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Cloud 21 International & Kultura PR International to Present 5th Annual “Indie Entertainment Showcase” Special Virtual Event


 
Panel to Feature Award-winning Filmmaker/Producers Ali M. Aksu, Bobbie Dyer, Anna Fishbeyn, Wendy Morgan, and Angelo Reyes; Rehna Azim, Awards Editor “Movie Marker Magazine” Set to Moderate

 

 

Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International  are pleased to present the fifth annual “Indie Entertainment Showcase” a special event that will be held virtually during this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
 
The online panel event “Indie Entertainment Showcase" is scheduled for Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 10 a.m. Pacific (10 p.m. Eastern).
 
Please register for the complimentary event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-indie-entertainment-showcase-2022-registration-244793141877
 
“We decided in late December to take our event online once again this year due to the ongoing pandemic. It was the responsible thing to do," comments Nicole Muj, founder/president Kultura PR International.  “We held our event virtually last year and it was very successful, reaching a viewing audience of more than 5,000."
 
"We hope to be back on Main Street in 2023, but will definitely have a virtual component to all of our events moving forward,”adds Gotham Chandna, founder/president Cloud 21 International. “We’re delighted to bring to a global audience a truly international panel of filmmakers and executives for what’s sure to be an interesting and insightful discussion.”
 
The by-invitation-only event will host a panel featuring the top names and rising stars of the global content industry, including: 
 
Ali M. Aksu is an international film producer, director and entrepreneur. He is the executive producer of several groundbreaking projects, including the first-ever Hollywood feature film to cast digital media talent, that was distributed by Universal Studios.
 
He is the founder of FilmCapital.io, a community-focused Hollywood crowdfunding platform that was incubated at Singularity University, and Auteur Academy, an educational platform to empower independent filmmakers.
 
Mr. Aksu is the Southern California Young Professionals Ambassador at the United Nations Association of America. He is an MBA candidate at Chicago Booth School of Business. He holds a B.A. in economics, with a minor in film, TV and digital media from UCLA, and earned executive-level degrees from MIT, Wharton and Singularity University.
 
Bobbie Dyer is the Executive Producer and Co-Creator of Breakthrough: A Mental Health Journey. Scheduled for release in 2022, the documentary follows five mental health stories, including her only child Spencer, who struggled with mental health and died in 2019. 
 
With over 30 year’s mortgage banking and real estate experience, Ms. Dyer is currently President of Dyer Mortgage, a boutique mortgage company providing home loans throughout Florida. Dyer has closed over 10,000 loans and is one of the leading home mortgage experts in the country. She has been the recipient of dozens of awards for production, management and leadership.  She has over 20 years’ experience as a published author and writer of dozens of articles for numerous publications including USA Today, Brevard Business News, Space Coast Living, Florida Today, Space Coast Business and industry publications. Dyer’s column primarily focuses on consumer finance, real estate, and credit. Her 2021 column on men’s golf (British Open) was published worldwide.  She has also written more than a dozen articles on food, wine, community involvement and business. 
 
Since 2018, she has served on the Federal Reserve REIN committee (Southeast US/Atlanta Fed) and is a Florida Tech University Trustee. She has received more than 50 awards for community involvement, loan production, customer service, and leadership.
 
Anna Fishbeyn, Founder and President of XOFeminist Productions and Anteriya Films (Russia/USA), is an award-winning star of stage and screen, a filmmaker, director, author and actress.
 
Her movie Galaxy 360: A Woman’s Playground, which she wrote, directed and stars in, had its red carpet, world premiere during AFM 2021. The pre-release version of the film screened to a packed house at the Cannes and Big Apple film festivals and was a finalist of the Sundance New Frontier Exhibition.
 
Ms. Fishbeyn’s first play Sex in Mommyville premiered in New York City and was recommended by Bloomberg News, while CBS Radio pronounced her "a comic genius.” Her second play My Stubborn Tongue played off-Broadway at NYC’s New Ohio Theatre and went on tour to the West End in London at the Soho Theatre.  Her solo cabaret show at the Metropolitan Room in NYC Anna on Fire and Uncensored was recommended by CBS News New York, Jewish Week, and NiteLife NYC.
 
Ms. Fishbeyn wrote and starred in the award-winning web series Happy Hour Feminism and directed and starred in Invisible Alice, a short musical film is currently on the festival circuit.
 
Pre-production has begun on her next movie How To Seduce Your Dinner Guest, as well as two optioned pilots for television, the comedy Healthy Nuts and the drama Infidelity Club.
 
