Bill Pivetta has worked on hundreds of film projects, including independent films, commercials, music videos and features. He is an Instructor at Appalachian State University in the Department of Theatre and Dance, The Carolina Film Institute, and The Blue Ridge Film Institute.
Karen Yasinsky is an artist working primarily with animation and drawing. Her video installations and drawings have been shown in many venues internationally including the Mori Art Musuem, Tokyo, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art, NY, UCLA Hammer Museum, L.A. and Kunst Werke, Berlin. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and teaches at Johns Hopkins University in Film/Media Studies.
Mariette Pathy Allen has been photographing the transgender community for over 30 years. Through her artistic practice, she has been a pioneering force in gender consciousness, contributing to numerous cultural and academic publications about gender variance and lecturing throughout the globe.
Phil Solomon (M.F.A. Massachusetts College of Art) is an internationally recognized filmmaker and has been teaching both film history/aesthetics and film production at CU since 1991. Professor Solomon’s work has been screened in every major venue for experimental film throughout the U.S. and Europe, including 3 Cineprobes (one-man shows) at the Museum of Modern Art and two Whitney Biennials.
Thomas Drysdale has been awarded the MacDowell Fellowship and the Distinguished Teaching Medal, New York University. His videotapes have been exhibited at the Walker Art Center, Joslyn Museum, the Kitchen Art Center, Bronx Museum, P.B.S: (WNET, N.Y.). Tom has had photographs published in Art News, American Photographer, Photographies and L’Architecture: Sujet ou Pretext?