FilmFest judges to offer career advice

Posted March 20, 2014

Judges for this year's ACU FilmFest judges will take part in a come-and-go brown-bag lunch in the basement of the McGlothlin Campus Center on Friday, March 21, from 11:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. Students can attend to learn more about career options in the film industry.

This year's judging panel includes:

Randy Brewer formed Revolution Pictures in 1997 to become one of the preeminent commercial and music video production companies in the nation. Currently, Revolution represents some of the top directors in the creative industry with high-end clients such as Taylor Swift, Yahoo, Justin Bieber, Honda, Kelly Clarkson, and others. Randy is an ACU alumnus.

Brent McCorkle is a feature film maker from Nashville. He is a writer, producer, director and composer. His debut film, "Unconditional," came out in 2012. He is originally from the Dallas area and studied film at SMU. Brent has written, directed, scored and produced numerous award-winning short films.

Christina Johnson is an associate producer, writer and researcher for AMS Pictures. While a student at ACU, Christina co-chaired FilmFest for four years. She is producing documentaries and television shows for the following networks: HGTV, History Channel, Food Network, Reelz and PBS. She has also worked in the story development departments of Walt Disney Studios, The Kennedy/Marshall Company and Lucasfilms. She is a screenwriting graduate of Los Angeles Film Studies Center and a member of the Women in Film Society.

Will Bakke is an award-winning filmmaker in Austin. While still in college, Will was hired by MTV to write and develop a comedy series that landed him among the "Top 25 Filmmakers on Campus," presented by MTVU. After moving on to direct two feature-length documentaries, Will landed a worldwide distribution deal for his films, premiering in more than 17 film festivals. He recently directed his first narrative feature film, "Believe Me," which includes familiar faces such as Nick Offerman and Lecrae. It is set to release in the fall of 2014. He studied film at Baylor University.

Kari Hatfield is a theatre professor at ACU, where she trains and cultivates young actors for multiple professional settings. She has directed a variety of shows, including The Pirates of Penzance, The King and I and Time Stands Still. She holds degrees from Oklahoma Christian University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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