Program Faculty

Giulia Caruso
Film Directing Faculty
gcaruso@calarts.edu

Giulia Caruso is an award-winning independent producer and founding member of Nonetheless Productions. With partner Ki Jin Kim, she was nominated for the 2018 Piaget Producers Award. Giulia won an Independent Spirit Award for Andrew Ahn’s debut feature SPA NIGHT and an Emmy for... Continue reading »

Juan Pablo González
Co-Director, Film Directing Program
Film Directing Program Faculty
jgonzalez@calarts.edu
661-291-3026
E37

Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2015, Juan Pablo González's films have been screened at numerous festivals and venues around the world. Juan Pablo's practice spans between fiction and non-fiction cinema. His work is primarily set... Continue reading »

Ki Jin Kim
Film Directing Faculty
kjinkim@calarts.edu

Ki Jin Kim is an award-winning Korean filmmaker based in Los Angeles, and founding member of Nonetheless Productions. With partner Giulia Caruso, he was nominated for the 2018 Piaget Producers Award. Ki Jin won an Independent Spirit Award for Spa Night and an LA-Emmy for producing KCET’s... Continue reading »

Gary Mairs
Film Directing Program Faculty
Program in Film and Video Faculty
gmairs@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2085
E201

Gary Mairs has taught in the School of Film/Video since 1997, splitting his time between the Program in Film Directing and the Program in Film & Video. He teaches courses in Film History (including seminars on Realist style, the Western, Rock and Roll movies and ‘70s genre film) and... Continue reading »

Ernest Marrero
Film Directing Program Faculty
emarrero@calarts.edu
661.255.1050 x2150
E204Q

Born in Guatemala, Ernest Marrero began his career as an avant-garde LGBTQ filmmaker in New York City where he studied experimental filmmaking at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. His film, "One Day Franz Brought Me to His House," is in the permanent collection of the... Continue reading »

Jon Reiss
Film Directing Program Faculty
jonreiss@calarts.edu
661.255.1050 x2150
E204Q

Jon Reiss is a critically acclaimed filmmaker, author, and media strategist.  He started his career interning at the fabled San Francisco punk rock collective Target Video which documented the West Coast punk scene including Black Flag, The Dead Kennedys, Circle Jerks, The Cramps and Iggy... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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