We couldn't do this film challenge without this great field of women alumni of our high school media programs. Thank you for giving your time and expertise to this project.
Brittany Hammer, is a Seattle University graduate with dual degrees in film and philosophy. Currently she works as a Senior Technician in Seattle University’s Media Production Center, educating students in production. When she is not working, she is busy creating her own works of art for local film festivals and competitions.
Isabella Richter de Medeiros is a 19 year old Brazilian-American film student at Willamette University. Writing and directing her internationally recognized 2017 short film “Cheers and Queers” launched her into pursuing film as a career. She wants to continue to create queer content and make the world a better place, and inspire others to do so as well.
My name is Kendra Fowler. I attended the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California from 2008 to 2010. My major was in Screenwriting. I currently work for a marine biologist, for who I edit videos of her marine animals that she takes to conferences she attends. Of my own projects I am working on right now is a Feature length Fantasy/Horror treatment I wrote in an alumni workshop through my school. I am also working on revising my thesis horror screenplay called Hollow. Both screenplays I hope, when finished, to direct and produce myself.
Baylee Sinner has been working professionally in the film industry for over 8 years. Before graduating she got her film knowledge from working 4 different internships in the creative field, making her own films, and doing a summer session at USC. Since graduating, Baylee has worked for the Seattle Seahawks in their video department, worked at Vossler Media Group directing and writing commercials for brands like T-Mobile, Bing, Boeing, and more, and now works freelance as a writer/director. Her work can be seen here: https://bayleesinner.com
Hi my name is Veronica. I was introduced to video in middle school, just mainly as a hobby at first but soon I fell in love with it. As I grew up I soon decided that this is what I want to do with my life. I am currently in the process of going to school to get my degree in videography and working on building up my portfolio with some small projects here and there. Check out some of my work: http://veronicabravenersportfolio.weebly.com. I competed in this challenge the first two years and am really excited to see it grow and am thankful to be apart of the journey.
Natalya Truitt is a 2017 graduate from Mount Si High School and is currently attending George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon double majoring in Music Composition and Cinema. I grew up creating short videos and still have the love today which made Cinema sound like a good idea along with my love for music. This semester I have been involved the editor in creating three videos in my Intro to Video Production class.
Delaney's passion for digital storytelling started at Newport High School in the media production program, NTV. She continued to study at the University of Washington achieving an individualized, interdisciplinary degree known as CineMedia with a focus in film directing. Delaney is a freelancer in media production in a variety of capacities. From associate producing lifestyle pieces to copywriting for small businesses, current commercial work leads everywhere from the neighborhood pool to Los Angeles. Delaney also works to pull together local creatives for fashion and art focused work. delaneycerna.com
Hi! I'm Rachel! I am a sophomore at Azusa Pacific University working on my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Cinematic Production, and I am also minoring in psychology. I made two films this semester for my production two class, the first I wrote and directed, the second, I produced and edited. I work at the film equipment center at school and I am also a paid visual intern for the admissions office doing videography. Anyways check out some of my work RachelChristinephotography.weebly.com
Nikeesha Gooding graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 2015, having compiled over 40 hours of video work for the local channel (Wildcat TV) and gaining much of her knowledge in filmography and broadcasting throughout her high school career. She now attends the University of Washington, pursuing Cinema and Media Studies and a highly individualized degree in the Comparative History of Ideas program, where her thesis will revolve around the ways in which media and society interact and inform one another--especially through representation of marginalized people. She currently works as a photojournalist at the college's paper, The Daily, as well as a photographer for the school's student union building, and is a passionate cinephile who loves to over-analyze the many films she watches on a day-to-day basis. In the future, she hopes to pave her way into media as broadly as she can, as a creator or as a critic, and lessen the divide of representation and reality in popular media platforms