Anderson (Andy) Martin has enjoyed a rewarding career in the Motion Picture Industry. After graduating from South Cobb High School, he went on to become a Drama/Film Major at the University of West Georgia. As a native of Cobb County Georgia, he began his professional career, on stage, as a performer at Six Flags Over Georgia theme park, and then moved on to Magic Mountian, in Calfornia. He joined the Equity Union (AEA) in 1981, as an Aggie Dancer/Actor in the First National Tour of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas". After joining the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), in 1983, he landed a role as a Town Youth (Actor/Stuntman) in the feature, "Witness", with Harrison Ford. After continuing in acting and stunt related roles, he moved into leadership, as a Stunt Coordinator. He has helped design the action sequences in a long list of television and motion pictures, including: "Black Hawk Down" (2001); "The Blind Side" (2009); "Devious Maids" (2015); "Bessie" (2015); "Quantum Break" (2016);
"Stranger Things" 2016-17; "Red Blooded"(2017); plus many more at IMDB.com. He has also experienced success in producing various live shows and commercial projects.
Anderson was nominated for SAG Awards for: "The Kingdom" (2007); and "The Walking Dead" (2010).
This is a man who has a deep passion for telling stories through film making, and is an encourager to many young actors, stunt performers, and film makers.
Filmmaker & 2016 Winner of WDFF’s Best Overall Film - Brian Rawlins is a writer/director who was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. When he went to college at University of Texas at Austin he saw Aguirre, Wrath of God and RoboCop in the same day and decided he wanted to be a filmmaker. His screenplays have won the Austin Film Festival, advanced to the finals of Slamdance and the semi-finals of Shore Scripts England, Cinequest and the ABC/DISNEY Comedy Writing Fellowship. His debut as a writer/director, PENNY & PAUL, which was shot in one day in the harsh uncontrollable conditions of The Mojave Desert, had it's world premiere at The Way Down Film Festival, where it also took home Best Overall Short. The film has since gone on to be an Official Selection at the Oscar qualifying Foyle Film festival in Ireland and the Oscar qualifying Palm Springs International Short Fest. Also on the festival circuit, the film has won Best Screenplay and been nominated for Best Acting, Best Comedy and Best Cinematography. Once PENNY & PUAL has finished it's festival run, it will be licensed by ShortsTV. Brian has completed another short that will begin it's festival run later this year, and he is currently in pre-production for a feature he wrote and will also direct.
Screenplay Guru/Writer for GFA and jury for acclaimed The Blacklist
Charlotte Stauffer is a screenwriter at the Georgia Film Academy, building Georgia's creative talent. She's read over a thousand scripts for development and distribution companies, and still, she's hungry for more stories. Charlotte is a Georgia native passionate about showing new facets of the South. She runs the Black List Happy Hour, a social hub for screenwriters, in Atlanta. Charlotte also likes retro music, the moment after running, and awkward pauses