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 co-wrote and directed the web series “Nerd vs. Geek”, and is now writing and directing the comedy series “Moot,” a part of Articulate with Jim Cotter on WHYY-TV. Matt co-founded Project Twenty1 to give filmmakers multiple means of access to a mass audience, and 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
  • Zachary Hoover – Office of State Senator Daylin Leach
  • 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