Actress/playwright/director/producer/Artistic director & Founder of Conch Shell Productions - Magaly is a first-generation Haitian-American. On why she founded Conch Shell Int'l Film Festival:
"Film festivals are a great place to meet like minded, passionate artists and bond with a community of film lovers who share common interests and tastes. Founding Conch Shell International Film Fest is my way of saying “Welcome. We see you. We honor your brilliance.” to talented artists of the Caribbean diaspora and the Caribbean. It’s a means by which to empower, encourage, and celebrate the cultural influences of the 26 Caribbean nations on the creativity of generations of artists. It is a space for us to remind each other our voices are vital and essential."
Magaly’s acting career includes numerous roles in Primetime and Daytime television series as well as in Off-Broadway and Regional Theatre productions. Magaly plays "Antoinette Pierre" in Netflix original series GRAND ARMY. She has been producing theater and film projects for over 25 years. She was a co-founding member of Onyx Theater Company in Chicago, Illinois; she founded Brown Rice Productions a short film and theatre production company (productions included short film “Yes, Madame”(NYC) and theatre festival “Ah-Ha Moments”(L.A.); and she co-founded St. Francis College Women’s Film Festival (a platform for student and indie female filmmakers).
A native New Yorker, Magaly received a B.A. from Columbia University, an MBA from Binghamton University, and an MFA in Acting from Yale School of Drama.
She is a member of SAG/AFTRA, ART/NY, Fractured Atlas, The Actor’s Studio Playwright and Directors Unit, The Actor’s Center, The Dramatist Guild.
To learn more about Magaly go to www.magalycolimon.com
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