Movie Crew

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photo Credit: moniquebazafilm.com

Tricia Santos
Executive Producer • Actor

Tricia was born and raised on Guam.  She moved to New York City in 2003 where she would spend much of her time working in corporate America, developing her skills as a credited writer and actor, in addition to serving several tours as a Soldier in the United States Army.  She is a Fordham University graduate and currently serves as an Advertising Executive for a publishing company. A majority of her training as an actor is rooted at the Herbert Berghof Studios in NYC.  She has also trained with Karen Kohlhass, founding member of New York’s Atlantic Theater Company and NYU Professor; Jagger Kaye, a consecutive winner of the Backstage Readers Choice Awards; Johnny Heller, Multi-Audie Award Winner; and Casting Director, John McKinney, from Pomann Sound.  She has landed several principal roles in both stage plays and independent films produced in NYC.  Recently, she was featured in the Devil May Care web-series and is excited for the release of her most recent film The Black Van where she had the opportunity to work with award-winning director, DC Coles and play opposite noted actors, such as Treach from Naughty By Nature, Jay Paris and JD Williams.  Tricia produced her first film in 2008 and is extremely excited to produce The Monique Baza Story.


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photo Credit: moniquebazafilm.com

Carina Rose Fejerang
Executive Producer

Carina is the Marketing Director for Guamology Inc, Development Director for Domani Hair Design and provides consulting and business planning services through her company "Motivational Planning".  She was awarded first place for Shell Livewire's first business planning competition and later was First Hawaiian Bank's Business Woman of the Year Nominee.  Carina served as a President of the Guam Women's Club (GWC), is the current Treasurer for Breaking the Cycle, Charter President for the Guam Cosmetology and Massage Therapy Association (GCMTA) and member of the Guam Council of Women's Clubs (GCWC).  She was nominated as one of the Guam Business Magazines 40 under 40 High Achievers and a recent nominee for KUAM's Every Day Hero.  She is one of the three founders for a grassroots movement, Random Women's Rally "RaWR!" who's mission is to end violence in our community.


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photo Credit: moniquebazafilm.com

Alan Certeza
Cinematographer

Alan Certeza spent five years working in Seattle's film industry and attended the Digital Filmmaking program at the Art Institute of Seattle in 2009. Starting in the art department, Certeza worked his way into the camera department. Since then, he has worked in the camera department of various music videos featured on MTV,VH1, and the Disney Channel and over 30 films projects both full lengths and shorts. After finishing his 2nd full length feature film on Guam as the cinematographer for the Muna Bros, Alan spent the last year completing 13 episodes for a kids television show on Guam as the Director of Photography. Alan's first film shot in Seattle was distributed on Hulu and available on Amazon. Among the many projects he has worked on are films such as The Details (Toby McGuire, Elizabeth Banks), Scrapper (Aiden Gillen, Michael Beach) and feature length Grassroot (Jason Biggs); and A Bit of Bad Luck (Cary Elwes & Teri Polo). After joining the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600 in 2013, Alan Certeza now resides in Los Angeles and continuing his love for film.


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photo Credit: moniquebazafilm.com

Teddy Salas
Sound Designer

Born and raised on Guam, Teddy Salas has spent the past decade living his dream of working in the Hollywood sound industry.  He is a proud graduate of Southern High School, Guam.  Teddy attended the Master Recording Program at The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, Arizona.  Upon obtaining his credentials in 2004, Teddy would make his move to Los Angeles to launch his successful career in the audio industry.  Teddy has been involved in numerous projects that required sound editorial, design, mix, and/or recording.  He has mixed and sound supervised numerous feature films and television shows.  He has had the opportunity to work with various clients and projects from :  VH1, Comedy Central, SpikeTV, TruTV, FOX, and NBC.  A recent list of his credits include The Binding, New Years Eve Special with Carson Daly, Griot’s Lament, The Worst Year of My Life, Tracy Morgan: Bonafide, David Spade: My Fake Problems, (VH1) Kevin Hart Ride Along, to name a few.  He is extremely passionate about the work he does and is equally excited about working on The Monique Baza Story.


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photo Credit: moniquebazafilm.com

Brian Elliott
Editor

Brian was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, where he discovered his love of art at a very early age. By the time he was 13 he'd already saved and bought his first camera, and editing suite, and was teaching himself how to make films. By the time he graduated high school he'd made over a dozen short films, along with many commercials, mini-documentaries, and visual effects tests. In 2011 he moved to St. Louis, where he attended Southwestern Illinois College in film studies, where he remained the top of his class until he relocated to Kansas City in 2013. Currently Brian works as a freelance film editor and videographer and produces his own short films in his spare time.


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photo Credit: moniquebazafilm.com

Donald MacLaren
Writer

Donald MacLaren has been a ghostwriter and screenwriter for more than 23 years. As a ghostwriter, he has helped to write and edit 27 books.  As a screenwriter, he has written five screenplays for clients.  A majority of his clientele are located in New York, California and Florida.  His professional services also include helping to publish paperbacks and eBooks, design covers, marketing to the media, providing video interviews for YouTube.  He is also a listed author on Amazon.com. He has an M.A. degree and a Ph.D. associate for special projects.