FILM PIN STORIES
Silas Howard: I never thought my Transness would be an asset in this industry.
Silas Howard is an award-winning director, writer, and producer focused on telling honest, narratives filled with groundbreaking characters. He has directed on tv shows such as Pose, Dickinson and Transparent.
Charlotte Kennett: I've found my voice in making LGBTQ+ content alongside my community
Charlotte Kennett is a queer director and writer originally from a small mountain town of 2,000 people who often finds herself writing and directing female and queer centric projects with dark comedic undertones.
Alden Peters: Representation Should Be Unapologetic
Alden Peters is a queer writer, director, editor, and VFX artist whose films have won awards at film festivals around the world.
Jardley Jean-Louis: Find the community that resonates with your identities
Jardley Jean-Louis is an NYC born artist, animator, filmmaker and occasional art director living and working in Queens, NYC. They specialize in character-driven illustrations, animations, and films with a focus on under-represented narratives.
Noah Lang: Collect your strengths and weaknesses through experience.
Noah is an independent producer based in Los Angeles. Features he's produced have played festivals including SXSW, Tribeca, LAFF and has been distributed by partners such as Netflix, Hulu, DirectTV and Vertical Entertainment.
Jacob Bogatin: Collaboration is what makes all the moving pieces come together
Jacob is a New York based gaffer, electric and grip and works on a wide variety of commercial, documentary, and narrative projects.
Shomi Patwary: Camaraderie means everything
Director Shomi Patwary is a Bengali American filmmaker, and co-founder of the creative collective Illusive Media based out of New Jersey.
Idil Ibrahim: Community Is the backbone to great cinema
Writer/Director/Producer Idil Ibrahim discusses her favorite on-set story and advice for future filmmakers.
Jonathan Bregel: Community is everything to me
Jonathan Bregel is a multidisciplinary filmmaker whose ambition is to create films comes from a love for the creative process and empowering others throughout that process.
Danny Firpo: Never Stop Learning
Creative Technologist Danny Firpo discusses what inspires him to create immersive worlds, characters and stories.
Dan Fusselman: Be eager to learn and don't be a jerk
Filmmaker Dan Fusselman talks about how he got into filmmaking and the the film scene in Phoenix.
Anu Valia: Be grateful, and don't take no for an answer
Anu Valia is a writer/director who's award-winning short films have screened across the world.