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Susan Atherton

Susan Atherton

Philanthropist | Animal Welfare and Higher Education

San Francisco, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Drama, what else!

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    21 Grams. Sean Penn and Naomi Watts were heartbreaking.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Debra Winger in my younger days, Olivia Colman at this age.

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn. With Butter! Is there any other choice!

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Some Like it Hot!

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Bob Berg

Bob Berg

Retired | Part Time Photographer | SIFF Board of Directors

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Fantasy

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Lawrence of Arabia. Big sweeping photography, action, great story.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Kyle Chandler

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn! Is there anything else?

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    What About Bob?

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Óscar Bernàcer

Óscar Bernàcer

Writer and Director

Valencia, Spain

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Comedy

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    The Big Lebowski because I'm in love with the whole movie characters. All of them are awesome.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    I don't know, Colin Farrell?

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn and chocolate. Always chocolate.

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    The Man Who Wasn't There.

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Amanda Bevan

Amanda Bevan

Farmer, Mother, Wife and poop scooper.

On a farm with miniature animals and miniature humans in Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    A Rom Com mixed with a little satire and adventure.

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Gosh. It is almost impossible to choose one. Going with the first movie that popped into my head it would be the 1983 version of Jane Eyre with Timothy Dalton. My mom and I used to have classic movie nights ever Friday and this movie really struck me. The love story and push and pull of these two protagonists awoke something in me I hadn’t experienced before.. All of my favorite movies are directly connected to a time in my life and connection made during that film. An a-ha moment of sorts.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Maya Rudolph or Marisa Tomei

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Peanut M&M’s

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    The Pursuit of Happyness. Over the last year it has felt more like Armageddon.

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Arjan Brentjes

Arjan Brentjes

Director/Writer/Animator

Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Surreal Satire

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Apocalypse Now -- proves that if you put adventure in the making, and mix it with quality, you can produce a profound experience.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    A cloned mix of Stan Laurel and James Stewart

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Can I consider beer a snack?

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    You Only Live Twice

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Keith Casale

Keith Casale

Adult Beverage Industry CFO | SIFF Board of Directors

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Feature Film

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Pulp Fiction. It was a gritty and brutal for a 1990s era!

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Clooney

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn and Peanut M&Ms

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    The Accountant

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Emily Charrier

Emily Charrier

Journalist

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Definitely a dramedy - plenty of intrigue but full of laughs.

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Almost Famous - It's the movie that made me truly love movies. Beautifully shot, acted, written and directed - it is so watchable.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Since it's always someone younger than the person actually is, I'm going to say Beanie Feldstein.

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Raisinettes mixed with popcorn.

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Good Night And Good Luck

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Troy Christian

Troy Christian

Director. Editor. Filmmaker.

Sherman Oaks, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Action/Thriller - no drama!

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Tough Question ... Field of Dreams - It was so magical at the time and I grew up playing baseball. But Willy Wonka, Pulp Fiction and Forrest Gump (which I was in) are in the mix.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Patrick Swayze would have.

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Red Vines. Definitely NOT Twizzlers!

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Yeah, I Did THAT Too!!

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Tommy Clarke

Tommy Clarke

Photographer | Director

London | Martinique

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Rom Com

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Love Actually - I can watch it time and time again and not get bored of it.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Tom Hiddleston

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Sweet and Salty Popcorn

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Into The Wild

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Jon Curry

Jon Curry

General Contractor | SIFF Board of Directors Chairman

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    A comedy blanketed by a serious script.

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    The Graduate....music, makes you feel, great writing.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Paul Newman, of course!

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Wine & Whoppers

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Groundhog's Day...haha!

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Angelo Defanti

Angelo Defanti

Filmmaker

São Paulo, Brazil

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    A literary thriller, with no plot twist.

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Nashville, real and precise, colorful and musical, and that devastating end...

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Not Brad Pitt

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Nails

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Alien

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Paulino Duran

Paulino Duran

Professional Bliss Chaser:)

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Professional Bliss Chaser:)

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    The Goonies because it speaks to the childhood imagination and sense of adventure in all of us.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    George Clooney

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Large popcorn extra butter and salt with a side of chocolate M&Ms and a Diet Coke for balance.

