The 4th Annual DC Web & Digital Media Festival (DC Web Fest 2016) took place Saturday, March 5th 2016 at 6 PM at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC.
What Happened This Year
Morgan Hungerford West
Artist & Creative Consultant
Morgan Hungerford West is an artist and creative consultant in Washington, DC. Using hands-on visuals to create online content, culture, and experience, her clients span the food, fashion, and lifestyle realms. Founder of Panda Head Blog and A Creative DC, her personal projects focus on representing all aspects of creative lifestyle in the District, and making DC’s creative communities visible and accessible to each other, to the rest of the city, and to the nation at large. She works from her studio in the Brookland neighborhood of NE DC, Wild Hand Workspace, and is co-founder of Topaz + Arrow, a bi-monthly DIY workshop series. Her work and imagery have been featured by Design*Sponge, American Express, The Washington Post, Food52, GOOD Magazine, Need Supply, West Elm, and Nylon Magazine, amongst other outlets and platforms.
The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media graduate from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011 Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, film festivals and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of both the Washington DC Area and African American Film Critics Associations.
Billie Krishawn is an actress and poet based in the DMV area. She is an alum of Duke Ellington School of the Arts and recent graduate of Drew University’s Theatre program. A few of her credits include the roles of: Brianna in Otessa Ghadar’s webseries: “Orange in Bishops Garden”; Joe in Nina Young’s short film: “One Night Stand” and Belhat in Flying Ship Production’s touring children’s musical: “Fire on the Mountain”. For inquires please email BillieKrishawn@gmail.com.
Catherine Carnovale is a Development Executive at Sullivan Entertainment, who is a major distributor in the world television industry with penetration into major markets and relationships with principal US, Canadian and foreign broadcasters.
Kelli M. Anderson
Interactive Media Strategist
Kelli M. Anderson is an interactive media strategist, digital media artist, and arts educator in the Washington, DC metro area providing consulting through her interactive media company Sojournals. Kelli provides social media strategy and educational outreach for the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum(LVM), co-curating the Smithsonian LVM interactive Tumblr blog, “a cross-platform immersive education initiative based on bilingual mixed media experiences.” She also teaches new media at Duke Ellington School of the Arts within its Literary Media & Communications department, with a focus on immersive storytelling and interactive media.
Justin is best known for writing and directing the internationally known “Ninjas vs Zombies”,” Ninjas Vs Vampires”, and “Ninjas vs Monsters”, films as well as for creating and co-hosting the popular TREKOFF podcast. Justin has been active in DMV indie film production since 2001, having starred in and composed the score for “Crawler” and “Dead Hunt”, the final two films from microbudget icon Don Dohler. Justin is currently finishing post-production on the TREKOFF feature film in which he also stars and which he co-directed. He has also appeared as a leading actor on stage all over the DMV in shows such as Macbeth, Rocky Horror, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, and A Christmas Story. Justin’s songs “Presidentialized”, ”We are Nerds”, and “Gethsemane” have enjoyed critical success and national radio play. More information on Justin’s current projects can be found at trekoffpodcast.com and ninjasvs.com.
Director, Producer,Growth Media Services
Clint Gaige has been writing and producing video for over 25 years. As co-owner of Growth Media Services, he has produced corporate videos, training videos and commercials for businesses organizations and government agencies. He is also a successful writer, with four novels and numerous short stories to his credit. His work has appeared in Futures and Bullet Magazine, and he was nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. His film work includes the short films Dogmatic Siblings, Brothers and Perspective, the feature length film Violent Karma and the educational series Classroom Moments. He is the head writer and executive producer of the fantasy-noir Shotgun Mythos.