2018 Universe Multicultural Film festival Juries

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 2018 Universe Multicultural Film Festival Jury Committee

Dallas King; Director, Writer, Producer
Dallas has led his production company, Red Rabbit Pictures, in directing, producing, and writing numerous projects, which have earned Dallas the (MPAA) Motion Picture Association of America Award, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Award, The Caucus Foundation Award for Directing, a 3-time award recipient of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, also a recipient of the National Hispanic Fund McNamara Grant, and 1st place for the (DGA) Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing. His films have been selected and won countless Film Festivals throughout the nation and world.
Ian Fischer, Producer, Director
Ian Fischer grew up in Potomac, Maryland, graduated Tufts University and received his MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University. His work has been featured in over 100 film festivals. He is in post-production on his documentary Superhero Nation, which explores America's love affair with Superheroes and what it says about our culture.
His next fiction project will be the Horror movie Helmet Head.

Eric Brodeur, Film Editor, Leader of South bay film makers
Eric Brodeur's interest in filmmaking began the moment he saw Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. His journey to becoming a motion picture editor took a number of turns from technologist to screenwriter and finally editing.His technology background was the jumping off point for the field of post-production and within a year of making the decision, he landed an assistant editor position on ELEKTRA LUXX an independent feature film by Sebastian Gutierrez (Snakes on a Plane).This led to co-editing BEDROOMS which won two Best Feature awards and aired on Showtime. His next editing credit for IJE THE JOURNEY, a Nigerian-American film, became one of Nigeria's top grossing films and won awards for Best Editing and Best Feature.His follow up film FILLY BROWN was an Official Selection at Sundance in 2012 and will be released theatrically in 2013. Mr. Brodeur's latest film BACKMASK from director Marcus Nispel (Pathfinder, Texas Chainsaw Massacre) is in the final stages of post-production.His other credits include FINDING GAUGUIN, HOTEL NOIR, and THE SESSIONS which was recently nominated for an Academy Award. Between feature films he works on commercials for clients such as Volkswagen, Honda, and Toyota.

  JACOB N. STUART, Screenwriter
IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm3714544. Jacob is an award-winning and represented screenwriter, with OVER 15 scripts optioned and/or produced to screen, airing in OVER 7 different countries. Going into 2016, Jacob currently has 1 feature-length screenplay sold, 2 feature-length screenplays optioned, and 2 short scripts in post-production. He is the Founder of the popular Screenwriting Staffing [www.screenwritingstaffing.com], an online screenwriting community that has facilitated OVER 125 success stories in 3 years (for both screenwriters and producers). Jacob was previously the Screenplay Contest Director for the Cincinnati Film Festival. He has spoke on screenwriting for FilmDayton, WriteStuff Writers Conference, 48 Hour Film Festival, and MANY more. He graduated in 2010 from The Los Angeles Film School, with a concentration in screenwriting. He also is a contributor for Creative Screenwriting Magazine. Jacob's personal web-site: www.JacobNStuart.com. You can follow Jacob on Twitter @JacobNStuart
Michael Matteo Rossi; Director, Producer, Writer
Michael Matteo Rossi is a professional award-winning working director/producer/writer for over 10 years now. His 1st feature "Misogynist" which he shot at just 26, got worldwide distribution on DVD and VOD and 2nd feature "Sable" is being released next month. Michael has won multiple awards in recognized film festivals as well and was put on a poll with Lena Dunham and Ryan Coogler of "Top directors under 30 to watch". MichaelI recently shot a TV pilot and the trailer is below as well and has amassed more than 300K views
Wei Zheng; Director
Mr. Zheng is a film director on the raising. He received master degree from China Art Research Institute at 2002, now works at China Radio TV Association as director. He has been direct over 20 films and many of them won awards in China, Japan, and USA. His film “ Old Road” won best Jury award at the 5th Silicon valley film festival, and best director from 2015 San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival.