Founder and CEO, Beacon Revolt and IMPACTFLIX, developing feature films and visual projects that deal with cultural and socio-economic issues with the purpose of inspiring solutions. Leveraging social impact campaigns to bring tangible results to the most pressing of our time. Writer, Producer and Director of Roads To Olympia. Freelance Creative Director on visual projects for an array of companies, NGOs and social good organizations. A Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum and participant in Denmark's UNLEASH.
Katherine Randel is a magic maker. As employee #1 of the World Economic Forum's San Francisco Office, Kat’s “can do” attitude and McGyver-style approach to problem solving leads her team to dub her a Swiss Army Knife. She is a trusted advisor and solutions-oriented partner with a diverse skill set that would adapt well to any team or organization. Prior to rejoining the WEF, Kat spent 2+ years producing her first feature film, shot on 4 continents, in 3 languages, with a cast and crew of over 200. Her desire to use creative storytelling to positively inspire the world stems from her previous experience in leading relationship management and operations at global events such as Davos and the UN General Assembly with the World Economic Forum, Purpose, The B Team, and New York Public Radio.
"Storytelling, light and laughter inspire me.
Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa I have extended family spread across the globe, and have had the opportunity to travel to many far away places. My interest in cinematography stems from growing up in our family-owned cafe and bakery. It was one of Vermont’s first culturally diverse restaurants and it exposed and trained my eye for detail and craft. My Background in the kitchen and traveling around the world are experiences that translate through my work and behind the camera. Some of the clients I have worked with are: Coca Cola, Verizon, Keurig, Converse, Ecko Unltd., CBC, The Boston Beer Company, Gourmet Magazine and The History Channel. I live in New York, NY and am always looking to collaborate with others on compelling projects. I’m available for travel worldwide."
Born in Vitória, Brazil, Rodrigo Bitti has a B.A. in Film Studies from PUC-Rio and began his career as Production Intern at the Projects Department of Bananeira Filmes, and as Set Assistant on José Eduardo Belmonte’s 2011 film “Billi Pig” .
In 2011, took part on the Filmmaking Workshop at the New York Film Academy. In 2012, established his own production company, Andarilho Filmes, responsible for all the web content of “Rock In Rio - O Musical” (2013), on the same year was a Directing Intern on the movie Mato Sem Cachorro (English title: The Dognapper), directed by Pedro Amorim. For the TV channel Multishow, directed Na Madrugada (2014), a 4 episode webseries by Raccord Produções
Wrote and directed the short-film Na Realidade (English title: Reality) in 2014 that was selected to several national and international film festivals.
Elise Sievert is a bicoastal writer/director/actor. She was recently recognized as an ABC Discovers Digital Showcase top 10 finalist and has 4 short films on the festival circuit. She is featured in the upcoming pilot "Greenport" written by Tony Spiridakis and Directed by Shannon Goldman and "Udrive Me" produced by Steve Carr starring opposite Jonathan Kite. Elise also hosts the podcast featuring up and coming Filmmakers called
Prior to working on "Roads to Olympia," Associate Producer Aaron Weiss has made several stops within the entertainment industry, making for a unique and diverse career path. Currently, as a business affairs consultant at Cherkas Strategic Consulting, he has worked on such films as Open Road’s “Triple Nine” (2016) and “Birdman” (2014), winner of Best Picture at the 2015 Oscars. Earlier stops include business affairs Greenestreet Films working on the Farrelly Brothers’ “Movie 43” (2013), in operations at the HBO/New Line distribution joint venture Picturehouse working on such Academy Award Winning films as “Pan’s Labyrinth” (2006) and “La Vie En Rose” (2007), and in creative development at such companies as Andrew Lauren Productions (“The Squid and the Whale” [2005)) and Open City Films (“Awake” ). Additionally, Weiss developed and produced the reality television concept “The Wise Guy Singer”, a semi-finalist in the 2014 New York Television Festival and the documentary “The Thanksgiving Classic,” a participant in NBC Sports’ 2016 “CPTRD” contest, and is in development on the upcoming genre project “Hunter’s Moon.”
BEHIND THE SCENES
Saudi Arabia: Filmed in Amman, Jordan
BRAZIL: Filmed in Rio, Brazil
RUSSIA: Filmed in New York, United States of America