Faculty

Hector Galán

Independent documentary filmmaker- Galán has produced numerous award-winning documentaries including eleven episodes for PBS' Frontline , two programs for the American Experience, and numerous specials for the PBS national broadcast schedule including the acclaimed series Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Struggle. His music documentaries include Conjunto/Tejano music, Songs of the Homeland and Accordian Dreams.

Maria Giese

writer,director and producer- wrote and directed When Saturday Comes. Giese also wrote, directed and produced the digital feature film Hunger. In addition, she has written two original feature films and is attached to direct the futuristic thriller, Matching Blue, as well as the media satire, Justice, starring Daryl Hannah and Dennis Hopper. Giese re-wrote North Star and wrote The Life Story of Che Guevara.

Daniel B Gold

director and cameraman- won the 2002 Sundance "Excellence in Cinematography Award" for his work on Blue Vinyl, which he co-directed and co-produced. Gold also received two Emmy Nominations for Blue Vinyl in 2003: Research, and Best Documentary. His recent broadcast credits as DP include The Nazi Officer's Wife, Breaking the Violence and segments on the PBS series Colonial House. Upcoming broadcasts include Saving Xiera, for HBO.

Jeff Gross

writer- is the author of seven novels and twenty-two scripts including collaborations with Roman Polanski on Frantic and Bitter Moon. He also has two documentaries on the Sundance Film Festival to his name, as well as a short film called Un Jour. Recently he directed the feature film Monsieur Boulo, a silent comedy.

Gary Hawkins

writer and director- has written and directed six films, including The Rough South of Harry Crews - winner of an Emmy Award and the CPB Gold Award in 1992 and The Rough South of Larry Brown - picked Best Feature at the Savannah Film Festival, reviewed by The Oxford American as an "essential Southern documentary" and by Variety as "a beautifully conceived documentary film." His screenplay, DownTime, was selected by The Sundance Institute for the Writer's Lab in the winter of 2000 and the Director's Lab the following summer.

Michael Hofstein

educator, author, director, and a cinematographyer- He teaches courses in film production, including directing, camera, documentary, lighting and story. He currently is a professor at Savannah College of Art and Design and has also taught at UCLA, International Film Workshops (Maine), Sony Institute and seminars for ITVA and SMPTE. In addition to teaching he authored Creative Control, a book on filmmaking techniques and has served as a contributing editor for Indie Slate Magazine.

Tom Houghton

Tom Houghton is a Director of Photography who has worked extensively in feature films and documentaries, including: The Cookout, Fire Down Below, One Dozen, Barstow 2008, Forever Fabulous aka Tiara Tango, The Best Generation, Postcard from Vietnam, and Finding Amanda.

Lisa Lindstrom

producer and educator- worked for 13 years as Senior Vice President of Feature Film Development and Production for The Avnet/Kerner Company. Lisa's last project with Avnet was the NBC/Warner Brothers mini-series, Uprising, on which she served as Co-Executive Producer. One of her first successes was the film Fried Green Tomatoes which, as Co-Producer, she helped nurture from development through production. She also co-produced Red Corner, Up Close and Personal, and The War.

Keith Maitland

After graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in Creative Writing in 1998, Keith Maitland moved to NYC to participate in the Director's Guild of America Assistant Director Trainee Program. Upon completion of the 2-year program, Maitland became one of the youngest members of the Guild, working alongside directors including Woody Allen, Janusz Kaminski, and Joel Schumacher. Maitland's credits include assistant director work on several feature films and television shows, including 7 seasons with NBC's Law & Order.

Robb Moss

independent non-fiction filmmaker- whose recent film, The Same River Twice, premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, followed by more than 25 festivals worldwide, including Berlin, Rio, San Francisco, and Munich. Nominated for a 2004 Independent Spirit award, the film premiered theatrically at New York's Film Forum and played theatrically in more than seventy cities across North America.