Sasha Hauswald - Consulting Producer
Director of State and Local Policy at Grounded Solutions Network, Sasha leads Grounded Solution’s policy consulting practice and place-based initiatives. She directs research, resource development, technical assistance, and fee for service consulting projects for government and philanthropic clients. Prior to joining Grounded Solutions, Sasha was the Senior Program Officer for Inclusionary Housing Policy at Cornerstone Partnership, and Public Policy Manager for the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development, where she led special projects on a wide array of housing policy issues. Sasha holds a Master’s of Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley and a BA in psychology from Wesleyan University. A fifth generation San Franciscan, Sasha comes to the documentary with a passion for and expertise in housing policy. Sasha was a producer on the short film and the inspiration for the project in general and continues to guide us in our work navigating the complicated landscape of San Francisco housing policy.
Maria Mealla - Associate Producer
Maria was conjured in the Andes Mountains of Bolivia and spent her formative years traveling back and forth between Bolivia and the United States. Mealla attended St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX where she received a BA in Theater Arts before moving to the Bay Area where she ventured into independent filmmaking through work trade by collaborating with other filmmakers. She founded the San Francisco chapter of the Film Fatales Shorts, which later became Cinefemme, and led the group of female-identifying filmmakers for 5 years. Mealla’s short and episodic content has been showcased at festivals across the country and platforms including WhoHaHa, and The Muff Society. She has spent the last five years working as a commercial producer and director at agencies across the Bay Area. Her award-winning feature debut Bring me an Avocado is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Prior to becoming a filmmaker she worked in the non-profit sector serving Seniors living in SROs and Children in the Foster Care system, and brings this knowledge and experience to her work on HOME IS A HOTEL.
Martín Rossetti - Associate Producer / Additional Camera
Martín’s career in the film industry launched as an undergrad when he was awarded a grant by San Francisco State University to direct and produce his first (and award-winning) documentary, “A Moral Debt,” with Kevin Wong. He has worked on short films, commercials, and a noteworthy selection of feature documentaries, including “Two Escobars” (featured on ESPN and an official selection at Cannes, Tribeca and the Los Angeles Film Festival) and “Inequality for All,” winner at Sundance. Martín is fluent in Spanish, and will lend his producing and language skills to coordinating, translating, and building trust with our Latinx participants.