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Scott Ballard

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DICKY DAHL

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EP DAVEE III

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MOLLY PRESTON

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KEVIN FORREST

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Scott Ballard is an award-winning Director, Producer and Director of Photography with over 12 years experience filming narrative features, shorts, documentaries and music videos. His HD, Super 16mm and 35mm work has played in festivals around the world, garnering several awards. He holds an MFA in Film Production from Boston University. He is currently in pre-production on his forth feature film, FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN THE UNIVERSE. His third feature film, DEATH ON A ROCK has just entered the festival circuit and has won one award at the four festivals it has played so far. His second feature film, A STANDING STILL is currently in festivals and has won 6 awards with 3 nominations in the 14 festivals it has played. His first feature, WELCOMING DEPARTURE is currently distributed through IndieFlix. 



Dicky Dahl co-wrote and produced The Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack, a documentary portrait of cowboy folksinger Ramblin’ Jack Elliott that won the Special Jury Prize for Artistic Achievement at Sundance in 2000 and received wide theatrical distribution. His hybrid memoiresque narrative, The Curio, is currently showing on the film festival circuit and marks his feature directorial debut. He’s the co-creator of Crazy Possible, a mid-life crisis travel series set along the Continental Divide Trail.  His latest project is Mr Immortal Jellyfish Man, a feature documentary about a Japanese scientist’s quixotic quest to unlock the secret of the immortal jellyfish.  He’s a video editor extraordinaire, having edited untold numbers of projects both commercial and creative, and can be found on set filling the roles of director and sound recordist.   dickydahl@greatnotionfilm.com

Edward P. Davee is an award winning writer/director whose films have screened in several film festivals and art galleries around the world. His first feature, How the Fire Fell won “Best Feature Film” at the Seattle Film Forum’s Local Sightings Film Festival and was distributed by FilmBuff. In 2012, Davee won the Oregon Media Arts Fellowship as well as additional grants from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Regional Arts and Culture Council. The proposal for his 2nd feature film, Lost Division, won him the annual RACC Innovation award as well. Davee’s films are quiet, unconventional, atmospheric character studies, commonly marked by subtle, low-dialog story telling with dense, dream-like sounds and imagery. Often, the atmosphere surrounding the events in his films are an important component of the story telling. 

Molly Preston is an editor and producer with a range of features, short films, commercials, and music videos under her belt.  Evolution of Evil, a feature film Molly produced and edited, can be seen on Amazon Prime.  The most recent feature she produced, The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (Remake) is currently in post-production, set to enter the festival circuit this year.  In addition to helping other filmmakers achieve their visions, Molly writes and directs short films and music videos.  Her short film Carl, noted for its use of both digital and 16mm film, won the Best of Oregon Short Film Award at the 2015 Oregon Independent Film Festival.  As a part of the 44th Northwest Filmmaker’s Festival, Molly was one of ten Portland filmmakers chosen to participate in the Kodak 50 Foot Challenge, where she created a human stop motion music video on Super 8 with all in-camera edits.  Molly is currently finishing up the script for her first feature film and will move into pre-production later this year.

Kevin Forrest was born in New Orleans and moved to Scotland at age ten.  While in Scotland, Kevin learned to edit using two VCR's and a makeshift soundboard.  To his parents’ dismay, but along with their loving support, several cameras were obliterated while getting the “perfect shot” during the making of numerous skateboard videos. Lessons learned and seven features and multiple music videos worth of experience later, he is now a freelance Director, Cinematographer and independent filmmaker living in Portland Oregon. Kevin is also part of the Great Notion Filmmakers Collective. In addition to his own and others’ film projects, Kevin assists with video production classes at Portland Community College. Kevin’s recognized ability to create stunning visual images has gained his entry into numerous national film festivals.