Anne Drecktrah


Veteran television producer with 24 years experience in Los Angeles producing projects for among others the Discovery Channel, the History Channel and PBS.

Sapan Hamal


Former Producer and Presenter for UNICEF’s longest running youth radio show in Nepal, Documentary filmmaker, Youth Activist, Life Skills Trainer and a Development Communicator. Executive Director of IYMS.

Shannon James


Shannon James is a classical pianist who recently started a new career composing for films and television. He scored the 2019 IYMS film ''Pathways'' and has won several awards.

Evelyn Seubert


Founder of the International Youth Media Summit, Managing Director of IYMS Films. 20 years experience overseeing international collaborative media projects.

Josh Aronson

Consulting Producer

Josh Aronson is an acclaimed documentary filmmaker, nominated for an Academy Award for his movie ''Sound and Fury''.

Mashhour Mohamed

Head of Production

Mashhour Mohamed is a creative director and producer for Algad TV. Most recently he produced a documentary series named ''Transit'' about the refugees' movement to Europe, filming on location in Croatia, Serbia, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

Gwen Field


Gwen Field's independent feature films have been in competition at Sundance and Venice. She produced the award-winning mini-series CHARLTON HESTON PRESENTS THE BIBLE for A&E. In recent years, she produced a documentary about Ferrari's and is currently working on the comedy SEX AFTER SIXTY.

Jimi Vall Peterson

Creative Advisor

Jimi Vail Peterson is a director, cinematographer and founder of Swedish production company Fargfilm. His films include ''Sleepover'', ''Avtryck'' and ''Toys are Us''.