SÉRGIO ANDRADE – JONATHAS’ FOREST
Mr. Andrade is scheduled to present his film and participate in a post-film discussion on Saturday, October 5th at 6:40 PM and again on Sunday, October 6th at 5:30 PM.
Sérgio Andrade was born in 1967 in Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil. He has worked as a producer of many local and international documentaries, and short and feature films, both for TV and the film industry. He was Manager of the Amazonas Film Commission for eight years, and an Associate Producer of the feature film “A Festa da Menina Morta,” directed by Matheus Nachtergaele, which was awarded the prestigious Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard prize in 2008. Mr. Andrade also began as a director of short films in 2008. In 2010, his first feature film script “A Floresta de Jonathas” ( Jonathas' Forest) was the first project from the North Region of Brazil to win the Brazilian Ministry of Culture Grant Program for Low Budget. His new feature "Time was Endless" will be produced in 2014.
STEVE BERNSTEIN – DECODING ANNIE PARKER
Mr. Bernstein and Annie Parker are scheduled to present their film and participate in a post-film discussion on Friday, October 4th starting at 7:30 PM.
SEBASTIAN DEL AMO – THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF JUAN OROL
Mr. Del Amo is scheduled to present his film and participate in a post-film discussion on Saturday, October 5th at 3:15 PM and again on Sunday, October 6th at 3:30 PM.
Sebastián del Amo was born in Paris, France in 1971 and from an early age attended school in Mexico. He studied filmmaking at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica in Mexico City. He has worked as director, writer, and director of photography on numerous short films. THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF JUAN OROL is his first feature film.
TERRY GREEN – NO GOD, NO MASTER
Mr. Green is scheduled to present his film and participate in a post-film discussion on Monday, October 7th at 12:10 PM and again on Tuesday, October 8th at 4:50 PM.
Terry Green is the founder and president of Strata Productions, Inc., a motion picture production company in Chicago. In 2000, he produced and directed “Almost Salinas,” starring John Mahoney, Linda Emond and Academy Award nominees Virginia Madsen and Lindsay Crouse. “Almost Salinas” garnered Best Feature Film honors at the 2001 Stony Brook Film Festival and the 2001 Temecula Valley Film and Music Festival. In 2004, Mr. Green produced and directed “Heavens Fall,” starring Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton, Academy Award nominee David Strathairn, Leelee Sobieski, and Anthony Mackie. “Heavens Fall” premiered at the 2006 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, was the Opening Night Feature Film at the 2006 Stony Brook Film Festival, won the Best Feature Film Award at the 2006 Hollywood Film Festival, and also won the Audience Choice Award at the 2006 Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama. NO GOD, NO MASTER, starring David Strathairn, is Terry’s third feature film as a director. A graduate of Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa and DePaul/Goodman School of Drama in Chicago, Terry began his career in the Chicago theatre scene during the 1980’s, where he worked for several years as an actor and director before becoming a filmmaker. His next feature film is “The Camera,” which is being produced in France.
RUSSELL GROVES and BRADELY JACKSON – LORD MONTAGU
Mr. Groves and Mr. Jackson are scheduled to present their film and participate in a post-film discussion Friday, October 4th at 4:45 PM and again on Saturday, October 5th at 11:45 AM.
RUSSELL WAYNE GROVES, Producer
Russell Wayne Groves began his film and business career in 2002 while attending the University of Texas at Austin. In July 2010, Groves wrapped production on the comedic feature film Austin High. Most recently, he co-produced a 23-minute short film entitled “The Man Who Never Cried,’” which won the $100,000 grand prize and Audience Choice Award for the Doorpost Film Project.
BRADLEY JACKSON, Co-Writer
Bradley Jackson has won numerous awards for his short films, including “Play Land” (finalist for the 2009 Doorpost Film Project), “Playing Chicken,” (Audience Award and Best Narrative Short at the SXSW Click Film Festival) and “The Man Who Never Cried” (2010 Doorpost Film Project $100,000 prize and Audience Choice Award).
ANTHONY POWELL – ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE
Mr. Powell is scheduled to present his film and participate in a post-film discussion on Monday, October 7th at 4:45 PM and again on Tuesday, October 8th at 5:55 PM.
Anthony Powell is a self-taught photographer and filmmaker. He had to design and build many of the camera systems used in this film in order to come up with equipment that would function in the extreme cold of the Antarctic winter. His footage appears in numerous museums, TV shows, films, and magazines, including the New York Natural History Museum, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and most recently was featured in BBC's Frozen Planet. The Frozen Planet team won an Emmy Award for photography this year. Mr. Powell grew up on a farm just outside Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand and worked for many years as a communications tech for Telecom New Zealand in the rural Taranaki region.
FRED LINCH: Since the age of 6, Fred has had a passion for the world of great cinema. At 73 he still has that passion. He recently traded his work on film festival juries and film festival production to teach in the ASU Lifelong Learning Program for people over 50 at the Tempe Library.
Cancer has stalked Anne Parker since before she was born. Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was pregnant with Annie. Now 62, and the subject of a new feature film, DECODING ANNIE PARKER, the 3-time cancer survivor is drawing something positive from her ordeal and achieving one of her major life goals, helping women understand that predisposition for breast and ovarian cancer can be hereditary and genetic screening can help save lives. Annie was 13 when cancer finally took her mother. Breast cancer took her cousin next, and then the last surviving member of her immediate family, her beloved sister, Joan. Not surprisingly, Annie had a sense of foreboding throughout her 20’s, a relentless gut feeling she’d be the next victim.
Doctors reassured her―saying cancer wasn’t hereditary―but at age 29 Annie’s hunch proved accurate and she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Eight years after that, Annie was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer and seven years later, a tumor near her liver. All required surgery and chemo and throughout, she fought to learn everything she could and to survive. As the film DECODING ANNIE PARKER illustrates, during the same 15-year period that Annie was fighting to save her own life, a brilliant geneticist in California, Mary-Claire King, was fighting the medical establishment for funding to prove that there was a genetic link to certain cancers. When Dr. King discovered the BRCA1 and BRCA 2 genes and their link to breast and ovarian cancer, it was recognized as one of the most important medical breakthroughs of the 20th century. “It’s all very, very humbling,” says Parker. “I had no idea my story would ever be told―let alone be a feature film. This will certainly be a tremendous way to get the word out.”