Jacob Martel

Jacob Martel began his film career making underground punk films and music videos for bands such as the Bad Brains, Gang Green, and Mission of Burma in the 1980’s. He later rose to become one of the of the industry’s top music video directors at Propaganda Films in Los Angeles where he worked with Alice in Chains, Roger Waters, Kiss, Joan Jett, Pantera, The Replacements and the Pearl Jam/Soundgarden collaboration, Temple of the Dog. In 2006 his seminal punk documentary American Hardcore premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics. Jacob is also one of the founders of the Slamdance Film Festival. He is based in New York City.

William Franch

I am a filmmaker in Austin, TX (recently relocated from Dallas). I mostly make goofy genre films. Horror-comedies and the like. Now that I’m older, I’m attempting to become respectable by shooting an all-midget version of Schindler’s List. Cross your fingers for me!!!!!