As the Executive Director of the Houston Film Commission and a native Houstonian, Alfred Cervantes has worked in the Texas film industry since 1992.
With more than 20 years’ experience behind the camera on an array of projects from documentary to industrial, Julye has turned a childhood passion for photography into a career that ranges from the decks of The Nautilus to the sets of feature films. also a passionate educator who has been working to teach the next generation of storytellers for over 10 years.
Kate Phillips is a director, screenwriter and actor with an MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University. She is currently on the Filmmaking faculty at Houston Community College. As a director, writer, actor, producer and editor she has made more than 20 short film projects
As a highly accomplished professional in the world of TV, film, and video production, Olivia has made a significant impact on various projects spanning from major streaming platforms to live events and social media.
A pocket film camera from a Burger King kids' meal sparked my passion for visual storytelling. I now proudly co-own The Storyhive, a production company and studio that specializes in storytelling through video.
Producer-writer-director-publisher R.D. Walker is an entrepreneur who studied economics and journalism in college, and shortly thereafter, launched Houston City magazine. He subsequently ventured into advertising and began making television commercials. In the early '90s, he produced a golf show pilot and sold it to the Fox Sports network. In 1996, he started Indie Slate magazine so that independent content makers could discover and collaborate with like-minded individuals wherever they lived. Begun as a 10-page newsletter, the bi-monthly print publication evolved into a magazine sold on three continents. Walker and Indie Slate co-publisher Maureen Herzog, co-created Indie U, a series of top-quality weekend classes on the craft and business of production and distribution. Walker has produced three feature films and more than 120 digital shorts, and consulted with feature filmmakers across North America.