STAFF

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Melissa Simpson - Executive Director

Melissa was born and raised in the state of Georgia, and has a Bachelor of Science in Film & Digital Media from the University of North Georgia. She was a founding director of the Georgia Film Festival, has worked as the Creative Director for TERMINUS Conference + Festival, and the Associate Director of the Rome International Film Festival. She most recently worked for the Atlanta Film Festival, and also is the Co-Chair of the upcoming WIFTA Short Film Showcase. In her spare time, she is involved in many organizations in the Atlanta film community, and works as a production coordinator.

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Molly Coffee - Creative Director

Molly, born and raised in Georgia has called the film industry home now for ten years. She has lent her design, and art dept skills to television shows such as Stan Against Evil, Brockmire and FX series Atlanta, feature films like St. Agatha and V/H/S Viral and even stage and puppetry shows. In the meantime, Molly is also the creator/director of many projects, is an Atlanta Film Society Filmmaker-in-Residence, and is not only the owner of the fabrication studio/production company Zombie Cat Productions but also co-owner of cleared artwork company Action Artwork Rental. She is a member of IATSE 479 and the Art Directors Guild.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Genevieve LeDoux | Producer

charles judson | film activist

hudson phillips | screenwriter

van jensen | screenwriter / creator

Raymond Carr | Ninja Puppet Productions

terrell sandefur | film georgia

Victoria coffee | zombie cat productions

janlatae mullins | director


ADVISORY COUNCIL

lisa ferrell | Georgia production partnership

cameron mcallister | atlanta film society

randy beavers | atl culture labs

drew sawyer | moonshine post production

autumn bailey-FORD | AUTUMN BAILEY ENTERTAINMENT

lynn hylden | Producer

gabrielle pickle | new south independent