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    A Walk in the Clouds

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Kim Enzensperger

Kim Enzensperger

Volunteers Director | SIFF

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Film friend

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s; fun, love the writer.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Animal House

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Lissette Feliciano

Lissette Feliciano

Writer | Director | Producer

Los Angeles, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Tragicomedy

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Life Is Beautiful

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Emma Watson

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Nacho

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Erin Brockovich

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Melissa Galliani

Melissa Galliani

General Manager Broadcast Media Company

Novato, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Action Comedy

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Tombstone. Val Kilmer is great in it, and the lines are memorable.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Wonder Woman

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Galapagos Now

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Jill Golden

Jill Golden

Director of Marketing & Communications | SIFF

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Comedy

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Adam's Rib...Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday. A snappy script from Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin; a slapstick battle of the sexes comedy romp!

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Milk Duds inside a bag of salted popcorn

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Pan's Labryinth

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Charlotte Hajer

Charlotte Hajer

Executive Director | Sonoma Community Center

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Before I had kids, I might have been something broody and European. But these days, life feels mostly like a screwball comedy.

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    I've always loved Franco Zeffirelli's Jane Eyre - the one with Charlotte Gainsbourg. I loved the book and to me, this movie version gets the tone just right.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    I'm told I look like Charlize Theron!

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Anything with chocolate in it...

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Hmm... I'll say Chocolat - as a reminder to slow down and savor life, no matter how chaotic it gets.

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Peter Hansen

Peter Hansen

Teacher | SVHS Media Arts Program

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Coming of Age drama

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    The English Patient; Crash

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Atticus Finch

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Beer and Peanuts

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Dead Poet's Society

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Greg Hanss

Greg Hanss

Executive VP of Hospitality | SIFF Board of Directors

Phoenix, Arizona

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Comedy

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Office Space because of its use of extreme characters to make playful fun of work stereotypes.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Bob Saget

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn...of course!

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    The movie of the Alchemist, yet to be produced

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Kimberly Hughes

Kimberly Hughes

Wine Grape Grower | SIFF Board of Directors

Glen Ellen, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Drama

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    North By Northwest -- the ultimate drama.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    The Portuguese assistant (works for novelist) in LOVE ACTUALLY.

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    It's A Wonderful Life

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Kaspar Jancis

Kaspar Jancis

Director

Estonia

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Animation

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    There are lot of favourites.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Zorro

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    I don’t eat in cinema, i think its rather bad behaviour.

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Zorro

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Ingrid Jean-Baptiste

Ingrid Jean-Baptiste

Actor | Producer | Chelsea Film Festival

New York, New York

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Action

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Schindler's List

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    No one really :)

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Wonder Woman

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Sabrina Jurisich

Sabrina Jurisich

Film Commissioner | Film Shasta

Redding, CaliforniaRedding, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Musical | Mystery

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Could not pick just one, but favorites include Sleepless in Seattle, Sweet Home Alabama, and the Notebook...sucker for sweet love stories.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Not sure, someone blonde, short, full of life and a little sassy :)

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn and Raisinets

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    It's A Wonderful Life (also in my top movie list - every life matters and makes a difference to those around us!)

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Nancy Kennedy

Nancy Kennedy

Sponsorship & Development Director | SIFF

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Contemporary World Cinema

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    I don't have a favorite; I am a fan of hundreds of great films.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Oh my...I would have a 'behind the scenes' role doing voice overs.

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn, of course. Perhaps with a little truffle salt.

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    The Big Chill

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Hooman Khalili

Hooman Khalili

Radio DJ and Film Maker

Menlo Park, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Religious Drama

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    There Will Be Blood and The Passion of the Christ

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Rami Malek

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Red Vines

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Keeping The Faith

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Nancy King

Nancy King

Pets Lifeline CEO

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Noir

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    To Kill A Mockingbird

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Evelyn Couch from Fried Green Tomatoes

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Life Is Beautiful

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Mårten Klingberg

Mårten Klingberg

Director, Screenwriter and Actor

Stockholm, Sweden

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Drama comedy

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Ae Fond Kiss by Ken Loach. Because as in all Loach’s films the acting is stunning, and you are forced to see things from all perspectives.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Hugh Grant

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    A protein bar

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    The Struggle

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Grant Korgan

Grant Korgan

Speaker | Author | Athlete

Reno, Nevada

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Episodic Adventure Docu-series

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    As a kid: Star Wars, Swiss Family Robinson | As a teen: Star Wars, Rad, Spaceballs, The Doors | As an adult: Star Wars, Usual Suspects, The Push

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Great question

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Yes (to all)!

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Lately, it's felt like the Mission Impossible franchise.

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Ginny Krieger

Ginny Krieger

Co-Director | SIFF

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    World Cinema

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Annie Hall - offbeat, great script.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Brad Pitt

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Plain popcorn.... how predictable!

