Stephanie-Yuhas_WebStephanie Yuhas, Executive Producer

Stephanie M. Yuhas graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Philadelphia University of the Arts with a BFA in Animation. In addition to Project Twenty1, Stephanie operates the marketing arm of Crystalline Studios, a Philadelphia-based animation & writing company. As an animator, Stephanie feels there is a large void in the time-based festival circuit for animation, given the typical constraints and intensity of the medium. She believes that Project Twenty1 provides enough time to produce polished films and creates a unique venue for animators to screen their work alongside live-action filmmakers.

MattConant_WebMatt Conant, Artistic Director

Matt Conant is a writer and filmmaker based in Philadelphia. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University in 2002 with a BA in Film & Media Arts. He is the Creative Director of Cinevore Studios, which has produced fiction for companies such as Shout Factory!, Red 5 Studios, and Panavista. He also runs Crystalline Studios, a commercial video production house with clients including Johnson & Johnson, Longwood Gardens, and ebay. He was co-writer and director on the web series “Nerd vs. Geek”, and just completed four commissioned short films for video game company Red 5. He is now writing and directing the comedy series “Moot,” a part of Articulate with Jim Cotter on WHYY-TV. Matt co-founded Project Twenty1 as a way to give filmmakers multiple means of access to a mass audience, and as a way to help artists turn their passions into careers.

Board of Directors

  • Matt Conant, President – Cinevore Studios
  • Stephanie Yuhas, Vice-President – Crystalline Studios
  • Ryan Leib, Secretary – Keystone Wealth Management
  • John Duffy, Treasurer – Deloitte
  • David S. Conant – WRTI 90.1FM Public Radio
  • John Dawkins
  • Priya Royal – Royal Law Firm, PLLC

Advisory Board

  • Jackie Borock – PIFVA
  • Renae Dinerman
  • Melissa Kapadia-Bodi
  • Pete Lauritzen
  • Helene Rosenfeldt
  • Doug Seiler – Seiler Drury Architects