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DISPATCHES FROM THE DIASPORA

Voices Of Those Who Left

CONTRIBUTORS

CARLOS GONZÁLEZ - Founder + Editor

Venezuelan-born of Spanish descent, Carlos holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Masters Degree in Cinematography from the American Film Institute. He has a long list of credits in film and television and along the way has worked with Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy and Robert Rodríguez. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the International Cinematographers Guild and the Society of Venezuelan Cinematographers. Carlos lives in Los Angeles.

PHILIPPE MORA

Philippe was born in Paris and grew up in Melbourne, Australia. He has directed over 30 feature films, documentaries and shorts. His films include Communion starring Christopher Walken and Mad Dog Morgan with Dennis Hopper. His lifelong quest to uncover the horrors of the Nazi regime have led him to direct powerful documentaries like Swastika and Three Days in Auschwitz, along with the experimental Adolf Hitler biopic, Snide and Prejudice. Philippe lives in Los Angeles.

MHAIRI MORRISON

Mhairi was born in Scotland to an American mother and a Scottish father. She received her BA in theater from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland before continuing her studies at the Ecole du Theater Jacques Le Coq, Paris. She is a classically trained actress and has acted in film, TV and theater. She is a mime, a voice over artist and a producer. She is also a human rights activist and recently co-founded the LA Chapter of Amnesty International. Mhairi lives in Los Angeles.

JESÚS M. RODRÍGUEZ

Jesús was born in Caracas, Venezuela and is a filmmaker and creative director. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and a Master's Degree in Biology.  Jesús has directed more than 100 commercials, award-winning shorts and his feature film debut  "Sunset Junction" is available on iTunes. As a Creative Director he has worked for OWN, BET, FUSE Media and the Disney Channel. He lives in Los Angeles.

CAFÉ McMULLEN

Born in Regina, Canada, Café spent her early years in Toronto and New York City. She has an Art History degree from UMass Amherst and a Masters Degree in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education. Café was Program Director at the Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center in South Central Los Angeles, a non-profit where kids were engaged in the arts and kept safe after school. She is now a freelance consultant. Café lives in Los Angeles.

BLAS KISIC

Blas was born in Venezuela to Croatian and Serbian parents. He moved to the US after earning a degree in Mass Media, to pursue a career as a filmmaker. He is a production sound mixer, who has worked on commercials for major brands such as McDonald's, Campbell's Soup, Little Caesar's and Toyota, among others. He's been very fortunate to work with such stars as Jeff Bridges, Betty White, Stan Lee and Jeff Godlblum. He lives in Los Angeles.

GABRIEL GONZÁLEZ

Gabriel was born in Los Angeles to a Venezuelan father and a Spanish mother. He moved to Madrid when he was 4 years-old where he attended school. Gabriel is a cinephile and an avid photographer. He currently studies filmmaking at the Escuela Superior de Comunicación, Imagen y Sonido in Madrid. Gabriel spends the school year in Spain and summers in the US. At 17 years-old he's our youngest contributor. He lives in Madrid, Spain.