Juan Carlos Borrero
Juan is a filmmaker from Colombia his first film Ananeko won the best documentary award at the Bogota film festival and it was a special guest in Toronto and Havana film festivals. He participated in the making of a series of documentaries about the civilians and the conflict in Colombia featuring Putchy Pu Pastor de Palabras and a PBS documentary about the smuggling of tobacco in Aruba and South America.
Part of the team of Contravia, a TV program about political issues in Colombia sponsored by the EU and award winner of a Catalina in Cartagena.
After relocating to NY he was part of the crew of the documentaries The Hand of Fatima in Morroco, Wham Bam Islam in the middle east and US, The Loss, The American coup among others. And more recently worked on web series for GQ magazine and Vice in the Emmy nominated series Casualties of the Gridiron.
After moving to New York at 18, Melodie finished her international degree at the Lycee Francais
of New York and commenced her undergraduate degree at Columbia University. Shortly after
graduating she began a Master’s degree at Baruch College and graduated with a Master in business and Corporate communication.
While studying Melodie started working with entities such as the UN. Over the past 7 years of
professional experience at this same organization, moving up and gaining responsibilities,
Melodie joined American Television News as Director of Communications and reporter at the
United Nations but also managed teams and edited internal UN affiliated publications, conducted
interviews with Ambassadors of various UN Missions and Consulates and wrote various articles
and press releases.
Melodie also produced numerous marketing and promotional videos for numerous UN organizations, UN Missions and affiliates over the past years and was recognized for her professionalism internationally. During her years in international diplomacy and thanks to her strong experience in international business and diplomacy, Ms. Carli had the honor and privilege to meet and consult for some of the most prestigious families in the Middle east such as Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabian and Oman. Melodie is also the Associate Director of Corporate Communication international in New York. At CCI Melodie manages initiatives to further the CCI mission: including cultivating corporate sponsors/members/academic partners and developing corporate communication programs, events, forums and conferences. She also supports CCI’s research efforts and manages global relationships with its stakeholders. Melodie considers herself an expert in international business and diplomatic exchange, that gave her the opportunity to start her new role as Producer and Co-Director of this documentary. Melodie is also currently a News reporter with the Associated Press and will be in charge of all logistical aspects and interviews for the documentary.