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    The Postman Always Rings Twice

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Larry Krieger

Larry Krieger

Retired

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Mystery and Suspense

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Caddy Shack--funny.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Burt Lancaster

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Mr. Lucky

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Jon Leeb

Jon Leeb

Investor | SIFF Board of Directors

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Documentary

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Braveheart! The scenery and emotional elements of the film were spectacular.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    James Bond

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Peanut M&Ms

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    It’s A Wonderful Life

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Marianne Maddalena

Marianne Maddalena

Film Producer

Los Angeles, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Suspense/Thriller/Horror

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    400 Blows By François Truffaut

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Gummy Bears

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium

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Michele Maheux

Michele Maheux

Consultant | Toronto International Film Festival

Canada

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Dramedy

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    La Grande Illusion - breaking down class and borders to build relationships has never been better depicted than in Renoir’s film.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Jamie Lee Curtis or Julie Delpy

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Milk Duds

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Working Girl

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Juliana McBride

Juliana McBride

Sonoma Magazine

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    RomCom

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    When Harry Met Sally. This is the ultimate mix of seriously funny, heartwarming, and genuine. They just don't make 'em like this anymore.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Emma Watson in 10 years.

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn of course!

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Groundhog Day. Just kidding! Sort of. Maybe instead: Yours, Mine, Ours.

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Jock McDonald

Jock McDonald

Artist

Napa, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Pirate

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Seabiscuit. It is a epic underdog story of a horse and how 3 broken people are resurrected by their relationship to the animal and each other.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Brad Pitt

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    WHOPPERS

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    7 Years in Tibet

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Kevin W. McNeely

Kevin W. McNeely

Artistic Director | SIFF

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Sports Action

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; The Big Lebowski (runner up)

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    The Sundance Kid or The Dude

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Caramel Corn

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Gone With The Wind

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Rosemary McNeely

Rosemary McNeely

Film Enthusiast

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Action

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Goldfinger

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Pussy Galore

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Plain popcorn

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Around the World in 80 days!

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Adan Medrano

Adan Medrano

Chef, Food Author

Houston, Texas

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Psychological Thriller

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Song Of The Loon because it's about true love that conquers all, true love above all else.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Bugs Bunny

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Nacho's Special

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Strictly Ballroom

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Ruth Meehan

Ruth Meehan

Writer/Director

Dublin, Ireland

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    I'd be a Dramedy. Deeply interested in the human condition but unable to resist the tendency to laugh at and with us

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Please can I have two?? Babette's Feast and Some Like It Hot. The Danish film Babette's Feast was such a beautiful portrayal of the transformational power of both food and art, and Some Like It Hot is just a classic; genius and iconic, hilarious and riveting to me.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    The love child of Toni Collette and Alan Rickman

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Almond Magnum ice creams ... but that's just my go to far too much all the time snack.Almond Magnum ice creams ... but that's just my go to far too much all the time snack.

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    It's A Wonderful Life

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Paul Morrison

Paul Morrison

Writer | Director

Barnet, United Kingdom

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Dramedy

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    La Regle du Jeu - all human life is there from the sublime to the ridiculous.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Susan Sarandon

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Peanut-butter sandwich in chola bread

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    La Grande IIlusion

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Bill Nagel

Bill Nagel

Nob Hill

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Indie

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Saving Private Ryan; something about that movie that whenever I watch it, it feels like I'm seeing again for the first time - terrific story telling, acting, sound, directing, the whole package.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Comic relief

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Dots, it has all food groups.

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Forrest Gump, I feel very fortunate.

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Geraldine O’Brien

Geraldine O’Brien

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Romance

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    The English Patient/In Bruges/Parasite. Too many to have just one, or two, or three...

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Jodie Foster

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Milk Duds

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    The Pursuit of Happyness

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Pedro Peira

Pedro Peira

Filmmaker and Producer

Madrid, Spain

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    It's complicated...

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I don't remember why.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Myself

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Candies... and wine

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Rebel Without A Cause

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Anne Petersen

Anne Petersen

Realtor | SIFF Filmmaker Housing Coordinator

El Verano, CA

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Lightweight Comedy with a Heartfelt Caramel Center

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Ace Ventura Pet Detective Nature Calls. Because it's Genius! Silly hilarity done ingeniously with a great big heart and great environmental message.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Nicole Kidman

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    North By Northwest

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Bella Quilici

Bella Quilici

SVHS Student and SIFF intern

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Adventure and Musical - I know, weird combo.

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    My most favorite movie of all time is La La Land because it has the best ending in all of cinematic history. I think the film is absolutely perfect.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Definitely Anne Hathaway because people tell me I look like her all the time.

