Filmmakers Year 6

Vikram Jayanti (Loretta Lynn: Still A Mountain Girl)

A multi-award-winning feature documentary maker for more than 35 years, Vikram Jayanti is best known for his high profile portraits of cultural icons: usually individuals of extraordinary accomplishment, such as Abraham Lincoln, Muhammad Ali and Garry Kasparov – and sometimes characters of some notoriety, such as Phil Spector, and Uri Geller.  His films are marked […]


Zack Bennett and Kevin Schlanser (The Ataxian)

Zack Bennett Zack Bennett was born and raised in the small mining town of Grass Valley, California. Thanks to his perceptive 3rd grade teacher, he discovered acting on stage was a great outlet for his high energy and incredibly loud voice. From then on, Bennett spent all his free time in the theater or making […]


Izzy Chan (The Big Flip)

Brought up in Hong Kong and Singapore, Izzy started writing and directing stage plays since Form 2 (U.S. grade 8). Her senior film project from University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts was screened at film festivals around the world. Izzy built a successful career in advertising as a strategist and researcher in human […]


K. Ryan Jones and Shawn Willis (Scott’s Pizza Tours)

K. Ryan Jones K. Ryan Jones has a BA in Film Studies from the University of Kansas, where he made his first successful film, the feature-length documentary Fall from Grace, in which he infiltrated one of the country’s most prolific hate groups: the Westboro Baptist Church. Before he even earned his degree, the film was […]


Tim Warren (High School 9-1-1 )

Tim Warren was a member of Darien EMS–Post 53, a student run ambulance service, from 1982 to 1985 and served as the organization’s VP of Operations his senior year of high school. He has such an incredible appreciation for “The Post,” and the opportunity and responsibility he was given as a teenager, that it motivated […]