Thank you This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Marie Tollec Marie is a movie Director with 3 shorts currently in post production: “Un autre jour a LA”, an immigration based comedy called “Who brings ice to a funeral?” and a short movie which stars a cat called “Penpawls”. She directed these movies through the UCLA extension program where she follows classes on the art of directing. Born and raised in France, she lives in Burbank, CA where she is an Effects Animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios. Her credits include “Inception”, “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows, part 2”, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, “James Bond: Spectre”, “The Revenant” and “Moana”. MK Ghonima Mohammed Karim Ghonima is a visual artist based in Houston, Texas. He earned a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington and studied film and video production at Bellevue Community College in Bellevue, Washington. Karim's painting portfolio can been seen online at www.ghonima.com. Jacqueline Greff Kraig's life has always been about music. An accomplished keyboardist, he began studying classical accordion at age 5 and performing professionally in clubs at age 10. In the 40+ years since then, Kraig has: Toured widely with the likes of Diana Ross and Barry White; Performed classical accordion with the Baltimore Symphony and the Columbia Orchestra; Founded and is Musical Director of the popular band, The Crawdaddies; Recorded on many of his own and others' albums; Won a ton of awards for his music compositions; and Performed as a solo artist in venues such as the Prime Rib, Jack Binion's Steakhouse at the Horseshoe Casino and the Maryland Live Casino. Jason Rogerson A graduate of York University's Film and Video program, Jason's first short, Picking Lucy's Brain, premiered at the Atlantic Film Festival and played to four sold-out City Cinema screenings in Charlottetown. For seven seasons, Jason was the producer and a head writer for Sketch-22, a PEI sketch comedy troupe for whom he produced over 80 short videos, many of which he directed and edited. He also produced the group's sci-fi comedy web series, Bunkerdown, writing, directing, and editing five episodes. The inaugural winner of CBC PEI’s 3-2-1 Award, his short film, Lucky 7, premiered at the Atlantic Film Festival and has been broadcast on CBC television. Jason produced and edited Harmony Wagner's short films, VAST, and Queen of the Crows, the latter of which screened as part of Telefilm Canada's Not Short On Talent program at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2015, Jason produced, co-wrote, and edited his first feature length film, Kooperman, that was a recipient of Telefilm Canada's Micro-Budget Production Program (currently Talent To Watch). The film premiered at FIN Atlantic International Film Festival. In 2016, he produced and edited his second feature film, Singing To Myself, recipient of WIFT Atlantic's 1K Wave award. The film also premiered at FIN. David Davis David Davis is the creator of Alien Resort. Andrew Ball-Shaw Director StatementCATVID-19, film series was put together remotely whilst staying at home. The aim is to provide some entertainment during our pandemic situation. Which has kept us occupied with creativity through isolation and lockdown David Coole. My name is David Coole. I'm an Animator and film maker from Tunkhannock Pennsylvania. Growing up I always loved animation and cartoons. I've got fond memories of making my own stop motion films using Legos and my moms old video camera. I got the chance to take a computer animation class in my high school and loved it. From there I decided to attend Ringling College of Art + Design to study animation and I haven't looked back since. Telling stories and making characters to come life is my passion and I'm excited to share my work with the world. Michael Gibson J Michael Gibson Jr is a Jamaican born, 2x Emmy award winning Producer for an owned and operated NBCUniversal broadcast station in Dallas/Fort Worth. His previous film "Alora" that he co-wrote and produced won numerous awards including Best Texas Short Film at the 2020 Dallas VideoFest: AltFiction, 2020 Best Film at the Fantasy/Sci-Fi Film Festival in Toronto, 2019 Best Sci-Fi Film at the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase, Best Space Travel Film and the 2019 Sci-On Festival, and was First Runner Up in the Best Texas Short Film category at the 2019 Denton Black Film Festival. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas where he majored in Radio, TV and Film. Michael is a lover of the arts and expression, with his passions being comedy, photography, and writing. Michael studied improv at Fort Day Weekend in Fort Worth, where he performed in several improv and sketch performances as a student. "COVID Cats" is written, produced, and directed by Mr. Gibson. Jay Burkholder Jay Burkholder is a student of Media Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. They began local filmmaking in Greensboro, North Carolina in 2016. They've made several films with their twin brother, and recently began making films with their romantic partner, Richie Uebel. Jay works mainly in acting, video editing, and sports photography. Celia Cooley Troy McDonald Troy McDonald, Director, Skyship Entertainment Troy McDonald is the the Co-Owner and Head of EDU Initiatives at Skyship Entertainment™, a digital-first production studio focused on original series and song content for preschoolers and school-aged audiences. He has combined his backgrounds in education and music to help create a successful digital brand that reaches millions of homes and classrooms around the world. As a co-creator of Super Simple Songs®, one the longest-running and most-viewed children’s channels on YouTube, he has been active in bridging the gap between entertainment and education for over a decade.