SFS FILM FEST 2019

MARITTE GO

Spotlight Filmmaker

Maritte Go is a Filipino-American filmmaker who graduated from University of Southern California with a Masters in Film and TV Production. 

 

Maritte is an HBO Visionary award winner; her short film “Remittance” is currently playing on HBO.  

 

Maritte recently finished shooting her feature directorial debut called “Rise.” The dramatic thriller is inspired by the real-life conflict between the Nigerian people and the Boko Haram insurgency, the jihadist rebel organization responsible for kidnapping hundreds of girls and women and enslaving them in the sex trade.

 

Before that, she wrapped directing Phobias, an anthology horror feature for Defiant Studios and Radio Silence. She also has directed horror shorts for Eli Roth’s company - Crypt TV. 

 

She is a Film Independent Project Involve Directing Fellow and directed the short film "Fractured," which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and won the Barbara Boyle Excellence in Filmmaking award. 

DORIS MORGADO

Spotlight ACTRESS

Award-winning actress Doris Morgado, is best known for her work opposite Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, John Travolta and Dwayne Johnson. She has worked with award-winning directors such as James Mangold, Juan Jose Campanella, Baltasar Kormakur, Shawn Levy, and Chuck Russell just to name a few.

 

Ms. Morgado’s ability to continuously work with such great directors is due in part to the training she’s received in some of the most prestigious acting schools in Los Angeles. Doris has trained at Warner Loughlin Studio, Diana Castle’s The Imagined Life and The BGB Studio. She has also trained at The Groundlings and in Scott Sedita’s Sitcom Acting Studio.

 

Doris’s talent and exotic look has also made her a favorite among directors in primetime TV with a recurring role on The Red Road and shows like Colony, Jane the Virgin, NCIS & NCIS: New Orleans. Her ability to channel both her strength and vulnerability has also made her a fan favorite in the film festival cirque with lead roles in multiple award-winning films.

 

Fluent in both Spanish and English, Doris loves speaking to at risk youth in and around her community. When she’s not on set, you can find Ms. Morgado training hard at a local Bootcamp to help tone and lean out her body for her upcoming lead role in an action film. Doris is looking forward to working on the next Emmy Award Netflix series or in any feature opposite Vin Diesel.

BRUCE MACWILLIAMS

Spotlight Director

Bruce MacWilliams is an award winning film director and member of the DGA.  He started directing commercials at Biscuit Filmworks in 2002. He now works independently, at Fast Rocket Films.

 

At the 2003 Cannes Film Festival Bruce was selected by the Saatchi & Saatchi Agency as one of the best new commercial directors in the world. 2004 Shots Magazine (London), in their Grand Prix Awards Edition, ranked Bruce MacWilliams the 3rd best new commercial director in the world.

 

Bruce has now directed more than 100 TV commercials and PSAs (to bring awareness to horrific conditions in Haiti, Darfur, Uganda) working with many  stars including Kobe Bryant, James Franco, Channing Tatum, Ludacris, and Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has also filmed and interviewed: Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, President Clinton, and President Obama.

 

In 2006, NBC / Universal Studios hired Bruce MacWilliams to write and create a half hour comedy TV series titled, AD DADS. In 2011, Bruce directed a commercial campaign for Cox Communications that aired on the Super Bowl,  and won Bruce a Mark Award for best direction.

 

Bruce MacWilliams is honored to be featured alongside super star film directors, Fredrik Bond and Daniel Kleinman, in Tom von Logue Newth's illuminating book; The Ad-Makers.

 

Bruce MacWilliams earned his BA studying architecture, photography, and creative writing at Cornell University. He studied filmmaking at Columbia University School of the Arts. He went on to write and direct two independent feature films, Real Cowboy and The Last Hand, which were both showcased at the Cannes Film Festival. Lions Gate Entertainment distributed The Last Hand domestically and internationally in 2000.

 

Bruce MacWilliams is currently working on a new feature film, TROMBONE.

You can view his work at: www.brucemacwilliams.com

JUSTIN FLOYD

SFS Film Fest Director

Justin Floyd is a Latino-American Writer Director born in Los Angeles, CA.

For more information on Justin Floyd visit www.DirectorFloyd.com

 

"When I was approached by the Sante Fe Springs Art Festival Producer, Sandra Hahn, I decided to take action on making this a unique film festival with only one goal in mind. Making it solely about the ART and artist(s). No politics, no social impacting trends, no biased decisions. The film festival was designed by Sandra Hahn and myself to bring the dreamers in the film community together to celebrate with all aspects of ART. We hope to grow this film festival into something transcending and we hope to see your Magnum Opus at the 2019 SFS FILM FEST."

"It doesn't matter if you're a budding filmmaker or an established director with a portfolio of successful work - one of the best places to find and connect with you audience is at film festivals."

- Daisy Webb, author for FilmDaily.com