Kathleen McInnis

Kathleen McInnis
Founder and CEO

 

 

A festival strategist/publicist (press agent) with more than 25 years experience, KATHLEEN McINNIS believes in employing long-range strategic planning and targeted publicity to help emerging world-cinema filmmakers cultivate new audiences and launch careers from the global film festival circuit platform.

Under her company banner See-Through Films, Kathleen has curated and directs a team of international publicists dedicated to those filmmakers premiering their work at such festivals as Sundance, Toronto and Berlin: The team uses strategic festival consulting to design premiere film publicity to ensure the films, and filmmakers, reach their goals*.

Kathleen previously has been Director of Programming at Aspen Shortsfest, Festival Director at Palm Springs ShortsFest, Festival Director at Slamdance Film Festival and International Programmer for TIFF ShortCuts. She is currently the Curator of Seattle International Film Festival’s New Works-in-Progress Forum for Documentary and Narrative Features.

Kathleen also has served as a festival strategist and project development mentor at BAL Labs (Buenos Aries Labs), Hot Docs International Film Festival (Canada), Koszalin Film Festival for Debut Filmmakers (Poland), CineMart (International Film Festival Rotterdam), Galway Film Fleadh (Ireland), and at Berlinale Talents during the Berlin Film Festival. Kathleen has presented keynotes at Winterthur International ShortFilm Festival (Switzerland) and Kreativni Evropa-Media’s Intelligent Audience Design (Czech), and has been on been on festival juries at the Norwegian Short Film Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, Seattle International Film Festival, Winterthur Film Festival, SXSW, Indie Lisboa and Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival.

Kathleen was the inaugural Film Festival Specialist at Loyola Marymount University, and has taught Festival Strategies at UCLA School of Film, Television and Theater, as well as NYU Tisch School of the Arts/Asia-Singapore. She continues to guest lecture at Brooklyn College and USC. 

IMDb-pro page: https://pro-labs.imdb.com/name/nm0570603/?ref_=sch_int
Professional affiliations: Film Independent-LA, BAFTA-LA, WGA-West

* Stardust included.

Andrea Brusa

Andrea Brusa

 

Andrea Brusa is an Italian award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker. He has festival experience both as programmer (Aspen Shortsfest and HollyShorts Film Festival) and forums coordinator (Palm Springs ShortFest).

Brusa’s 2016 film BREATH (RESPIRO) has screened in dozens of international film festivals and was nominated for the Italian Nastro D'Argento (Silver Ribbon), one of the oldest movie awards in Europe. In 2017 he wrote VIOLA, FRANCA, a short film nominated at the Italian Academy Awards that premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and won two Emmy College Television Awards.

He holds an MFA in screenwriting from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Brusa was first invited to intern for See-Through Films in 2012 by his then-UCLA professor Kathleen McInnis who needed someone on the team with strong publicity skills and fluent Italian for the Sundance 2013 premiere of THERE WILL COME A DAY by Italian director Giorgio Diritti. Brusa has been a key See-Through Films publicity team player ever since.

Michele Goodson

Michele Goodson

 

Michele Goodson is a media and marketing professional with over twenty years’ experience in the film industry. Michele started her career as a publicity intern for the Seattle International Film Festival (and Kathleen McInnis) and worked her way up – wearing various hats along the way such as Fly Filmmaking Associate Producer and Filmmakers Forum Producer -- to Festival Coordinator.

In addition to her work at SIFF, Michele worked for the Palm Springs International Film Festival, as well as on various film productions, including MAN ON THE MOON, CAVEMAN’S VALENTINE, and ERIN BROCKOVICH while working in LA at Danny DeVito’s Jersey Films. She has also worked as a marketing representative for both Twentieth Century Fox and Relativity Media.

Michele’s love of film, coaching youth soccer and education led her to her current position as the Education and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Dallas Film Society/Dallas International Film Festival. She also continues her decades-long relationship as senior publicist and the lead architect for all social media outreach at See-Through Films during Sundance and the Toronto International Film Festivals -- (happy it allows her to get away from the Texas heat).

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