RAHWAY FILM FESTIVAL 2015
FRIDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE: AUGUST 28, 2015
SATURDAY SCHEDULE: AUGUST 29, 2015
SUNDAY SCHEDULE: AUGUST 30, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RIFF 2015
FILM COMPETITION WINNERS!
Doug LeClaire is a thirty-year veteran of the NYC TV commercial & national cable network production industry and Clio Award winning Line Producer of national television spots and major cable network promos. He has produced advertising and promotional television campaigns for Lifetime TV Networks; WE-TV; Comedy Central; MTV; Spike, Oxygen as well as the NBC and ABC TV Networks. In 1981, Doug founded Asbury Shorts USA, now New York City’s longest running short film exhibition and touring show.
Judge & Seminar Speaker
Judge and Q&A Moderator
Francesca Rizzo is an award-winning actor, writer and filmmaker working in television, stage and screen. A former CineWomenNY president, MovieMaker Magazine “Artist to Watch” and a NJSCA Distinguished Artist Fellow, Rizzo was an invited speaker at the Harvard Film Archives where her short film, “Sullivan’s Last Call” is taught in Boston University's curriculum. She was a co-founder of New York's Perfectly Frank Theater Company which produced over 35 new works and is currently developing the ensemble play, "Dames Like Us”, a provocative monologue comedy demolishing long-held stereotypes of women "of a certain age”.
As co-founder and director of CineKink, an organization currently in its twelfth season that recognizes and encourages the positive depiction of sexuality in film and television, Lisa Vandever curates and oversees an annual film festival and touring series, designed to promote and showcase such works. A producer and consultant with over twenty years of experience in film and television, was formerly the director of programming for a regional network of public television stations, worked as a development executive for two New York-based independent production companies and was associate producer of the Sundance award-winning feature film, "Songcatcher." Originally from Oregon, Vandever has lived in Rahway since 2004, along with her husband, Alan, and an occasional stray cat.
Mahogany Reynolds is a triple-threat, versatile actress; who consistently books a wide range of roles in film, television and theater. Prior to becoming a performing artist; Mahogany worked as a professional print journalist, talk show host, and on-camera reporter. As her way of sowing a seed, and helping aspiring young talent build a career in the performing arts, Mahogany created Just Be You Performing Arts, and serves as the organization's Executive Director.