A native to the Philadelphia Area, Maryanne began travelling to Mexico and Central America as a teenager. Drawn orginally to Guatemala in 1978 she provided aide as a volunteer to the country's earthquake victims. In the years that followed she visited Mexico many times and built one of the largest collections of art by Jose Guadalupe Posada in the United States, The Brady Nikas Collection. Without her passion for the art of Posada and financial support this documentary would not have been possible.
Jim Nikas - Producer
July 21, 2014
Mr. Nikas is a San Francisco native, he is a founder, curator and co-owner of New World Prints www.newworldprints.com. Privately held, New World Prints houses one of the largest collections of works by Jose Guadalupe Posada and Manual Manilla in the United States. Beginning in 2003, selected works from the collection were used as a part the Oakland Museum of California's "Global Elegies: Art and Ofrendas for the Dead" exhibition Art Director: Enrique Chagoya.
In November 2009 Mr. Nikas curated the Dia de los Muertos exhibition at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA. In 2010, Mr. Nikas was honored to curate an exhibition sponsored by the Consul General of Mexico of San Francisco celebrating the Bicentenario of Mexican Independence and Centenario of the Mexican Revolution.
Victor Mancilla - Producer • Director
July 21, 2014
Mr. Mancilla is a native of Mexico City. He has had extensive experience as a journalist, researcher, author, publisher, screenwriter, director and associate producer. He is the founder and Executive Director of Eravision a production and film research organization.
For over 12 years, Victor worked in the field of media and communications research on special assignment in Mexico City, Los Angeles, France, Spain and The Philippines. He is the Director/Producer of “The Forgotten Eagles”, “Noche de Muertos”, Children’s Court” (Director, Lavine Productions), “Our Neighborhood” (Associate Producer, kidworks Productions, Transcendental Media), “Living with Autism and Deafness” (Willie Rose Foundation) and the UCLA Headstart program.