Described as a “modern and cosmopolitan creature” (BayAreaDanceWatch), Caroline Liviakis has broken into the concert dance scene as an electrifyingly innovative, ferociously bold, choreographic voice.
Starting her career in San Francisco, she founded the Caroline Liviakis Dance Company (CLDC) and served as the Executive Artistic Director for three years, choreographing and producing live performances and interactive experiences. She has since moved to Los Angeles and begun her transition to choreographing and directing film and music videos.
Liviakis has been featured in MovieMaker Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Marin Independent Journal, SF/Arts Magazine, The Ark, Skyline View, BayAreaDanceWatch, and backstage.com. Her work has been selected as ‘Critic’s Picks’ by the San Francisco Chronicle and Backstage Casting Networks.
Liviakis has taught film and dance at: St. Mary’s College of California, Napa Valley College, College of Marin, Skyline College, and Mills College. She holds a B.A. in Dance and Philosophy and an M.F.A. in Dance.
She is currently in the production process for her next short film and the pre-production process for her debut feature length film: Alternative Chick.
Aakash Raj is a cinematographer based in Los Angeles, born and raised in Mumbai, India.
Before graduating from the American Film Institute (AFI), he worked as a gaffer and AC on 11 features and over 250 commercials. In his highly decorated eight years as a director of photography, Aakash has shot six feature films, twenty short films, and over thirty commercials.
His short film, Arabian Alien held its world premiere at Sundance, won the award of “Best Short Film” at Atlanta Film Festival, and was shortlisted for the 2021 Oscars. He won The Dadasaheb Phalke Best Cinematography award for the film Teen Aur Aadha and was nominated for Best Cinematography at the Pune International Short Film Festival for the short Bawdi. He won the award for Most Effective Ad Campaign 2017 at The Brand and Leadership Conclave for shooting the Bajaj V Invinvible Indians ad campaign. His short films have won awards and nominations at the Clermont Ferrand Film Festival, Digital Box Office Awards, and more.