Award-winning actress Wendy Morgan's international career spans 43 years, working alongside some of the most renowned names in the industry. She recently made her directorial debut with the powerful docudrama titled MercyIn the film, she unveils the truth behind the devastation caused by animal agriculture, told though the eyes of a pig named Mercy and those involved with and trapped in the factory farming industry.
 
Her film work includes the role of Mollie in John Schlesinger's Yanks (Richard Gere) for which she received the Evening Standard Most Promising Newcomer Award; Mrs. Lowry and Son (Vanessa Redgrave); The Reverend and Mrs. Simpson (Julian Glover, Game of Thrones - set for release in 2022); 84 Charing X Road (Anthony Hopkins); Edie (Dame Sheila Hancock); The Mirror Crack'd (Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Landsbury, Tony Curtis); and Birth of the Beatles. Wendy’s TV work includes The Jewel in the Crown (Charles Dance); Fingersmith (Sally Hawkins); Pictures; Shine on Harvey Moon; The Commander; Midsomer Murders; Doctors, Emmerdale; Wire in the Blood; The Other Wife (Rupert Everett); and Full Stretch. Her theatre work includes The National Theatre: Streetcar Named Desire (Glenn Close); Phedre (Dame Helen Mirren); N.T. Sir Peter Hall Company: Coriolanus (Sir Ian Mckellen); Yonadab (Sir Patrick Stewart; Anthony Head; Sir Alan Bates); Martine (Laurence Olivier & Standard Best Actress Nominations); Animal FarmHatched and Dispatched (Best Supporting Actress, The Offies); and Henry IV (parts I & II). Recent online Shakespearean work includes Puck in Jenny Hall's Midsummer Night’s Dream (Rebecca Hall, Dan Stevens); and TSMGO's: Queen Margaret in Richard III (Best Supporting Actress Online Awards). She is represented by London agents Jo Hole Associates.
 
Filipino/Italian American, Angelo Reyes began his professional life as a creative designer in the advertising industry.  Later, he decided to explore the television industry by hosting and co-producing the motorsports show Street Vision Garage.

He then studied with Lynette Sheldon at the LS Acting Studio in New York and soon relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his aspirations as an actor. He has appeared in the 2020 Netflix film Hill Billy Elegy, the 2010 comedy-crime-drama The Bill Collector, HBO’s The Outsider, the 2013 drama-thriller Killing Kennedy, and others.​ ​After achieving success in the acting realm, he decided to explore his talent as a director. In 2015, he produced his first short film titled Heartless. In 2018, he was recognized with the Rising Star Award at Westfield International Film Festival for Groomed, a short about human trafficking that he both produced and directed.

His latest project, 21st & Colonial is based on a true story about a young Black man struggling to support his family crosses paths with an overworked police officer with PTSD. The short, which he co-wrote, directed, and stars in, won a REMI Award at the 54th Worldfest International Film Festival and has been named an official selection at several festivals. Mr. Reyes plans to develop the story into a feature film.​ ​Deeply in touch with his Filipino and Italian roots, Mr. Reyes is dedicated to creating films that explore the intricacies of different cultures and promote tolerance, diversity and inclusion.
 
The panel will be moderated by Rehna Azim, a London-based practicing lawyer and freelance journalist who writes mainly about film and lifestyle topics. She was previously the editor of a glossy women's magazine and is currently awards editor at www.moviemarker.co.uk. Her site www.itsalawyerslife.com is a lifestyle and wellbeing blog for lawyers by lawyers. She has written and produced four short legal dramas.
 
Event partners include  Indie Entertainment Media and filmfestivals.com.  Gift bag partners include African Dream FoodsArtistscentDr. J’s NaturalMy Bougie BottleSantorus London, USANA CelaviveWillamette Candle Co., and WorldFinds.

 

 


 


Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International have produced numerous successful industry special events, including the annual “Global Film Showcase” in partnership with ROSKINO during the Cannes Film Festival and Marché du Film, the annual “Production Without Borders” event during AFM, the annual “Indie Entertainment Showcase” in Park City, and “A Salute to Akira Kurosawa” with China’s Jinke Entertainment in Cannes in 2017, plus many others. The companies have co-produced events and worked with top entertainment and technology brands, including E! Entertainment Television, Eurocinema, Metan Global Entertainment Group, 8K Miles Media Group, Maverick Entertainment, Sony Interactive, Oculus, Cinando, Euromed, ECU Film Festival, Creative Coalition, Davines North America, Vesilind, FanVestor, plus many others.

 

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Photos Courtesy of Cloud 21 and Kultura PR.

 

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