Eve LaFountain
CalArts School of Film/Video Admissions Counselor Programs in Film & Video and Film Directing
Photography and Media Special Faculty

Eve earned a BA from Hampshire College in 2008, and a dual MFA from CalArts in Film/Video and Photography/Media in 2014. She grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she learned how to ride a horse instead of a bike. Her art practice investigates her mixed Turtle Mountain Chippewa and Jewish... Continue reading »

Deborah LaVine
Director, Film Directing Program
Film Directing Program Faculty
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An award winning theater and film director, Deborah’s recent feature film,WILD PRAIRIE ROSE, premiered at Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival and has subsequently been playing in festivals across the country to sold out houses spilling into second and third screens and winning... Continue reading »

Lei Lei
Experimental Animation Faculty
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John Mahoney
Leave – Spring 2018
Character Animation Faculty

John Mahoney worked as a visual development artist for Disney Feature Animation on films including Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet and The Emperor’s New Groove. During his time at Disney he contributed to a total of 10 feature films. Since then he has pursued his passion as an... Continue reading »

Gary Mairs
Film Directing Program Faculty
Program in Film and Video Faculty
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Gary Mairs has been teaching in the School of Film/Video since 1997. He has served as co-Head of the Film Directing Program since 2005 and as Associate Dean since 2010. He has worked as an editor and assistant editor and served as creative consultant for Wendy Apple’s The Cutting... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty