Exclusive Q&A and Short Film Screening of NEW EDEN
Join us for an exclusive short film screening of NEW EDEN followed by a reception and Q&A with writer and director Michal Zebede, producer Noah Meisner, and cast members Niko Guardado and Emily Tosta.
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About the Film
Inspired by thought leaders of silicon valley, this 5-minute short film written and directed by Michal Zebede (whose credits include The Humbling starring Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig and the modern Party of Five reboot) explores the dangers of the evolving presence of artificial intelligence in our daily lives. The film stars Zebede’s Party of Five co-stars, Emily Tosta and Niko Guardado.
The film follows 26-year-old BRIAN, who is isolated in our modern digital world, and starved for human connection. But when he meets the woman of his dreams, he must make a decision that could put an end to the human race.
At a time when our world is becoming increasingly digital, NEW EDEN explores themes of disconnection, vulnerability, utopia, and what's at stake for the future of humanity.
About the Creators
Written and Directed by Michal Zebede
Michal Zebede is a first generation American writer, director and producer with Costa Rican and Panamanian roots. She made her screenwriting debut with The Humbling (2015), a Philip Roth adaptation starring Academy Award Winners Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig, and is currently developing the original television series Queen of the Jungle executive produced by Oscar-nominated Michael London for AMC Networks.
Best known for developing, writing and producing the Party of Five reboot (2020) for Freeform and Hulu, Ms. Zebede previously created the original feature news TV series ASPIREist (2016-2017) on CNN’s HLN, which won a National Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation. The show was called “60 Minutes for the next generation” and empowered viewers to take action on social justice issues, featuring George Clooney, Ben Affleck, Adrian Grenier, and Russell Brand.
Ms. Zebede also wrote a column at TIME Magazine with Malala Fund co-founder Shiza Shahid, at the intersection of social impact, women & girls, gender equality, minorities, and innovation.
Starring Emily Tosta
Emily is a Dominican actress who starred in the 2021 film Willy's Wonderland across Nicholas Cage, and is co-starring in the forthcoming feature film HOW THE GRINGO STOLE CHRISTMAS from Lionsgate. She is best known for her leading roles on FX's MAYANS M.C., Freeform's PARTY OF FIVE.
Starring Niko Guardado
Niko is an actor known for his roles on ABC's hit THE GOLDBERGS and the PARTY OF FIVE reboot on Freeform and Hulu.
Produced by Noah Meisner
Noah began his career in production at the age of seventeen during the golden era of music video. After completing a Masters in film and media at The New School, New York, he went on to become the Post-Production Supervisor of Digital Content for Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. In 2013 he co-founded HardPin Media, a digital content production company focused on progressive causes and documentary storytelling. He has created content for the world’s biggest brands including Facebook, Google, Legendary Pictures, Porsche, and Verizon. In 2015 he developed and produced the digital series, Listen Up! for Fusion TV, and in 2018 he was the showrunner and EP of the Facebook Watch Series 365 Days of Love. Noah is currently developing a feature-length Mexican fantasy/horror film rooted in mesomerican mythology and deals with the theme of water scarcity.
Score by Grammy nominated and Latin Grammy winner Debi Nova
Cinematography by Rafael Leyva
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