Please Welcome 2013′s CineSLAM Participants on Board Pride of the Ocean

The CineSLAM class of 2013 has been chosen!

This year CineSLAM is pleased to announce that with an increase in funding from our granting sources, the 2013 class of participants has been expanded. “We are thrilled with this continued support from our funders,” said John Scagliotti, Program Director, in announcing the selections. Fourteen talented filmmakers have been invited to workshop their film projects during the Pride of the Ocean Film Festival taking place on the Norwegian Pearl this summer.”

Films from many of the filmmakers at the workshops will be seen at the CineSLAM Film Festival of shorts in Vermont (June 22, 2013)… more details of the films and schedule will be released closer to the film festival date.

CineSLAM workshops are sponsored by the Center for Independent Documentary and Executive Director Susi Walsh is the facilitator on board the ship.

The Kopkind Colony sponsors the festival in Vermont.

Meet Our 2013 CineSLAM Participants

Sam Berliner from Berkeley CA was recently selected as the Festival Director and Programmer for Seattle’s Translations Film Festival. Mr. Berliner is the director of the animated documentary web series, “Dating Sucks: A Genderqueer Misadventure“.
Jon Bryant Crawford, a Southern California filmmaker and winner of the Vermont Bear Film Festival’s PAW award for his film, “Foot Soldier” recently produced the film, “Dog Meets Goose“, about a troubled teen seeking help from his neighbor, who has a secret.
Heath Daniels wrote, produced, and stars in the film, “Go Go Reject“, set in his native Southern California, about a frozen yogurt shop employee who meets with unexpected rejection. Heath is in the process of writing a feature length film script and developing a web series.
Sean Devaney, a filmmaker from Brooklyn NY, is putting the finishing touches on his latest film, “Bare“, about the fear, paranoia, and confusion that ensues when Aaron discovers his roommate’s HIV medication.
Elizabeth Ellis, from Bainbridge Island WA, produced the web series, “Wrecked“, where terrible life decisions force a television writer from Los Angeles to move in with her brother in Seattle.
Bryan Horch, who is based in Massachusetts, has made films and interactive media to educate, entertain and effect social change. In his latest film, “Spooners“, Nelson becomes an unwitting spectacle for a throng of captivated suburban shoppers while shopping for a new mattress.
Becky-Lane2Becky Lane filmed the pilot for her web series inspired by lesbian pulp fiction novels of the 1950′s in the Ithaca bar of the same name, “The Chanticleer“. Becky is an independent filmmaker and founder of Nice Girl Films.
Lieberman-Viridiana Viridiana Lieberman is a filmmaker, writer and radio host out of South Florida who produced, “Behind the Octagon“, which follows a lesbian stage musical on its hopeful journey to Broadway.
Matthew Moore‘s film, “Seamless” began as a hilarious conversation about a young bellman’s uniform malfunction during last year’s Pride of the Ocean cruise. Matthew is the artistic director and founder ofImprov for the People, a Los Angeles improvisation studio for actors and non-actors.
Jonathan Skurnik is a Los Angeles based documentary producer, director and cinematographer whose film, “Becoming Johanna” tells the story of a transgender teenager who risks losing everything in order to stay true to herself.
Ryan Steele stars in “Woof” a recent episode of “The Ryan Steele Show“, a Vancouver based sketch comedy web series that he also wrote, directed, and produced.
Adriana-TorresAdriana Torres is finishing up her original lesbian science fiction feature, “GuardianShip“. When not writing and producing her own work, Adrianna works extensively in television and film in Los Angeles.
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