Seminars

Brian David Cange

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Brian David Cange is an award winning producer who most recently co-produced the Liberté: A Time to Spy for director Lydia Dean Pilcher, and the baseball drama Stano for director Raymond DeFelitta.


Cange's film work also includes: Roxanne, Roxanne, sold to Netflix and starring Mahershala Ali, Nia Long, and Elvis Nolasco for director Michael Larnel and Marjorie Prime, starring Jon Hamm, Tim Robbins, and Geena Davis; --both 2017 Sundance Film Festival Selections; Take My Nose...Please!, released by The Orchard won the Audience Award at the Miami Film Festival in 2017; Equity, a 2016 Sundance Film Festival Selection; and the highly acclaimed Mad Hot Ballroom, which earned eight wins and nine nominations at key critics award competitions in 2005/2006.


Cange is a member of the Producers Guild of America and is represented by Agency for the Performing Arts (APA).

James Fite

James Fite is a multi-award-winning filmmaker and the founder of Check Your Brain Productions. He ha

James Fite is a multi-award-winning filmmaker and the founder of Check Your Brain Productions, based in Big Spring, Texas. He has directed many productions ranging from film, corporate promotional videos, scripted film reviews, shorts, and stage plays. He has been involved in several aspects of visual arts, including directing, writing, producing, acting, editing, music scoring, set design, cinematography and special effects. At one point he worked in the video game industry as story writer, level designer, model builder, texture artist and composer. His recent work includes the short films, Church Grounds and Carnage Radio. 

Matt Maxwell

Matt Maxwell

Matt Maxwell is a filmmaker in West Texas. Prior to his move to Midland, he lived in Los Angeles where he worked in reality television and in the office of The Kennedy/Marshall Company. Matt has just completed his first feature length Documentary, Finding Home in Boomtown.

Billy Pon

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Billy "Bloody Bill" Pon is an actor, director and producer known for his films Doll Boy (2010), Circus of the Dead (2014) and the forthcoming Cowboys From Hell. You can learn more about Billy and his work at www.bloodybill.com

Jared Rush

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Jared Rush is the Vice President of the West Texas Film Festival and is a producer and actor. By way of his company, Third Man Entertainment, Rush's films include I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday (2018), Never Go Back (2017), The Black Canyon (2019) and Carnage Radio (2019). In 2018, he held a seminar on producing at the Education Day for the 2018 West Texas Film Festival. Rush is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. 

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