2013 BxNF Special Guests
Buffalo born actress and film-maker appearing in many films and tv shows such as American Reunion, NCIS: Los Angeles, Days of our Lives, How I Met Your Mother, Glee, and Seven Pounds with Will Smith.
John J. Fink is a Pompton Lakes, NJ and Buffalo, NY based film, video and media maker, and a current MFA Candidate in the Department of Media Study, SUNY University at Buffalo. His work and research explore the connection between biography and geography and its manifestation in cinema including experimental and narrative film.
A filmmaker, writer and artist, Garrett Gilchrist (USC Cinema-Television ’04) has been researching, collecting and restoring the animated work of Richard Williams since 2006, when he first released his critically acclaimed restoration The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut. A regular writer for Cinemontage (The Editors Guild Magazine), he has directed feature films (like 2007′s Shamelessly), and is working on his second novel.
Raymond Guarnieri relocated to NYC in fall 2008 from Buffalo, NY, to attend The American Academy of Dramatic Arts where he received an AOS. After successfully landing professional work as an actor he discovered a passion for the entire process of filmmaking and founded Better Stir Fry Productions.
Austin P McLoughlin and Mary Beth Murray have a keen interest in telling stories through film. They are the recent founders of Sunlit Bridge, a film production company that aims to tell the stories of an under served community. Both graduated from SUNY College at Buffalo, Austin with a broadcasting degree and Mary Beth with a BA in Public Communication. They are interested in investing their creative resources to support the community in which they live.
Julia has associate produced, assistant edited, and post-production supervised a wide range of documentaries including the multi award-winning Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy about two women with disabilities determined to live independently and the acclaimed short film Girls of Daraja about the first free secondary school for girls in Kenya. Julia has also edited many DVD and web projects.
DAVE DANESH, KATE KRESSMANN-KEHOE and SEAN DONNELLY
Producers of Comfort Zone
Oct 5, 10am, The Screening Room
Additional Special Guests:
(Appearing at the Made in Buffalo Documentaries screening)
2013 BxNF Musicians: