Founder, President & CEO
Raised by an immigrant single mother in New York City, Villy’s desire to tell her story forged a passion for using the digital media arts to capture stories untold and to create social change. She is the President of the SF Film Commission, a TED speaker, a Bay Area Jefferson Award winner, and was named one of 2017’s Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by SF Business Times.
Arash Malekzadeh is a multidisciplinary Iranian-American documentary filmmaker whose storytelling amplifies underrepresented voices among diverse communities. At BAYCAT, he hopes to disrupt the current media landscape in creating socially-conscious content that further promotes diverse perspectives.