DIRECTOR, WRITER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
After a 20-year career in Hollywood as an editor and Emmy-nominated sound mixer, Liam Lockhart came to his senses and moved to Santa Fe, where he began teaching film study courses and finally found fulfillment for his lifelong love of cinema.
Former Chairman of the Film School at the now defunct Santa Fe University of Art and Design, he remains blinded by his passion: “I will do everything in my power to keep this Film School open – even if that means making a freaking zombie movie!”
Claudio Ruben is the founder of Red Lotus Films, a Santa Fe based production company. Originally from Milan, Italy, he has been involved with producing features, television, commercials and documentaries since 2001, working both in New Mexico and across the United States.
Before joining the film industry, he worked in commodities trading in Switzerland. He holds a Joint Honors in Political Science and History from McGill University and an English Law Degree from King’s College London.
Ara Madzounian is an independent producer, director and cinematographer based in Los Angeles. His works range from shorts to features. He is currently working with the Smithsonian Institution on My Armenia, a program that harnesses the power of storytelling to strengthen cultural heritage sustainability.
In 2017, he self-published Birds Nest A Photographic Essay of Bourj Hammoud.
Devon Ludlow is a designer, writer, producer, and multi media artist who has created dozens of independent, radical films and puppet performances, including the zombie puppet musical series The Love That Would Not Die, and puppet creations for the international art sensation Meow Wolf.
An award-winning filmmaker, Shelene enjoys all aspects of filmmaking, from creative development and shoot planning, to camera operating and lighting, and finalizing a project through post-production. She has edited short and feature films encompassing narratives and documentaries.
She holds a B.A. Degree in Art from San Diego State University, and a B.A. Degree in Moving Image Arts from the College of Santa Fe. She is a member of NM Women in Film & WIFTI. She was an Adjunct Faculty member at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and currently teaches at Santa Fe Community College.
Bob Witsenhausen served as mentor for the students working in the Sound Department. Bob has contributed his audio talents to such films as The Ridiculous 6, The Deception, Dead River, and Tremors.
Svetlana Britt served as mentor and head of the Makeup Department for Final Cutz. Svetlana’s makeup artistry has been seen in Hostiles, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Lone Ranger, and Terminator Salvation.