Workshop: Measuring the Impact of Doc Films. SRFF 2018
Measuring the Impact of Documentary Films
When: March 22. 1:00 PM
Where: Cinema Village
Drobac Diagne - Artistic Director and Co-Founder Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival
Alexandra is the artistic director and co-founder of the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival. Before founding the festival, Alexandra was an art historian who worked in the Los Angeles film industry for 15 years and assisted in the founding of Lightstorm Entertainment. She also serves as a judge for the Greater Philadelphia Film Office’s annual “Set in Philadelphia” screenwriting competition.
Lauren Brady - Producer
A Denver native, Lauren graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She produced “Jane Wants a Boyfriend” (dir. William C. Sullivan, starring Eliza Dushku and Louisa Krause), “Live Cargo” (dir. Logan Sandler, starring Keith Stanfield and Dree Hemingway), and is a Co-Producer on “Women Who K*ll,” which took home the Jury Award for Best Screenplay at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. She is currently a Creative Producer at Vox Media’s in-house branded and sponsored content studio.
Clarinda Mac Low - Executive Director Culture Push
Clarinda Mac Low started out working in dance and molecular biology and now creates participatory installations and events that investigate social constructs and corporeal experience. She is Executive Director of Culture Push, an experimental organization that links artistic practice, social justice, and civic engagement, and a medical journalist specializing in HIV/AIDS. Grants and honors include a BAX Award in 2004, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant, 2007 and a 2010 Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art grant. Mac Low holds a BA, double major in Dance and Molecular Biology, from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Digital and Interdisciplinary Arts Practice from CCNY-CUNY. clarindamaclow.com
Christie Marchese - Founder and CEO of Picture Motion
Founder and CEO of Picture Motion, Christie leads a team in developing grassroots marketing and social action campaigns for films. Working with filmmakers, distributors, brands, and NGOs with stories that have the potential to inspire action, Picture Motion educates and inspires audiences to think critically, take action and drive lasting change. Recent projects include Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next, Katie Couric’s Fed Up and Under the Gun, Shonda Rhimes and Norman Lear’s America Divided, Dick’s Sporting Goods’ Keepers of the Game, Whole Foods Markets’ At the Fork, Discovery’s Racing Extinction, The Weinstein Co’s BULLY and Fruitvale Station, and JR’s Ellis.
Davar Ardalan is director of Storytelling and Engagement at SecondMuse with extensive expertise in social engagement and new technologies. She has designed and implemented an immersive storytelling project around healthy eating in Tonga and Fiji funded by the innovation Xchange of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She is an award-winning journalist for over two decades at NPR News. Ardalan is a contributor to HuffPost, co-chairs the Stories and Audiences Committee of the VR/AR Association, and has been recognized with a 2017 NASA Team Leadership award for Space Apps, a Gracie Award from the American Women in Radio and Television and a shout-out in the popular comic strip Zippy.
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