Ragini Bhasin is an award-winning film director from India who is currently working as a director at Jubilee Media, a Youtube channel with over 5M subscribers and 1B views. She studied her Masters In Film Directing from Chapman University. She is the recipient of the Meredith MacRae Award in 2018 sponsored by Women in Film for telling diverse stories. Her first short film 'The Deafening Silence' was picked up by India's biggest short film distributor Pocket films and has garnered almost 3M views. She then went on to make 3 short films that won awards, played festivals worldwide and 2 of them found distribution online. Her next short film, Ghazaal which she developed in the prestigious Aotearoa Short Film Lab in New Zealand revolves around a young refugee experiencing her period in a refugee camp. It was screened in DGA in October and has played over 20 festivals worldwide, including Oscar-qualifying festivals like the Florida film festival, Tirana International film festival, and others like Pasadena International film festival, Beaufort International film festival, Fargo film festival, etc. It also won prestigious awards like best international film at South Dakota film festival, best outstanding film at Calcutta Cult international film festival, ARTE channel award in Munich, etc. She also sold the rights of her short film to the prestigious German-French channel, ARTE. Currently, she is working on a number of popular series for Jubilee Media, like Middle Ground, Spectrum, Seeking Secrets, and Odd Man Out and working on new series for them. She is also working on her feature film which is a social thriller about a mother whose 16-year-old daughter returns home after being kidnapped for a week, only to find out that she was hiding all this while.
Kevin Wang is a film producer and a graduate from the M.F.A Film/TV Producing program at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. He currently works at Skydance Media. Kevin believes that film has a strong influence on shaping one’s world perspective, and is a strong tool to convey human emotion, evoke inner resonance, and impact lives. He hopes to become a content creator that could bring value to the advancement of Asian American community.
Connor J. Vickers
Connor Vickers was born and raised in Sonoma, California. He discovered filmmaking at the age of eleven thanks to Sonoma’s legendary Sebastiani Theatre, skateboarding, and schoolteachers encouraging filmmaking in their curriculum.After receiving his Bachelor’s in Digital Filmmaking from Ex’pression College in Emeryville, California, he worked freelance in the Bay Area before moving to Southern California to pursue his Master’s in Cinematography at Chapman University.
Emma Wang graduated with an MFA in film production from Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. She discovered her passion for storytelling in her undergrad years when she was pursuing a bachelor degree in Finance. She edited a popular web series “Selected Original” in China that has over 1M views per episode. After coming to the US, her enthusiasm for storytelling was finally matched by her dedication to the craft of film editing. She has edited 6 narrative short films and 2 documentary shorts that have played various festivals. Her latest documentary ‘Ladylike’ is selected in Nashville Film Festival and Burbank Film Festival.
Lixuan Yang is a film production designer /concept artist. She graduated from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in Production Design. She has designed 7 short films as a production designer. Previously, she has obtained a degree in philosophy and a degree in BA from China. She hopes to become a concept artist in the future.
Bo Pang is currently a sound designer/sound editor at a Hollywood post-house. After completing her BA from the Beijing Film Academy, she continued her education at Chapman University, receiving an MFA in sound design. She has experience as a sound designer, sound editor, and sound mixer, working on projects in feature films, documentaries, television shows and short films. Her many achievements include the CAS Student Recognition Award, MPSE Award nomination two years in a row, and Best Sound Design Awards in many A-list film festivals.