Director Biography – Haddon Kime (LAG: A ZOOMSICAL COMEDY)

Haddon is both a performing songwriter and composer. He currently lives in Atlanta with his wife and daughter. He is making his directorial debut with “Lag: A Zoomsical Comedy.” From the Mauretanien rhythms and instrumentation of the award-winning short film “Trail of Hope”, to the Celtic Rock Pop and Soul based songs of “The Snow… Continue reading Director Biography – Haddon Kime (LAG: A ZOOMSICAL COMEDY)

Director Biography – Dimegaz (ROCK COUNTRY)

Janire Etxabe since an early age has been climbing “dressed in white” mountains, almost always her rope as a her companion. Her passions being rocks and rope, she spends most of her time climbing and dancind with her rope. Although for years she has received classes in flamenco and stylized dance, since 2017 she has… Continue reading Director Biography – Dimegaz (ROCK COUNTRY)

Director Biography – Xueyan Wang (GAKU)

Xueyan Wang is a 2D and stop motion animator based in Brooklyn, NY. They work with analogue materials, primarily dry media (charcoal, pen, conte) and clay. They received their MFA degree in animation from Pratt Institute in 2020 with partial scholarship. Blending their fine art background in drawing into animated filmmaking, Xueyan creates music-driven impressionistic… Continue reading Director Biography – Xueyan Wang (GAKU)

Director Biography – Andreas John (FORGET ME NOT)

I am a contemplative artist, inviting the work in my hands to move through me. I co-create with landscape, environment, the elements, and all aspects of nature as a sculptor, photographer and film maker. Director Statement Forget Me Not was filmed solo, improvised, in one location over the course of 2 consecutive evenings. There was… Continue reading Director Biography – Andreas John (FORGET ME NOT)

Director Biography – Thibault Chollet (THE DREAM OF B. SOARES)

Born in 1987 in Dijon. He graduated a Master degree in Cinema in Lyon in 2011. He made his first animated short film during his studies. Since he works as assistant director on the animated tv series Stinky Dog. The dream of B. Soares is his third film and his second collaboration with GASP! FILMOGRAPHY… Continue reading Director Biography – Thibault Chollet (THE DREAM OF B. SOARES)

Director Biography – Jennifer Akalina Petuch, Annali Rose (LIMINALITY)

Jennifer A. Petuch is currently Adjunct Faculty and Staff at Florida State University’s School of Dance. Originally from West Palm Beach, Florida, she trained for fourteen years at the Academy of Ballet Florida and performed in professional ballets with the Company of Ballet Florida in pieces such as Marie Hale’s “The Nutcracker”, “Romeo and Juliet”,… Continue reading Director Biography – Jennifer Akalina Petuch, Annali Rose (LIMINALITY)

Director Biography – Michelle Brand (SYNCHRONICITY)

Michelle Brand is a London based German-English, Animator- Filmmaker and Sound Designer, who enjoys cross-combining all kinds of things and media. She studied animation at the University for Creative Arts in Farnham, UK, and completed her Animation MA at the Royal College of Arts in 2019. Throughout her work, she plays with many different visual… Continue reading Director Biography – Michelle Brand (SYNCHRONICITY)

Director Biography – Jennifer Paterson, Lewis Gourlay, Abby Warrilow (FLOOR FALLS)

Jennifer Paterson is Artistic Director of All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre, Scotland’s leading aerial dance company. Her first experience in dance for screen was as a performer in Katrina McPherson’s Moment. She has since forged a career as an aerial and dance performer, choreographer and director, helping to build the aerial scene in Scotland.… Continue reading Director Biography – Jennifer Paterson, Lewis Gourlay, Abby Warrilow (FLOOR FALLS)

Director Biography – Thomas Freundlich (COLD STORAGE)

Thomas Freundlich is one of the leading practitioners in Finland’s vibrantly growing independent dance film scene. Mr. Freundlich’s work ranges from dance shorts, documentary work, performance videography and 3D projects to music videos and projection design for the stage. His work has been seen at dozens of film festivals worldwide as well as broadcast TV… Continue reading Director Biography – Thomas Freundlich (COLD STORAGE)

Director Biography – Katerina Giannakopoulou (PANDEMIA)

  Director Statement I have been directing my own multidisciplinary projects since 2017. I combine modern dance with flamenco and dance theatre while using complex rhythms, sounds and music from all over the world to create innovative performances. Within 5 weeks Pandemia was honoured 6 times in the categories of BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM, BEST MUSIC… Continue reading Director Biography – Katerina Giannakopoulou (PANDEMIA)