Filmmakers Year 6

James Q. Chan (Forever, Chinatown)

James Q. Chan is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who has collaborated on Emmy and Grammy-winning projects. His film mentorship/training began alongside two-time Academy-Award winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK, THE CELLULOID CLOSET). Producing credits with Epstein & Friedman include History Channel’s 10 DAYS THAT UNEXPECTEDLY CHANGED AMERICA (Emmy Award; […]


Jason Arthurs and Ted Richardson (The Last Barn Dance)

Jason Arthurs Jason Arthurs is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Raleigh, NC. During his five years as a photographer and video producer for newspapers, he was twice named North Carolina Photographer of the Year. Arthurs graduated from the University of North Carolina, where he studied photojournalism and history. He serves as faculty on the […]


Kayla Briët (Smoke That Travels)

Twenty-year-old Kayla Briët explores themes of identity and self-discovery in multiple mediums of storytelling: film, multi-media arts, and music. Kayla’s award-winning short documentary, Smoke That Travels, immerses viewers in her native Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation heritage and explores fears that her culture may someday be forgotten. This film has screened and won awards at over […]