Dustin Morrow is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker, bestselling author, programmer and educator. As a media artist, his works frequently explore issues of and relationships between landscape/space and personal, communal and cultural identities; the relationship between music and the moving image; intersections of traditional cinema and emerging media; the actor-director relationship; and genre filmmaking. He was born and raised in western Illinois and received his MFA from the Department of Cinematic Arts at the University of Iowa in 2003. He is a tenured Professor in the School of Film at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches courses in digital cinema production and film studies. He has also taught at Temple University in Philadelphia, Monmouth College in Illinois, and the University of Iowa in Iowa City.