SALLYANNE (SAL) MASSIMINI, DGA was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A fine arts major at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she moved to Los Angeles and became a visual effects artist and supervisor on commercials, television and features, accruing credits and several awards, including two Emmy nominations. Credits and clients include: True Blood, Banshee, Fringe, Hemlock Grove, Fast and Furious, Straw Dogs, Once Upon A Time, Prada, EA, and Mountain Dew. Sal transitioned into directing 2nd unit for the television shows Greenleaf, Imaginary Mary and Step Up. A short film that she directed, written by David Paul Francis, Niles Canyon, received an Audience Award for the California Women’s Film Festival. She spent the last year developing several of her own scripts and directing commercials; AUCTIV was selected for the 2018 SHOOT Annual 16th New Director’s showcase. Sal just released another short filmed on RED’s new Hydrogen phone, N.I., starring Giorgia Whigham (13 Reason’s Why, The Punisher).