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Our People

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Tiffany Hopkins, the owner and creative director of Solo-Me Films, has a well-rounded background that makes her uniquely qualified to combine video production with the art of the storyteller. 

 

She has over 20 years experience in theater/film production and design and is employed as a multi-media producer for the International Festival of Arts & Ideas where she produces a bi-weekly video podcast (available on YouTube and iTunes) featuring selected events from the festival including such diverse subjects as Mavis Staples, Mark Morris, Frank McCourt, Jonah Lehrer, Philip Glass, Lucinda Childs, and Bill T. Jones.

She has produced video content for the New Haven Pride Center, the International Society for the Performing Arts, the Shubert Theater of New Haven, the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Wesleyan University Center for Fine Arts, Prospect Theater Company, and The Hopkins School, among others, and her theater projection designs have been seen at Ivoryton Playhouse, Madhatters Theater Company, Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull, CT, and Valley Regional Musical Productions. 

 

Over the last few years she has specialized in media production of virtual and hybrid events for clients as diverse as Pop Culture Collaborative, CT Book Awards, and Unbound Philanthropy among others.

 

She has produced 2 pilot episodes of the TV series, "Automobiles DeLuxe" that aired on PBS member station CPTV and served as primary videographer for interviews for the Emmy-nominated hit public television documentary, "The Last Days of the Coliseum."  In 2010 she fulfilled a life-long dream by having a series of her photographs published in the New York Times.

 

Tiffany has an AD from Hill College in Hillsboro, TX, a BA in media production and an MA in journalism, both from Quinnipiac University.

Our Crew

Photo of Joel Suarez by Art Priromprntr

Joel Suarez is a recent graduate of University of Southern California with a degree in visual anthropology.  Despite his young age, he has an extensive resume as a photographer and videographer.  For many years he was the lead videographer at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas and the lead editor for the The Color of Words, a new media design studio that uses storytelling and digital media as tools for social impact. His work focuses on the intersection between live performance and Interactive Media.  Joel is currently located in the Austin, TX area but continues to work on SoloMe Films projects in that area.

Brice Shipley brings his 20+ years of experience in high-end broadcast, corporate and internet television production, post production, graphic design, animation and distribution to collaborate with Solo-Me Films.  He has produced segments for the A & E Television Show "Biography" and HGTV. He is owner of Connecticut-Based Provision Pix, www.ProvisionPix.com.

Denise Santistiban brings over 30 years of experiences to the art of storytelling for film.  In the San Francisco Bay Area she worked in theater production and co-founded Central Works theater company before relocating to the east coast. After earning a masters degree in journalism she produced Special Edition Saturday, a radio talk show focusing on political and social issues. 

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