Luis Iga is an award winning filmmaker born in Saltillo Mexico. Mr. Iga received an MFA in Film and Television Production from the renowned School of Cinematic Arts at USC. During his tenure at USC, he received multiple awards including the Annenberg Fellowship, the Montes Scholarship, and the USC LAA Scholarship among others.
While at USC Mr. Iga focused on directing films under top TV and Film directors Barnet Kellman, Mary Lou Belly, Peter Sollet, Jeremy Kagan, Sheldon Larry, Michael Uno, Todd Robinson, Michael Connors and Peter Robinson. Mr. Iga also focused his studies on film and TV producing under Gail Katz, John Watson, Tim Marx, Michael Taylor, Michael Peyser, Ian Sanders, Tony Etz, Eric Schrier and legendary agent Larry Auerbach.
During the summer of 2012 Mr. Iga was an Art Department Assistant on AMASIA’s first film entitled “The Call” assisting Academy Award Nominee Set Decorator Robert Gould (The Artist, Master and Commander) and Production Designer Franco-Giacomo Carbone.
Mr. Iga’s most recent work includes the Feature Film “Murder in the Woods” starting Jose Julian (A Better Life, Spare Parts), Chelsea Rendon (McFarland USA, A Better Life), Catherine Toribio (Paranormal Activity, McFarland USA, Jane the Virgin), Jeanette Samano (ISA, FFC), and featuring Danny Trejo. He was awarded the Panavision New Filmmakers Grant and the Luminys Systems Lighting Grant for the production of this film. Additionally Mr. Iga also finished “Alive” a proof of concept short film that he Co-wrote, Directed and Produced starring Mexican Star Pepe Gamez. Both films are starting the festival circuit.
In Television, Mr. Iga directed over 70 episodes of the news segment FashionOne’s Fashion News which reaches an audience of over 420 million households worldwide through cable, satellite and online. Furthermore, Mr. Iga is a Co-EP on the animated comedy series “Mel form the Illuminati” which is being developed by Warner Horizon and John Cryer’s production company.
Mr. Iga founded the production company REZINATE Entertainment where he holds many projects in TV and Film and is in talks with productions companies and studios to make them a reality.
Yelyna De Leon is an award winning writer, producer, actress who hails from the southside of Chicago where she majored in theater at a performing arts high school. Since then she has worked on several film, TV and theater shows both in front of and behind the camera. She is also published bilingual children’s book author for “Yely’s First Day,” which she is currently touring at school around the nation. “Murder in the Woods,” an all Latino teen slasher starring Jose Julian, Chelsea Rendon with Danny Trejo is the second feature film she has written and produced. She has also written and produced several projects for film, tv, theater and the web both narratives and documentaries. She co-produced “Behind the Mask of Zorro,” the first bilingual docu-drama to air on the History Channel with Antonio Banderas and most recently produced a full length documentary, “God’s Tenants,” about a little girl who goes missing, shot entirely in Brazil, which is in final stages of post production.
This summer she taught the kids of CASA 0101 youth program how to make short films. Writing 4, directing 5, editing 6 and producing all 20 short films which recently screened for a sold out theater in Boyle Heights. Other current projects include Univision’s first cartoon special, “Los Toons,” which she is a writer on and “Blind Faith,” a bilingual play she wrote that premiered at the Stella Adler. As an actress she can be seen in several television shows such as “Shameless,” “Bones,” “Ray Donovan,” and the award nominated films, “A Better Life,” and “East Side Story.”
Yelyna is a 16/17 NALIP, Univision writing fellow where her one hour drama, “Las Fresas de East L.A.” is a finalist in contention for an 85 episode order. She is also a 2015 NHMC, ABC/NBC writing fellow. Yelyna received her MFA in Film/TV from USC in production with an emphasis on writing where she co-created and was the showrunner for USC’s first single camera comedy, “Teacher’s Lounge.” She also received her B.A. in film/TV and Chicano studies from UCLA. In 2016 she was a semi-finalist in the Sundance Youtube New Voices Lab and the 2017 Episodic writing Sundance Lab. Her work focuses on non-stereotypical characters for Latinos and strong female characters. Yel is a single mom who loves representing her community in film, tv and theater.
With over 30+ years in the entertainment Industry, this is Hugh’s 13th producing endeavor. Projects include, an Award winning Feature, “A New York Heartbeat”, Award winning short projects: "Uné Liberation" and “Far”, as well as several Commercials. Hugh also has over 210+ stunt credits, as a Stunt Man, Stunt Co-ordinator and/or Second Unit Director in major motion pictures and TV shows.