11th Annual Fisher Film Festival Announces Presenters

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Please join us for the 11th Annual Fisher Film Festival: An Exploration of Storytelling, in the Seelig Theater at SUNY Sullivan on Saturday May 5, 2018 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.

The Fisher Film Festival highlights the works of the Digital Storytelling students. Additionally, the festival provides an opportunity for local students and artisans to present their work. We also have the pleasure of several guest speakers who show us some of their work and discuss their role in the storytelling process. This years presenters include an alumni, a veteran production producer and a survivor of the first nuclear tests at the Bikini Atolls.

Michael Coney

Is an immersive new media storyteller that works on breaking ground in the form of pervasive storytelling and games augmented by technology. He’s worked with Columbia University’s Digital Storytelling Lab and Refinery 29. He is currently the technical director for the Hurleyville Arts Centre and the head of MouseHole Studios. Michael is an alumni of SUNY Sullivan class of 2014 and Purchase College 2016

Evan Halman

A producer at heart since his days at HBO & Major League Baseball, Evan oversees all productions at AXSTV. He’s produced series, specials and festivals for the music and entertainment broadcast network, from Jazzfest and Farm Aid to Carrie Underwood and Aerosmith. AXSTV has produced more live concerts and festivals then any other network since their rollout in 2013 (Over 200 Concerts broadcasted from 2013-2018). His role includes developing and producing live and post-produced shows, while managing all stages of in-house productions from development and shooting, to post production and delivery. In the past year he has also Executive Produced series such as: Gotham Comedy Live, Rock & Roll Road Trip, AXSTV Summer Concerts and Real Money, to name a few. All of this along with coordinating with the programming department all on-air, social and marketing schedules for all shows under his watch. Additionally, Evan deals with talent, management, agents and music labels on negotiations, contracts and all components of productions. Television is his life.

Gene Weinstein

Is a retired Monticello High School teacher and was a radioman second class on the U.S.S. Mt. McKinley in the US Navy in the Pacific during the first nuclear bomb tests in the Bikini atolls. Following the presentation of the award winning film “Radio Bikini: the Atomic Bomb Testing” Mr. Weinstein will discuss the film and answer questions from the audience.

Sponsored by the Digital Storytelling program at SUNY Sullivan