PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Sheba Remy Kharbanda is Callejero Films' anchor and skipper, responsible for ensuring the continuity of our vision and the integrity of the workflow. She oversees the business and legal aspects of productions and is a guiding partner in what is a collaborative creative process.
Remy brings to the company over a decade of experience from the non-profit, commercial and entrepreneurial arenas. Remy stumbled into the production world during her University days in her home-town of London, where she was reading for a Law degree and working part-time for artists and dancers as a production manager. She quickly realized she had a knack for marrying her business savvy with her oganizational and creative mind.
Remy has one foot in many different worlds, having been raised in London, the foothills of the Himalayas and Southern California and having lived on four continents to date. She is fluent in Spanish, has working knowledge of French, Portuguese, Hindi and Punjabi and is most at home in a range of environments. Remy is a lover of the art of storytelling and is deeply influenced by her Sikh Punjabi heritage with its poetic, oral tradition. She first began recording stories as a researcher engaged in qualitative human rights research in the U.S. with organizations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the Urban Justice Center and was moved by the transformative power of personal narrative. In 2005, she launched a video oral history project. The Vilayati Tarti/Foreign Land Project chronicles the stories of Punjabis, who, in the decades following the Partition of India, left for England in search of work and found themselves in Southall, West London which has now, five decades later, come to be affectionately called, “Little Punjab.”
Remy continues her work in the non-profit world as co-founder of RFR, a research partnership which embraces the Participatory Action Research (PAR) model and is devoted to working with community-based groups to support popular education and organizing efforts.
Remy brings her love of the power and magic in story to all her work in film, video and the written word.
PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR, & DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
William Charles "Chuck" Moss is co-founder of Callejero Films and its Director of Photography.
Chuck began in the feature film industry almost twenty years ago, before discovering the world of documentary film, which has since become his passion.
Chuck's work as the primary Director of Photography has helped create the look of the popular History Detective series on PBS as well as the forthcoming Discovery ID series, Deadly Worlds, Hidden Dangers. Chuck also helped create the look of the innovative and groundbreaking Hire A Vet PSA spots for Spike TV. Chuck has served as DP on the award-winning feature length documentary, War Don Don, on the award-winning feature film The New Guy, as well as the documentary short The Old Man and Hemingway, which was designated by MoMA an outstanding short film in 2005 and for Betty La Flaca, winner of the 2006 HBO / NYILFF Short Film Award. He has also served as the DP on the feature-length documentary, Neither Memory Nor Magic, which chronicles the life of Hungarian poet, Miklos Radnoti and Summer Sun, Winter Moon, Official Selection of the of the 2007 IFP Market. His recent work has taken him to Haiti to film with the Clinton Foundation affording him an opportunity to film with the former President himself.
Chuck picked up his first camera at the age of 12 and hasn’t looked back since. Having been diagnosed with severe dyslexia as a young child, Chuck strove to find other ways to communicate. His still camera allowed him to do just that. Chuck studied photography at Yale University and upon graduating worked for The Associated Press. Not long after, he traveled to Cuba where he produced his first body of documentary photography. These photographs, which can be viewed on this site, have been exhibited in Miami, Philadelphia and New York. Chuck's still camera (which evolved from a Nikon F3 to a Leica M6 to a Canon 1DS) is his traveling sidekick and some of his best images are captured during his many trips overseas. He is also a keen portrait photographer and has applied his talent and skills in this area to a range of corporate and commercial projects.
