2013 Emerging Pro: Meet The Pros

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Check back often — additional pros will be added throughout the contest.

Laura MeriansLaura Merians
Location: LA & NYC

Laura Merians is a cinematographer with clients that have included Discovery, MTV, Sony Pictures, Style Network, and Honda. Her work has been featured in a number of magazines. Her short Solipsist won the jury prize at Slamdance 2012. She is based in both Los Angeles and New York City. View More »

Danny LaceyDanny Lacey
Location: London, UK

Filmmaker Danny Lacey was an entrepreneur from a young age. He spent years as a nightclub DJ, radio broadcaster and running a series of businesses, but his passion was always film and moving images. When he hit his 30s, Lacey made the decision to embark on a serious career as a filmmaker. With his short, Host, Lacey shows not only technical prowess, but also the ability to craft a compelling story. View More »

Xi SinsongXi Sinsong
Location: NYC

Despite her youth, Xi Sinsong has been noted as a rising star to watch. From fashion to editorial, she won’t be typecast, as you can see in her multilayered photography. When you click “About” on Xi Sinsong’s website, you get a simple six-word description. View More »

Renan OzturkRenan Ozturk
Location: Utah

The accomplished artist and filmmaker documents his passion for climbing through some of the most inhospitable and difficult-to-reach locations in the world. View More »

Jordan Manley<Jordan Manley
Location: Vancouver-Whistler

As both photographer and filmmaker, the documentarist travels the globe to explore the natural and social world and to tell stories about the fascinating cultures that he finds along the way. View More »

Alexander HankoffAlexander Hankoff
Location: New York

Alexander Hankoff’s film Seizure is a frenetic display of high-concept fashion, which was shot with a RED ONE MX camera. View More »

Maria BurnsMaria Burns
Location: Brooklyn

Maria Burns’ Tendance Brute has been one of the most popular in the contest galleries. The film is simple in concept, and the execution is flawless. View More »

Casey SteinCasey Stein
Location: Brooklyn

Casey Stein fell into shooting at a very young age thanks to the influence of late-’90s skateboarding videos and soon branched out to explore narrative storytelling and photography. View More »

Julian GuzmanJulian Guzman
Location: New York

Twenty-seven-year-old filmmaker Julian Guzman was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, and now lives in New York City. View More »

Maya RagazzoMaya Ragazzo
Location: Los Angeles

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Maya Ragazzo is entering her sophomore year as a photography major at the Maryland Institute College of Art. View More »

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