Film Team

REBECA HUNTT (Writer/Director/Producer)

Rebeca Huntt is an Afro-Latina Writer/Director born and raised in New York City.  She wrote and directed her first feature-length film, BEBA, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and will be released by NEON in 2022.  She premiered her short film “1-800 Lovable” at the 2020 BlackStar Film Festival, and has also screened at Oaxaca Film Festival, The Tide Film Festival, Athena Film Festival, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, and The Fader Magazine.  Rebeca was recently included in DOC NYC's 40 under 40 list and was a participant in The Gotham Documentary Lab. Rebeca is currently repped by UTA.

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SOFIA GELD (Producer)

Sofia Geld is a Brazilian producer and director interested in telling personal stories that have the power to ripple through society and create change. Most recently, she produced the feature-length documentary BEBA, (TiFF 2021, Berlinale 2022). Sofia has produced for the celebrated directors Chai Vasarhelyi, Petra Costa and Kristi Jacobson for platforms like NYTimes Opdocs and Netflix. Sofia has directed and produced several short films, music videos and installations which have been exhibited internationally. She worked as an impact producer at Skylight Pictures on the feature films Rebel Citizen and Disruption. She directed the monthly human rights themed #RESIST screening series in collaboration with UnionDocs, Skylight, WITNESS and Remezcla. Sofia received her B.A. from Bard College and was a 2014 UnionDocs Collaborative Studios fellow and a founding member of the Brazilian Filmmakers Collective. She is a co-founder of the production company Uvaia Filmes.

ISABEL FREEMAN (Editor & Co-Producer)

Isabel Freeman has been working as a documentary editor since 2005. Her work has screened at festivals around the world, including Sheffield DocFest, New York Film Festival, BFI London and San Francisco International Film Festival. She started out on Edet Belzberg’s WATCHERS OF THE SKY as an associate editor under the mentorship of Karen K. H. Sim, who won the Sundance Editing Award for her work on this film. Isabel went on to edit the feature-length documentary STEPHANIE IN THE WATER about seven-time world champion surfer Stephanie Gilmore. For three years, Isabel served as Head of Production for Huck Magazine in London, where she produced over 25 short films. She also works in the field of contemporary art, helping artists to realize multimedia projects for gallery and museum spaces. BEBA is her third documentary feature.

SOPHIA STIEGLITZ (Director of Photography)

Sophia Stieglitz was born in Mexico City into a Japanese, American and Mexican family of filmmakers. She discovered a passion for filmmaking and photography early in her childhood and had built her first pinhole camera when she was eight years old. Sophia has worked on films, commercials, music videos and documentaries. She was awarded Best Short Cinematography at The Barcelona Sci-Fi Film Festival in 2007, Best Adapted Short Film at The Sitges Film Festival in 2012 and Best Fictional Short Film at the Baja Cine Fest 2017 among other nominations and prizes. In 2018 she co-founded “The Electric Amazons”, the first grip and electric group focused on employing women and non-binary profesionals. The group marks a historical change in the industry in Latin America. Sophia has also teamed up with the ICFC, Apertura and Free the Bid, who also foment gender-equality for the film industry. Sophia received her MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute and has been traveling the world shooting as cinematographer since.

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JOY BRYANT (Executive Producer)

Joy Bryant is an actor, writer, and producer, starring in the upcoming Season 2 of Ava DuVernay's OWN Series Cherish The Day. Bryant’s other credits include ABC’s For Life, Amazon’s Good Girls Revolt, and NBC’s Parenthood. Her production company, Hot Sauce, is set up at Sony Pictures Television.

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ALYSE ARDELL SPIEGEL (Executive Producer)

Alyse Ardell Spiegel is an award-winning documentary film editor, producer, and writer based in New York known for structuring complex narratives into compelling character driven films. She has always gravitated towards projects that shine a light on under-told stories. Spiegel most recently edited the critically acclaimed HBO series, I’ll be Gone In the Dark and executive produced Beba which was acquired by NEON and Hulu after its premiere at TIFF / Berlinale.  Her feature editing credits include Academy Award nominated Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, as well as Crude, Unraveled, and This Is Congo which amassed awards throughout the world.  Spiegel consults on several projects and has worked in the field as a creative Producer in Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, throughout Africa and North America.

INUKA BACOTE-CAPIGA (Executive Producer)

Inuka Bacote-Capiga is a recovering attorney with 10+ years of experience in the entertainment industry.  Inuka’s producing credits include the Oscar® award- winning documentary SUMMER OF SOUL and the feature film THE 40-YEAR- OLD VERSION which garnered her an Independent Spirit Award nomination. She executive produced the feature documentary BEBA, a 2021 TIFF Doc selection which was acquired by NEON. She also co-executive produced the Daytime Emmy®-winning LGBTQ series, EASTSIDERS. Currently, she is SVP Development & Production for Hot Sauce Productions which has a multi-year first look deal with Sony Pictures Television. Inuka also serves as an affiliate of The Blackhouse Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for diverse content creators. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America.

ALESSANDRA OROFINO (Executive Producer)

Alessandra Orofino is a non-profit executive, activist, director, producer and writer with extensive experience in advocacy and campaigning. Alessandra was a founding member of Purpose PBC which she brought to Brazil before co-founding NOSSAS. She was the curator of Agora É que são Elas, a columnist at Folha de São Paulo and a TED Global speaker. She is currently the producer of two documentaries with Petra Costa, the showrunner at Greg News, a satirical journalism show on HBO, and a fellow at the Obama Foundation and Ashoka. Alessandra has a degree from Columbia University in Economics and Human Rights.

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PETRA COSTA (Executive Producer)

Petra Costa is a Brazilian director and actress whose work lives on the borderlines of fiction and nonfiction, personal and political. Her last film, "The Edge of Democracy" (2019) was an Academy Awards®-Nominated documentary. Other works that include Costa's direction are "Undertow Eyes" (2009), "Elena" (2012), "Olmo and the Seagull" (2015). Petra is also an associate producer of Barbara Paz film "Babenco" (2019), producer of Moara Passoni's "Ecstasy" (2020) and executive producer of Rebeca Huntt's "BEBA" (2021).