A distinguished panel of highly creative and successful women in the film industry will discuss their professional journeys with Associate Professor of Filmmaking Lise Raven.
Featuring writer/director Deborah Goodwin (Cherrys, Vampires in Venice, The Pastor) editor Carla Gutierrez (La Corona, Ella Es Matador), producer/director/writer Deborah Kampmeier (Virgin,Hounddog), documentary producer/director Chiemi Karasawa (The Betrayal, Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me), and cinematographer Cybel Martin (Orange Bow, Sangam). The event will also include a screening of short clips from each panelist's film.
DEBORAH GOODWIN - writer/director of The Pastor
Deborah Goodwin is a Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker. Urbanworld Film Festival Best Screenplay award winner for her family drama, Cherrys. Deborah wrote, produced and directed, Vampires in Venice, a horror/fable, her second feature as a writer-director, is The Pastor, an inspirational action-drama with a largely Latino cast was released in January 2016.
CARLA GUTIERREZ - editor of La Corona
Carla Gutierrez is an award-winning documentary editor. She edited the Oscar-nominated documentary, La Corona for HBO, which won Honorable Mention at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Carla also edited Ella Es Matador/She Is The Matador, which was broadcast on PBS’s P.O.V. in 2009. She received a Masters in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University in California.
DEBORAH KAMPMEIER - director of Hounddog
Deborah Kampmeier’s second feature film Hounddog, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. It won the Best of the Show prize at the 2009 Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto. Deborah’s first feature film Virgin, was nominated for two 2004 Independent Spirit Awards, and the John Cassavetes Award. Deborah is the founder of Full Moon Films, a company dedicated to the development and production of films by and about women.
CHIEMI KARASAWA - producer, and director of Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
Chiemi Karasawa is an award-winning producer who founded Isotope Films in 2005. She won an Emmy Award in 2010 for Ellen Kuras’ epic The Betrayal (Nerakhoon), which was also an Oscar Nominee in 2009. Billy the Kid (2008), a portrait of an adolescent with Asperger’s Syndrome won the prize for Best Documentary at SXSW Film Festival, LA Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival and the Melbourne International Film Festival. The award winning Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me is her directorial debut.
CYBEL MARTIN - cinematographer
Cinematographer Cybel Martin (Orange Bow, Sangam) is a bi-coastal Director of Photography. Her films have premiered at Sundance, TriBeCa, Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals. She has shot commercials for Timberland Apparel, Reebok, Sony and L'Oreal; TV programs for ESPN, Netflix, NatGeo and Centric/BET. She's been featured in Fader Magazine, American Cinematographer Magazine and most recently in Fast Company for her work shooting Virtual Reality. She writes about cinematography for Indiewire.com.
Films and Filmmakers is a program of the The Film Institute at Montclair State, an initiative of the College of the Arts. The program features weekly visits of filmmakers who come to speak about their work and profession. The series, open to both University students and the general public, welcomes audience questions while being a unique forum to hear inside stories from some of the most innovative filmmakers working in the field today.