Our Team
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Chris Valdes
Director & Producer

After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2010 with a degree in psychology, he left Virginia for the first time to live in Central America and re-connect with his Latin roots. Having always admired his father’s love of storytelling, he aspires to carry on that tradition through the medium of film.

 

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Ted Griswold
Director & Producer

After graduating from Columbia University in 2010 with a degree in English and Spanish, he taught English for two years at a bilingual high school in the agricultural province of Olancho, Honduras. He fell in love with the local Honduran folk music and is now dedicated to sharing it with the world.

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Andrea Chignoli
Editor

Andrea joins the Olancho team as a talented and experienced editor of both documentary and feature films. Among more than 40 movies that Andrea has edited in her career are the 2014 documentary “Propaganda” and the feature film “No,” which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and won the Cannes Film Festival Art Cinema award in 2012.

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Shlomo Godder
Director of Photography

After earning a masters degree in film from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Shlomo has had the opportunity to work on documentaries and narrative films all over the world. One of his most recent works, “Una Noche” won him the award for Best Cinematography at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012.

 

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Jeff Consiglio
Consulting Producer

His extensive filmmaking experience includes two Oscar-nominated documentary films on which he served as editor: “Wardance,” nominated for Best Documentary Feature in 2008 and “Inocente,” which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short in 2013. Jeff co-produced and edited the SXSW Award-Winning documentary “Twinsters” and multi-festival award-winning documentary “Best and Most Beautiful Things,” both screening on Netflix.

 

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Esther Anino
Associate Producer

Founder and executive producer of Tercer Piso, a film production company in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Esther produced the popular documentary mini-series, "Crónicas" and was a producer of Honduras’ first TEDx conference in 2014 and has continued to work with TEDx ever since.