Sal Lopez

Sal Lopez
Sal Lopez
Actor/Narrator Animated Open

Sal Lopez is the voice actor/narrator for the animated open of Masa Revolution. In essence Lopez personifies an Aztec god, who guides us through Mesoamerica -before the Spanish conquest- and connects street food from that civilization to food trucks in East L.A.

Born in Mexico and raised in South Central L.A., this multi-dimensional actor knew he wanted to perform from an early age.  But he was unsure how to carve his own path, because no Hollywood stars looked like him. Lopez is now a recognizable face himself, and best known for his movie roles on Full Metal Jacket (1987), Port Charles (1997) and as Pedro Santana in American Me (1992).

Returning to his roots and first love, Lopez is recently produced and starred in his first one-man play, “This is a Man’s World” at the Los Angeles Theater Center. In the semi-autobiographical coming of age story, Lopez drew on his childhood in Mexico, his experience living through the Watts Riots and the birth of his son.

Mitch Levine

Mitch Levine directing Molly - The Movie.
Mitch Levine directing Molly – The Movie.

Mitch Levine is the editorial consultant on the film, Masa Revolution- The Backstreet to The American Dream. The respected direct has worldwide credits in theatre, film, opera and dance. He is a directing member of the renowned Actors Studio, was a fellow in performance and design at the Juilliard School and was the recipient of the first James Cameron Fellowship in Directing at the American Film Institute.

Mitch has written, produced and directed tributes to many of the world’s greatest cinema artists and directs the Spirit of Independence Award for Film Independent. He was the founding producer and host of the AFI’s Great Filmmakers series and the host of the Producers Forum at the Cannes Film Festival. Mitch moderates the annual Festivals and Markets panel for National Association of Latino Independent Producers — NALIP and has chaired or participated on panels focusing on almost every aspect of the art and craft of cinema and the performing arts.

Mitch founded The Film Festival Group, a global consulting firm for festivals, filmmakers and distribution companies.  He served as Executive Director and CEO of the Palm Springs International Film Festivals, just ran the inaugural First Time Fest in New York, produced the first Bahamas International Film Festival, the first International Emerging Talent Film Festival in Monaco and served for many years as the Production Director of the LA Film Festival.

He regularly presents his workshop, Preparing Your Film for the Global Marketplace, around the world.