Richard has spent over 30 years working in film production, distribution, marketing and theatrical exhibition. He has served as an advisor, programmer and juror for dozens of film festivals around the world and as an editorial consultant for many independent films. Currently he is the Director of Programming for the independent Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver, Washington and is a producer of the award-winning documentary WOODSRIDER and the upcoming A SONG FOR ALAN.
Bari is a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker. She is the Director/Producer of two forthcoming episodes of CNN DEATH ROW STORIES, and previously directed the documentary films MAH-JONGG: THE TILES THAT BIND, DAUGHTERS OF WISDOM and NANGCHEN SHORTS. As a Producer, Bari collaborated on HBO's feature documentary HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO, and SMILE 'TIL IT HURTS: THE UP WITH PEOPLE STORY. She was also recently Story Producer/Co-Producer of Amazon’s THE NEW YORKER PRESENTS. More at www.btgproductions.com
Laura is an actress, writer, and director based in Los Angeles. Originally from Seattle, she’s equipped with a near obsessive loyalty to the NFL Seahawks, pine trees, and pretentious third-wave coffee. Laura has appeared in several feature films as well as network television; including Judd Apatow’s coming-of-age romp SUPERBAD, ABC’s MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., CBS’S NCIS, NCIS NOLA and PURE GENIUS. She wrote, directed, and starred in the award winning short SPEAK which premiered at the Nantucket Film Festival in 2016, and has since played at many other programs around the country! Including the Destiny City Film Festival in 2017, where it garnered both the ‘Excellence in Narrative Storytelling’ and the 'Storytellers 1st Prize’ awards.