The creative minds who sit on our advisory board help us to plan, program and execute a high-quality festival through their expert advice and strategic connections .
LEUWAM TESFAI, LEGAL ADVISOR
Leuwam Tesfai is an attorney and serves as a legal and strategic operations advisor with the LA Dance Film Festival. Besides the LA Dance Film Festival, Leuwam is on the board of the League of Women Voters of San Francisco and works in utility regulatory law with a focus on energy matters. She supports the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Ballet, and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
KATE O'NEILL, PROGRAMMING ADVISOR
Kate O'Neill has been producing and curating film and television for several years. In addition to her production work, she served as the Programming Manager for Festivus Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in Denver, Colorado. Kate currently produces content for E! Entertainment and was previously at Starz.
RODNEY UHLER, PROGRAMMING ADVISOR
Rodney Uhler is currently Director of Programming at the New York International Children's Film Festival and Programmer for the Gold Coast International Film Festival, and has previously worked with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum of Moving Image, and Institute of Contemporary Art, London. He has written about film for Indiewire, McSweeneys Internet Tendency, Paper Magazine and others.
BRIGHID GREENE, PROGRAMMING ADVISOR
Brighid Greene made her way from California to New York to attend Tisch School of the Arts where she graduated with a BFA in dance, a double major in Religious Studies, and as recipient of the J.S. Seidman Award and now makes a living as is an independent artist and administrator. As Programs Director for Dance Films Association, her experience is in programming screenings, moderating discussions, consulting artists, and building strategic partnerships, most notably for the Dance on Camera Festival with the Film Society of Lincoln Center. She has performed in series such as Performa, Prelude NYC, Catch, and Under the Radar and is a long time cast member of Then She Fell, the Bessie Award winning and critically acclaimed immersive dance theater production by Third Rail Projects. She is currently making a series of trembling, hushed home movies on Super 8 under the moniker Tectonic Tonia.
BRAD MILISON, PROGRAMMING ADVISOR
Brad Milison is a passionate storyteller who approaches art narrative first, medium second. Currently, he works in development for Australia-based production company, Hoodlum. Before Hoodlum, he worked in various aspects of television from production to post production on shows like Weeds, Dexter, Last Man Standing, Go On and Secrets and Lies. Aside from his work on the screen, Brad choreographs, writes and performs, using mixed media to share experiences about mental health and relationships.
JOSHUA FELDMAN, FILMMAKER RELATIONS ADVISOR
Josh Feldman began his career at DreamWorks before spending six years at Tom Hanks’ production company, Playtone, working in film, television and digital media. Josh co-wrote and produced the award winning animated series Electric City. Working at the nexus of linear and interactive content, Josh has produced film content for the Halo video game franchise and is currently working with Lionsgate and Telltale Games and a new creative joint venture. Josh’s original short films have screened and won awards at a variety of film festivals.