(Photo courtesy of Damnationland 2016)
Ross Morin is an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, cinematographer, and editor. He is an Associate Professor at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut where he teaches filmmaking and serves as chair of the Department of Film Studies. His award-winning film work has screened nationally and internationally.
Ross grew up in southern Maine where he started making films when he was 13 years old. He received his BA in Film Studies and Psychology from Connecticut College in 2005 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his MFA in Film and Video Production from Ohio University in 2008 where he graduated Phi Kappa Phi and won the Graduate Associate Outstanding Teacher Award.
Ross now teaches at his alma mater, Connecticut College, where he balances his time between teaching, filmmaking, and mountain biking.
Matthew Herbertz is an award winning filmmaker from Indianapolis, Indiana. He started making films when he was in High School and never looked back. Matthew received his undergraduate degree in TV/Film from DeSales University in 2013 and his MFA in Film and Video Production at Ohio University in 2016.
Since starting his career, Matthew has written and directed over 15 short films, some that have screened at festivals nationally and internationally. In addition to his work as an independent filmmaker, Matthew has worked as a cinematographer, assistant director, producer, and gaffer on a number of short and feature films.
Matthew is a passionate filmmaker and teacher. He teaches undergraduate film production and theory courses, specializing in cinematography, writing, directing, and editing at Florida Southern College.