Yael Melamede is the co-founder of SALTY Features – an independent production company based in NYC whose goal is to create media that is entertaining and enhances the world. Melamede’s currently in production on the film STRAIGHT/CURVE. Her films include (DIS)HONESTY – THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES, Melamede’s directorial debut, which was released to great critical acclaim in May 2015; INOCENTE, directed by Sean and Andrea Fine, winner of the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short; DESERT RUNNERS, directed by Jennifer Steinman, winner of multiple awards in the US and around the world; WHEN I WALK, directed by Jason Da Silva and winner of an Emmy. Other producing credits include John Krasinski’s BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN, Paul Austers’s THE INNER LIFE OF MARTIN FROST, and Nathaniel Kahn’s MY ARCHITECT. Melamede was trained as an architect before becoming a filmmaker.