Founded in 2021, Tepui Media is an award-winning independent film production company based in Washington, DC.
We are daring in our approach, curious about the stories we tell, and engaging with our communities.
We produce films through a unique ecosystem that allows for investigation, artistic exploration and risk-taking, and opportunity.
The flat-top mountains in South America inspire our name, Tepui. Tepuis hosts unique arrays of endemic plant and animal life, due to their elevation.
The word Tepui is pronounced (Teh-‘poo-ee).
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.
Founded by actor and producer 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 filmss with consistent multi-disciplinary collaborators, emerging artists, award-winning professionals.
WHO IS TEPUI MEDIA?
Founder | Creative Director
Mauricio is an award-winning actor, producer, stage director, and arts administrator, Mauricio has been recognized as one of DC's "Artists who Inspire" by DC Theater Arts. His work has been shared internationally across the US, Italy, the UK, South Korea, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ukraine, and Serbia. Mauricio also manages the internationally renowned Voices of Now program at the two-time TONY® award-winning regional theater Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, where he is a key member of the artistic team, exemplifying his passion for community engagement and the arts.
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.
Tepui Media is proud to have collaborated with the following artists and experts:
In alphabetical order.
Emmanuel Elliot Key
Chloe Lanyi Lari
Allan Sean Weeks
CAMERA / PHOTOGRAPHY
Joey D'Anna, Color
Kayla Fyfe, Editing
Brian Jacobs Rivera, Sound Design
Tom Tyra, Foley
Alex Vanwoert, Foley
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
WORK WITH US
We are always looking to collaborate with all kinds of artists! please send us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org