PRODUCER | WRITER | DIRECTOR – M. ASLI DUKAN
M. Asli Dukan is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist who works primarily inthe genres of speculative fiction as a subversive and liberatory artistic practice. She has screened at numerous film festivals around the country including, the Newark International Film Festival, the Imagenation Film and Music Festival, the Langston Hughes Film Festival and the Blackstar Film Festival. In 2017, her mixed-media, augmented-reality installation, the “Resistance Time Portal”, which centered Black radicalism in a futuristic narrative, made its debut in the Distance≠Time exhibition at the Icebox Project Space. She has been the recipient of several grants, awards and fellowships, including a 2016 Transformation Award from the Leeway Foundation, a 2016 NBPC 360 fellowship from Black Public Media, a 2018 Philadelphia Independent Media Finishing Fund and a 2018 Flaherty Seminar fellowship. In 2018, she completed Resistance: the battle of philadelphia, a near-future web series about a community’s struggle against surveillance and state violence. She is also in post-production on Invisible Universe, a documentary about Black creators in speculative fiction.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – CYBEL MARTIN
Cybel Martin is an award winning Director of Photography for feature films, commercials and television programs. She’s a Native New Yorker with a voracious appetite for travel. Recent projects have brought her to Tanzania, Ethiopia, Turkey and Brazil. Her films have premiered at Sundance, TriBeCa, Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals. She’s shot commercials for Timberland Apparel, Reebok, Sony and L’Oreal; tv programs for ESPN, Netflix, NatGeo and Centric/BET. Cybel worked as a Camera Operator on Shondaland’s “For the People”, Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” and the feature film “Miss Virginia” starring Uzo Aduba. She’s been featured in Fader Magazine, American Cinematographer Magazine and most recently in Fast Company for her work shooting Virtual Reality. Cybel received her MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a proud member of the International Cinematographers Guild.