WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
Ramazan is the Founder and CEO of Beacon Revolt, an impact media production company that develops films dealing with cultural and socio-economic issues with the purpose of inspiring solutions. It leverages social good campaigns with the intent to bring measurable results to the SDGs. Ramazan acted as a consultant to British Council on facilitating workshops and building creative digital toolkits to supplement an education curriculum for Young Mediterranean Voices. He's a NXT-GEN Fellow For Moral Leadership, UNLEASH Innovation Lab SDGs Talent, Climate Reality Project Leader, Member of Sandbox and a Global Shaper at World Economic Forum. He has acted as a Creative Director and Producer on many visual projects for Cylance, The Future Is Ours, Global Citizen, Aid For Aids,MYgration, The Global Education and Leadership Foundation, and multiple campaigns for #EqualitylnSports.
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."
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Kassay is a producer based in Amman, Jordan whose work consists of international productions including Hollywood blockbusters such as 'The Mummy Returns', 'Transformers' and 'The Hurt Locker'. Besides working on high budget films, Yanai also enjoys producing Independent Films. The last film he produced, 'Theeb' has been accepted to numerous prestigious film festivals, including its global premiere in Venice. Currently 'Theeb' is one of the nine films in the OSCARS Shortlist, and will be competing for an Oscar in the foreign film category.
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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.
Fernando as 40 years of strategic marketing experience advising executives in the financial services and CPGs markets on how to reach their vision in global and local markets. Being CEO at SPARK, Fernando is experienced in solving problems to facilitate success while building high performance teams at IBM, Coca-Cola and other household brands, primarily in the US and Latin America. Valuing social responsibility, his work includes supporting efforts in the arts of those in need. His accomplishments include competing in the 1984 Los Angeles and 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. A passion for sports, combining with his work in classical theatre and the film industry as a professional actor, ultimately lead him to join the R2O team.
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
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Eline is an actress, singer, and producer. She produced "Cabe de Guerra", "Por enquanto" and "Verdade Verdadeira"and as an actress, starred in the series "De pelo em pe" from Multishow, acted as Mical on "Rei Davi" series from Record and as Princes on the series "Pe na Cova" from Globe. She recently made an appearance in the series "Coisa mais linda" (Direction - Caito Ortiz) set to be released on 2019 on Netflix. In the movies, she played Isabel in the feature film "Serra Pelada" directed by Heitor Dhalia and played the character Andrea in the long Divan 2 directed by Paulo Fontenelle. In musicals, she acted in "Hedwig and the angry inch" (Direction - Evandro Mesquita), where she played a boy and was nominated for the Art Quality Brasil award. She played the character Zilu in the musical "Deis filhos de Francisco" directed by Breno Silveira. In 2018 she produced and starred in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical "The Last 5 Years," a play by only 2 actors that earned her a nomination for Best Actress for the Digital Press Awa rd and was also voted "Best of the Year" by Uol in the category best actress.
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