By | July 13th, 2018|Filmmaker, Financing, Panelist|

We believe that to accomplish unbelievable dreams you have to do unbelievable things. We want to shake the world with our ideas! The time to take action is now, not later. You can think of the perfect plan and how to execute it all day, but if you never take that first step, your plan is nothing more [...]

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By | June 28th, 2018|Filmmaker, Panelist|

As a filmmaker, Ken Wyatt has won several awards for his many productions. His work has been exhibited around the world, Cannes, Berlin, Australia, Los Angeles, New York, and most places in between. He is consistently active in developing media culture and industry through his participation at professional conferences, various board memberships, project collaborations, and [...]

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By | June 28th, 2018|Filmmaker, Panelist|

Gregg has produced independent documentaries showcased in venues across the country, including feature length, shorts, and broadcast programs. Among these are a 30-minute short from this project, Greg Taylor – Ghost premiered at the Down East Flick Fest in 2015. With his producing partner Jamie Huss at Swiftwater Media, Gregg transformed his award-winning short film [...]

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By | June 28th, 2018|Filmmaker, Panelist, Writer|

Randall Martoccia teaches composition, literature, and film studies at East Carolina University. Since earning his MA in creative writing, Martoccia has widened his interests to include contemporary literature, screenwriting, and film criticism, and film-making. In 2004, through his company Lawnchair Productions, he produced a short film, "Charlie-Go-Round." He has made several even shorter films since [...]



By | June 28th, 2018|Branding, Creative, Design, Filmmaker, Marketing, Panelist, Post-Production, Writer|

Stay tuned. We will be making updates over the next several days. In other words, don't ask. It's a secret.


Meet John Demers, Creator of Rusty Bucket Kids

By | May 16th, 2016|Branding, Filmmaker, Financing, Marketing, Panelist, Television|

Excerpts from an Article by Josh Shaffer Rusty Bucket Man He toured the country as an actor, but when John Demers fell ill, he realized he had everything he needed in Apex, and created “The Rusty Bucket Kids,” an educational TV show set right at home. In his faster-paced Hollywood days, John Demers drove all [...]

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Meet Gregg Jamback, Filmmaker & Commercial Media Specialist

By | May 16th, 2016|Creative, Filmmaker, Panelist, Post-Production|

Gregg Jamback, Best of the Fest 2015 winner, will serve on our Filmmakers’ Lounge Panelist on June 4th. Gregg Jamback established Swiftwater Media in 2000 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In addition to serving local companies and non-profits, Swiftwater Media has had an impact across the region, including creating the documentary-style video profiles shown at the [...]

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