Return of the Musk Ox
Helen Strong, Public Affairs Director
Here members of the press can access EFF press releases, download stills from select 2014 Festival films, and read biographies of filmmakers and other special guests who will attend the 2014 Festival. Information will be added on a regular basis up to and through the Festival.
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2014 Press (links will be added throughout March):
The Washington Post - Going Out Guide
The Washington Post - Health & Science
Comcast (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
DCist - Launch Party
WJLA TV (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
Clear Channel (Radio - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
The Northwest Current (PDF)
Comcast Newsmakers - (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
Festival DC (Come Hell or High Water)
Festival DC (Angel Azul)
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (Video of EFF panel)
Dobson will be discussing Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale.
Scott Dobson is a Gemini-nominated, award winning Producer/Director with over 25 years experience in documentary, factual, and corporate productions. Most recently Scott directed Carpe Diem, for CBC’s The Nature of Things 2012/13 season; a one-hour show investigating the invasive Asian Carp. In 2011/12 Scott Produced and Wrote Church Of Elvis, a 3 hour documentary about the spiritual world of Elvis Presley, and the one hour Elvis In Love, a sister show, for Vision TV. Prior, he produced the very successful spam: The Documentary for CBC/Court TV, Nominated for 2 Gemini Awards. He has produced 3 seasons of the hit show Bingo and a Movie (72 episodes) for the Aboriginal People’s Television Network, Jazzman (13 episodes) and then Bluesman (13 episodes), both for Bravo! Canada. The Memphis Blues Society nominated Bluesman for a prestigious “Handy KBA Award”. He has directed factual shows, Rooms That Rock (2 seasons and holiday special) for HGTV, Diva on a Dime 3 (13 episodes) for Canwest, Things We Do For Love (4 episodes) for Life Channel; music and comedy with Ear To The Ground (3 episodes) and Comics (3 episodes) both for CBC, and many other single episode productions for Prime, Discovery Canada, and Canwest/Global. As Producer/Director he created the award-winning Keep On Shucking documentary seen on Food Canada and US, delivered many projects for the famed Second City in Toronto and Chicago from TV spots, to documentaries to the critically acclaimed re-release of the beloved SCTV onto DVD for the first time; a massive project taking 4 years to complete. In the corporate sphere Scott has Produced/Directed for clients including RIM, RBC, Coca-Cola, PolyGram Group, Volkswagen, and E*Trade Canada.
Fawn will be discussing The Phantom Wolves of Sun Valley.
DeSiree’ Fawn is a recent graduate of The New School’s innovative MA in Media Studies graduate program in New York City, where she focused in documentary filmmaking. Prior to attending The New School, DeSiree’ lived in San Francisco and worked for six years in public relations for Silicon Valley based media technology companies, including four years at Electronic Arts. During her undergraduate studies, DeSiree’ spent several semesters studying art in Italy and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Montana State University in Bozeman. In her first documentary, The Phantom Wolves of Sun Valley, DeSiree’ explores the conflict over wolves in her hometown community of Sun Valley, Idaho. Her new documentary, Capturing Wild Horses, focuses on a herd of wild horses in Idaho and the Federal Bureau of Land Management program that determines their fate.
Benenson will be discussing The Hadza: The Last of the First.
Producer-Director Bill Benenson has been making films for thirty years, beginning with his award-winning documentaries The Marginal Way and Diamond Rivers. He has produced or executive produced numerous feature films including Boulevard Nights, The Lightship, A Walk on the Moon, Mister Johnson, Watching the Detectives, Diminished Capacity, Trucker, and the 2011 documentary Who Bombed Judi Bari? Bill also produced and directed the acclaimed environmental documentary Dirt! The Movie, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was featured as the Earth Day special on PBS’ Independent Lens in 2010. In addition to The Hadza: The Last of the First Bill is currently working on a documentary about the search for a lost Pre-Columbian city in Central America. Bill served in the Peace Corps in Brazil. He has wanted to make a film about the Hadza ever since he encountered them on safari in Tanzania in 2003.
Krantz will be discussing The Goose with the Golden Eggs: Tourism on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast.
Richard Krantz has a background of more than 20 years as a journalist, including 12 years as a newspaper reporter and eight as television reporter. He is the president of Pilot Productions, a video production company based in Columbia, Maryland, founded in 1986. He spent much of his journalism career as an investigative reporter and won many national and local awards. These include a Gavel Award from the American Bar Association; the Roy Howard Public Service Award; the Ohio State Broadcasting Award; two Emmys; plus awards from the American Political Science Association and the Associated Press Managing Editors. He has worked for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat; the Louisville Courier-Journal and Times; and at WHAS-TV in Louisville; KTVI-TV in St. Louis; and WTTG-TV, in Washington, D.C. He has produced documentaries on the founding of Columbia, Maryland, and for 10 graduating classes of the U.S. Naval Academy. Through Pilot Productions he has produced videos for the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago; the National Electrical Contractors Association; Xerox Corp.; the International Law Students Association; and many other clients. He has also taught journalism at Webster University, in St. Louis, and at Southern Illinois University.
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