Founder, SALTY Features


Yael Melamede is the 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 film INOCENTE, directed by Sean and Andrea Fine, won the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. Additional award winning films include: WHEN I WALK, BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN, THE INNER LIFE OF MARTIN FROST, and MY ARCHITECT (nominated for an Academy Award in 2004).  Melamede was trained as an architect before becoming a filmmaker.