INDIE FILM CLUB MIAMI
Indie Film Club Miami is a non-profit organization that seeks to foster the growth and evolution of the South Florida film community. We seek to create an interactive community, breaking ground in both form and content through interactive screenings, exhibits, workshops, productions, and trade shows.
We work in collaboration with creative filmmakers and digital media content creators in every region to better understand and represent the culturally diverse, unique South Florida perspective.
Created for the next generation of filmmakers & immersive storytellers.
VANESSA HAIM - DOPE DOLL
An art aficionado, movie enthusiast and advent reader, I'm a Miami girl who loves to spend her days exploring my city for authentic vintage finds for your enjoyment! Influenced by the flourishing art culture, rock & roll music and all things dope I hand pick only the best pieces I can find. I also offer some unique handmade jewelry and accessories.
On Tropicult you can find my exclusive Dopedoll Fashion Chronicles where I showcase some of Miami's dopest dolls, vintage sellers, fashion bloggers, artist and more!
Stay Dope, Buy Doll.
JORGE ZALDIVAR - SPANK MIAMI
Spank is an entertainment group, created by a collective of DJs, radio hosts and performers headquartered in Miami, Florida.
Spank takes a special pride in spinning vinyl records as much and as often as possible even though they are all equally able in the digital realm.
Spank provides a comprehensive balance of music for Miami’s music scene. Together, they organize independent, themed, and curated events focused on simplifying and highlighting creative collaboration amongst Miami’s nightlife contributors -- venues, radio stations, musicians, and personalities.
RODERICK DEAL JR – THE PHOTO GURU
Photography is my life...
I think we have to live our dreams and not let our minds get in the way of our hearts. You have to be creative and you have to never give up... on anything you want.
Let me strive every moment of my life to make myself better and better, to the best of my ability, that all may profit by it. Let me think of the right and lend all my assistance to those who need it, with no regard for anything but justice. Let me take what comes with a smile, without loss of courage. Let me be considerate of my country, of my fellow citizens and my associates in everything I say and do. Let me do right to all, and wrong no man.
Artist, Graphic Designer
LUCILA GARCIA – DEON RUBI
Deon Rubi is a small, independently-owned enterprise dedicated to creating dynamic jewelry designs, custom pieces, and limited editions.
Deon Rubi works with vintage, recycled, and discarded materials to bring you carefully and consciously crafted objects you can wear.
Common materials include and are not limited to - Organic Matter: Wood, seeds, plants, rocks, etc. / Industrial Waste: Acrylic and metal scraps / Vintage: Fabrics, textiles, chains, sewing materials / Found Objects.
DANIEL DE LAS CASAS - MIAMI MAYHEM
Better known nowadays for his keen eye, Daniel De Las Casas first fell in love with Miami and Hip-Hop. He went on to study Music Business & Audio Engineering, which in turn inspired him to create and launch an independent label and build a recording studio — Dirty Money Entertainment. For the next several years, he produced and recorded mix-tapes with several respected artists all the way from his hometown to Atlanta and up and down Detroit.
His work and motivation caught the attention of the folks at MTV Networks, and so he took their job offer as a Pro-Tools Operator. When his time came to move on from MTV Networks and that’s when he decided to buy a camera and start taking pictures. He began to shoot as a hobby at The Vagabond, a Downtown Miami nightclub. It wasn’t too long before Daniel found a new passion– photography.
He launched MiamiMayhem and was soon working with even bigger stars and shooting International artists including Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, Laidback Luke, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Crystal Castles, La Roux, Lauryn Hill, A-Trak, Bloody Beetroots, Boys Noize, Dirty South, Diplo, Carl Cox, John Digweed, Annie Mac, and many, many more. Daniel continues to maintain his website, MiamiMayhem.com, shoots occasionally for the Miami New Times and has most recently joined Emortal.Co as one of the main contributing photographers.
VALENTINA SIMON – ALLEY TIMES
Alley Times is an international magazine. The entire piece is a work of art created by people who did it for the love of creativity. It is not a mass produced item tossed into the recycling bin the next day - readers prefer to save their copy and place it on their bookshelves to flip through for years to come.
Attracting young travelers, Alley Times offers Literature, Art, Music, Photography, & Skateboarding from all around the globe to represent. Giving the opportunity to a lot of creative minds to jump in the boat and show the world their point of view.
HENRY CHINEA - DJ HANK JUSTICE
SHEYLA MARIMON - RADIATE FM
MARIANA OCHOA - WLRN/WRPG
Marketing & PR for The European Film Festival - Intern for Folk and Acoustic at WLRN - Promotions Director/DJ at Radiate FM
JSIN JIMENEZ – MIAMI DUBSTEP
Founder of Miami Dubstep - Highlighting the best Dubstep and bass music producers, DJ's, and events in Miami and South Florida.
ANNIE VAZQUEZ - THE FASHION POET
Annie Vazquez aka The Fashion Poet is a pioneer in Miami's Fashion Blogging community. Vazquez created the first Fashion Blogger's Night Out in Miami and she co-created the first ever networking event Fashion Blogger's Do It Better.
The Miami native is an expert when it comes to shopping on a budget, unearthing new designers and labels in her hometown as well as spotting style trends around the world.
SANTI VIDAL - INTERN
Radiate FM DJ - Tropicult Event Contributor
Founder x Art Director x Editor in Chief