Our Story

Every story begins with a single frame. First Frame International Film Festival has a mission to award filmmakers and screenwriters with more than just another laurel or trophy. As most know, showbiz is about who you know and how lucky you are, based on the amount of talent that goes undiscovered. We want to share our contacts and resources with our winning filmmakers and screenwriters to help them succeed in this highly competitive industry.

Meet The Team

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Jenilyn N. Rodriguez
Co-Director
Racquel Gallo
Co-Director
Co-Director
Pete Dorton

is a NYC based producer, actress, writer, singer, motivational speaker and Spiritual healer. She loves being involved in every part of the creative process. Writing, performing, and co-directing for an off-Broadway comedy troupe led to her starting her own production company called Jen X Productions, LLC in 2013. She has produced 3 feature films, 9 short films, 6 tv pilots, 5 commercials, 3 web series and 4 music videos to date. She has been a presenter and performer in many award ceremonies, but she is thrilled to be adding co-director of First Frame International Film Festival to that list!

is a recent graduate of Purchase College, and an accomplished film producer. She has worked on a multitude of different projects including: short films, talk shows, feature films, commercials, and a mini-series. She is also the Co-Founder of her own production company called IIM Films. She is excited to be working with First Frame International Film Festival to help bring more opportunities to other aspiring filmmakers.  

is a NYC based producer, actor, writer, director originally from Ohio. He has performed on stage in various roles, produced numerous films, plays and hosted events. Founder and Artistic Director of YOLO Theatre Company and founder of Big League Theatre Company. He just finished acting in and Co-Producing the feature film “In Fidelity”. He was awarded Best Actor for his short film “Lou” at the Chelsea Film Festival. He is excited to be working with First Frame International Film Festival. Everyone needs to tell their story and what a great festival to help them achieve that.

The Team:
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Austin
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Tim
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Maria
Shapley
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Pat
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Eddy
Sanchez
Here at First Frame International Film Festival we offer:
Live screenings 
Immediate Contact With Distributors
Marketing and Sales Expertise
Competitive Awards and Exposure 
and Media Budgets for Promotion.
We Will Guide You Through The Entire Distribution Process