AHBRA PERRY AND R.T. HIGGINS
Ahbra Perry and Taylor Higgins have been building a relationship with the jewelry industry for the last three years. They have both wholeheartedly committed to telling this story. Whether that means hanging out of helicopters or diving in shark infested waters - nothing will stand in their way. They began On The Reel Productions in 2009 and have won awards for their short films and commmercials, but "Power of Pearl" is their breakout feature film. On The Reel Productions strives to maintain a strong stance on the importance of raising social awareness, giving back to communities, sharing, spreading, and encouraging a passion for art.
KALYANEE MAM - PRODUCER
Kalyanee was born in Battambang, Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge Regime. In 1979, she and her family fled the refugee camps at the Thai-Cambodian border and eventually immigrated to the United States. In Iraq, she discovered a passion for advocacy on important contemporary issues. These two passions enabled her to direct, produce, and shoot her first documentary short Between Earth & Sky (co-director David Mendez) about Iraqi refugees. She then worked as Cinematographer, Associate Producer, and Researcher on the Oscar-winning documentary, Inside Job, with director Charles Ferguson. Kalyanee’s most recent documentary, A River Changes Course, won the 2013 World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.