Born in Mexico City in 1965, Juan Trigos is a prolific composer and creator of the concept Abstract Folklore. He is a member of Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte, Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre and of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

His music has been performed in Europe, USA, Canada and Mexico.  Trigos' Concerto for Four Guitars, commissioned by the Tito Schipa Symphony Orchestra, and Cantata Concertante N. 3 “ Phos Hilaron” for the Diocesan Institute of Music and Liturgy of Reggio Emilia, were both premiered in Italy in 2010 and 2011 respectively.  His Clarinet Concertino, commissioned by the Festival Internacional Cervantino was premiered by the Finnish “Avanti! Chamber Orchestra”.  

He has conducted, presented, recorded and produced his opera DeCachetitoRaspado (CheekToStubbledCheek) in many international festivals in Mexico, Croatia and Italy. The orchestral version was recorded on CD and DVD in 2004 in Saint Petersburg (Russia, 2004) by the State Symphony Orchestra of Saint-Petersburg.  The trilogy Mis Dos Cabezas Piensan Peor Que Una (My Two Heads Think Worse than One) had its European and Mexican premieres in 2005 in Europe and Mexico with the Zagreb Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer in Zagreb (Croatia), at the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City) and Teatro Juárez (Guanajuato) as a part of the Festival Internacional Cervantino.

Maestro Trigos is the Music Director and Principal conductor of the professional University of Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra (Mexico) and the Eastman BroadBand Ensemble (Rochester, NY- USA).  


Ben Young Mason has been involved in film and television production for over three decades … as a producer, screenwriter, and production/postproduction studio owner.  As a television producer he shepherded numerous music specials for artists ranging from Carole King and Willie Nelson, to the BBC production of Benjamin Britten's CURLEW RIVER.  

His work as a writer has often featured subjects drawn from archetypal and mythological characters embedded in generations of indigenous peoples’ storytelling.  His long association with NASA as the agency's principal television contractor and sometime media adviser, informed both his role as executive producer of Academy Award nominated FOR ALL MANKIND as well as his screenplay OCEAN OF STORMS, which was sold to Warren Beatty's Mulholland Productions.  He has also written with Tony Bill (THE STING) and Tony Huston (THE DEAD) on behalf of HBO Pictures, PBS, and Tarmac Pictures.


Duncan Copp has produced and/or directed scores of award-winning shows for BBC, National Geographic, NOVA, Discovery and others over the past two decades.  His acclaimed feature documentary IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON, which he conceived and produced, won Best International Film at Sundance in 2007, on its way to a host of other awards.

In 2009, he produced and directed THE PLANETS - AN HD ODYSSEY, the bravura film accompaniment to a series of sold-out performances of Holst's grand symphony of the same name with the Houston Symphony conducted by Hans Graf.  That work has now been performed to a worldwide audience of over 100,000 people.  His follow-on production THE EARTH - AN HD ODYSSEY premiered in January 2012.

He was the 2009 recipient of the prestigious American Istitute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Distinguished Public Service Medal in Washington, DC - an honor also bestowed on Walter Cronkite and Gene Roddenberry.


Simon Armstrong is the Founder and Creative Director of ticktockrobot.  Specializing in concept design and development, as well as animation and art direction, he has produced and directed projects for a variety of clients including MySpace, Turner Broadcast and Red Bull.  

Now home to an eclectic mix of talented, award winning directors and designers, ticktockrobot's experienced team delivers cross platform animation projects in a craft orientated environment.  Simon's favourite stage of a project is the beginning conceptualization, when anything and everything is possible. He is often featured in trade magazines as an industry expert on the animation and design industry and his work has won acclaim and numerous awards.


With over 15 years experience working in the media industry in London, Fred Baillod has worked on a wide variety of projects in various capacities. Combining skills in cutting with graphics and grading to help produce hundreds of hours of programming for broadcasters such as the BBC, Nat Geo, Discovery, Channel 4 amongst others.

His passion for moving images is eclectic and has had him involved in projects as varied as award winning British entertainment series THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF, current affairs series DISPATCHES, the political and social documentary strand CUTTING EDGE, comedy dramas such as NIGHTY NIGHT, animated comedy series MODERN TOSS and Rory Peck Awards nominated news feature GOOD MORNING BAGHDAD.


Dyanna Taylor has played a variety of roles in the film business since l972. Though her principal focus has been as a director and/or cinematographer, she also has extensive hands-on experience in producing, editing, and still photography. 

Her earliest visual and artistic influences came from her grandmother, the celebrated photographer and photo- journalist Dorothea Lange, who gave her her first camera. She later attended the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Film/ Aesthetics Studies Major.

In addition to her two Emmys, she is the recipient of the 1998 Muse Award for “outstanding vision and achievement in 

cinematography” from New York Women in Film & Television .... and the 2002 Peabody Award for F. SCOTT FITZGERALD: WINTER DREAMS.


George O. Jackson is known for his Essence of Mexico Collection, in which he photographed the important festivals of more than 60 Indigenous Mexican folk cultures as they existed during the final decade of the millennium.  The resulting 76,124 image archive is shared by the Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art at the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Nettie Lee Benson Library and Latin American Collection, Institute of Latin American Studies at The University of Texas.  

He is also collaborating on a series of books with Artes de Mexico, Mexico's premier art publisher.  An exhibition celebrating this collection, CYCLES: Images of Mexican Festivals, was exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., September 2007 thru April 2008.  Jackson's work is represented in many private and corporate collections and has been exhibited at major museums nationally and internationally.