Yara Hannema is a documentary filmmaker from Haarlem, The Netherlands. She started her independent film production agency in 2008: Yara InMedia and 2MinuteFilms that specializes in corporate films. In 2010 she made her first independent documentary short The Foster Parent of Iron after a documentary workshop intensive at Barefoot, Clarksdale MI, USA. In 2016 her documentary Van 8 tot 88, From 8 to 88 came out, and up-close-and-personal documentary on eight men and boys and their experiences in live and love. In 2017 Boeren met Toekomst, Farmers with a future came out, a documentary film on sustainable farming in The Netherlands. A documentary she made in close collaboration with Milieudefensie. Yara Hannema is currently working on A Requiem for Williamsburg that goes into production November 2018.
Stella Bronwasser is an Italy-based entrepreneur and producer of Requiem for Williamsburg. The idea for this documentary film originates from her time as entrepreneur in Brooklyn, New York where she worked as co-founder of Rolling Orange Bike Tours, and co-owner of a Dutch bicycle shop Rolling Orange Bikes. She spent over ten years on and off in Williamsburg and saw the place gentrify. She also met Pauline, the main character of the documentary film she’s working on with Yara Hannema.
Stella started her career in advertising and switched to communications and pr. She worked for several semi public and public organizations among others a large public transportation company and the Police Dept Utrecht. In 2011 she started her own communications company Stardust Communications, and did an assignment for a major regional hospital before she moved abroad.
Marc van der Aart is an Italy-based entrepreneur and financial controller for Requiem for Williamsburg. Marc was the co-founder of Rolling Orange Bike Tours and co-owner of Rolling Orange Bikes in Brooklyn, NY. He spent over 15 years on and off in New York City and Brooklyn.
Marc started his career in IT. He co-founded and built an IT-company Autodisk that caters towards the automotive market in The Netherlands. On the side he was a radio-host and researcher fo a cultural show on Haarlem105, a local radio station. He worked as a Financial Director for over 20 years, before he sold his share of the company and left for New York City to shift his attention to bikes instead of cars.