Co-Director: Mo Fini
Fini is a renowned photographer. His photography book “Portrait of Latin America” was published in 1990 and exhibited at the Bath Royal Photography Society. He is the author of Arts and Crafts of South America as well as co-writer on Dictionary of Cuban Music. He is a Latin Music producer and managing director of the label Tumi Music, based in the UK. He has produced and directed over 100 short video clips in Cuba for over 30 years, with musicians like the Buena Vista Social Cluband Candido Fabre . In 1993, together with Zadoc Nava, he made the documentary “Qero’s, The Last of The Incas”, in the high land of Peru.
Co-Director: Edesio Alejandro Rodríguez Salva
Salva is one of Cuba‘s most renowned music composers and producers, composing music for theatre, TV, cinema and concerts. He has also produced numerous short films, documentaries and music videos. His collaboration with other Cuban director Fernando Perez is particularly noteworthy. In 2013 he was accepted as a member of the Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences of Spain. He is currently finishing a documentary on one of Cuba’s legends 2014, Adriano Rodriguez ” La musica es mi respiracion”.
UK Producer: Zadoc Nava
Zadoc Nava is a filmmaker and photographer based in the UK. He produced the British-Iranian feature film, Gholam (2016), an existential thriller shot entirely in London and directed by the British-Iranian artist Mitra Tabrizian (in English and Farsi). The lead is Iranian actor Shahab Hosseni – winner of the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival 2016. The film has been selected by the British Council to screen to international festival directors, as well as and potential sales agents and distributors.
Cuba Producer: Julio Cesar
Producer and director Julio Cesar born in 1982 . He studied in “ Instituto Superior de Arte de Cuba” (ISA). Since leaving university he has worked for ICAIC, BBC, Russian TV holding,CCTV,RAI,Telesur, Topaz Films, Azurra Produzioni Cinema, Noble Entertainment y FISTUP TV de California among others. He has produced over 100 productions of many music videos in Cuba. Currently he Works in television producing live shows in Santiago de Cuba.
Director of Photography: Luis Alberto González Garcia
Alter completing a filming course at ICAIC, Havana in 1990 Luis has gone on to make numerous films as well as over 200 commercials and music videos. He has worked on films not only in Cuba but also in other countries and not only as director of photography but also as a cameraman. As director of photography he has produced various commercials and music videos as well as some short films and documentaries. Mambo Man is his first feature film as director of photography.