The writer director, Edson Oda, and the Producer, Jason Michael Berman, President of Mandalay Pictures will appear on stage to participate in a Q&A with Film Critics Brian Tallerico and Sheila O’Malley of

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EDSON ODA, writer/director

Edson Oda is a Japanese-Brazilian writer/director based in Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of São Paulo – bachelor’s in Advertising – and completed his Master of Fine Arts in Film and Production at the University of Southern California.

His first feature film “Nine Days” – staring Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Benedict Wong, Bill Skarsgard and Tony Hale – premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2020 (U.S. Dramatic Competition), winning the Walt Salt Screenwriting Award.

Oda also wrote, directed and supervised projects for Amazon, Philips, Telefonica, Movistar, InBev, Whirlpool, Johnson & Johnson, Honda, Nokia. 


Jason Michael Berman is the President of Mandalay Pictures. 

Berman was named in the 2016 Variety Dealmakers Impact Report, and in Variety in 2011 as one of the Top Ten Producers to Watch.

Berman currently has “AIR” in release for Amazon and Skydance, directed by Ben Affleck, written by Alex Convery, and starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Viola Davis, and Jason Bateman. 

Berman recently produced “Surrounded”, directed by Anthony Mandler and starring Letitia Wright, Jamie Bell and Michael K. William, awaiting release from MGM/Amazon.

His other recent producing credits include Edson Oda’s Sundance award-winning film “Nine Days”, starring Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Bill Skarsgård, and Benedict Wong. 

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