning cinematographers Andrew Young and Buddy Squires on several PBS documentaries--seeing the beautiful images they were able to create inspired him to strive for the same, regardless of genre.
Recent projects include the shorts Worlds We Created, Mutt, Like a F%@king Punk, and the feature film The Cocks of the Walk.
Min Soo Elle Kim: Producer
Min Soo produces narrative, documentary and commercial films, and video projects. Most recently, she produced Wedgerino, a feature film now in post-production, Wednesday with Anna, a narrative short currently in festival circuits, and The Two-Minute Review, a web series for Kozak Films. She began her work in film while growing up in Hollywood, taking on production, art and wardrobe departments on many projects ranging from small independent films to studio movies.
Her experience includes the set decoration for J.J. Abrams' Super 8, wardrobe for Stop Loss, costume design for an art film in Tel Aviv, Night Before the Morning Sun and co-production for the feature, Then There's
Stacie's producing credits include the feature film Blood Junkies, the narrative pilot Exit Strategy for Teen Nick, and numerous commercials, short films, and web series.
Stacie created and produced the narrative web pilot The Pickup Chicks, which won ZoomTilt Media's TV Reset Project competition.
Stacie is an accomplished actress, with numerous film, and stage credits. Stacie has spoken at industry events on subjects such as producing independent film and on the intersection of food and social media.
Kat is a singer, actress, dancer and photographer. She has been featured as a vocalist and dancer with Company XIV for three years and is about to appear on Broadway in Cirque du Soleil’s, Paramour as the understudy to the leading lady.
A 2011 graduate of Purchase College, she holds a BFA in Dance and has participated in many other programs including the Terry Schreiber Acting Conservatory, Springboard DanseMontreal, and Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan.
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