THE TEAM

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Stephanie wang-breal 

Stephanie Wang-Breal is an award-winning filmmaker, commercial director, writer, producer and co-founder of Once in a Blue. BLOWIN’ UP, Stephanie’ third feature length film, had its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2018 and was awarded the Best Documentary Feature award at the San Diego Asian Film Festival and the Society of Authors Award at the Film Des Femmes in Paris, France. Her first film, Wo Ai Ni Mommy (I Love You, Mommy), played in over 50 film festivals around the world and was the recipient of three Grand Jury Best Documentary Awards at the AFI/ Discovery Silverdocs Film Festival, the Asian American International Film Festival and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, as well as a 2011 CINE special Jury Award. Stephanie’s second film, Tough Love, premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in April 2014 and screened in film festivals across the country.  In 2019, Stephanie was awarded a 2019 Chicken and Egg Artist Award (formerly known as the Breakthrough Award). She has also directed commercials and branded content for Planned Parenthood, Minwax, ESPN, Water Wipes, Vocativ, Verifone, Tiffany & Co., Apple, Nickelodeon, Goldman Sachs, UNICEF, CNN, A&E Television and MTV Networks. Stephanie is represented commercially by the good guys at Good Company. Stephanie is a proud member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and resides in Brooklyn, New York with her son & daughter. 

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Carrie Weprin

Carrie Weprin is an Ohio bred film, television and digital video producer and co-founder of Once in a Blue. Carrie has produced content for A&E Television Network, MTV Networks, The Travel Channel, EPIX, Google, Facebook, The New York Times and PBS. Her first independently produced feature-length documentary film, Tough Love, premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in April 2014 and played at film festivals around the world. Tough Love premiered on PBS POV in July 2015 and was the recipient of the 2016 American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award. Her latest film, BLOWIN' UP, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018 and has gone on to play over 20 film festivals across the world. BLOWIN’ UP was awarded Best Documentary at the San Diego Asian American Film Festival and the Society of Authors Award at the Film Des Femmes. BLOWIN' UP will be released on PBS’ POV and Amazon in Fall 2019.  Carrie lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, son and daughter.