Bill Kinder has guided Pixar Animation Studio’s Editorial teams since 1996, through ten feature films and numerous shorts, documentaries and special projects. He has participated in various pioneering efforts to bring digital films to audiences in digital form – whether portable handheld devices or the world’s largest digital film premiere with 30,000 attendees.
Recently he has focused on connecting his industry-leading post production methods with a return to cinematography on various independent narrative projects.
Prior to joining Pixar in 1996, Mr. Kinder was the Director of Post Production Facilities at the birthplace of electronic cinema, American Zoetrope in San Francisco. There he contributed to the finishing of feature films for Francis Ford Coppola, and brought that director’s Storyboard Department into the digital era.
Previously, Mr. Kinder directed an Emmy-nominated documentary, produced television news and other non-fiction specials, and edited commercials.
Mr. Kinder is a graduate of Brown University. He also studied film, sound, and photography at Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Berkeley with his wife, three children, and dog Nico.
Ryan Lynch is currently the Story Department Manager at Pixar Animation Studios. She’s spent the last six years at Pixar working on films such as Ratatouille and the upcoming 2012 release, Brave. During her time at Pixar, she’s written, directed and produced numerous short live-action films, which have won awards and have screened at film festivals all over the world. Her latest film she wrote and directed, Real Men Go Hunting screened at Cannes Short Film Corner and Honolulu IFF where it won an Aloha Accolade Award. She is in post-production now on another short, which she directed/produced called, The Farms (2012), adapted from a short story by novelist Eleanor Henderson (Ten Thousand Saints) and is producing her first live-action feature, White Rabbit with director Bill Kinder (2012). Ryan also serves on the Board of Directors for Bay Area Women in Film and Media.
Ryan holds an M.F.A. in Film Directing from Academy of Art University and a B.F.A. in Multimedia Arts from the University of Colorado. She lives in San Francisco, California.
Kevin Warner is, in his role as Head Writer for ABC7 Eyewitness News, currently knee-deep in mid-term elections. In addition to his work in broadcast journalism, Mr. Warner has written for a variety of media including, but not limited to: film, magazines, the Internet (and we’re not talking this “blog” nonsense either), obscure scholastic journals, and, briefly, the wonderful world of greeting cards. He has also produced more TV newscasts than he cares to count, and several television documentaries, some of which won awards that seemed like a big deal at the time, but he can’t remember much about it now.
He recently optioned to producer Moosie Drier, an original screenplay entitled Boy Band, a comedy of errors about an ‘N Sync-type group, now in their thirties, and attempting an ill-fated comeback. Mr. Warner’s first published novel, Bungalow Heaven, is due out in May 2012. Mr. Warner is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, and a dropout of the prestigious post-graduate program in English Literature at the University of Virginia. Mr. Warner lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jong and his dog Toto.
Catherine Goldschmidt is a Los Angeles-based cinematographer and filmmaker. She earned her BA in Film Studies from Wesleyan University and her MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute in 2009. That year, Goldschmidt was handpicked by Alan Caso, ASC for the highly competitive Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Internship program. She assisted him on the NBC show Trauma, and was later invited to operate camera for him on the feature film 16-Love. Award-winning narrative credits include Egg (Slamdance, Cinequest, Microcinefest 2005), You Know Where to Find Me (First Glance Film Festival 2010), and A Cat Online (London Independent Film Festival 2011). Goldschmidt’s 16mm debut feature film, Northeast, was screened in the Tribeca Film Festival: On the Road 2011, and is currently being distributed by Tribeca Films. In the documentary world, she has worked with filmmakers Amy Berg, Morgan Neville, and Les Blank, among others. Goldschmidt is also currently working on her own independent documentary projects: Blind Faith, an outsider’s look at Christianity in America, and Marmite: Taste of a Nation, a pop examination of the controversial British condiment.
Goldschmidt’s background in dance and photography informs her dynamic camera work, as apparent in her frequent music video collaborations with Max Goldblatt. Her experimental short Sweet Prospects, co-directed by Courtney Stephens, illustrates Goldschmidt’s keen eye for natural light and beauty, as well as her unique sense of humor.
Carla Pauli is a San Francisco Bay Area actor. She has studied at American Conservatory Theatre (Studio) for a number of years as well as independently with various acting coaches. Film credits include Canary from independent film maker Alejandro Adams (Canary Productions) and the featured length documentary, Jim Thorpe’s Life (Moira Productions), which aired nationally on PBS. Other film credits include the shorts Alone Forever, Wondrous Woman, Buyer Beware, the web miniseries Lit Up and Dyke Central (TV pilot.) On stage, Ms Pauli has performed with many Bay Area theater companies including AlterTheater (References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot), Cutting Ball Theatre (Pelleas and Melisande) and Open Tab Productions (Enron, Farragut North, Fishing). She is also a Theatre Arts educator with Spindrift School of Performing Arts, teaching and directing children’s theater. Ms Pauli is represented by Tonry Talent.
Actor and filmmaker, Eric Michael Kochmer, was initially trained at Marymount Manhattan College and mentored under legendary theatre director/playwright/composer Elizabeth Swados at Lamama theatre, whom Kochmer collaborated with to create Submilminable Strategery: A Political Review, which ran on Off-Broadway on the Lamama stage. In New York theatre, Kochmer performed in Waiting For Godot (Chashama Theatre) and worked extensively with Feed the Herd theatre company for three years acted in more than 20 productions and creating 8 plays of his own, including “Platonov! Platonov! Platonov! Or The Case of a Very Angry Duck” Kochmer was published by nytheatre.com in their “Plays and Playwrights Anthology of 2005” and Mr. Kochmer was one of the theatre artists of 2004 to be named nytheatre.com’s man of the year.
Kochmer has collaborated as an actor and writer with filmmaker Anthony Ferraro on 2 feature films: Everything Unspoken (2004); The Writer (2011), and 2 short films: Dead-letter Office (2006); Paradise No! (2006). Kochmer starred in and produced experimental filmmaker George Landow/Owen Land’s feature Dialogues (2009), which had its European Premier at the museum in Bern, Switzerland and American Premier at The Migrating Forms festival in New York. Other relevant film work as an actor includes: Bloodshot (2011) (starring Brad Dorff); Duel of Legends (2011); For the Love of Money (2011); Ricky (2010); Year One (2009); Medium Hot (2008); From a Place of Darkness (2008) (starring John Savage); American East (2008); Hotel California (2008); Across the Universe (2007).
Currently starring in All Roads Lead to Paradise (2011); produced by wemakemovies.org and is starring in Bill Kinder’s film White Rabbit (2012).
As a trained actor since childhood and SAG member since 1993 James Anthony Cotton has years of experience in acting for films and television. Applying a wealth of experience of life and a solid mastery of the craft to each character he portrays. Recently played roles in Of Men and Mavericks, Dir. Curtis Hanson; Contagion, Dir. Steven Soderbergh; Big Sur, Dir. Michael Polish; The Invited, Dir. Ryan McKinney. As a Director he has directed over 10 commercially successful projects, including The Confessional.
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When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane.
Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way. On her way she met a copy.
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But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their projects again and again.
One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin.
He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections.
The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready to slide off any moment.
His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he looked. "What's happened to me? " he thought. It wasn't a dream. His room, a proper human