OUR COLLABORATORS: HUGO PEREZ, WRITER, DIRECTOR & PRODUCER
Hugo Perez is a filmmaker and writer whose work often focuses on his Cuban heritage. He is a recipient of the 2009 Estela Award for Documentary Filmmaking as well as the prestigious 2008 Rockefeller Foundation/Tribeca Film Institute Emerging Artist Fellowship in support of his feature screenplay IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. Perez’ latest film SEED aired as part of the first season of ITVS pioneering new science fiction series FutureStates in Spring 2010. Perez’ short film BETTY LA FLACA was the winner of the 2006 HBO/NYILFF Short Film Award and was broadcast on HBO. Perez previous short film “JULIETA Y RAMON” was broadcast as part of the 2005 Showtime Latino Filmmaker Showcase. Perez is Producer and Director of the feature documentary “NEITHER MEMORY NOR MAGIC” which is narrated by the Academy-Award Nominated® Patricia Clarkson and edited by Academy Award Nominated® filmmakers Francisco Bello and Tim Sternberg. Perez is also the Producer and Director of the ITVS funded documentary “SUMMER SUN WINTER MOON” which aired on PBS in November 2009. Perez has studied writing with Gabriel Garcia Marquez, collaborated with pulitzer prize-winning novelist William Kennedy, and served as a guest artist for acclaimed theater director and artist Robert Wilson. His writing has been featured in the New York Times Magazine and Salon, and his films have screened at venues such as MoMA and the Smithsonian.
OUR COLLABORATORS: MARA EVANS, COPYWRITER
Mara Evans is a creative consultant for advertising agencies in the U.S. and Germany. In years past, she was seen in the halls of agencies large (Ogilvy, DDB) and growing (Anomaly, SpikeDDB). She brings a perspective to work that defines distinct brand personalities. You can see her work for IKEA here and her past work for brands like Converse here.
OUR COLLABORATORS: TIM STERNBERG, WRITER & EDITOR
Director Tim Sternberg started working in the editing rooms of Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope Studios in San Francisco. After moving to New York has worked as a sound effects recordist on Nora Ephron's "Sleepless in Seattle" and Robert Benton's "The Human Stain", re-edited the 1992 Academy Award winning "Mediterraneo" for US release and acting as a script consultant for the IFP and American Zoetrope. Recently he worked as music editor on Milos Forman's "Goya's Ghosts" and the Academy Award winning documentary "The Taint of Yingzhou District" directed by Ruby Yang. His first film as a director, the documentary short "Salim Baba", was nominated for an Oscar in the 2008 Best Short Documentary category and also an Emmy in the 2009 Best Arts and Culture Category. It aired on HBO and Canal Plus. Since then he has co-directed "El Espiritu de La Salsa" for HBO and is finishing up "The Day Childhood Ended", a documentaryportrait of Mu Xin, a Chinese artist persecuted during the Cultural Revolution.
OUR COLLABORATORS: BRANAN EDGENS, DIRECTOR, EDITOR, PHOTOGRAPHER
Branan Edgens began his award-winning film career over 15 years ago as a visual artist and storyteller. After receiving his BFA in studio art and art history at Sewanee, The University of the South, he continued his studies through the MFA film program of Syracuse University. As a writer and director, Branan’s work has received both the Golden Lion in Advertisement for his Taxi-Vu promotions and the Tel Aviv International Film Festival Directing Award for his short film, “Cold Comfort”. As an editor, his film, “Cook County,” won several awards, including the SXSW audience award. A fan of practical effects, Branan is also a skilled special effects makeup artist with his most notable works appearing in the BBC miniseries, “Smallpox:Silent Weapon” and Shirin Neshat’s “Zarin.” Distinguished clients include, Discovery Networks, MSNBC, Seton Hall University, NBC, BBC, the NY Yankees, Thomson Reuters, among several others.
OUR COLLABORATORS: JAI KHARBANDA, COPYWRITER
Jai has been a freelance Copywriter for four years, working on a variety of projects across four countries and in two languages. His latest campaigns involved producing text for Hewlett Packard and Kellogg's alongside co-producing the branding image for a new Mexico City/New York creative agency, Herba+Sonora. Always on the short end of long copy, his work can be seen here.
Cinnamon Moss Khar is Callejero Films' mascot and sometimes-guard dog. Cinnamon is a thirteen-year old Collie-Shephard mix who was adopted by Callejero Films' principals in 2006. She has no formal training in video and film production (some would say no training in anything at all), although she has served as an extra on more than a few narrative and documentary film projects. She is better known as a tetchy heckler on film shoots. She responds well to meat-based treats. When not working, she can often be found asleep, in front of the entryway to Callejero Films' studio.