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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 […]

Joe Guppy

Joe Guppy is a journalist, comedy writer for stage and television, and memoirist. He is a founding member of The Off the Wall Players, one of Seattle’s first improvisation and comedy troupes. The group created twenty original stage productions, featuring scripted comedy and improvisation. Guppy is also a former head writer and cast member for […]

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 […]

Steve Peters

Steve Peters composes music and sound for concerts, recordings, installations, public places, dance & theater, radio, and moving images. His work is often site-based, combining location sound with voices, instruments, electronics, and found or natural objects. He performs with the Seattle Phonographers Union and is a frequent collaborator across disciplines. His film credits include scoring […]

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 […]