Tai Uhlmann is the child of hippies who went on to become a filmmaker in New York City. After having children of her own she headed back home to Lund, British Columbia, “the end of the road” to raise her kids in nature. Tai has been working in the film and television industry for the past 15 years and has directed both short and feature length documentaries including the cult classic, “For The Love of Dolly”, about Dolly Parton’s most fervent fans. Her work has been screened internationally, is available on Netflix and has been written about in the New York Times, Variety, BUST Magazine, the Village Voice and the novel Starstruck.
In her career Tai Uhlmann has worked in virtually every sector of the film industry from commercials to feature films, from short documentary and dramatic films to series television and from industrial and corporate material to educational films and animation. Tai is a distinguished Visual Effects Producer and Post Production Supervisor having worked on films including Easy Rider, Raging Bulls (Cannes, BBC, Trio), The Kid Stays in the Picture (Sundance, HBO), Live From New York, the First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (NBC and Emmy Nomination), SNL in the ‘80s, 90’s and 2000’s (NBC), Crazy Love (Sundance, Magnolia Pictures), Mrs, Harris (HBO) and many more.
Raised in a house without a television, Theo Angell’s groundbreaking video art has been exhibited at Lincoln Center NY, MOMA NY, Anthology Film Archives NY, Istanbul Biennale, PICA, Hammer Museum LA, Pacific Film Archive, MassArt Film Society, The Museum of Jurassic Technology, DIA X Initiative NY and BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music).
Theo is a filmmaker, video artist, musician and radio show producer. His work has included animation, feature length films and live mobile video projections in both urban and rural settings. He has directed, shot and edited music videos, portraiture of both people and places and multi-channel gallery and museum installations. His talents earned him a slot in the Leonard Cohen “New Skin for the Old Ceremony” exhibition.
Heather Goodwillie received a BFA from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri/Kansas City, on scholarship, with a focus in dance performance and choreography. She was also summer residency recipient at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York, and went on to dance professionally with Wylliams Henry Contemporary Dance and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre in Los Angeles. Heather served on the board of directors of the Conservatory Dance Association, as vice president, then president, and as Chairman of the membership committee for the Dance Resource Center of Los Angeles. Her love and passion for movement and storytelling led her into a career in film; where she has worked for that past 16 years in post-production for feature and television. Since, her company, Sixteen19's inception, in 2009, Heather has been Director of Mobile Services: managing the movement and overseeing the installation of Avid editing equipment, worldwide for films shot on location, from Reykjavik to Dubai and everywhere in between. Heather also was the founder/owner/partner of Echo Park Curiosity Shop and Art Gallery. Echo Curio held revolving monthly art exhibits with weekly musical events, performances and lectures. Heather also is the mother of two children, who one day brought home a flyer about the Mobile Film Classroom workshop from the local library. Intrigued by the mobile film truck she signed her children up for the workshop and since then they have attended several different themed programs. Heather joined the Mobile Film Classroom Board of Directors to help the truck reach more children across the city and to broaden their education with hands on experience: writing a script, filming, then editing their own stories.
Claudia Medina began her career as a filmmaker sixteen years ago assisting acclaimed Canadian director Nettie Wild on her feature documentary "A Place Called Chiapas". Since then she has worked alongside a number of respected Canadian filmmakers as a writer, editor, production coordinator, field producer and shooter. Claudia has been the recipient of numerous awards from the Canada Council of the Arts and BC Arts Council for her short dramatic films she has written, produced and directed. For the past seven years she has also been collaborating with artists of different disciplines to design and mix live visual projections for performers throughout Canada and Europe. She also develops and implements curriculum for workshops that combine community development, conflict resolution and ecological awareness through filmmaking to diverse groups nationally and internationally. Claudia holds a master’s degree in Visual Culture from the University of Barcelona with a focus on visual culture and ecology. She is currently developing a long form documentary, "Future Is Now", as well as making short documentaries that give new perspective to the local socio cultural context of her current place of residence, Powell River, British Columbia.
Nathaniel Akin is the Creative Director at Oxen Media. Award winning director with work spanning film, television print and online. As a director at Global Mechanic he guided the production of commercial campaigns for a number of clients including Bell Mobility, Kelloggs, Bank of America, Converse and Nestle. He helped to create the first interactive campaign making use of YouTube's internal linking feature for Silk and developed custom pipelines for the production of animation in specific styles including 8-bit pixel, ASCII, cross stitch and white board.
Terry L Brown “The Amphibiographer”
Since minnows nibbled his toes as a toddler Terry L. Brown has been a lover of all things aquatic. He is known as “The Amphibiographer”, specializing in images which show both the underwater and above water worlds at the same time. An avid naturalist, with a passion for sharing the wonder of Life on Earth with others, Terry’s keen awareness of the world finds expression in photography, writing and storytelling. Video is a perfect way to blend all of these. Terry's favourite place to be is face down in the water . . . (while wearing a mask and snorkel)! He is submerged as often as possible going whisker to whisker with massive sea lions and coaxing tiny shy shrimp to pose while producing artistic and educational nature films, and working on way too many independent film ideas, http://Amphibiographer.TV