After earning her MFA from the Academy of Film and Theater at the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, Danijela achieved critical and commercial acclaim in film, television, and theatre in her country. The short film The Hole is her directorial debut, premiered at The New Filmmakers Film Festival NY ‘16 and has been presented at Women Behind the Camera screening series in Los Angeles. Hold Me Right is an especially important project for Danijela, as she draws on her personal experiences and activism to create this documentary film, with the hope of inspiring social change.



Award winning Cinematographer and Filmmaker currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Cole's films rely heavily on powerful sounds and imagery to drive his narratives forward. Cole often uses his background in Fine Arts to influence his narratives; approaching them first as emotional abstractions. Currently resides in Los Angeles becoming a Cinematography Fellow at the American Film Institute.



Sarah Krusen is a freelance editor with a diverse background in film and television.  Her most recent work includes but is not limited to: co-editor on an independent feature film in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina; researcher at the Institute of Philosophy in Leuven, Belgium; assistant editor and producer at a commercial post-house in Manhattan.


Graphic Designer

Garry Waller is an award winning motion designer working in Brooklyn, NY whose art direction and graphics has won numerous accolades within documentary film and network TV. Garry’s work is informed by the belief that design can serve to amplify important stories and that animated content can play out in thoughtful and unique ways. Through his company Momentist, Inc., Garry continues to collaborate with world renowned clients and film directors who are doing impactful things in the world.

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This project is made with the support of GLAM4GOOD RAINN, Safe Horizon and Voices and Faces Project.