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Aaron Kapral

Aaron Kapral is a freelance artist with a focus on 3D characters, rigging, and animation. His passion for 3D led him to become a teaching assistant during his undergraduate and graduate programs. There he developed an interest in facilitating and uplifting his peers through art and technology. By 2023, he had four published games with […]

Neely Goniodsky

Neely Goniodsky has directed and animated over twenty-five short films including productions at the National Film Board of Canada, and The New York Times. She holds a master’s degree in Animation from Royal College of Arts, London, and a bachelor’s degree in Animation from Concordia University, Montreal. Neely has been animating for over two decades […]

Benjamin Davis

Benjamin Davis is a Seattle based documentary filmmaker and founder of Hampton Propagande LLC. in 2019. After producing my first film that premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2020, I have since been working on a TV series and documentary film that are both in production currently. My work has primarily focused on a […]

Brynne McGregor

Brynne is a Seattle-based writer, director, and animator. She holds an MFA in film production from The University of Texas at Austin and a BA in film studies and video art from The Ohio State University. Her work focuses on metacognition, linguistics, and memory through non-fiction and/or animated film. Brynne has published articles in Film […]

Lyall Bush

Lyall Bush is a writer, editor, teacher, producer, and former executive director of Richard Hugo House. From 2008 to 2015 he was executive director of Northwest Film Forum, Seattle’s premiere film arts center. Bush has written personal essays, feature essays, and reviews for a variety of publications, including The Iowa Review, Film Comment, MovieMaker, The […]

Alex Barsky

Alex Barsky is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on narrative animation and printmaking works. She has been working in New York animation for the past decade, and her animations have been screened at South by Southwest, Animation Nights New York, and Animation Block Party. She is co-founder of micropress @zinehug, an indie press publishing […]

Craig Downing

Craig Downing is an instructor of film who served as director of the film equipment department at Iceland’s Sagafilm. He has produced documentaries in regional hotspots, including Haiti and Central America. In addition to his documentary work, Downing has directed commercial content with Amazon, Lonely Planet, and The Discovery Channel. Working with nonprofits, Downing has […]

Charles Mudede

Charles Mudede is a Zimbabwean writer, filmmaker, cultural critic, and associate editor for The Stranger. In 2003, Mudede attended the Sundance Writers Lab. He wrote and co-edited Police Beat, which was selected for competition at Sundance; it is now in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art. His film, Zoo, screened at Sundance […]

Charles Poekel

Charlie is a writer, director, and non-fiction cinematographer. He began his career shooting and producing theatrical documentaries including “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead”, “Hey Bartender”, “Making the Boys”, “Fake It So Real” and others. His feature-length fiction debut, “Christmas, Again”, premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and went on to play at Sundance, the MoMA, and […]

Charles Sheaffer

Charles Sheaffer is a researcher and producer interested in the ever-changing relationship between globalization and cinematic storytelling. Sheaffer’s creative activities include narrative filmmaking and video essay production. Sheaffer’s scholarly writing has appeared in Postmodern Culture, and his current research explores classical tragedy and comedy as a means of mapping emergent developments in screen-based narrative. Sheaffer […]