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Daniel Hoyos is an indie film producer and new director of the popular Seattle Shorts Film Festival now in it’s 4th year. After graduating with a degree in film and communications in 2009, Daniel got his first job working for the nationally syndicated TV Show “Biz Kids” on PBS, as a production assistant. The following year, he got hired at the international film festival “National Film Festival for Talented Youth” as the submissions and programming intern. Since then, he worked at the “Children’s Film Festival of Seattle” where he helped program the week long 2011 festival, at the Northwest Film Forum.
In 2012, his short film “Play for Me” won best cinematography at the 2012 Sierra Canyon Film Festival in Hollywood. That same year, Daniel produced “No One Knows." The two lead child actors -- Sami Isler and Caleb Barwick -- went on to star in NBC's "Sean Saves the World," and Lifetime's "Army Wives." The film was accepted into 18 film festivals and will premiere on the Shorts HD Network, part of Direct TV, later this year. Daniel is also the film editor at the national magazine "I Am Entertainment."
In December 2013, Daniel became the festival director of the Seattle Shorts Film Festival after taking over from the founder of who retired in 2012.
The Seattle Shorts Film Festival begins November 15th at SIFF Film Center. This year, 28 filmmakers are expected to attend from across the country, along with special guest speaker sag-actress Venus Demilo Thomas from Nickelodeon's "Salute Your Shorts."
Some of the films Daniel will be discussing are "A Fish Tale," "Lunch," "The First Hope," "Water, Ice, Snow" and "The Father."
Jack Thomas Smith is a feature film director, writer, and producer. His new feature film "Infliction" is available now in the U.S. and Canada on DVD, VOD, and Digital HD by Virgil Films & Entertainment, which is the company that distributed "Supersize Me." Earlier this year, “Infliction” opened in select theaters. Additional screenings have been scheduled this summer and fall due to demand.
His last film, "Disorder", which he wrote, produced, and directed, was released by Universal on DVD and Warner Brothers on VOD & PPV. It also screened at Cannes and the Raindance Film Festival in London.
Rick Vaicius is director and founder of Flyway Film Festival, Wisconsin's bluff premier destination for independent film as noted by Emmy award-winning blogger Scott W. Smith “ … a festival that should be on your radar”. Founded in 2008 Vaicius has created a standout, intimate and high-quality annual festival. Over the past four years, Flyway has brought over 80 filmmakers into the local community. In addition to screening remarkable films, it has become a unique venue for filmmakers to network and discuss projects and the "state of the industry" in the film world. Vaicius has already persuaded some top film industry talent to appear. The 7th Annual Flyway Film Festival begins Thursday October 23-26, 2014 in Pepin and Stockholm, Wisconsin. This year promises to be its most exciting to-date.
For festival line up and panels go to flywayfilmfestival.org and check it out!
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NWP welcomes Daniel Hoyos, Direcor of the Seattle Shorts Film Festival
The 4th annual Seattle Shorts Film Festival will bring another round of outstanding short films and filmmakers to Seattle this November including including: The Lord of Catan, featuring Amy Acker and Fran Kranz (stars in Joss Whedon’s 2013 Much Ado About Nothing); The Hero Pose, shot in Washington by local filmmaker Mischa Jakupcak and staring Nikki Hahn and Chaske Spencer (Winter in he Blood and Twilight); The Wood House, featuring Alicia Goranson of Roseanne and Boys Don’t Cry. Actress Venus DeMilio Thomas will be joining us from Los Angeles November 15th for a one night conversation about working professionally in the entertainment industry! http://seattleshort.org
Seattle Shorts held its first annual film festival in November 2011 to sold out audiences. The goal was and is to bring Seattle film lovers the very best of short films from around the globe. At the Seattle Shorts we have just one criteria in mind, finding brilliant short films and bringing them to Seattle audiences.
Their focus is featuring the artistry of independent film making by searching for the most extraordinary short films. http://facebook.com/northwestprime http://audibletrial.com/northwestprime Free Trial FIRST BOOK FREE are audio books right for you?
Jack Thomas Smith is a feature film director, writer, and producer. His new horror feature film "Infliction" is available now in the U.S. and Canada on DVD, VOD, and Digital HD by Virgil Films & Entertainment, which is the company that distributed "Supersize Me."
Earlier this year, “Infliction” opened in select theaters. Additional screenings have been scheduled this summer and fall due to demand. His last film, "Disorder", which he wrote, produced, and directed, was released by Universal on DVD and Warner Brothers on VOD & PPV. It also screened at Cannes and the Raindance Film Festival in London. Jack is a member of the Horror Writer's Association.
Nicholas Henderson is an Art Directors' Guild 'Excellence in Production Design' winning feature film art director/set designer and trained architect. Nicholas has worked within the design teams of award winning buildings, four television dramas, 'The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley' theme park in Orlando, Florida, ten live action features and three animated features within the UK and the United States. Between 2008 and 2010, Nicholas worked on 'Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2', (both nominated for the art direction Academy Award) on which he worked as art director for the destruction of Hogwarts alongside three time Academy Award winner Stuart Craig. In addition, Nicholas won the 'Excellence in Production Design' award at the 2012 Art Directors' Guild annual awards for his work on these films. In addition, Nicholas' has designed a Philadelphia project tower block under attack from zombies in Marc Forster's thriller 'World War Z' working alongside Production Designer Nigel Phelps, the bridge interior of the 'Nostromo' spaceship in Ridley Scott's sci-fi 'Prometheus' working alongside Oscar nominated Production Designer Arthur Max, 19th century victorian London interiors in Guy Ritchie's 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' alongside Oscar nominated Production Designer Sarah Greenwood, and a Greek Village in 'Mamma Mia' working alongside Production Designer Maria Djurkovic. Nicholas designs by hand on a drawing board and with Vectorworks CAD for 2D set drawings and with Autodesk Maya for all digital environments.Since 2012, Nicholas has worked as an in-house visual development artist at Dreamworks Animation in San Francisco, California working in the world of animated films. You can email your questions to email@example.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film
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