Queen of the Desert



Queen of the Desert is about a racist long-distance trucker who picks up a young African American hitchhiker. 


Mary Ann Rotondi, Director
Mary Ann Rotundi is a director and writer with a background in documentary films. As a producer at Dateline NBC for 18 years, she produced, directed and wrote multiple long-form projects for prime-time television. Often these projects were real-life courtroom dramas. Currently, she is directing a feature-length documentary about a murder in Montana. Mary has a BA in English from Yale and MA in documentary filmmaking from Stanford.

Jeanette Bonner, Producer and Project Manager
Jeanette is a producer, director and actor who has created – wrote, directed, produced and acted in – several web series including The Scoop and Ghost Light. A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford CT, Jeanette studied musical theater, and has studied acting with Ellen Stewart, George Sanchez, and renowned international Butoh artist Maureen Fleming.  She has interned at Jose Limon Dance Foundation. In addition to her own productions, Jeanette has produced numerous projects for others, and has managed multiple budgets big and small.

Josh Krazewski, Director of Photography
Josh is an experienced cinematographer and camera operator. His credits include camera operator for Gotham, Billions, The Godfather of Harlem and Power.