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Meet the Team
Director / Writer / Producer / Jolene
Tiffany Tenille is a storyteller who finds beauty in seemingly idyllic worlds with an undercurrent of darkness. Her work often delves into the coming-of-age journeys of young women teetering on the brink of mental collapse, a theme powerfully depicted in her directorial debut, Albion Rose. The short was awarded 'The Future of Film is Female' post-production grant, the Phenomenal Person in Film Award from Cinema Femme, and received high praise from RogerEbert.com, calling it "utterly mesmerizing". Notably, the film had its recent premiere at MoMA and was featured as part of the closing night lineup for the FOFIF Part 4. Originally from Chicago, Tenille holds a BFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Her breakout performance in Jezebel, where she played the titular role, was met with critical acclaim during its world premiere at SXSW. The film's subsequent screenings in select theaters and on Netflix cemented Tenille as a rising star in the industry. In addition to her accomplishments in front of the camera, Tenille's exceptional writing talent has also been recognized. Her upcoming film, A Woman's Body, backed by the fiscal sponsorship of Film Independent, earned her the distinction of being a Quarterfinalist in the 2023 ScreenCraft, Scriptation and Filmmatic Screenplay Competitions, as well as being named a Finalist in the Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. www.tiffanytenille.com
Doron JéPaul is an actor, writer and creative architect. His focus as a storyteller is using art to expand the Kingdom of God in an avant-garde way and debunking hypermasculinity through his joy and sense of imagination. After completing his MFA at NYU in the graduate acting program, he made his Broadway debut in Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, alongside Jeff Daniels, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Latanya Richardson-Jackson. Doron can be seen portraying African American inventor Lewis H. Latimer in the SFFF Sloane Grant film entitled, LET THERE BE LIGHT. He recently concluded a return to Broadway in Latanya Richardson-Jackson’s directorial debut of THE PIANO LESSON by August Wilson, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington and Danielle Brooks. His stage works have also included the Lincoln Center’s Concert of CAMELOT featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda. All in all, Doron strives to never be tied down to one artistic medium, constantly pushing to inspire those around him to embrace all their gifts.
Betsey Grupp is a passionate creative producer and production designer with a love for storytelling since childhood. Before earning her MFA at Columbia University, she worked as a social worker, advocating for inner-city youths with mental health disorders and learning disabilities. Her recent film, Aleeya, has garnered acclaim as the Best LGBTQ Film at "The Color of Love International Queer Film Festival'' and has been screened at festivals worldwide including Slamdance. Betsey's upcoming feature documentary, Transitions, highlights the story of a transgender woman in rural Maine and is set to debut at the Pride Aroostock Foundation of Maine's first-ever film festival. She is thrilled to partner with Tiffany Tenille, a talented filmmaker with a unique and cutting-edge style, in creating their latest project, A Woman’s Body.
Dr. Trevor GrandPre
Dr. Trevor GrandPre is a physicist and proud producer, excited to venture into the world of filmmaking. He graduated from DePaul University and UC Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in Physics in 2014 and earned his Ph.D. in 2021. Currently, he is a scientist at the Center for the Physics of Biological Function (CPBF) at Princeton University. Along with his scientific pursuits, Dr. GrandPre has also co-produced two films, Albion Rose and A Woman's Body, which he takes great pride in.
Ruby Miller Paiva
Director of Photography
Ruby Miller Paiva is a Los Angeles-based director of photography with experience in narrative, documentary, music video, and web series production. Her work has been featured on platforms like MTV, Buzzfeed, and Snapchat, and her first feature film, "Phantom Mary," premiered at the Ciudad del Este Independent Film Festival in Paraguay. Recently, Ruby served as 2nd-unit DoP on her first feature-length documentary for HBO Max. She believes in the power of authenticity and thoughtfulness in effective cinematography, and strives to imbue her work with care for the inner world of the characters and the story. Ruby was awarded the 2022-23 ASC Vision Mentorship and is a member of ICG Local 600 (1st Assistant Camera), Free the Work, and Women in Media.
Emily Rice is an LA-based, British-born composer for film and TV, known for her dark, post-classical score to the Netflix series "The I-Land" (executive produced by and starring Kate Bosworth) and for creating an introspective, bluesy-cello based score for "Miss Juneteenth" starring Nicole Beharie ("Sleepy Hollow", "Black Mirror"), which premiered to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated by the Satellite Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards and Austin Film Critics Association among others; the soundtrack was released by Lakeshore Records. Emily's other recent projects include the Netflix action-adventure anime film "Sol Levante" and documentaries "100 Years From Home", "For the Love of Rutland" and "No Ordinary Campaign", executive produced by Katie Couric and Phil Rosenthal and featuring Barack Obama. Armed with a degree and graduate certificate in film scoring from USC Scoring for Motion Picture and Television program, Emily's musical prowess knows no bounds. Her talent has been further honed through her time as an alumna of the prestigious Sundance Institute Film Music & Sound Design Lab, and as an artist-in-residence at the esteemed Ucross Foundation.
Mujtaba Mir is a skilled film editor and colorist with a passion for crafting captivating visual experiences. With a keen eye for detail, and experimentalism he transforms raw footage into cinematic gems, seamlessly weaving together scenes to tell compelling stories.
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