FILMMAKER TURNED PODCAStER-
Tiffany is a cinematographer, writer, and director. Her Directing work includes short films, No Cleaner Threads, I’ll Be Here, and internationally recognized After The March– a story centered around voting rights and racial injustice during Alice Paul’s hunger strike in Virginia. Tiffany has also partnered with Panasonic on the documentary short, Backbone and mini-doc series Run Your Race.
A Personal note:
My Nonny bought me my first digital camera when I was about 12 years old. On a hike a few months later, I tripped and dropped the camera, never to be powered on again. The phrase “you never know what you’ve got until it’s gone” never rang truer. I was always creating things whether it was writing stories, poetry, painting, drawing, but the fire that burned inside me when I got behind a camera was unparalleled and launched me into a career in Film and Television.
Southbridge is a comment on our society in a way I hadn’t even realized before I was too deep to come back from it. I go into more detail in a Gazette update, but I’m really inspired by considering how tech and more specifically, media, affects our daily lives- what we think or believe, our words or actions, etc. There’s no avoiding the fact that whether consciously or subconsciously, we’re all influenced by the technology that surrounds us 24/7. What happens when this is taken too far?
a woman of action-
Amy Kersten is a writer, editor, and producer. She spent the last decade developing multiple digital series – including Lady Parts Justice, run by Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead, and three seasons of the award-winning digital series HOT MESS based entirely on true stories. Most recently, she associate produced a digital comedy series for the launch of Quibi starring Lisa Kudrow and Kristen Schaal and the critically acclaimed digital Ctrl Alt Delete, starring Ed Begley Jr., which she also edited. She worked as an assistant and coordinator on Sandy Wexler starring Adam Sandler, The Spy Who Dumped Me starring Kate McKinnon, and The Week Of directed by Robert Smigel. In 2019 she wrote, produced, and starred in an independent pilot In Case of Emergency (Available Amazon Prime) directed by Soma Helmi (Dead Girls Detective Agency) and shot by Alicia Robbins (Grey’s Anatomy). It was ranked in the Top 10 in the Prime Video All Voices Festival and was one of only eight shorts selected for The Second City Diversity Festival in 2019. Amy worked as an actor in Shanghai in 2015 and 2016 and wrote her first feature-length screenplay about that experience, currently in development. Her work has been featured on Huffington Post, MSNBC, Upworthy, Glamor.com, and Hello Giggles. Amy was selected to join the Entertainment and Media – #50Women Cohort in 2018 – A group of women across the industry working together towards parity in Hollywood by 2025.
Originally from Atlanta, Seth Kays is currently living in Nashville TN. At age 13, Seth spent 4 months creating a fully dramatized radio theater of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as part of a school project, beginning a life long fascination with sound and recording. Eventually he moved to TN to study Audio Engineering at Belmont University, and he has spent the last 6 years actively working as a director, producer, and sound designer on commercials and music videos including award winning short film The Millennial Condition and feature Ellipsis as well as the upcoming short film Mushu: Tired and Sick and pandemic documentary The Forgotten Artist. When he isn’t working on films, Seth can be found writing music, roasting coffee, and drinking the nectar of the gods at the local Meadery.
Katrina Zemrak is an award-winning composer who has scored over 40 short films and a handful of features including the animated feature musical, Bongee Bear and the Kingdom of Rhythm. She currently works on Nickelodeon shows The Loud House and The Casagrandes as a music editor, and also composes for the shows short film projects.
Outside of Nickelodeon, Katrina composes various genres of music for many different projects. Her musical style has no limitations, allowing her to compose for all different types of ensembles, whether a film calls for an orchestral or electronic score. Katrina’s music has also been recorded by multiple orchestras and has been broadcast and featured by Chicago’s classical radio station, WFMT.
Since 2012, Katrina has also run the California Independent Film Festival International Film Scoring Competition based in the San Francisco area.