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Donna W. Guthrie

 

Donna W. Guthrie, is the author of more than twenty award-winning books for children. Donna has taught kindergarten through fifth grade in both public and private schools in Pennsylvania and Colorado and is a visiting professor at Colorado College where she teaches children’s writing.

Her picture book, The Witch Who Lives Down the Hall (Harcourt Brace, 1985) was a Literary Guild and Book of the Month Club selection and was included in the School Library Journal’s Best Books for Children. Nobiah’s Well (Ideals Publishing, 1990) was also a Book of the Month Club selection and received the Parents Prize from Parents Magazine for the Very Best for the Very Young. Her middle grade fiction novel, Frankie Murphy’s Kiss List (Simon and Schuster, 1995), earned enthusiastic reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal.

 She founded Kids Corner, Ltd., an independent audiovisual company producing films to educate children about medical, health and family issues. She established the firm in 1980; ten years later she sold the company to Myers Broadcasting Company. In January 2006, she received her Masters in Fine Arts degree in Children’s and Young Adult Writing at Vermont College in Montpelier, Vermont. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and The Dramatists Guild. Donna is co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival and The Six Women Playwriting Festival, both of which are held each year in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is currently working on a short film THE WEDDING GOWN, One Day, One Dream, One Dress.

Erin Hudson

Erin Hudson is passionate about sharing stories with depth, dignity and respect. She works as an independent director, producer, editor and cinematographer. Hudson’s documentaries have screened at festivals worldwide and have garnered such awards as a Student Academy Award, an International Documentary Association David L. Wolper Award, and a New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase Audience Favorite.

Erin is also committed to film and video education. She’s taught college level courses for over five years and is a core artist with the community arts organization, Littleglobe.       Erin completed her MA in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford University and her BA from Colorado College.

Michelle Ikemoto

Michelle

Michelle Ikemoto is a graduating student of San Jose State University’s Animation/Illustration program. She began drawing at a young age and consumed any cartoons she could get her hands on, carrying her dream of being part of the animation industry from childhood into college. She’s also fond of musicals and cultivating her comic book collection. During her studies, she collaborated with faculty and peers to animate on a variety of independent films, and directed her first film Tule Lake in her last year. Michelle is currently working to become a professional animator, with an interest in storyboarding.

[Contact:  michelle.ikemoto@gmail.com | Web: michelleikemoto.blogspot.com]

Jason Wong

Jason Wong is from Sacramento, California and is completing his final year at San Jose State to achieve a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts for animation. He has worked on many award winning short films while he has attended school. His other interests include Hip-Hop and R&B, sports and cooking.

 

 

Ishmael Hoover

Ishmael Hoover is a concept artist from San Jose, California that graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis on illustration. He has worked on a number of award winning animated shorts during his years at school. He loves science, history and mythology and incorporating topics of intrigue into his art.

Colin Guthrie

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 Colin Guthrie works as an independent sound/picture editor and engineer in Berkeley, CA.  Colin has worked for American Zoetrope since 2008 on several feature films in a variety of capacities including Post Production Supervisor, Assistant Editor and Sound Recordistd.  Most recently Colin continued his work as an Internal Editor at Apple Inc. helping to develop Final Cut X.

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