Fiercely Independent Innovators to watch for:

by filmhub | created - 28 Feb 2012 | updated - 28 Feb 2012 | Public

Fiercely Independent Innovators: Wave makers who refuse to sit idle and wait for work to come to them. People who boldly accept the challenge of, "I can and will".

1. Miles Maker

Producer | Kindred Kill

Miles has been passionate about writing since he taught himself to read at a very early age. He found happiness and comfort in stories, and by the age of 13, he was accepted into the prestigious School for the Creative and Performing Arts in San Diego, California. The SCPA offered an expanded ...

Miles Maker is known for his character-driven dramas and organic style of direction through improvisation and experimentation involving the Actors.

Maker couldn't afford film school, so he applied for a skills development training grant from Screen West Midlands in 2005. He attended Raindance Films in London and was determined to become a Director.

Maker produced and directed "Lark & Cher," his first short film, which premiered at Black Filmmaker Magazine's International Film Festival in London. The film received an honorable mention at the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival in Atlanta and aired for two weeks on "The Best Shorts," a popular show offering the best in Black independent short films on BETJ, a cable television subsidiary of Viacom, Inc.

2. Kevin Craig West

Actor | For Love of the Game

Kevin Craig West - Award winning actor/filmmaker and proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. When not on camera or stage, he enjoys producing, directing, writing and coaching. He also enjoys sharing his talents as a teacher/artist and has worked with many Arts in Education groups including Theatre for a...

Kevin Craig West - Award winning actor/filmmaker and proud member of SAG, AFTRA and AEA. When not on camera or stage, he enjoys producing, directing, writing and coaching. He also enjoys sharing his talents as a teacher/artist and has worked with many Arts in Education groups including Theatre for a New Audience, Only Make Believe, and Symphony Space. Kevin is the owner of the production company, MoBetta Films and is co-founder and owner of the premiere on-camera actor training company in NY's Capital Region, Experience The Studio. Kevin is an advisory board member of WAM Theatre as well as Lake Placid Film Forum, President of Upstate Independents and has served as Assistant Director of FilmColumbia Festival.

4. Rodney Evans

Editorial_department | Brother to Brother

Rodney Evans is a writer/director/producer of fiction and documentary films. Credits include Brother To Brother (2004-Winner-Sundance Film Festival-Special Jury Prize-Dramatic Competition), Billy and Aaron (2010-Tribeca Film Festival), The Happy Sad (2013) and Persistence of Vision (2016-...

5. Jessica Hester

Director | The Dress

Jessica Hester is a producer and director, known for The Dress (2010), Long Walk to Forever (2014) and Coast.

Producer/ Writer/ Director/ Actress - Hesterhouse Productions



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