Written & Directed by Kayleigh Gibbons
Since graduating from Bristol UWE with a degree in Animation Kayleigh has worked as an Animator and Compositor on TV Shows for Nickelodeon and the BBC.
Her short film FEATHERWEIGHT has won such awards as the Don Quijote Award for Best Animated Short Film at the Galway Film Fleadh, and Best Animation at the The Richard Harris International Film Festival.
She currently works as an Animation Generalist for Studio Panda and is developing a new animated short film.
Written & Directed by Kevin Michael Murphy
Born and raised in New York, Kevin has created over 20 self-financed short films in 12 years, while working as a member of SAG-AFTRA performing Stunts and Acting in major motion pictures and network television shows.
Written & Directed by Moses Lawi
Moses Lawi is a filmmaker who specializes in directing and writing. Many of the films he creates are stories that are very grounded and authentic and told from Various Perspectives, and his goal is to make sure the stories he tells cover the world.
Moses (b. 1997 in Tanzania) is fluent in both English and Swahili, raised in Phoenix Arizona. He was very active throughout high school from being involved in clubs and competitive sports, and he then went to Arizona State University to study film and graduated with a bachelors degree in film media production in 2020. Since then, he has continued to work on multiple film projects as he continues his journey as a filmmaker.
The Machine (La máquina)
Written & Directed by Adolfo Mena Cejas
The Same Story
Written & Directed by Alice Airoldi
Written & Directed by Joseph Marconi
Joseph Marconi an American-Italian/Puerto Rican writer and director from the Hudson Valley, NY. After studying Fine Arts at the University at Buffalo, he worked as an Art Director for advertising companies like BBDO, Vice, Ogilvy and Showtime. In 2008 he became a nightlife photographer before returning to filmmaking in late 2009. His short films have screened across the US winning several awards. In 2019, Joseph founded his boutique production company, Upperstate. He has directed commercials for wellness companies Bulletproof and Four Sigmatic along with several music videos for bands Wild Rivers, Grizfolk and Lily Kershaw. Joseph is a 2021 Film Independent Fellow (Fast Track). Currently, Joseph is editing the feature documentary HARGROVE (directed by Eliane Henri) and developing his debut feature film, WILD ANIMAL (produced by Lysette Urus and Zachary Green), going into production in Spring 2022. Joseph lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
Written & Directed by Cat Dale
Cat Dale is a writer and director working on narrative projects focused on institutional trauma and gender perceptions.
Her recent work includes her award-winning scripts, MOUNT PLEASANT (winner of the ScreenCraft Pilot Launch, Featured Script on The Black List, and second-round for the Sundance Episodic Lab), and co-written script BEASTS UNDISCOVERED (Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist & currently being produced in partnership with the Jim Henson Creature Shop & Myriad Pictures). Her two award-winning short films (RUBBER & GLUE and WILDCAT) have been screened nationally and internationally, and she is currently in post-production on her third film. Most recently, she participated in The Black List & Studio Canal CANNESFILM UNLIMITED writing residency and is currently developing two features, WILDCAT and OBSCURE, PLAIN, & LITTLE.
She is a second-round script reader for the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, reader for Stowe Story Labs, and is on the Sidewrite Screenwriting Jury for the Sidewalk Film Festival.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin MFA in screenwriting, she is currently a professor at the Montana State University where she adores working with her students in film production.