Education Day - Friday November 16th

Shake Jones

Shake Jones is a an award-winning documentarian from New York City. His recent film, The Bicycle Life, is about the Dutch love affair with pedal power. Shake studied acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and attended Julia Richman High School's Talented Unlimited Program for the Performing Arts in Manhattan. Shake is a graduate of Pace University and has lived in Australia, Costa Rica, Holland and Spain and has traveled extensively throughout the world. 

Tracee Beebe

Tracee Beebe is an award winning screenwriter and filmmaker whose projects focus on damaged characters and their relationships with each other. She is passionate about creating dramatic "thrillers with heart" that are entertaining enough that the audience doesn't realize there was a message underneath it all.

When not writing or working on set, Tracee coaches other writers and also works as a coverage reader for both screenwriting contests and literary managers. Tracee lives in Llano, Texas.

Jared Rush

Jared Rush loves a good story and helping others create one. After working with a film distribution company in 2016, he started Third Man  Entertainment in early 2017 to help connect those in the industry,  assist writers with their scripts, and be an agent to  talent. In less than two months of starting Third Man Entertainment, his life as a Producer began as he came on board as a Producer in post-production for Durden Godfrey’s film, Never Go Back and helped launch it to a very successful film festival run. Eight months after his 1st Producer credit appeared, he wrapped one film, in the middle of another, and has three more in pre-production. Jared’s passion for a good a story and love for people has made him be an asset  to any project he is associated with.  

James Fite

 James Fite, a multi-award-winning filmmaker from Big Spring, TX, is the founder of Check Your Brain Productions. Fite has directed many productions ranging from film, corporate promotional videos, scripted film reviews, shorts, and stage plays. Fite has been involved in several aspects of visual arts, including directing, writing, producing, acting, editing, music scoring, set design, cinematography and special effects. 

John L. Greer III

John L. Greer III is an author and filmmaker from Rowlett, TX who recently graduated from Abilene Christian University.