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Scott Williams has been a cinematographer and director in television and motion pictures for over twenty-five years. Recent credits include the TV series “Psych” and “Bates Motel”. He has also worked on a host of other projects, including: Kyle XY; Sons & Daughters; Just a Phase; and Three Moons Over Milford. A complete list of projects can be found on his IMDB page
Kaveh Askari is an associate professor, and the academic advisor for film studies, in the Department of English at Western Washington University. He teaches classes on silent cinema, global Hollywood, and cinemas of Iran and the Middle East. His work has appeared in Film History, Screen, Early Popular Visual Culture, and several edited collections, and he is currently at work on a book on early art cinema.
Dee Dee Chapman
Dee Dee Chapman has lived in Bellingham, Washington for five years alternating between full-time school and full-time work. As an employee at Film is Truth 24 Times a Second, the local video rental store downtown, she has been cultivating her knowledge of film as art form and entertainment. Her poems and short stories have been published in Whatcom Community College’s Noisy Water Review as well as local zines Northwest Alternative, Soularium and Your Hands, Your Mouth. One of her short stories was adapted for the award-winning horror short “I’m Gonna Eat Your Brains.”
An award-winning film writer/director, Brian started creating films at the age of fifteen and had his debut feature film in 1999 with “Counting Days,” which screened theatrically. Brian’s recent film projects include the epic-scaled, award-winning “Chapel Hill,” an American Civil War film. He recently garnered multiple awards including Best of Festival for his short film “In The Garden Growing.”
Brian also writes and directs for live theater and his productions have been seen by thousands of people. Brian taught “Advanced Feature Film Production Techniques” at the Northwest Film School and is frequently invited to speak at schools and Universities. He was recently honored to be Master of Ceremonies and moderator at the “Native Experience in Film Festival.” His current projects include “Spirit Water” and “Aquarianna”. His work can been seen at http://www.jetcityfilms.com
Val and Tay
Multiple-award-winning film-makers, inspirational story-tellers and invited TEDx speakers Tay and Val, are living examples of dreamers who left Singapore in March 2010 and cycled and travelled across the globe on project www.ibelievethatdreamscancometrue.com.
With the intention "One Dream Shared, Millions Inspired", their global movement of dreams inspiring dreams has engaged countless people at hundreds of events, and each person inspired and empowered – to do the things they truly want to do and be the person they truly want to be.
Some of their accolades include the New York Festivals Gold award, CINE Golden Eagle award and the Webby Awards (Oscars for the internet). They're currently working to inspire others to pursue their passion and follow their dreams through a multi-media book, full length documentary, workshops and public speaking.