Koula Sossiadis Kazista
Koula Sossiadis Kazista received her Bachelor of Art in Journalism at Lehigh University, where she graduated with honors in 1995. She relocated to Philadelphia and began her film career working as a script supervisor, while developing and writing her own passion projects in her spare time.
in 1996, Koula moved to New York City where she interned at Deborah Schindler Productions. She landed her first New York feature gig as a production assistant on the Sylvester Stallone/Robert De Niro film Copland. She continued working on numerous films including The Devil's Advocate, Far From Heaven, Anger Management, and School of Rock. She then rose to Production Supervisor, working to keep the daily operations of feature films on budget and schedule. Her Production Supervisor credits include The Forgotten staring Julianne More and Annapolis staring James Franco.
Koula and her husband presently own and operate their own company, Monster Remotes, a specialisted film equipment rental company. The company caters to large budget films, from the chase sequences in John Wick 2, to various shots in Manchester By The Sea, as well as episodic television such at House of Cards, Oranges Is The New Black, and Gotham.
Katina Sossiadis attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a Master's in Fine Arts. Katina moved to NYC where she worked at the Guggenheim Museum for director Tom Krens. She studied film at New York University's School of Continuing Educations. In addition, Katina trained with acting/directing coach Andrienne Weiss.
She also worked in the production side of the film industry, by working on Far From Heaven starring Julianna Moore and Analyze That starring Robert DeNiro. In April 1999, Katina wrote and co-directed a short film entitled Lynn's Wake with her sister. The film was accepted and well received at several film festivals such as the New York Independent Feature Film Market, the Austin Film Festival, the National Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece, and the 22nd International Women's Film Festival in Creteil, France. In 2007, Katina completed a documentary entitled Virgins of New York, which had success in being part of several festivals such as the Black Maria Film Festival, Coney Island Film Festival, and Reel Women International Film Festival. Last May, Katina directed her first play by David Mamet entitled American Buffalo. She also was an Associate Producer on Dan Roebuck's Getting Grace.
Jane Kelly Kosek
Jane Kelly Kosek has produced multiple shorts and feature films including 20 Weeks (starring Anna Margaret Hollyman, Amir Arison), Pitching Tents (starring Michael Grant, Jim Norton), Tennessee (starring Mariah Carey, executive produced with Lee Daniels), Not Since You (starring Desmond Harrington, Kathleen Robertson), Take Me Home (starring Sam Jaeger) and The Diary of Preston Plummer (starring Rumer Willis, Trevor Morgan, Robert Loggia). She has also produced and handled research on various high-profile documentaries and recently produced a Web series presentation for Universal, starring Sam Jaeger (American Sniper) and Danny Pudi (Community). In 2012, Pipe Dreams, a short documentary that she produced on the Keystone XL pipeline was shortlisted for an Oscar. Prior to producing, Jane worked with Academy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Akiva Goldsman on numerous studio productions, including Academy Award-winning A Beautiful Mind, Starsky & Hutch, Constantine, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. She also worked in the publishing industry as a writer and editor.
Penny Edmiston is an award-winning filmmaker with a successful career of producing commercials, stills and documentaries such as Bones Brigade directed by Stacy Peralta which world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. She wrote and co-directed the award-winning documentary film Unfit: Ward vs. Ward. She is currently producing the documentary Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable and she produced the narrative film Beauty Mark premiering at the LA Film Festival in June. With many television and film projects in development, she hopes to continually be inspired by content, corn-dogs and the bigger picture. Affectionately known to her crew as “Penster,” she resides in Los Angeles, California with her Boxer puppy, Maya.
Chelsey has worked on television projects for History Channel, HGTV, Discovery Channel, and TLC. With her brother, she owns a freelance media company, Top Shelf Photography. She has worked as a development assistant for producers Stephen David, Edward R. Pressman, Celine Rattray, and Trudie Styler. Chelsey is ecstatic about Epiphany!