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Mission
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Our name Tepui Media is inspired by the flat-top mountains in the Guiana Highlands of South America. Tepui mountains host a unique array of endemic plant and animal life. The word Tepui pronounced (Teh-‘poo-ee).

Inspired by Tepuis, we are an
adventurous film production company that elevate emerging talent and provide a unique ecosystem of support for artists for investigation, exploration, and risk-taking.

 

Values
Vision

VISION

We thrive in collaboration and our goal is to provide investment, knowledge, and support to curious, daring, and collaborative artists looking to generate conversations about what makes us human.

BOLD ARTISTRY & EXCELLENCE

We collaborate with people with all levels of experience and seek to achieve highest level of artistic excellence by our love to attention to detail and bold approach.

JUSTICE & INCLUSION

We believe in lifting traditionally marginalized communities and people by including them in leadership, professionally, and artistic opportunities at all levels. 

COLLABORATION & COMMUNITY

An eco-system depends on diversity of talent, ideas, and lived experiences; we believe that we are more than positions, titles, we acknowledge our humanity and seek to strengthen communities by collaboration and partnership.

INQUIRY & EXPERIMENTATION

Questions and curiosity are the foundation of our work. Experimentation and risk-taking is how we approach it.

DIALOGUE & CONVERSATION IN OUR WORK

We believe in igniting, reflecting, and engaging in conversation. We believe in intellectual diversity.

VALUES

OUR HISTORY

Founded by Mauricio Pita in 2021, during the tail end of the COVID-19 pandemic, to solidify the unexpected opportunity of collaboration that emerged between artists to survive.  Since then, Tepui Media has produced projects with consistent collaborators, emerging artists, award-winning professionals, and artists of other artistic disciplines which include theater, music, visual art, dance, performance art.

Who is Tepui?
Our History

WHO IS TEPUI MEDIA?

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Mauricio Pita
Founder | Executive Prodcuer

Mauricio is an award-winning Venezuelan-American actor, director, and producer, Mauricio is Arena Stage’s Community Programs Manager where he oversees the Voices of Now program (VON). VON produced two feature docudramas during the pandemic and most recently nine short films for
the 2022 VON festival at Arena Stage. Mauricio served as Creative Producer for the 2020-2021 Virtual Season of IN Series Opera. His projects with IN Series included the film Ophee et Eurydice, the audio play A Fairy Queen, and the interdisciplinary film/theater piece Boheme in The Heights. All three were featured on DC Metro Theater Arts’ 2021 lists of outstanding productions. In December 2022,  Mauricio traveled to Zagreb, Croatia to devise an original play about conflict and war titled "Safe Keeping"
with artists from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia, in addition to some Ukrainian artists who joined the process virtually.  In addition, Mauricio worked
with Christopher Cunetto as a producer on his award winning short, "Gateway". 
www.mauriciopita.com

Christopher Cunetto
Producing Artistic Partner

Christopher is an award-winning Italian-American queer filmmaker, visual artist, and creative strategist based in Washington, DC. His narrative film has been screened at diverse festivals and venues - from the premiere of his short film Jeux, a love letter to DC LGBT nightlight, at local bar Number 9, to a selection of shorts celebrating Iberian poets at The Kennedy Center.

His award winning short “Gateway” is currently in festivals. The film is about a grieving widower’s desperate attempt to reconnect with his late wife using a fringe-science meditation technique. It is an official selection of the long-running Boston Science Fiction Festival in 2023 and received Best Science Fiction at the Prestige Film Fest in 2022. Christopher was recognized as Best Director at The Atlantis Awards in 2022.

As a filmmaker, Christopher seeks to uplift stories and perspectives from people that might be more easily overlooked by the mainstream: queer people and older adults in particular. He believes that film is medicine; empathy machines that have the power to bring us toward mutual understanding and powerful works of art that make us feel less alone in our struggles.

www.whoiscunetto.com

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Collaborators

COLLABORATORS

Tepui Media is proud to have collaborated with the following artists and specialists:

PRODUCTION

 

Elena Kritter

Katy Grossman

Nina Young

Nicole Wackerly

Grace Chen

 


ARTISTIC

Eva von Schweinitz

Ryan Walsh

Allan Sean Weeks

Jonathan Adriel

Carol Cadby

Duncan Fitzgerald

Jeff Dernlan

CAMERA / PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Fernando Rocha

Haik Kavookjian

David Lotfi

Max Laro
Lauren Emerson

DC-Camera LLC

SOUND

Liam Tipler

Jacob Audoin

DESIGN

Noreen Mira

Emily Cunetto

Jonathan Borgia

Kitt Crescenzo

POST-PRODUCTION

DC Color

Brian Jacobs Rivera, Sound

Kayla Fyfe, Editing

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

LRA PR

Lauren McMillen

Ben Gunderson

WORK WITH US

We are always looking to collaborate with artists and people of all kind! If you would like to collaborate, volunteer, or work with us, please send us an e-mail to:  info@tepuimedia.com

Work With Us
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