Category Archives: director

Director Biography – Thomas B Draudt (THE HUSTLE IS REAL)

Thomas has been making short films since the early 1980’s. An EMMY award winning producer and 3-time EMMY nominated director, Thomas brings a deep toolbox to every project he’s involved in. “I’ve been at this for a long time and … Continue reading

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HIGHLIGHTS – MARCH 2020 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS: BEST FILM: JUST ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL FAMILY BEST PERFORMANCES: UNDERMINE BENEATH CANADA’S GHOST TOWNS BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: BEYOND THE GUN BEST MUSIC: THE STORY OF PEMA Theme of night: Transformation of societies NOTE: Festival took place right before the … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Laurie Little, Justin T. Jones (TOTALITE)

Originally from Canada, Laurie Little is a Chicago based filmmaker, digital artist, colorist, photographer and educator. Her award-winning films have screened in festivals and exhibitions worldwide and her observational documentaries and short fiction films inspire dialogue, advocacy, and action. Laurie’s … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Dave Tourjé, Christopher Sibley (CRAZY WORLD AIN’T IT)

Born in 1960 and raised in NELA (Glassell Park, Highland Park, Eagle Rock), Tourjés work is a reflection of the multi-cultural DIY sensibilities of NELA. His work is known as a contemporary hybrid of low and high art, reflecting his … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Claire Downey, Taylor Autumn Herndon, Tessa Lawrence (&YOU)

Tessa Lawrence is a media arts and anthropology major at James Madison University. Her interests in cultural research and advocacy have inspired her passion for film, where she strives to inspire conversation through storytelling. Taylor Autumn Herndon is a senior … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Martin Buzora (THE STORY OF PEMA)

Martin Buzora is a CSA nominated Director/Cinematographer working around the globe. His latest series “Kenya Wildlife Diaries” (2016) chronicled some of the most important conservation and anti-poaching work in East Africa, and was nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards for … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Katherine and Nick North (JUST ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL FAMILY)

First-time filmmakers Katherine and Nick fell in love, turned their worlds upside down, and lived to tell about it. Their first joint project is this personal documentary about how they fell in love, became a blended family with FIVE kids, … Continue reading

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