As the current General Manager/Event Coordinator for Green Bench Brewing Co. he has had an opportunity to develop an intimate understanding of the cultural revolution that is underway in St. Petersburg as well as get to know the people behind that movement. He has curated dozens of successful community oriented events on and off site of Green Bench From original event concept development to day of logistics, Colin is one of the premier event planners in St. Pete as well as extremely passionate about bringing community together to celebrate what makes St. Petersburg one of the preeminent cultural destinations in the southeastern United States.
Dave Allison - Director of Marketing/Content
David Allison is a veteran filmmaker and graphic designer who has worked on numerous projects including feature films and motion design work for the World Cup.
David has been in video and film production since 2000. He is a co-founder of Pilot Moon Films, a production company specializing in music videos, commercials, and marketing and mini-documentary videos for companies and organizations. He is also co-founder of Creative Bundle, a graphic design firm focusing on motion graphics for television and LED billboards.
David studied film and television at the University of North Texas before he went on to pursue film editing studies in Los Angeles, where he worked as assistant editor on several independent films.
With every project he takes on, David approaches it as a storyteller, not just a videographer. He seeks out the most natural way to convey the clients’ message in an emotional, cinematic style and will bring all this talent and eye for detail to the Et Cultura project.
Joel Malizia – Director of Et Cultura : Films
As co-founder of Pilot Moon Films, Joel has spent the past several years building a successful full service video production company that specializes in music festivals, music videos, television commercials and branding videos that works across the country. With Pilot Moon Films, Joel has created video commercials with Keep Saint Petersburg Local and Safety Harbor Song Fest in recent years and has gained invaluable experience over the past three years as videographers/documentarians employed by SXSW ( South by Southwest) Festival. Joel brings a unique perspective to our team with his love of film making/ story telling, music and personal experience with large scale multi-faceted events.
Lea Umberger- Director of Brand and Social Media
Lea was the Managing Art Director at HSN for the past 6 years and has also maintained a Design Business for Film and Stage of over 15 years. She received her MFA in Design for Stage and Film at NYU and has designed for film and theater all over the United States, but she has always had a home grown love for all things Florida after spending her formative years growing up in the St. Pete/Clearwater area. She brings her extensive design and project management background to every project and can not wait to start collaborating with the City of St. Petersburg, filmmakers, musicians, artists and makers to help build Et Cultura and deliver a nationally recognized festival to the Sunshine City.
Casey Swift - Graphic Design
Et Cultura Music Curators
St Pete Indie Market
Daddy Kool Music
Joanna Coblentz and J Michael Taylor
Lead Curators of Art Et Cultura
Amy Malizia - Festival Photographer
Combined with a lifetime experience as a photographer and running her own interior decorating business, Amy's strong sense of style, aesthetics and her ability to work collaboratively have contributed to her continued success in the production industry. Amy has enjoyed the opportunity to work with local companies and national companies alike. Amy thrives under the pressure of strict deadlines and continuously exceeds the highest level of expectations associated with each new product/company and in her daily responsibilities as a lead set stylist for HSN. Amy clearly conveys information and ideas through styling in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message. Amy fosters a strong sense of teamwork and works effectively with/through others. Amy makes clients and their needs a primary focus which is crucial in developing and sustaining client relationships
Keep Saint Petersburg Local
and Roger Lafranchia
Draftsman / Prop Builder
Derek Horne is excited to return to his home-state of Florida and join the team at Et Cultura as the curator of their film program.
With years of experience programming film festivals from coast to coast from Newport, R.I. to Newport Beach, CA., Derek has raised the bar for programming standards within every film festival in which he has participated. With an emphasis on “quality over quantity,” Derek always considers the audience when he programs. “I recognize that people are busy and have limited time,” says Derek. “I want to give people a good reason to spend some time with us and to not feel like they have wasted it.” As a programmer, Derek has been well-regarded and known for his penchant for selecting entertaining, worthwhile, and accessible films that audiences enjoy. “I aim for the sweet spot where art and entertainment meet. I don’t really want boring art films on one extreme or meaningless entertainment on the other.
Having just finished programming short films for three prominent film festivals this year including the DC Shorts Fest, Santa Fe Independent, and Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (which is Academy-accredited and the country’s oldest non-fiction festival), Derek is excited to share the best short films he has discovered this year at Et Cultura.
Derek has been a longtime advocate for short films throughout his career, starting in the 90’s while working in acquisitions for Atom Films, Shortbuzz.com, and iCast, curating short film programs at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City, and writing articles about short films for IndieWire. In 2001 he became the founding editor of Kodak’s “Campus Beat” magazine, the first ever publication dedicated to student filmmaking. He worked in the Filmmaker Services Department at the Sundance Film Festival for six years often times coordinating the short films and he was the Film Coordinator at Chapman University’s film school for eleven years handling the distribution of thousands of student films.
EtC MC - Main Stage on Sunday 11/20
Healing Music Artist, Intuitive Channeler, DJ & Radio Personality Eluv, was born and educated in Melbourne, Australia. Eluv is the host of “Ultrasounds” radio show on WMNF, 88.5 FM Tampa. Thursday night's 10pm-Midnight.
She creates beautiful inspirational music, guided meditations, and visualizations for relaxation and healing. Her recordings are featured on the Monroe Institute's Hemi-Sync label, with binaural sound healing technology added to balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
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