Melanie is a filmmaker, new media experimentalist, and a lover of story born in Venezuela and raised in South Florida. She has directed, produced and edited projects that range from fiction film, documentary, radio, to multimedia installations. She recently received a Directors Guild of America Jury Award for her documentary STAND. Melanie has served as an intern at Exclusive media and Dublab.tv , also having worked on projects with organizations such as the Boston Philharmonic, Miami Art Museum, The National Science Foundation, Interacting with Autism and the Knight Center for International Media. She hopes to continue to engage in forward-thinking collaborations and to direct film and media that expands our connection to one another. Melanie just completed her MFA at the University of Southern California in Film and Television Production.