Ross Morin is an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, cinematographer, and editor. He is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Film Studies at Connecticut College where he teaches filmmaking. He is the recipient of the University Film and Video Association's Award of Teaching Excellence for Senior Faculty, Connecticut College's highest teaching honor, the John S. King Memorial Teaching Award, Ohio University's Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Faculty Mentor Award. In 2019, he mentored the project that won Connecticut College's Oakes and Louise Ames Prize for Outstanding Honors Study.
His 2015 feature film, A Wheel out of Kilter, won the Indie Spirit Award at the Princeton Independent Film Festival and Best Feature Film at the Macabre Faire Film Festival. His most recent film, A Peculiar Thud, was the official selection of over 30 film festivals around the world and won the Best Horror award at the Coney Island Film Festival and the Best Horror Short at the Southeast New England Film, Music and Art Festival. He once called Tommy Wiseau's The Room, "The Citizen Kane of bad movies."
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.