Alden Peters

Director / Producer


Alden Peters is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and published writer with a BFA in film production at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He also studied documentary and essay filmmaking at the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba in Havana, Cuba. His work has been featured in The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, NPR, Mashable, BuzzFeed, and many more. He has worked with organizations such as the Tyler Clementi Foundation and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, which secured landmark status for the Stonewall Inn in 2015. Coming Out is Alden's first feature film. Alden is a co-founder of Casa Vera Productions.


Photo by Tim Francis

Pat Murphy


Pat Murphy has associate editing credits on a number of Broadcast television shows, including Showtime’s Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust – The Bridge to Russia and Free to Rock, a documentary about how rock and roll contributed to the end of the Cold War. Pat is a co-founder of Casa Vera Productions.


Brenda Lopez


Brenda Lopez has studied filmmaking and gender studies at San Francisco State University and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Her focus as a filmmaker is on gender and sexuality in a transnational world. Brenda is the co-founder of Lovely Beginning Productions, a photography and video company.


Megan Mancini


Alex Familian


Megan Mancini studied film production and psychology at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and often works in live music and events and documentary, as well as branded content. Her work in music video has been featured on Vice and Noisey.


Alex Familian is an award-winning director who also was an assistant editor on Deep Powder, where he worked with Academy Award-nominated editor Joseph Klotz, which was an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival. He attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.