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CFVA SEVEN NEW BOARD MEMBERS BIOs

CFVA SEVEN NEW BOARD MEMBERS BIOs

 

Stephen Felt began his career in the entertainment industry in 2009 when he was hired to be a featured background actor in Law Abiding Citizen, which was filming in Philadelphia. He earned his SAG card working on this film and transitioned this into acting in other medium to big budget movies, commercials and industrial projects in the Philadelphia area. Powder Day Productions, LLC was founded in 2009 to give Mr. Felt a professional structure in which to operate his video production and events planning company. Powder Day Productions’ first event was organizing a networking group for people in the entertainment industry which became The Philadelphia Entertainment Network. What started out as a small group on Facebook currently has over 2000 members with events planned quarterly including the only annual launch event in Philadelphia for the New York TV Festival. Industry experts have been brought in from LA and NYC to teach attendees about different aspects of the industry. Speakers have included Writing Coach Adam Levenberg, Casting Director Diane Heery, Producers Jim Jermanok and Harrison Smith, Showbiz Software’s Steve Bizenov, Line Producers James Madison and Adam Lebovitz, Entertainment Attorney Jacqueline Borock and more. Mr. Felt moved to Denver, CO in October 2012 and has been producing commercials and industrials for a variety of clients as well as managing a business finance company. Mr. Felt has organized a series of film finance seminars in Philadelphia and is expanding to Denver in the summer/fall of 2014. These seminars teach filmmakers and investors about business planning, distribution, marketing, and tax incentives for investing in films, production companies, and new media.

See his recommendations, read articles he’s published and connect with Mr. Felt at LinkedIn and his IMDb page

 


 

Elizabeth Sujin Ford is a local actress who hopes to use her talent and political background to help promote growth and awareness of the Film and Video industry in Colorado.

Sujin has worked in the Film industry for over a decade, and has a deep love for the arts. Raised as a musician, playing piano and violin, she found herself on music scholarship in college. After dabbling in acting for a friend’s film ‘Options’, she won a local award for acting and decided to continue her interest on stage, and in other small films. That eventually led her to work for Paramount as a Casting Assistant and Production Assistant for the Cameron Crowe film “Elizabethtown.” Falling in love with the film making process, and developing relationships on set, she was selected to be a featured extra. Inspired personally by cinematographer John Toll, she studied in New York City at the New York Film Academy and pursued an acting career after finishing her degree in Business Finance. Her favorite role to date was her most challenging role. As the Russian badass in the Asian action/comedy blockbuster “My Girlfriend is an Agent” Sujin worked daily on choreography, action sequences, horseback riding, Indiana-Jones-Whip skills, bow staff, and learning lines in Russian and taking direction in Korean (both foreign languages at the time). Her long-term goal is to help bridge the East-West gap between the global film industries, and to promote intellectual property rights abroad.

Her political involvement includes work on two different political campaigns for the Governor of Kentucky, the Kentucky Secretary of State, help with several political fundraisers, and help with the Ryder Cup in 2007.

She has a B.A. in Business Administration in Finance, Minor in Music and Violin Performance. She competed in NCAA D-III golf and NCAA D-I Karate, and still enjoys all things athletic making Colorado her perfect home.

She is currently represented in Colorado by the Donna Baldwin Talent agency, and studies at Front Range Acting studios in Denver.

 


 

Jonathan Fulton grew up in North Idaho, fostered a love of the outdoors and simple living until 2001 and a radical change of scenery to Denver. Since a teacher's recommendation sent him to CFS in 2008, he's been involved in the Colorado film industry in a wide variety of roles, mostly settling in with the Grip department, though only Hair and Makeup remained untouched on the list of possible roles (thus far). From zero-budget passion projects to nationally-airing ads and reality shows, local indie features and a host of CFS films, he's accumulated an...interesting portfolio of credits.

Ultimately, the community that surrounds this industry is what will determine the success or failure of our attempts to bring film back to Colorado, and if I can be a part of that here in the beginning, I can be proud to call myself a Colorado Filmmaker.

 


 

I’m Patrick Hackett and I am proud to call myself a Colorado Filmmaker. With more than a decade in the trenches, I know all too well the difficulties involved in working in this industry between the coasts. As the Director at Skytheory, I use digital storytelling techniques to produce successful commercial projects and independent works. I have written and directed numerous films, with Slave to the Grind and Raising Republic garnering coveted festival acceptances. I am also a Production Manager; being entrusted with meager indie budgets to multi-million dollar budgets, most notably on such titles as Courting Condi, Seclusion, and An American Terror. In my free time, I'm either back at the movie theater gaining inspiration, or at a local music venue listening to live music. I also play the drums.

REASON: I have first-hand knowledge of what it takes to produce quality films in Colorado and I want to share my experience and ideas with the CFVA community. As a Production Manager, I work with both the artistic and commercial aspects of the industry; balancing the creative vision of filmmakers with the real-world financial concerns of Producers and investors. My leadership skills in bridging these two perspectives will be an asset to serving on this Board and I intend to use these skills to work for the community, that for all these years, has been working for me.

 


 

Deb Illig started in the art industry, went into construction working on major projects around Denver, and in 2010 started BP Design, a web design company based in Wheat Ridge. Her background in production management in construction as well as the printing industry for over 25 years, make for a unique combination of talents that seems to evolve based on her latest endeavor. She re-designed the CFVA Production Guide and is currently the webmaster of CFVA.com. Her involvement with CFVA is where she came to know and love the industry, and is why she would love to be a part of CFVA's efforts to continue to grow Colorado's film industry.

 


 

I'm known as a creative force, a production veteran and an industry builder.

Over the past 20 years, I've fostered hundreds of successful projects, businesses and careers. I'm well-known for spawning the vibrant community of creative post-production boutiques that populate Denver, Colorado today.

My clients and collaborators know me as:
EP | Creative & Owner of production company !MPOSSIBLE
Director of Photography
Brand Consultant to television networks, companies and non-profits

I am a free range human – based in Colorado – working with hundreds of collaborators and clients across the USA.

Still at the helm of Impossible, I remain the principal force behind the production company’s nonstop evolution. Impossible serves a wide variety of agencies and brands including TV networks Velocity, Destination America, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TruTV, HGTV, NBC Sports Network, Starz, TLC and more. I have helmed hundreds of spots for brands like DISH Network, Charter, Citgo, Dominos, DuPont, Microsoft, MoneyGram, IBM, OtterBox, MillerCoors, Ford, GM and Toyota. As an outspoken voice in the community, I've been honored to speak at global conferences such as PromaxBDA Arabia, Motion and the Scripps Media Summit and I have been published in SHOOT, CableFAX, Post and PromaxBDA Brief. On every project I am at once both hands-on and hands-off. I love building and curating teams drawn from my network of 200+ collaborators. Thanks to an infectious optimism and deep sensibilities, I am well-known in the industry as an inspiring leader and trusted team player

 


 

Maurice Sparks – CEO and Owner Film director / Graphics Design / Camera Operator / Photography / Script Writer Mr. Maurice Sparks is the CEO of N2GO International. With over 25 years’ experience producing and directing film, television, music videos and photography combined with 27 years in the music industry, he is a true innovator in the Colorado film landscape. Mr. Sparks is currently spearheading several projects which will change the film industry in Colorado forever. Mr. Sparks firmly believes there is a need for change, and his commitment to his vision will change the way business is done within the film industry. Mr. Sparks and N2GO International is on the leading edge of technological advancements that are being made daily and has a solid plan of bringing these to fruition. IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2200449/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1.