As an actor, Will has played roles in on over 40 films including: “The Thin Red Line”, “I Am Sam”, “Rules of Engagement”, “The New World”, “Broke Sky” (currently on the Sundance Channel), and the Academy Award nominated, “Tree of Life” starring Brad Pitt & Sean Penn. Most recently, he filmed “The Untitled Terrence Malick Project”, with Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams, and Ben Affleck, and “Doonby” with John Schneider. Some of Will’s TV credits include “Leverage”, “Beverly Hills 90210″ (Both Series), “Baywatch”, and “Pensacola: Wings of Gold”. Will has also produced, written, and directed over a dozen award-winning films. He is currently a producer at Sunflower Films with Terrence Malick and Edward Pressman in Los Angeles.
Film Critic, Variety
Justin Chang is senior film critic at Variety, also editing and overseeing film reviews for the Hollywood trade publication. His book FilmCraft: Editing, a series of interviews with 17 of the world’s top film editors, was published in 2011. He currently serves as secretary of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and also is a member of the National Society of Film Critics. A Southern California native, he holds a journalism degree from USC and lives in Pasadena.
Makoto Fujimura, recipient of his fourth honorary doctorate, (Roanoke College, May 2015), is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003-2009, Fujimura served as an international advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts.
Mark Joseph is a music and film producer, author, and founder of MJM Entertainment Group. From 2000-2005 he worked in development and marketing for Walden Media and Crusader Entertainment and oversaw a 9-member grassroots marketing team. He is the producer of the feature films Tolkien & Lewis, Max Rose, and Reagan, a biopic of Ronald Reagan currently in pre-production. He has worked in the development and/or marketing of 40 films including Ray, Holes, I Am David, Little Boy, The Chronicles of Narnia, Because of Winn-Dixie, The Passion of The Christ, Son of God and others. His honors include the Frank Capra and a GMA Music Award for his role as producer of the rock soundtrack for The Passion of The Christ. In 2000 he co-founded the nation’s first spiritually-themed short film festival, the Damah Film Festival and is currently the president of the board of directors. Joseph is the author of four books including The Lion, The Professor & The Movies: Narnia’s Journey To The Big Screen and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and the publisher of BullyPulpit.com. He lives in Southern California with his family.
Michael Ramirez is a two-time winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 1994 and 2008, and a three-time Sigma Delta Chi, Society of Professional Journalism Award winner. He is a Senior Editor and the editorial cartoonist for Investor’s Business Daily. Ramirez is a Lincoln Fellow, an honorary member of Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, and has won almost every journalism award in addition to the prestigious UCI Medal from the University of California, Irvine and the 2005 National Journalism Award, the 2008 Fischetti Award and The H. L. Mencken Award.
Elijah Hyunchul Kim
Elijah Hyunchul Kim wrote and directed the acclaimed musical ‘Eternal Life’ for three consecutive years. He has also directed the musicals ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’, ‘Forgiveness,’ and ‘Song of Dandelion’. He has also written and produced numerous documentaries. Notably, in 2006, he produced a documentary called ‘Changes in Korean-Americans’ for MBC, a major Korean TV network, which addresses the change of clothing, food and shelter among Korean Americans over the course of the last 100 years. He has also written and produced for MBC, ’15th Anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.’ In New York, his other documentaries like ‘Skyscraper’ and ‘Libraries of New York’ were broadcasted throughout 21 countries via satellite. Kim majored in TV drama at Seoul Institute of Art, TV & Radio and film as a minor at New York CUNY Brooklyn. He also holds a Masters of Divinity from Grace Mission University and is currently an Assistant Pastor at Grace Ministries International.