Sylvia Ray is a writer, director, and co-founder of VKTRY Creative Studios. As a storyteller, she is passionate about projects that are inclusive, fearless, and truthful. Having grown up in a small desert town -- where nearly half the population lives beneath the poverty line -- and moving to Los Angeles as a young adult, she draws inspiration from her own self discipline and determination, and provides a unique perspective as a Korean/Mexican-American woman. In the last 18 months, Sylvia has directed five shorts and written two feature length screenplays. She has also worked creatively with clients such as Magnopus, Disney, and Disney-Pixar. She is an active member of Women in Film and the Los Angeles Women's Film Coalition. Sylvia is a California native, was born and raised in the high desert, and earned a degree in Communications while minoring in Asian Studies at Cal State Fullerton. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.
Lowam Eyasu immigrated from Eritrea with her mother and siblings when she was 2 years old. Lowam’s passion for TV and entertainment eventually drove her to not only act but write and produce her own content. She received a BA in performance from Cal State University Long Beach and has studied viewpoints under Jeff Perry and Alexander Billings at Steppenwolf Theatre West. A praised and confident actor, Lowam left college to pursue her career. After living in Los Angeles and New York, she learned that the industry wasn’t quite representing her or woman like her. She courageously began to write her own content quickly finding a love and strength in script writing.
Kalan Ray is best known for his technical animation on Disney’s The Jungle Book and for his lead animation role for the Emmy nominated VR experience Mission: ISS. He began writing stories in elementary school when he chose to write short stories about superheroes rather than do his classwork. He has written poetry, horror, sci-fi, comics, and film treatments. When he is not writing, he can usually be found animating VFX action sequences in Hollywood films, or programming a new Virtual Reality experience. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Sylvia, and their two sons.