Melissa is a Sundance award-winning filmmaker, tech entrepreneur, educator and mechanical engineer.
Her 24-minute documentary NO DUMB QUESTIONS -- about 6, 9 and 11 year old sisters whose Uncle Bill becomes a woman -- received an award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and appeared on HBO, PBS and Oprah. The film and related educational campaigns are changing hearts, minds, and policies in schools, colleges, and communities around the world.
Melissa has produced award-winning social change films for nonprofit and corporate clients, designed award-winning educational software, co-founded an early Internet software company, taught math, science and engineering, and published research on innovative uses of technology for learning. Client projects include an award-winning short documentary series for The Coca-Cola Company about water and sanitation in Africa and an e-learning Executive Education product line for the Stanford and Harvard Business Schools.
Melissa is currently finishing the feature-length documentary film, NUNS ON THE BUS. She has a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
Todd is the Head of Content Strategy for Google VR.
Prior to Google, Todd held several leadership roles at Pixar Animation Studios, where his credits include INSIDE OUT and the Oscar-winning animated features UP and BRAVE. Todd worked in strategy at AtomShockwave, Microsoft and WebTV. He holds degrees from Harvard College, Oxford University and Stanford University.
Ariana produced the award-winning feature documentary BOYS OF SUMMER, which was distributed by Tribeca Film and broadcast on ESPN and Sundance Channel internationally.
Her other credits include the documentaries THREE DAYS TO SEE, SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL, and TRUMBO, as well as a number of acclaimed short films. Before producing on her own, Ariana held production and development positions at Miramax Films, Tribeca Productions and Reno Productions in New York City. She graduated from Stanford University.