Meet the Team

Andy Arias


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Andy brings more than a decade of experience working at the federal, state and local levels as a disability policy expert and advocate, seeking to create greater pathways for diversity and inclusion. Andy serves on a wide range of boards and commissions, including The HIV and AIDS Commission of Los Angeles and The President’s Committee on Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. Andy lectures and provides training for universities, high schools, and Congressional leaders on ADA compliance and the inclusion of people with disabilities and diverse backgrounds. In addition, Andy advocates for disability equality in the entertainment industry and has worked with Tom Hanks, Mark Ruffalo and Hilary Swank on diverse projects. He is often asked to consult with producers and directors to create greater visibility for people with disabilities and has produced several small projects focused on persons with disabilities and the LGBTQ community. Andy’s goal is to combine policy and entertainment to create a lasting systemic change. See Andy on IMDB and follow him on Twitter.

Angie Gentile


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Angie comes to the documentary film world after more than 20 years at the crossroads of international development and communications. Most recently, Angie was the global advocacy and campaigns lead for the World Bank, where she specialized in multimedia, multi-channel engagement. During this time, she oversaw communications strategy and implementation — print, online, social, marketing, multimedia, and media — for a wide range of business lines, including IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest. In this capacity, she spearheaded communications campaigns that helped raise more than $125 billion for projects in the world's poorest countries. Angie studied international relations at The American University and the University of Copenhagen, and studied art at Parque Lage Escola de Arte in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has worked in more than 3 dozen countries and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. She lives in Los Angeles. See Angie on LinkedIn and follow her on Twitter.

Brad Allgood

Director, Cinematographer, Editor


Brad’s acclaimed feature documentary “Landfill Harmonic” garnered over 40 festival wins in 250+ festivals (including SXSW Audience Award and AFI Fest Audience Award), and was acquired by HBO, among other global platforms. The Oscar-qualifying film tells the heartwarming story of a youth orchestra in Paraguay that plays instruments made entirely from garbage. Brad’s other films include “My Village, My Lobster,” winner of the CINE Golden Eagle for Independent Documentary and “Songs from Bosawas,” an adventure music film that documents the first professional recording of indigenous musicians in Nicaragua’s rainforests. He recently edited “Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story” about the Tonight Show bandleader and world-famous trumpeter Doc Severinsen. Brad spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua, holds an M.A. in Film and Video Production from American University, and is a native of Georgia. See more about Brad on IMDB.

Steve Dorst

Director, Cinematographer


Steve’s feature documentary “Jobs for G.I.s” documents the struggles vets face when they separate from the military to launch new careers in the civilian world, and was acquired by DirecTV’s The Audience Channel. “Shattered Sky” told the story of how America led the world to solve the biggest environmental crisis ever seen (the ozone crisis), contrasting that story with climate change. It played nationally on PBS, sponsored by Maryland Public Television. Steve’s first documentary, “Volcanic Sprint,” is the harrowing story of Africa’s most extreme running race, up and down a live volcano in Cameroon. He earned cinematographer and editor credits on 12 episodes of the television series “Bench to Bedside,” acquired by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Steve also produces branded content for international organizations that do good, which has led him to make films in 30+ countries in the past 15 years. Steve holds an MA in Economics and African Studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS, and lived in Cameroon as a young man. See more about Steve on IMDB and follow him on Twitter.