Algeri is a senior
producer responsible for production, acquisition, and business development
at iCAST Movies and the co-founder
of Shortbuzz, an independent
cinema website. Algeri spent several years at print publications such
as InStyle, Vogue, Saveur and Playboy.
Algeri is a graduate of American University.
Cantu is a co-founder
of Can-Do-Home Productions and earned undergraduate degrees in mechanical
engineering and literature at MIT in June 2000.Cantu makes his directorial
debut with Earthen Vessels.
the D.FILM Digital Film Festival
in 1997 and was a founder of the original Low Res Film Festival
begun in San Francisco in 1994. Cheever started D.FILM with three
of Low Res' four founders. Before Low Res, Cheever worked for traditional
media companies ABC News and Paramount Pictures in New York, and
software startups Digital Pictures, Rocket Science Games and Segasoft
in San Francisco. Cheever recently completed editing the first-ever
anthology of writings on digital filmmaking, which will be published
by MIT Press in 2001.
Alex Chisholm is the communications
and development officer for MIT's Comparative Media Studies program
and co-founder of Can-Do-Home Productions, an independent transmedia
storytelling company that will soon release Earthen Vessels,
its first film. Chisholm earned his B.S. in general studies from
Constant is currently
completing Destroying America, a skateboarding film shot
in 35mm and edited in a bedroom. He is also a producer of the D.Film
Digital Film Festival and co-editor (with Bart Cheever) of a
forthcoming MIT Press anthology on digital cinema. Constant developed
the cdmedia.studio at
the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, a project that enables
kids to produce their own digital films and websites. Constant has
also worked as a videogame journalist and editor of
Tips & Tricks a videogame tips magazine.
Cynthia Conti, a second-year graduate
student in MIT's Comparative Media Studies program, has just finished
co-authoring a book, Building a Home Movie Studio and Getting
Your Films Online (Billboard Books, 2001). She is also director
of photography and editor for the Immigrant Voices Documentary
Project. She previously worked in film distribution and publicity
at Fanlight Productions.
Marc Forster's first feature, Loungers,
won the Slamdance Film Festival,
opening the door for him to direct last year's Everything Put
Together. Forster has directed and produced domestic and European
television documentaries including Silent Windows, about
teenage suicide. Forster, born in Switzerland, attended film school
at New York University.
Vilma Gregoropoulos, a graduate
of Emerson College, has worked as a director of photography, screenwriter,
and producer. Gregoropoulos joined the National Association of Broadcast
Employees and Technicians in 1984 and worked to unionize the film
community in Boston. Her feature film, Could Be Worse!, co-written
with director Zach Stratis, premiered at this year's Sundance Film
Festival and is slated for theatrical release. She also shot Dragonflies,
The Baby Cries for director Jane Gillooli and has done work
for American Playhouse.
Ishizuka is the director of the Media Arts Center, a new state-of-the-art
digital media production unit of the Japanese American National
Museum, and was recently appointed to the National Film Preservation
Board. A long-time advocate of the cultural and historical significance
of amateur film, Ishizuka has produced and written three award-winning
productions specifically featuring home movies. She was instrumental
in getting one home movie, filmed at the World War II U.S. detention
camp at Topaz, Utah, named to the National Film Registry.
Henry Jenkins is the director of the
MIT Comparative Media Studies program and is the Ann Fetter Friedlaender
Professor of Humanities. Starting in January, he will be writing
a regular column in Technology Review focused on the intersection
between culture and technology. He is the author or editor of seven
books on various aspects of media and popular culture, including
Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture,
which documented grassroots cultural production.
Juhasz, an associate professor of media studies at Pitzer College,
has produced a three-part documentary on feminist film and video history
called Women of
Vision . She also produced the narrative film Watermelon
Woman, which aired on the Sundance and BET television channels,
and Bad Bosses Go to Hell, currently airing on the Atom
Films Web site. She is currently completing two digital documentaries,
In the Mix: Artists, Activists and Inmates in Collaboration and