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EXI(S)T

Production Team 

EXI(S)T is a musical and virtual reality experience. 

This project attempts to provide a deeper understanding of some’s struggle to exist.

Joe Mecca

Joe Mecca

Founder & CEO

Business | XR Development

Born to entrepreneurs in North Jersey, Joe was educated at Purdue University. He develops virtual reality (XR) because it democratizes experience, which has meaningful impact when accessible.    

As a field producer for Nova Media, he and his team capture live XR content and develop it into interactive xr media.  Since 2018 they’ve producing stories in Iraq, Kurdistan, Palestine, Turkey, Greece, and Albania for AN EXILE EXPERIENCE:  EXI(S)T – launching at Town Stages, West Broadway, New York – Spring 2020.

JosephMecca.com

 

Marina Montesanti

Marina Montesanti

Producer

New York-based theater director and producer that has been involved with theater in Johannesburg, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and New York City.

Montesanti develops new works about untold stories of multicultural identities in the United States. The results of her work are healing, a force against cultural segregation and an optimist conductor toward hope.

Marina is the co-producer, conceiver, and director of the musical EXI(S)T.

MarinaMontisanti.com

Daniela Sandoval

Daniela Sandoval

Production Assistant

Studied in La Salle University in her hometown, Leon, Mexico. She has worked with the United Nations and various NGOs in New York, Bogota, and Haiti.

Daniela is the EXI(S)T XR media content production assistant. She was part of the media capturing process in Albania, Greece and Turkey.     

Her sensitivity, creativity and life philosophy drive her.  She seeks to have a direct impact on improving immigration, human rights and cultural diversity.

Luis Huiza

Luis Huiza

Web Developer

Web and XR Developer

Luis studied at the New School, New York City.   His passion for history and and the future involved him in EXI(S)T as he shares and ambition to reduce the burdens endured by refugees around the world.

Annelise Mecca

Annelise Mecca

Field Producer

Humanitarian | Film Producer

Annelise studied at Villanova University and The University of Amsterdam before her thesis in Lesbos and a short stint in Saudi Arabia.       

Annie is known for her persistence, dedication and infinite energy to make a positive impact on the world.

Her current project is a film “AL MAFQUD: The Missing” which follows the stories of underground-rescues of Yazidis still missing since ISIS incursion in Northern Iraq (Kurdistan).

Eric Hemoin

Eric Hemoin

Audio Engineer

Humanitarian | Film Producer

Annelise studied at Villanova University and The University of Amsterdam before her thesis in Lesbos and a short stint in Saudi Arabia.       

Annie is known for her persistence, dedication and infinite energy to make a positive impact on the world.

Her current project is a film “AL MAFQUD: The Missing” which follows the stories of underground-rescues of Yazidis still missing since ISIS incursion in Northern Iraq (Kurdistan).

Yasmin Santana

Yasmin Santana

Designer + Actress

Yasmin is a Designer Actress and Artist working from the heart.

Backgrounmd, responsibilities and philosophy will go here.

YasminSantata.com

Daniel Shimmyo

Daniel Shimmyo

XR Developer

XR Developer

Dan is a self-taught CG artist having worked in feature animation for 15 years as a modeler, shader artist, and fur artist. He has a background as a programmer since he was a child working on an Apple IIe computer. He is also a musician and occasional sound designer.

As a multifaceted artist and technician he is able to produce highly technical XR experiences.

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Nova-Nebula XR Media Productions

Brooklyn, New York