Daughter-Mother Team

Ashley Maria
Ashley MariaDirector, Producer, Co-Writer
Ashley Maria is a filmmaker known for her work as a writer and director for feature and short films, including the award winning Friday Night Fright™, a comedy horror awarded the Directors Guild of America (DGA) honor.

With over 10 years of experience making film and television content, the DGA recently featured Ashley as a director who represents “the future of women in film.”

Find out more about Ashley at ashley-maria.com, and peruse her filmmaking credits by visiting her IMDb page.

Lea-Ann Berst
Lea-Ann BerstProducer, Co-Writer, Marketing
Lea-Ann taps into a career that spans over 20 years when she is brought on by film teams to develop and oversee physical production and film / distribution promotional efforts. When on set, she will jump-in to hold the camera, throw on a headset, and is always willing to drive the get-away car!

Her 2nd time working with Director Ashley Maria, this part-time filmmaker is a full-time business consultant hired by medium-large businesses to build marketing campaigns and put them into action.

Find out more about Lea-Ann at sleddogg.com, and peruse her filmmaking credits by visiting her IMDb page.

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Premiering in 2017!

Stunned after experiencing the phenomenon herself, filmmaker Ashley Maria examines a situation today’s millennial woman finds herself in when she begins her career: an outdated workplace system of bias and opposition against women.
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Tiffany Hope
Tiffany HopeEditor
Tiffany is an Editor for television and feature films, including 3 seasons of the top 10 ABC hit TV show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” and multiple documentary series for Discovery, CNN and CNBC.

She also edited the critically acclaimed rock documentary “Anvil: The Story Of Anvil,” and was selected as one of the inaugural LA RocknRoll Camp For Girls music video editing instructors.

Find out more about Tiffany’s filmmaking credits by visiting her IMDb page.

Pablo Vega
Pablo VegaMusic Supervisor, Co-Composer
Pablo Vega is a film and video game composer and sound engineer from Durham, North Carolina.

Founder of The Workshop music studio, Pablo lends his talents to our film to guide all music-based film work efforts.

Find out more about Pablo’s musical talents by visiting his website at www.theworkshop.studio.

Liz Yarwood
Liz YarwoodCinematographer
Liz Yarwood is a cinematographer who shoots in a wide variety of film and digital formats, including 3D.

She’s also the writer & creator of LA Picker! Liz travels with our crew to capture story on set and around the town.

Find out more about Liz’s filmmaking credits by visiting her IMDb page.

Lauren McDonald
Lauren McDonaldPR, Outreach
Lauren attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in Journalism with a concentration in public relations.

Lauren works with the filmmakers to help in social media engagement efforts as well as in publicity activation for the film.

Find out more about Lauren by visiting the HerCampus author page.

Rebecca Chan
Rebecca ChanSound Engineer
Rebecca is a Sound Mixer who specializes in working in Location Sound for television and film.

She travels with the Pioneers in Skirts crew to capture story in film set and run & gun environments.

Find out more about Rebecca’s filmmaking credits by visiting her IMDb page.

Johnny DelToro
Johnny DelToroCo-Composer
Johnny is a composer and arranger for vocal groups, documentaries, and indie movies. He received his B.A. in Music from Bucknell University.

His songs, arrangements, and productions have received many awards, as well as placement on multiple compilation albums.

Find out more about Johnny by visiting his bio at thevocalcompany.com.

Brad Feld
Brad FeldExecutive Producer
Managing Director of the Foundry Group and co-founder of Techstars, Brad is a nationally recognized speaker and blogger on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship.

As Executive Producer Brad not only supports the film, he advises on how to raise funds and recruit sponsors for the film.

Find out more about Brad by visiting www.foundrygroup.com.

Lauren Freedman
Lauren FreedmanEditor
Lauren Freedman is an editor best known for her work with the NHL Network and Microsoft HoloLens.

A comedy enthusiast, Lauren has the sense of humor we need for this film. She joined our team to make a difference and impact real change for career-driven women. She and co-editor Angela work side by side in the editing room.

Find out more about Lauren’s filmmaking credits by visiting her IMDb page.

Dan Lebental
Dan LebentalEditing and Story Mentor
Dan is a professional Editor, the Creator of the TouchEdit App, and Founder of Splice, Inc.. His feature film credits include Ant Man, Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens and Elf, to name a few.

Dan is helping the producers with “story,” and is mentoring the Pioneers in Skirts editorial team.

Find out more about Dan by visiting his IMDb page.

Angela Juzswik
Angela JuzswikEditor
Angela Juzswik is an editor whose work is influenced by surrealism, music and cultures.

Angela jumped at the opportunity to join our team to be a part of the conversation of women’s equity. She brings her passion of visual driven pieces to this film and enjoys experimenting with editing styles. She and co-editor Lauren work side by side in the editing room.

Find out more about Angela’s filmmaking credits by visiting her IMDb page.

Suzette Cotto
Suzette CottoOutreach
Suzette runs Houston, TX-based Innovate Social Media – a consulting practice that integrates social media with business and marketing plans, creativity, and web technology.

She helps the Pioneers in Skirts producers nurture and build supporter relationships.

Find out more about Suzette by visiting www.innovatesocialmedia.com.