MARLY HERNANDEZ CORTES, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/WRITER, grew up in Aguadilla, a small town on the west coast of Puerto Rico. She didn’t know anyone in New York when she moved there to study acting at Circle in the Square and HB Studios. Marly received her M.F.A. in directing and film production at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is the recipient of a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) scholarship, National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) grant/scholarship, and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant. Her thesis film "Mala" was made with the support of a 2015 Panavision Production Grant and received an award grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
STEPHEN SCHUYLER, WRITER/PRODUCER, began his filmmaking career in Baltimore MD, working on everything from student short films to multi-million dollar studio productions such as Syriana (2005). Soon after he moved to Los Angeles and began working as an assistant for a well-established writer and director. It was during this time in Los Angeles that Stephen Schuyler decided to pursue writing full-time. He has since completed his BFA in Creative Writing at Brooklyn College, where he was awarded the Goodman Short Story award and the Trinity Scholarship. Subsequently, he was given a full scholarship to the University of Maryland’s MFA program in Fiction. He is the recipient of a 2015 Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize chosen by Sigrid Nunez. His short story "The Drought" was published in the summer 2016 issue of the The Saint Ann's Review.
During the last eight years, Stephen and Marly have been photographers, owning and operating their own business, which has sustained them financially to afford the flexibility to pursue their film endeavors. (LucentLuxPhotography.com)
They've been known to wear multiple hats on their films such as colorist, editor, art department, among other positions.
MATISSE is an aspiring writer, editor, and colorist from Los Angeles. She makes sure to walk over keyboards and control panels before her humans can save to keep them on the right track. Her hobbies include tunneling and sleeping in boxes.