Alexandra Henry is a multilingual filmmaker with over 12 years of international experience telling stories in the commercial and non-fiction realm. Her passion for art, music, and languages is showcased through her photography, music videos and on-going documentary project featuring female street artists from around the world. She has been twice-recognized as a CurateNYC Emerging Artist and her photographs have been internationally exhibited and published in various magazines and online. She speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian and holds a B.A. from Occidental College in Diplomacy & World Affairs.
Zahra Sherzad has been involved in the contemporary art world for years with a passion in philanthropy. She has independently curated and produced a number of art shows, working alongside a slew of graffiti artists, musicians, dj’s, filmmakers and creatives that have gone on to define street culture as a whole. She brings an unmatched level of expertise in curation, art, and fundraising to Street Heroines, and still finds time to paddle board competitively around the world. She is a sitting member on the board of The Heliotrope Foundation, founded by artist Swoon and is mother to three young girls.
Jordan Noël Hawkes brings a varied background of documentary and film festival work to Street Heroines. As the director of Education Outreach for the Family of Woman Film Festival in Sun Valley, Idaho and director of Filmfort, the film component of Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho, Jordan’s understanding of cultural exchange and the human experience is grounded in storytelling. As a talented advocate of perspective-shifting content, Jordan’s curiosity for culture has lead her on many global adventures and rewarded her with years of personal experience that in turn inspire others to question their own role in society. Having lived in Brazil for six years, she worked closely with the arts to produce her own project that looks into the world of Samba and also produced a series of Brazilian Film Festivals that traveled from Rio de Janeiro to Miami, Montevideo, Vancouver and London.
Diana Eliazov is a visual storyteller rooted in her beginnings as a photojournalist in New York City. She took a pause from photography to work as a Photo Editor and Manager at Sports Illustrated for five years before returning back to the camera. Eventually, her love of storytelling and strong visuals evolved into a career as a filmmaker in the commercial, narrative and documentary world. Her desire to create social change through art has led her to work on projects dealing with immigration, the role of women in art, and maternal healthcare.
Simone Cassas is a freelance video editor and filmmaker from São Paulo, Brazil based in New York City. Her editing experience on feature documentaries includes ‘Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play,’ which screened at South By Southwest Film Festival in March 2015 and ‘Woman with a Movie Camera’ which explores why there are so few female directors in Hollywood. She has also worked as an assistant editor on ‘Barbosa The Goalkeeper,’ an episode for ESPN’s 30 For 30 doc series and continues to freelance edit for top production companies like M ss ng P eces. She is currently in development on a personal documentary that explores marriage from the perspective of women.