Chris produces and directs multi-media projects concerned with the human experience of the environment. His films as a producer, writer, and director include Dark Circle, a feature documentary, winner of a National Emmy Award and a Certificate of Special Merit from the Academy Awards documentary committee, Treasures of the Greenbelt and Secrets of the Bay, about San Francisco Bay and the surrounding open countryside. Tales of the San Joaquin – A River Journey about California’s Central Valley, nominated for the Pare Lorentz Award of the International Documentary Association and his work-in-progress Tulare, The Vanished Lake, reflect his recent focus on water issues and how they affect the environment.
Diana is a freelance curator, editor, and producer and the on-going director of the Screenwriting Program at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. She is the editor of Art/Women/California 1950-2000: Parallels and Intersections, published in 2004, by University of California Berkeley Press. She has been curator for contemporary art exhibitions for 40 years. She serves on the Boards of the SVCOW, the The Artists in Residence Program at Recology and the Conflict Awareness Project. She was the last president of the Film Arts Foundation.
Maureen Gosling has been a documentary filmmaker for more than forty years and is best known for her twenty-year collaboration with independent director, Les Blank. Gosling recently edited “Smokin’ Fish” by Luke Griswold-Tergis and Cory Mann.Gosling’s 16mm feature documentary Blossoms Of Fire, on the legendary Zapotecs of southern Oaxaca, Mexico, won the Coral Award for Best Foreign Documentary at the Havana International Film Festival. Gosling’s current projects are: “This Ain’t No Mouse Music: The Story of Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records,” with Chris Simon and “Bamako Chic: Threads of Power, Color and Culture,” with Maxine Downs.
Sound designer, composer, engineer and technical producer, Jim works in collaboration with playwrights, radio producers, filmmakers, performance artists and product designers. His experience includes mixing and sound design for stage, dance, feature films, national broadcast television, radio, commercial and drama, research and production for interactive media. Most recent works for radio include Ferlinghetti; Open Eye, Open Mind with Bay Area Drama Drama, and the Kitchen Sisters The Hidden World of Girls for NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. For video; Chrysopylae an installation by Doug Hall with cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, Lou Harrion: A World of Music by Eva Soltes, Venice Under Water by Chip Lord, and 1 Plus 1 Plus 1 – Sympathy for the Decay by Ilppo Pohjola including a live performance with Pekka Lappi. Recent feature films include Roman Coppola’s A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, and Hog’s Tooth by Olek Lyzwanski. Interactive work includes sonicification of Facebook and a six screen and speaker App, Walk-In Theater for iPad by Rachel Strickland and Eric Gould Bear.
Jacob Bloomfield-Misrach (b. 1981), started music conservatory at the age of 10 in Berkeley Ca. From there he continued a path of musical study and professional performance until completing a dual degree at NYU for Classical Clarinet & Jazz Guitar Performance. After school he entered the world of film as a sound engineer and composer, leading him to mix, design and compose for dozens of films. Some highlights include original scores for full length features; The Long Shadow, The Death of Ethan Rice, Chasing Portraits, Your Story Is Making You Sick, Evolutionary Blues, as well as shorts International Women's Awareness via Planned Parenthood, Sensatori Resorts, The Ranch, Spex and numerous others. Jacob resides in California, running his post production company IMRSV Sound, scoring films, and spending time with his family.
Alicia Jolly is a recent graduate from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with degrees in Environmental Studies and Economics. She led a project to light the UCSC Arboretum entirely with solar energy, and is passionate about conservation and zero waste, having also been a part of a grass roots campaign to encourage the ban of single use plastic bags in California, a law that was subsequently passed in 2016. She was also responsible for co-leading the creation of a yoga and ethnobotany experience series held at the UCSC Arboretum, fulfilling her desire to bring mind, body and spirit healing practices to students and staff of the University at no charge. This is her breakout role in the film industry, and Alicia is excited to lend her grant writing and organizational experience to her first film project, which falls directly in line with environmental concerns she is passionate about. She is currently lending her skills in copyright permissions procurement, distribution management and film promotion.
Outreach media director
Shane Watson is a Student Academy Award-nominated filmmaker specializing in writing, directing and editing. He received an MFA in Film from California College of the Arts (CCA). Shane’s films have screened at Indie Memphis, Flickerfest (Sydney, Australia), Frameline, Damn These Heels, with more announcements coming. He manages social media visibility and newsletter updates for Once Was Water.