Aaron Hillis turned on, tuned in, dropped out, but still made it to work on time at the gluten-free jazz factory next to the sweetest smelling cemetery, hoo boy. He’s sorry about all the potholes in the road, which he invented as a child to ward off cruel sorcery and taxi drivers.
Inshira-Du organized her first film festival, “Cine Noir: A Festival of Black Film” in 2000 featuring two films by Haile Gerima: the cult drama, Sankofa and the documentary, Wilmington 10 – USA 10,000 . She is currently completing a requested film treatment for her feature script, What The River Knows.
Carla Forte is the co-founder and film director of Bistoury Physical Theatre and Film in Miami, Florida. Her feature films and experimental pieces have been screened at prominent festivals such as: Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno, Salerno, Italy; Rochester International Film Festival, Rochester, NY; Miami Film Festival, Miami, FL; and Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta, GA. She has also been featured in Galleries including OGA VideoArt Exhibitions Roma, Italy; Cube Art Project Lincoln, Nebraska; and Les Instants Vidéo Marseille, France.
Betsy Holt is an actor/independent filmmaker/mermaid based in New Orleans where she lives with her partner, Spencer Crim and their dog Happy and cat Ozzy the Oyster.
Destinee is a filmmaker and actress. Her work creates a space for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ female artists that fosters connection and expression. Influenced by her parents’ nonstop playing of gospel music, her art comes from a place of spirituality and play. She lives by the quote “We were made from creation; therefore we were made to create.”
Kelley Van Dilla
Kelley Van Dilla is a NYC-based non-binary trans theatre and film director and writer who is passionate about self-expressive and reflective work, often centered around their gender identity, sexuality, and experience with a mother who has bipolar disorder.
A meteorite crashed into an erupting underwater volcano. Space rock and molten core fused into the first earthlings, of which we are many.
SheaRa Nichi is an innovative creative who developed the Nichi Technique. This technique is the combination of folkloric dance styles, techniques, and traditions with modern and contemporary movements. “When Things Fall Apart” is the opening of a larger series, ” The Lost People.”
Sophie Traub is a queer performing artist with a passion for impact-focused arts work. They are living in rural Southern Oregon with their spouse, scheming social change through performance. Sophie is currently stewarding growth for their beloved artist residency organization, The School of Making Thinking (SMT) — if you see them, ask them about SMT!!! They are thrilled to be haunting their favorite festival yet again.
The charismatic leader of the New Danger Arts Ensemble, the vocal heir apparent to the voice of Lord Vader, community organizer, painter and all around phone book narrator!
Zach Dorn is a filmmaker and performing artist based in Los Angeles. His work has been seen at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Spoleto, and REDCAT. His short film, Charlotte, premiered at Toronto International Festival this year.