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Fanny & Nelson Grande

Fanny & Nelson Grande are the co-founders of Avenida Productions.  Fanny is an actor and filmmaker. She ran her first crowdfunding campaign for the award winning feature film Homebound in 2012, which received theatrical and broadcast distribution. She quickly discovered through this process that crowdfunding is the perfect way to activate a community behind a project. Nelson, is an actor with credits in major shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, SWAT and East Bound and Down.  They co-founded Avenida Productions in 2015 to support filmmakers from underrepresented communities. The company  is a production and consulting company committed to empowering the independent filmmaker to bring their projects to fruition with passion and integrity. Their focus is on filmmakers with projects that highlight diversity of all kinds. They provide the services necessary for projects from crowdfunding to distribution. To date they have raised millions of dollars for over 100 projects. 

The company's mission is to give a voice to those who have been silenced by racism, sexism and other forms of prejudice. The company creates a path for filmmakers who have a desire to share the lives and stories from all communities including LGBTQ, people of color, women and many more www.Avenida.tv

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, October 19

3:00pm PDT