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Red Vines

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Promising Young Woman

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Michael Rabehl

Michael Rabehl

Film Festival Programmer | Cinequest

San Jose, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Tragicomedy

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    "8 1/2" - Just all around a film that hits on all levels of artistry, comedy, vision, and storytelling. Also, one of the best soundtracks.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Evan from Superbad

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Raisinettes

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    After Hours

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Mike Repsch

Mike Repsch

President | Dark Star Pictures

Los Angeles, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Thriller

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Impossible to say, but my favorite movie of 2020 was DA FIVE BLOODS because it offered a unique/new perspective on a topic that we are familiar with. Also utilized music to drive a story in an incredible way.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    The Supporting Actor, potentially the Antagonist

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn...

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Pulp Fiction

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Beth Schnitzer

Beth Schnitzer

Marketing Executive | Spritz

San Francisco, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Culinary

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Dr. Zhivago

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Sharon Stone

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Truffle Popcorn

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Sex And The City

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Steve Shor

Steve Shor

Program Director | SIFF

Hermosa Beach, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Dramedy

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Casablanca. Smart, witty writing. Classic casting.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Jon Stewart

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Raisinettes

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    L.A. Story

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Pauline Simard

Pauline Simard

Creative Project Manager | Spritz

Paris, France

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Adventure

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Taxi Driver

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Audrey Tautou

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn with A LOT of butter

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Inside Out

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Kevin Smokler

Kevin Smokler

Author/Documentary Film Festival

San Francisco, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    An animated short

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    The Thin Blue Line. It's how a whole generation of film buffs like me were open to the possibilities of documentary.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    The character that always leaves the audiences saying "where have I seen that guy before?"

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Peanut Butter Cups

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Some Kind Of Wonderful

Take 5
With SIFF

Herb Stratford

Herb Stratford

SIFF Program Consultant

Tucson, Arizona

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Dark Comedy

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    The Godfather I & II

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Tom Hanks

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Junior Mints

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Renaissance Man

Take 5
With SIFF

Tim Taylor

Tim Taylor

Technical Director | SIFF

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Drama in Real Life

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Baraka, A Visual Essay

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Myself

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn and Root Beer

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    He Showed Up

Take 5
With SIFF

Rob Villanueva

Rob Villanueva

Graphic Designer | Photographer | Videographer

San Francisco, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Mockumentary black comedy

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    (That's like asking me to choose my favorite child)

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Supporting commentator

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Burger

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    From Dusk 'Til Dawn

Take 5
With SIFF

Lena Vurma

Lena Vurma

Film Producer

Berlin, Germany

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Swashbuckler

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Talk To Her. It just has everything: color, black and white, dance, emotions, originality & a tad crazy.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Tilda Swinton

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Chocolate ice cream

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Into the Wild

Take 5
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Chay Woerz

Chay Woerz

Operations Director | SIFF

Napa, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    All but Horror

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Jerry MacGuire - perfect film for when and where I was in my life.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Jason Sudeikis

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn with my signature seasoning (Smoked Paprika, Himalayan Salt, Nutritional Yeast...)

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Good Will Hunting

Take 5
With SIFF

Johanna Wolf

Johanna Wolf

Marketing Consultant | SIFF Board of Directors

Petaluma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Dram-edy

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    The Shape of Water because Guillermo del Toro makes the bad guys suffer, love conquers all and the unbelievable becomes believable.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Ingrid Bergman

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Take 5
With SIFF

Cynthia Wornick

Cynthia Wornick

Dysfunctional Family Winery | Queen of Events | SIFF Board of Directors

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Mockumentary

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Legends of the Fall: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Montana, horses, unrequited love.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Either the Kristen Wiig part in Bridesmaids, or Baby in Dirty Dancing!

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Popcorn with lots of butter!

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Take 5
With SIFF

Ken Wornick

Ken Wornick

Winemaker | SIFF BOD Vice President

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Heavy Metal

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Reservoir Dogs.

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Always playing 1st mate, never the chief.

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Tabasco popcorn

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    It's A (Somewhat) Wonderful Life

Take 5
With SIFF

Allanah Zitserman

Allanah Zitserman

Filmmaker

Sonoma, California

  • Describe yourself as a Film Genre:

    Dramedy

  • What's your favorite movie of all time and why?

    Impossible to answer

  • Who would play you in a movie?

    Penelope Cruz or Salma Hayek (I wish)

  • What's your go to movie snack?

    Sweet and salty popcorn and maltesers

  • What Film Title best describes your life?

    Currently The Marriage Story