BFF2017 Idaho Film Panel

Saturday, Sept 23 at 3:30 PM at JUMP Boise - Pioneer Room (6th Floor)

Join us for our third annual Idaho Film Panel! Participants included below.

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George Prentice (Moderator)

Writer/Reporter, Boise Weekly

George Prentice began writing about film nearly forty years, when he was a movie critic for daily newspapers. Through much of his career, George has been an investigative journalist, working for the Associated Press, United Press International, ABC and NBC news, and media outlets around the U.S.. In 2000, George returned to Idaho to retire (or so he thought). Since that time, he has served as the host of Morning Edition and Weekend Edition on NPR radio in Idaho and as News Editor for the Boise Weekly. George is also BW’s film critic, and remains the only print journalism film critic in Idaho. His weekly columns appear in BW and in newspapers across the U.S.

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Ryan Dean Posey (Panelist)

Filmmaker, Posey Pictures

Ryan Dean Posey is an Idaho native. With his experience working on television shows and pilots for various high-profile networks, including FOX's “Mobbed”, HBO's “Chemistry” and Comedy Central's “Key And Peele”, he brings his real world production knowledge to your important projects. As a visionary storyteller, he will help you as a client build strong relationships with your customers through high quality media and a production mindset straight out of Los Angeles. His filmmaking career started as an intern on the movie “The Runaways” in 2009 where he worked extensively alongside Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Joan Jett, and Academy Award-winning production designer Eugenio Caballero. Since then, he's gained over 7 years’ experience in all aspects of videography and video production, including camera operation, directing, editing, set production, transportation driving, locations, set decoration, grip/electrical, and music composition scoring.

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Rebecca Evans (Panelist)

Writer/Producer and Host, Our Voice

Rebecca Evans is a Decorated Gulf War Vet, with a B.A. in Creative Writing from Boise State University and a minor in Psychology. She’s a graduate student in Creative Nonfiction Writing at Sierra Nevada College and the Producer and Host of Our Voice television show, capturing topics that matter. Her writing includes stories of heartbreak and hardships. She’s a former Girls on the Runprogram director. Her awards include Boise State University's “Women Making History in Idaho”.  She lives in Idaho with her sons, pugs, Chiweene, chickens and an endearing bearded dragon. She once served Sammy Hagar tequila on stage.

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Zach Voss (Panelist)

Filmmaker, Retroscope Media

Zach Voss is a filmmaker primarily working in documentary and comedic genres whose work has appeared at Telluride Mountainfilm and National Geographic. He is the director of Retroscope Media, a commercial video production company which has produced work for Treefort Music Fest and Rutgers University. Retroscope was awarded Best of Show by the Idaho Advertising Federation at the 2016 Rockies Awards.

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Erica Deshner Cornwall (Panelist)

Filmmaker, Argos Productions

Erica started as a cable page for local sporting events and saved enough money to travel to England in 2001. This is where she fell in love with film and video as an art. A Salvador Dali exhibit in a London Art gallery inspired her. Armed with a Analog camera she wanted to capture everything about England. Then in Bath Spa her future dreams started to take shape and she started a journey.

She returned to school and designed her own degree, an Interdisciplinary Art Studio Study. Combining her fine art, theatre, dance and Photography, then finally devoting her senior year to video  and learning how to shoot, light  and edit with the help of a communication grad student. Her first job out of college was a Photojournalist for KBCI channel 2, soon she moved over to KNIN entertainment television as a creative producer, this is where she became part of the Idaho International Film Festival. After a few years as the assistant to the Technical Director she took over as the Technical Director in 2008 and 2009.

Since then she worked for KTVB in the promotions department from 2010-2012 and moved over to the Public service department until leaving in 2014. Returning to her theatre family and working with rigging, lighting, audio and carpentry. The Morrison Centre provides her with opportunities to work on the traveling broadway productions, the most recent Phantom of the Opera.  In film and video production she’s recently been doing G&E for local films including Re/collection the Sun Valley Film Festival recipient of the 2016 One Potato. She enjoys running camera and audio for The Idaho SteelHeads and is a partner in her own production company Argos Productions.

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Kevin Nielsen (Panelist)

Filmmaker, 42 Acre Films

Kevin Nielsen is an Idaho native that has been a part of the Boise filmmaking community since 2003.  He's spent that time working on projects with the many talented artists here in the Treasure Valley.  A writer, producer, director, and editor, Kevin has worked on countless projects including short and feature films, documentaries, and commericals.  Recently, Kevin started his own production company, 42 Acre Films, and produced the short film See Yourself Out, which is screening its Boise premiere at the 2017 Boise Film Festival.

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Michael Tetro (Panelist)

Filmmaker/Program Director, Synimatica

Michael Tetro is an award winning American Producer/Director that currently resides in Boise, ID. Tetro has been involved in professional film production since 2012 and graduated Boise State University in 2016 with a Degree in Communication/Digital Media and a Certificate of Cinema. Since then Tetro has produced, shot, and directed multiple narrative films including Re/Collection, Netflicks and Kill, Neon Idaho, Swing Low, After Walpurgis Night, Accidents, and Almosting It, a micro budget feature film that hit national distribution with Gravitas Ventures. Tetro is currently working as the Program Director for Synimatica, (an international streaming platform), the Creative Director for the Sun Valley Film Festival, and a full time Director for Snosey, (a creative film agency).