We are a creative team, helmed by Rita Avellar, eager to make this short film happen. With different backgrounds and stories, what connects us is the idea of having different voices heard and that acceptance of the difference is the key to a better and healthy society.⠀
Screenwriter, co-Director and Producer
I'm Rita Avellar, CEO, and founder of Avellar, LLC, storyteller, writer, marketing expert, and passionate about a wide variety of artistic expressions.
With an education in Fashion Design, I've been in the field of communications, branding, marketing, and writing for more than 20 years expressing my creativity in different directions.
The Fat Lady is my first short film and for sure, it won't be the last one!
I’m Taisa Mundy. I have two B.A. degrees, one in Journalism, and another in Advertising & Marketing from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro.
My passion for visual storytelling led me to work in different areas of the entertainment industry, including as a journalism producer, documentary executive producer, game show and soap opera producer, line producer, and casting researcher.
In Brazil, I worked for many years for the largest commercial TV network in Latin America and the second-largest commercial TV network in the world.
I am a hands-on executive producer that likes to be involved in every step of the filmmaking process. I love connecting talented creative people and helping ideas come to life!
Camila Castello Schaefer
First Assistant Director
I am Camila Schaefer. B.A. in Journalism and Communication.
I've been part of creative teams as 1st Assistant Director, Web Content Manager, Video Reporter, and Pos-production manager on projects such as Dancing with the Stars, Wipe out Zone and Big Brother Brazill. As well as Life stories and musical segments for broadcast and new media.
My professional journey allowed me to wear different hats while learning the value of teamwork.
I love unexpected ideas and a positive attitude on set and in life!!
I started my career as a designer 24 years ago in beautiful Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where I’m originally from. While in Brazil, I worked as an Art Director for some of the largest global advertising agencies based in Rio - during this time, I was honored to receive several design awards. I moved to the USA 17 years ago and worked as a Creative Director for one the largest textiles companies in the Midwest for almost 10 years. 5 years ago I opened my own design company where I focus on brand strategy, packaging, and digital design.
As far as movies, Indie films have always been a passion of mine as they portray histories with a different viewpoint and allow for creativity at its finest. I was thrilled to be invited to this project and to be able to collaborate with some of the most creative and talented people I know of. This short film will refer to an issue that so many people go through every day in their lives, and our goal is to make make it light with a pinch of sense of humor, keeping in mind that the world we live in should be a place for everyone, independent of any shape or form.
Funding Party Producer / PR
I am a journalist from Brazil and a partner at OneWorld International Partners, with extensive experience in global networks. I was born in Belo Horizonte, in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and graduated in Communication / Journalism from the Higher Education Institute of Brasilia (IESB). I worked in Brazil as a TV reporter for two years before immigrating to the United States in 2003. On arrival, I worked as a reporter for the Brazilian Press Newspaper in New Jersey and for Power Play Studios in New York. Before becoming a partner, I worked in International Intellectual Property Investigations, Immigration and the import and export business. I have a passion for producing and networking, and working in entertainment business will never feel like work for me.
Director, producer and editor
I started my film career at the age of 9 when I produced my first short film with the family camcorder. In 2013, I created the web-series House of Wayward Men, a show loosely based on his band experiences.
I love the challenge of filmmaking and the fascinating art of storytelling. Also, I am the owner of Awry Productions.