The Pegasus Film Festival is dedicated to helping support aspiring filmmakers by providing resources, education, connections, and a platform for young artists to share their work.
Hi everyone!! My name is Isla McKenna and I’m a sophomore at the Hockaday School. After serving as the assistant producer of the festival last year, I’m excited to help run the festival again this year! Outside of filmmaking, some of my other interests include writing and fencing. I can’t wait for the team to work together on the vision of PFF 2024!
Producer- Public Relations and Filmmaker SUpport
Hi everyone! My name is Anu and I'm a sophomore at the Hockaday School. I'm super excited to join the Pegasus Film Festival Team. I love writing and reading poems, stories, and screenplays. I am an avid movie and music lover, alongside being a jazz enthusiast. I look forward to the time I will spend amongst fellow creatives and the community we will build together
Producer- Programming and Events
Hi! My name is Anika Kapoor and I am a sophomore at the Hockaday School. I have loved film since I was little, and I also enjoy reading, playing squash, and hanging out with my friends. I am so excited to be a part of the Pegasus Film Festival this year!
Hello! My name is Victor Sanchez and I am a senior at the James Reese Career and Technical Center. I’m an avid film fan who strives to see as many films as I can each year. I love all types of writing, though my main focus as of recently has been screenplays & short stories. In addition, I’m really big into music and have been obsessed with incorporating my personal music taste into the various films that I create. On the side, I sing & write songs, attempt to learn guitar, edit different audio-related projects, and livestream online. I look forward to working with this year’s Pegasus Film Festival Team and hope to spread the wonder and passion for filmmaking that I do!
Hi everyone! My name is Neemay Shah and I am an acting and filmmaking student at Dallas Young Actors Studio. I am an actor, writer, and director with a passion for filmmaking and telling stories. I also work as an event videographer under my own company. In my spare time, I love writing music and poetry, and I have a deep appreciation for all forms of art and expression. I am so excited to be a part of the making of this year's festival and I look forward to seeing the creations of the bright minds who submit!
Hello! My name is Nora and I am a Junior at Townview School for the Talented and Gifted. I enjoy writing fiction and scripts, along with skateboarding and playing the guitar. I am a writer for the Griffin Gazette and am a part of many great clubs. I am interested in pursuing writing and journalism, along with directing. This year, I am so excited to be a part of the team and help create a space for us all to enjoy films!
Hey, my name’s Michelle Hoang! I’m a senior at Garland High School and the assistant producer and assistant photographer of this year’s film festival. Currently, I’m interested in film production, poetry, art, etc. I also love reading romance webcomics and playing video games. I hope to create an inclusive community for film students from across different schools!
Jnana Velamuri is a Senior at Greenhill School. She loves cinematography, cooking, 2000’s CW shows, and extracurriculars . Along with film, she is also in choir and theater. Jnana is so thankful to be able to work with such a wonderful group of people and to be part of the Pegasus Leadership!
Social Media Manager
Samantha Wu is a junior at the Hockaday School. She is a dancer, and enjoys reading in her free time. She is really excited to be on the team this year and serve as a social media manager!
Social Media Manager
Hi! My name is Omar and I’m currently a Senior at Townview Business and Management. I have a love for theater and movies and hope to better immerse myself in the world of film. Outside of film, I love playing video games, playing the piano, and editing videos. I also hope to study business and history in college while pursuing theatre tech. This year I’m excited to join the Pegasus Film Festival Team and spread the word as a Social Media Manager so that everyone can make and enjoy their own films.
My name is Melissa Reyes, I am a student at Ridge Point High School and go to the James Reese Career and Technical Center. One of the things I love most are film, photography, and graphic design. Driven by a unique perspective, I have a vision for my projects that I like to to bring alive through an array of different mediums. I am excited to be this year's Art Director for the Pegasus Film Festival and eager to work with my peers to make it successful.
Hi! My name is Claire Brophy (she/her) and I’m a Junior at Greenhill School in Addison, TX. I am a student filmmaker in my school’s advanced video production program and in my free time I enjoy hanging out with my friends and being on film sets making. I am excited to be a part of the 2024 Pegasus team and looking forward to an awesome festival this year!
Hi! My name is Amelie, I’m a junior in high school, and the lead photographer for this year's film festival! I enjoy writing, filmmaking, playing guitar, and photography, and I am so excited to join the team. I love storytelling in different ways and look forward to working with others who share this passion.
Hi! My name is Malik Valdez and I go to Townview Business and Management. This year I'm a senior and I'm the Lead videographer. My passion is entertainment and I make my own content and help publish for other people. This year I'm hoping to improve with what I've learned over the years and help promote Pegasus.
Assistant Videographer/Content Creator
Justin is a sophomore at Woodrow Wilson High School’s in the International Baccalaureate program. He is passionate about watching, writing, directing and acting in films. Additionally, he is on his school’s golf and Mock Trial teams and is also active in theater. He is excited to work on the Pegasus Film Festival and support student filmmakers.
Assistant Videographer/Content Creator
Gretchen Jones is a junior at The Hockaday School. She enjoys screenwriting, softball, and listening to music. She loves to express her humor and creativity through her writing, as well as everything else she does. She is excited to be a part of Pegasus Film Festival this year.