Our Mission

Miami FIlm Lab is made by filmmakers for filmmakers, to provide crew members in all positions the opportunity to work on homegrown projects while earning the livelihood they deserve.

Our Vision

MIAMI FILM LAB is a nonprofit film production company dedicated to employing South Florida Filmmakers.By producing local projects we will create paid crew positions that will keep talent living and working in our community on projects they care about.Our vision is to create great works of art and support all the collaborative voices that make a film exceptional. By providing a consistent source of productions we will lessen the burden of being a freelance filmmaker in our community.

Our Team

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Jennifer Orta Castellanos

Executive Director/Founder

A Miami native, Jen has been a filmmaker for over 15 years. Her work includes Directing and Producing digital shows Better with Age and Carnivorous for Discovery Networks, Location Coordinating for productions like Pain and Gain, Iron Man 3, Bloodline, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and helping put together several editions of the renowned Miami Film Festival and the Brazilian Film Festival of Miami. Jen graduated Cum Laude from New York University with a degree in Cinema Studies with minors in Film Producing and Broadcast Journalism.


Silvia Royer

Permitting & Copyright Expert

Silvia Royer has been in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. Starting at MTV Latin America and Nickelodeon Latin America in the early 90’s, then moving into the Music Publishing field at Sony/ATV Latin America and later licensing music for the Chris Blackwell owned record label, Palm Pictures. Silvia worked in the Miami Beach Film office for 13 years working with producers and location managers to permit Films, TV shows, commercials, Music Videos, etc to shoot on public property.


Joanna-Rose Kravitz


Over two and a half decades of experience in the TV and creative industry. Producing and Directing full time (Disney /Jetix, Comedy Central, formerly Paramount Comedy, Nickelodeon, Flextech TV - Living, Bravo, Trouble) and Freelance work for various clients in London & Miami. Active community member participating in several Miami Beach Boards.


Ellen Marchman

Public Relations/Marketing Expert

With a savvy knowledge of culture and demographics, Ellen has over 20 years in the public relations industry. She is currently the principal of Get Ink PR Ellen and prior to this was an account supervisor with a top Los Angeles public relations firm, which allowed her to acquire extensive experience with luxury clientele, special events and TV/Film production.

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