About the Organizers


VIVIAN HUA is a writer, filmmaker, and political organizer who is fascinated by synthesizing divergent styles, groups, and schools of thought. Much of her work unifies her interest in the metaphysical with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. After more than a decade of splitting her time between Editor-in-Chief of an arts and music publication called REDEFINE and working as a designer and writer for numerous non-profit organizations, Hua expands upon her artistic and activist career with her latest narrative short film, Searching Skies. Her work can be seen here, or e-mail her at hellomynameisvee@gmail.com.

COURTNEY SHEEHAN is the executive director for Northwest Film Forum, the independent film arts center in Seattle, Wash.

RICHARD ABRAMOWITZ is at the forefront of innovation in the world of distribution and marketing of independent films.  He has been an industry-leader in personalized, focused film marketing and distribution that bypasses traditional film studio methodology, providing valuable, customized distribution alternatives to content makers and owners.

LIV ABRAMOWITZ is the Marketing Director at Abramorama, the preeminent theatrical distributor of music films in the US today and recognized for the consistent high quality of its work on award winning feature films.

JESSICA SCHNEIDER an expert content marketer with a background in fashion, branding and project management. She has led social media strategies for a number of films, brands and projects — expertly crafting content streams that build and engage audiences around a variety of genres.

BRYCE KIRCHOFF has produced communication campaigns for organizations at all levels of the media industry and managed dozens of successful audience engagement initiatives. He has launched and optimized websites, crafted multi-platform promotional strategies, and enhanced content management systems for a wide variety of entities.