OUR FILMMAKERS

Most of us met over ten years ago in Los Angeles and continue to collaborate together across a variety of creative projects. We believe that a solid team behind the scenes “translates” on-screen, so we like to bring the best vibes to our sets and work sessions. 

We speak a variety of languages, and bring diverse points of view about the world to the table. Above all, we are united by our multicultural mindset, our love of adventure and discovery, and our passion for international filmmaking.

Stephanie "Fi" Dieter is a multi-award-winning film producer, screenwriter, and director, best known for the modern high school fairytale ‘Cinder Pumpkin.’ She is also known for co-producing the feature documentary Around the World in 80 Anthems alongside business mogul and TV personality Daymond John (Shark Tank, ABC). As a freelance producer and production coordinator, she has completed over 50 indie short films, music videos, and nationally-aired commercials. In 2022, Fi received an MFA degree in Screenwriting from Maharishi International University. While in school, she became an active practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.

Fi Dieter

Screenwriter / Director / Producer

Ben McCooey, PMP, PMI-ACP, joined Tape Haus Cinema in 2018. Throughout his career as a Management Consultant, Ben has executed the planning, budgeting and logistics for complex business transformations of up to $30M. Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Auburn University in 2016 and has a 5-year background in Post-Merger Integration, Digital Transformation and Project Management. He is currently pursuing an MBA at EGADE Business School, and plans to focus on his passions for entertainment and international relationship-building with Latin America.

Ben McCooey

Producer

Stephen is an award-winning cinematographer who spent five years working in Hollywood as an indie filmmaker. He has worked as a Director of Photography on short films, proof of concepts, music videos and tv promos for Blazing Infinity Films, Tape Haus Cinema, and other independent production companies. He has also worked as a gaffer and electrician for Disney, HBO, Nickelodeon and other big studios. Stephen is also an experienced nature and portrait photographer. He is currently contracted with Seattle-based entertainment company, Phototainment, and Dorian Studios.

Stephen Carrillo

Director of Photography / Colorist

Diana Valencia is a multi-disciplinary artist from Xalapa, Mexico. She received her BFA in Acting from The New York Film Academy and shortly after, she became a director and performer at Slauson Rec Theatre Company in South Los Angeles. Her first feature documentary “Morenita” won the 2020 Lab Award at New Directors New Films in Portugal and was a finalist of the 2021 Sundance Documentary Fund. It participated in the Collective Kitchen workshop at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and is currently in post production. Diana currently resides in Mexico, where she is developing a documentary series about different indigenous artists and craftsmen from her home state of Veracruz.

Diana Valencia

Director / Producer

Pedro Borges is a Brazilian-American filmmaker who was raised in New York City and has been residing in Los Angeles for the past 7 years. Pedro graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from The New York Film Academy— Los Angeles in 2015 and subsequently co-founded his own production company, Kitchen Films. Pedro has written, and produced music videos, short films, poetry videos, and commercial projects that have been watched millions of times on YouTube through his Kitchen Films Channel. His most notable project to date is the coming of age short Dreamcatcher.

Pedro Borges

Screenwriter / Director