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Ralph Beas (Mentor)

Ralph Beas teaches Digital Imaging, Graphic Design, MultiMedia and Photography at San Fernando High School. He loves filmmaking and would like to include more Film/Video into his curriculum.  

Casey Elizabeth Larson (Mentor)

Casey Elizabeth Larson was born in San Jose, California and raised a little south in Gilroy.  She graduated last year from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN.  It was not until her senior year that everything finally clicked and she realized what she wanted to do when […]

Stephen Derluguian (Mentor)

Originally from Krasnodar, Russia, Stephen grew up primarily in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. He is an aspiring filmmaker, amateur musician, writer and somewhat of a film buff. He earned a BA, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, Critical Studies in the Spring of 2012. […]

Justin Covington (Mentor)

I was born and raised in Martinsburg WV. I discovered my passion for photography when I was 15 and later discovered my passion for film when I attended Brooks Institute for Visual Journalism. Through both mediums I love exploring new places, meeting new interesting people, and telling their […]

Cole Smothers (Mentor)

Born and raised in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Cole developed a passion for short stories and poetry at a very young age. This enthusiasm for storytelling transformed and evolved into visual expression throughout high school and college with photography, fine art and music. Upon graduating from […]

Christopher Okula (Mentor)

Christopher Okula enlisted in the U.S. Navy in early 2003. He attained certification as Navy Journalist at the Defense Information School in Ft. Meade, Maryland, where he trained in both basic writing and broadcasting disciplines. Upon graduation, he was awarded top honors for his distinguished work as a student […]

William Litwa (Mentor)

Hailing from semi­‐rural Arkansas, William Litwa works in a wide variety of mediums, predominantly in photography and film. He received his BA in Studio Art from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and will soon complete his MFA in Photography from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif. […]

Christopher Cummings (Mentor)

Christopher Cummings began making films before he entered into the third grade. He attended the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and was accepted into an intensive film program at Wesleyan University. Before graduating high school, he directed the music video “A Tapestry of Memory”, which accompanied a […]