Joe Sindorf is an award-winning cinematographer and documentary filmmaker. He has taught cinematography and lighting in hands-on intensive workshops and has shot or directed projects in more than 75 countries. He is excited about being part of this festival and helping the next generation of filmmakers grow in their art and skill.
Kathleen Sindorf has had a long and varied career producing video for websites and television broadcasts. While living in the Chicago area, she wrote and directed short dramatic films for the Total Living Network that aired nationally. Her documentaries have won awards and several have been shown internationally. She holds a Master's Degree in Radio, TV and Film from the University of Michigan, and for the past 14 years, she has been teaching full-time at Cornerstone University in the areas of communication and media. One of her delights was teaching students from all over Africa for a semester at Daystar University in Kenya.
Scott Baisden is an award-winning Grand Rapids filmmaker. He's the writer/director of "Devil at the Door" and co-writer/co-director of "Low End." He's a frequent cinematographer and editor for Rebel Pictures, and recently won "Best Actor" and "Best Sound" at the 48 Hour Film Project: Detroit.
Katie is a Michigan-based producer and coordinator of chaos. With a background in commercial project management, she balances detail-oriented management and creative vision. She is a graduate of Cornerstone University with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production and Intercultural Studies. In the past five years, she has worked on over 200 features, music videos, and commercial productions locally and globally. Her clients have included Facebook, Apple, and Sony. She has won three 36 hour film festivals and has laurels from festivals around the country for her work on multiple films.
Daniel Falicki grew up in Belmont, Michigan and has been involved with the Grand Rapids thespian community since 1999, performing with multiple theater and improv troupes throughout the city. His 2009 feature, “GR30k,” an epic satire set in Grand Rapids in the year 30,000 A.D., won GR’s “Thriller Chiller” festival, and its success attracted the attention of a local banker who invested in Falicki’s filmmaking to create the short films, “Relief Keeper,” and “Falling Horse”. Falicki continues to act in films for other Michigan filmmakers, and won Best Actor at Made In Michigan in 2015 for his performance in Sub Q, directed by Charlie Van Portfliet.
Jennifer Gentner is an award winning producer for the Detroit 48 Hour Film Project, as well as the founder and president of Fat Lucy Films and Jennifer Gentner Productions. She studied video production at Washtenaw Community College and is a graduate of Full Sail University. Jen is the proud mom of Gaby and Hayden. She enjoys collecting old cameras, scrapbooking, going to the movies, and listening to music.
Lucas Ostrowski works in both analog and digital filmmaking creating narrative, documentary, and experimental films that reflect his midwest roots and DIY aesthetic. Although he works in all genres he prefers horror films and rock documentaries. His short and feature length creative work has played at national and international festivals, screenings, conventions, and conferences to receptive audiences and critics alike. An independent filmmaker since 2001, Lucas graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2005 with a BS in Film/Video and a BS in Communication. In 2009, he received his Master of Fine Arts from Ohio University in Film Production. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at Bowling Green State University where practices and teaches film production.