A community-wide program aimed at connecting the people,
places and stories in Malden through discovery-based filmmaking.

Who is Malden?

This is the question 30 individuals will answer this summer as they explore the unique and diverse city of Malden with their phone. 

This amazing opportunity is part of a community-wide program aimed at connecting the people, places and stories in Malden through discovery-based filmmaking.

Working in small groups with the support of professional filmmakers, individuals will co-create short films that will be premiered at special venues around the City in front of live audiences, sparking fresh dialogue and ideas – in ways that are fun and exhilarating.


Be part of this program as a Filmbuilder or Volunteer! 
Share about the opportunity with those who might be interested.

No film or media experience needed. Just an interest in exploring Malden and its people. Deadline April 27.

Various opportunities will be available to be part of this project. Complete an interest form. We will be in touch.

For more information, attend an info session.

About the Program

Filmbuilding Malden is a city-wide program that connects communities through collaborative filmmaking projects, film screenings, and public media art events.

It is about bringing people from various backgrounds together to explore ideas and create meaningful change within a community through arts and culture. 

Several teams of individuals will co-create short films based on the theme WHO IS MALDEN. These teams will work under the mentorship of professional filmmakers and with help from UMA in-house media experts. Each of these films will be screened at a public event in different neighborhoods and communities around Malden.


In Fall of 2023, a final showcase and celebration of all short films will take place at a city-wide event, which will include lively panel discussions, Q&As, mixers, activities and performances.

Through co-creating and sharing stories, we can boost cultural competency, economic opportunity and social influence  –  within a community and beyond! ~Tom Flint

Learn More

About Being a Filmbuilder

What is a Filmbuilder video produced and edited by Keren He.

About the Filmbuilding Experience

About the Filmbuilding Approach

The Team


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Karyn Alzayer

Marketing Coordinator

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Meredith Rumore

Program Coordinator, Podcast Producer


Anne D'Urso Rose

UMA Liaison

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Marcel Schwab

Data Analyst, Social Impact Reporting


Tom Flint

Artistic Director


Ose Schwab

Project Lead

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Amanda Hurley

Intern Liaison


Cara Cargill

Cara Cargill

Essential Partners Liaison

Mina Kim

Mina Kim

Community Engagement Consultant

Bybiose Larochelle

Bybiose Larochelle

City Advisor

Maria Luise

Maria Luise

City Liaison

Elena Martinez

City Language Access Specialist

Community Advisors

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Fatiha Ainane

Director of Emerging Markets and Community Relations @ Ascendus

Parto Korshidi

Parto Korshidi

Public Health Professional

Souad Akib

Souad Akib

Executive Director. American Association for Arab Women

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Cecilia Nuñez O’Doherty

Fifth Grade ELL Educator in Malden, Local Artist & Jeweler

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Conrad Mitala

Managing Director @ Nunjie Capital Group

Karen Phillips

Karen Phillips

Healthcare Professional, World Traveler & Community Volunteer

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Daniele Deghi

Sales & Marketing @ Brazilian Times Newspaper

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Mary D'Alba

Owner of Spiritualitygirl LLC.

Nathalie Fanfan

Nathalie Fanfan-Glyman

Fashion Stylist, Personal Shopper & Event Planner

Mo Saeed

Mo Saeed

Founder/CEO @ OrbisPay & Social Entrepreneur

Sponsoring Partners

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Essential Partners

Contact Us

We would love to hear your questions, thoughts, and ideas!