Claudette Godfrey is the Short Film Programmer & Operations Manager for the South by Southwest Film Festival & Conference in Austin, Texas (March 13-17, 2015). A University of Texas Film graduate, Claudette has also worked as a Corporate Relations Coordinator at the CineVegas Film Festival & is a Shorts Programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse’s Fantastic Fest. Additionally, she does a mean karaoke version of Notorious B.I.G.’s Hypnotize.
Herb Stratford is the Programming Director at the Napa Valley Film Festival. He’s also a film critic in Tucson, Arizona, with a weekly presence in print, on the radio & on television. Herb is a Critiwire critic on IndieWire, a freelance writer & artist. Prior to all this, he restored a 1,200-seat, 1929 art deco movie palace—The Fox Tucson Theatre. He lives in Tucson, Arizona & Napa, California.
Joseph Garrity is the Senior Filmmaker-in-Residence in Production Design at the American Film Institute Conservatory & a Los Angeles-based production designer. His career since the 1980s spans studio & independent feature films such as My Girl, Drop Dead Fred, & Sunshine Cleaning, to television shows such as Weeds. Joe has production designed all of Christopher Guest’s films since Guest’s directorial debut feature, The Big Picture, including Waiting For Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind &For Your Consideration. Joe recently designed the HBO series, Family Tree, directed by Christopher Guest.