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Bruce Branit has always been a filmmaker and storyteller. He picked up computer graphics as a way to tell stories and that has led to a long and successful career in visual effects and 6 Emmy nominations for shows such as Star Trek: Voyager, Breaking Bad, Lost, and Fringe – all from here in Kansas City. But Bruce’s work to make his own films is the constant through-line. He has won regional awards and is currently pitching projects he has developed here and in LA and looking for partners and financing.http://www.branit.com/
Heidi Van’s an accomplished performer, who acts, directs, produces and writes. She is also Founder and Curator of the soon to be non-profit Fishtank Theatre, which presents experimental live productions. Heidi has a broad view shaped by her experiences at the Gate and Globe Theatres in London, plus training at the Dell’Arte International School for physical theater in California, and being a Director of the Arts In Prison program. Her awards include being a UMKC Entrepreneurial Scholar, Rauschenberg Foundation Seed Grantee, Charlotte Street Foundation Fellow, and an ArtsKC Inspiration Grantee. Find out how Heidi successfully manages her career, the Fishtank and what are her future aspirations. http://fishtanktheater.blogspot.com/
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