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Who We Are

Off Hand Co. is a tight knit team of friends producing independent films. We have a passion for bringing our stories to life through captivating visuals and quirky characters. We began making films together as teenagers, where we made music videos and our first short film in high school. 


Lena Vani

Creative Director/Logistics Officer

Lena Vani is a small woodland fairy who is ruled by the moon in the sky and the plants on the Earth. Unable to stay in one place for long, she follows her heart around the world connecting with souls and chasing creativity. 

Vani graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. in Theater.  She has performed in plays, films and modeled throughout The States and internationally. Additionally, she owns a small guesthouse business in Puerto Rico, Villa Naguabo. 

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Jacqueline Bell

Director of Business and Finances

Jacqueline Bell (Jacqui) is a sober-advocate business lady who can be found lounging in a pantsuit watching Russian soviet films or running trails with her German Shepard. She lives with her husband, 2 dogs, and kitty, and has a passion for entrepreneurship, travel, and helping women become financially independent. 


After attending high school with Lena and Mae in Western MA, Jacqueline received her BA in Russian Politics and Economics from Smith College, then moved to Central Texas where she has her own business as a consulting Innovation Architect.

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Mae Horak

Director of Visuals and Technology

Mae writes screenplays, does cinematography and has most recently begun composing and scoring for films. She is currently studying for her Masters of Science in creative computing at UAL in London. 


She got her start as a fashion designer. Now she focuses on writing, music and cinematography. Most recently she wrote and starred in "Bat Country", a psychedelic horror film inspired by Hunter S Thompson. 

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