Program Faculty

Jon Reiss
Film Directing Program Faculty
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Named one of “10 Digital Directors to Watch” by Daily Variety, Jon Reiss is a critically acclaimed filmmaker whose experience releasing his documentary feature, Bomb It with a hybrid strategy was the inspiration for writing Think Outside the Box Office: The Ultimate Guide to Film... Continue reading »

Lee Anne Schmitt
Director of Faculty Affairs
Film Directing Program Faculty
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Lee Anne Schmitt is a writer and director of essay films and performances, work that exists in the juncture between fiction and documentary. A versatile multidisciplinary artist whose practice extends from film and performance to photography and writing, she creates evocative, deeply felt... Continue reading »

Abigail Severance
Interim Dean, School of Film/Video
Film Directing Program Faculty

Abigail Severance works in narrative, essay, abstract and hybrid cinema forms to excavate personal and political dilemmas of nostalgia, problems of borders and boundaries, and social negotiations. She aims to work with cinema as a visceral language of resistance. Her films have screened widely,... Continue reading »

Suanne Spoke
Film Directing Program Faculty
Character Animation Program Faculty
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A multi-award winning actor/producer/coach, she has made over 150 appearances on stage and in film & television, most recently on “Private Practice” and recurring on “Switched at Birth”.  She will be seen in the upcoming films “Dumped” and “Our... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty