Filmmakers Year 6

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 […]


Sarah Moshman (The Empowerment Project )

Sarah Moshman is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and TEDx speaker whose work has been featured on Upworthy, Marie Claire, CNN, and Good Morning America. After directing two short documentaries about female empowerment in young women, (Girls Rock! Chicago (2010) and Growing up Strong: Girls on the Run (2012)) she set out to direct and […]


Kathlyn Horan (The If Project)

Kathlyn Horan has been working as an independent director, producer and photographer for over 15 years. Her passion for social justice has led her to use the documentary medium as a way to bring stories to light that elevate awareness, connect communities and ignite discussion. She specializes in working in an embedded journalistic capacity with […]


Bob Hurst (The Listeners)

Bob Hurst has been making documentary, fiction and experimental films for more than twenty years. Recent projects as director and producer include The Listeners (2016, distributed by Kino Lorber Films), a feature-length documentary exploring suicide hotlines and the volunteers who answer calls. Other recent collaborations include Sound Supervision on Destination: Planet Negro (2013) and The […]


Michael Barnett (Mars Generation)

Michael Barnett is an Emmy-Award winning filmmaker with a history of telling inspiring, inquisitive, and captivating stories. Michael’s first film, the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary “Superheroes” is a chronicle of the real life superhero community. In 2012, Michael created the production company SuperFilms! and Executive Produced Sundance Selects & IFC’s “Gore Vidal: The United States of […]