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The 25th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival
8 days of screenings, music,
workshops, panel discussions,
parties, special events and more!

Board Of Directors

J.C. Bouvier

J.C. Bouvier has been a familiar face at the Woods Hole Film Festival under various hats, including Managing Director, for over 10 years. He is also no stranger to the film festival world at large, having cut his arts administration teeth under Nicole Guilleumet at the Sundance Film Festival in the mid-nineties. J.C. has traveled extensively in film post-production circles working for leading editing software and hardware companies like Media 100, BorisFX, EditShare and Avid Technology. He is currently employed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare where he oversees their global social marketing strategy. J.C. can be reached via his website at jcbouvier.com or via twitter @jcbouvier.

Mark Chester

Mark Chester has been a professional photographer since 1972. His photographs and/or feature stories have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and The Christian Science Monitor, among others. Chester’s book, No in America, is a collection of tongue-in-cheek photographs of no signs. He was the photographer for Charles Kuralt’s book, Dateline America, and his photographs are in permanent collections in the Baltimore, Brooklyn, Corcoran, Denver, Portland, and San Francisco Museums, among others. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Chester is a Copley Artist member, and teaches at the Falmouth Artists Guild. His newest book is Twosomes (www.twosomes.net.) His freelance column, “In My Mind’s Eye” is published by Gatehouse Media newspapers on the Cape including the Falmouth Bulletin.

Hortense Gerardo

Hortense Gerardo is a writer and anthropologist.Recent produced works include: FOR THE LOVE OF EGON at the 2013 Boston Theatre Marathon, RANDOM THOUGHTS ON CONTEMPLATING THE POSSIBLITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT WHILE VIEWING ART at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, THE DAY PROJECT, a video installation work exhibited at the 2012 Buzzards Bay Film Festival, MOORING VENICE at the 2011 Venice Biennale, SCRUB at the 2011 Monza Action Art Festival in Italy. MODEL BEHAVIOR and THE LAST GLANCE at La Mama E.T.C., NYC. Her feature-length screenplay, DANCING IN EXILE recently won Third Place in the category of Feature Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi at the 2012 Woods Hole Film Festival. The feature film of her screenplay FOURHAND, won Audience Award for Best Cape Cod Film in the 2008 Woods Hole Film Festival, Audience and Panelist Awards for Best Feature Film in the 2009 Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre Filmmaker Takeover. http://www.fourhandfilm.com/

She is the Dramatists Guild of America Regional Representative for Boston, member of The International Center for Women Playwrights, Chairperson of the Playwrights’ Platform, Advisory Board Member of MOBIUS, and Director of the non-profit organization, in vivo Productions.

Erich Horgan

Erich is a research associate at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the President of Biological Sampling Systems, Inc., and oceanographic device maker based in North Falmouth, MA.

Judy Laster, Vice President, Treasurer

Judy is a policy attorney and the founder/director of the Woods Hole Film Festival, as well as a filmmaker.  She has been the Executive Director of the Festival for the past twenty years, leading it’s growth into the next generation and beyond.

Jamie MacDonald

Jamie is Founder Falmouth Education Foundation Falmouth School Committee 13 years chairman for 6 National Sales manager Watts Water Technologies retired, and member of the Screen Actors Guild

Joe Maiella

Founding member and past President of the Massachusetts Production Coalition.

Sandy Missakian

Sandy brings over 14 years of entertainment experience in finance, production, business development and business affairs. She provides management consultant and/or legal services to a variety of companies and individuals, including film funds, high net worth individuals, production companies, multi-platinum recording artists, talent management companies, multi-media companies and even an all natural juice brand distributed in over 4000+ stores nationwide.  In addition, Sandy has been producing and structuring financing for independent films through her Golden Child Pictures banner.

James Murray, President

Jim Murray previously owned and operated The Nimrod Restaurant & Jazz Lounge in Falmouth on Cape Cod, since 1995. Jim also served as Executive Chef for over a decade at the Waterfront Dining Room in Woods Hole and as banquet chef at The Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, Boston Post Road, Sudbury. Jim is also a talented musician and has been a member of the Raw Honey band since the mid 1970’s.

Beth Murphy

Beth Murphy is the founder of Principle Pictures, a Boston-based company dedicated to making documentary films that educate, inform and inspire. Beth has led production crews to all corners of the world, often in war-torn or developing countries in order to focus on human rights and international issues. She recently completed the documentary film The List and is in production on The Promise of Freedom (supported by ITVS, The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund and Chicken and Egg Pictures), a film about America’s moral responsibility to its Iraqi allies. She is also directing What Tomorrow Brings (supported by Cinereach and the LEF Foundation), a documentary about the war of ideas in the struggle to educate Afghanistan’s next generation of girls.

Jean-Paul Ouellette- Boston-based screenwriter and director.

Jay Sheehan – Originally from Cape Cod, Jay has a diverse background in media production and technology. His production sound company, Garrett Audio, has taken him across the Americas for location sound work. His work with the Emmy nominated production team of HIT AND RUN HISTORY has been featured on Rhode Island PBS and WGBH.org.

Hanument Singh – Associate Scientist, Deep Submergence Lab, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution



Maria Agui Carter

Christy Scott Cashman

Mary Chiochios

Beth Colt

Chico Colvard

Kate Davis

Heidi Ewing

Rachel Grady

Jay Spain