Ben is a Seattle based Actor, Director, Producer, and local film advocate. His projects have been in over 200 festivals around the world and have won over two dozen awards. In 2013 he founded the Seattle Film Summit which has evolved into the Northwest’s premiere film market. As a member of the Washington State Film Leadership council and the Pacific Northwest eSports Council, he advocates the continued importance of creative evolution in Washington State.
Marissa Fujimoto has a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Sanford-Brown College specializing in digital media. Her post production work is most notable on shows such as Hoarders and Project Afterlife. Additionally, she has produced local 48 hour films earning her “The Real Grrls Outstanding Producer Award” in 2015. In 2018 Marissa produced another Holly Short’s original short film “Jameson” directed by John Humber. Her third short film to make it to Hollywood, and her first year under her production company Slager Fuj Creative Media.
After completing the University of Washington’s Screenwriting program, Hutson found quick success having two of his screenplays make it to the final round of several prestigious screenwriting competitions. Currently, he has been hired to write two screenplays, has several more in the works, and is negotiating with a major network for future projects. His role with the Seattle Film Summit ranges from traditional and social media management to strategic communication oversight and event planning.
Jonathan Keasey is a member of the prestigious Writers Guild of America and has been hired to write films for Columbia Pictures, Sony Studios, and Paramount Pictures, among others. Along the way, Jonathan has written for and worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest names including Will Smith, Norman Lear, Justin Lin, Danny Boon and Fan Bingbing. He holds a B.A. from the University of Washington, a Juris Doctorate from Washington University in Saint Louis, and an international law degree from Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany.
Jeremy is an award-winning writer, director, and producer whose work spans commercial television, show development, and corporate communications. Most recently he’s worked as a writer and producer at Microsoft, articulating the company’s vision for the role of artificial intelligence in people’s lives. Prior to that, Jeremy ran his own ad agency for 10 years where he produced national and regional campaigns for clients such as Boeing, Behr Paint, Virginia Mason Hospital, and many others.
As a professional actor for 10 years and a VP of Strategy and Innovation for a global, Seattle-based health communications company, Genevieve Trainor is no stranger to tapping into the multiple skill sets needed to create a film career in the PNW. She’s produced and directed multiple video shoots, including a first-ever talent-based video of its kind for one of the world’s largest biotech companies. She’s also acted in several award-winning films shot in the Seattle area and elsewhere. Now splitting time between Washington State and New Mexico, Genevieve is involved in the film industry in both states on the business and on-camera sides.