Rebecca Barry is a director, writer and producer of documentary and drama films and a graduate from the Australian Film Television and Radio School. Her films have screened at Melbourne International Film Festival, Sydney International Film Festival, St Kilda Short Film Festival, Flickerfest, ATOM, WOW and Columbia University USA. She has been the recipient of many awards including winning the Best Student Documentary prize at the Australian International Documentary conference 2003, the AFTRS Film Australia Award 2003 and was the recipient of the AFTRS Screen Critics Circle award for Best Director and Best Film. She was also a nominee for the Emerging Talent Award by the Screen Critics Circle 2003 and recently Highly Commended at the 2009 Australian Directors Guild Awards.
Her work as director or producer include:
Footy Chicks (SBS), Inspiring Teachers (SBS), Home and Away (Channel 7), The Surgeon (Channel 10), You Am I – The Cream and The Crock (DVD release), Beats Across Borders (ABC), Dunstan Baby Language (DVD release), The Space In Between, The McDonagh Sisters (SBS), A Modern Marriage (SBS), Overture (ABC).
Shana Douglas â€“ CultureMASH Founder
â€œI believe that our success in life is truly measured by the impact we have on other peopleâ€™s lives.Â In each of us, there is the ability to do great things and make a difference by serving and helping others. To find a group of individuals who feel the same and want to give something back is a blessing and CultureMASH I hope will bring a new level of volunteerism to our region and change the lives of many for the better.â€
The word busy is not in Boot Girl Heatherâ€™s vocabulary. By most standards people would run for their slippers and a couch at first-glance of her calendar! She is however, wired to be on-the-go at every turn in life and she doesnâ€™t even drink coffee! Little wonder she left the corporate world of Public Relations, mostly out of the need to become free of panty hose and the office cubicle. Who could blame her after spending most of her life on a soccer field? Containing her energy, passion for life and serving others would be a terrible waste given sheâ€™s coached countless individuals to a healthy lifestyle as a personal trainer.
Heather was born in McAllen, TX and progressively migrated in a triangular fashion across the southern part of the state. A graduate of Texas A&M with a degree in Communications, Heather turned her love of fitness into a full-time job. Her fitness regime and management of Prescription Fitness in Houston even caught the attention of People Magazine.
Heather joined forces with friend and fellow Boot Girl Leigh Ann to start an event planning business in the Houston area when it became evident she still didnâ€™t understand the meaning of the word â€œbusyâ€. This merger laid the foundation for her involvement in the start-up of the Boot Campaign where she is the Volunteer and Events Coordinator for the campaign; a role she shares with Boot Girl Leigh Ann of course!
She is also a widely-read freelance journalist and Editor at Feministing.com. She is a Senior Correspondent for The American Prospect and her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek, and the Christian Science Monitor, among others.
>>Josselyne Herman-Saccio, producer, manager,author, philanthropist and educator, has been producing for more than 25 years. She managing the careers of over 80 actors/writers/directors. In addition to her company to founded the non profit UNITED GLOBAL SHIFT and leads programs for Landmark Education, a global transformative education company. She lives in NY with her husband, three children, dog and bird. Her books THE PROMISE EFFECT, PEACE PROMISES and SO YOU WANNA BE A NEW YORK ACTOR? can be found on AMAZON.
>>Laura â€œ@Pistachioâ€ Fitton founded oneforty.com (@oneforty) to help people understand Twitter and the exploding ecosystem of applications and services built on it. Called â€œthe app store for Twitterâ€ by TechCrunch, oneforty is the directory with all of these thousands of apps and leads a community that creates reviews and conversations to guide each other to solutions that help them get more out of Twitter. She is also the co-author of Twitter for Dummies (@dummies). Once dubbed the â€œQueen of Twitter,â€ she is credited with explaining Twitterâ€™s value to Guy Kawasaki and dozens of other tech leaders. She founded the first Twitter for Business consultancy, Pistachio Consulting in 2008 and has been speaking professionally about the business use of Twitter since 2007. She has been quoted in dozens of national publications on the topic of Twitter, including BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal. Laura lives in the Boston area with her two daughters and two dogs.