James A. Nadeau, Executive Director
JAMES Nadeau has been involved with the film festival since 2000. He has programmed film and video at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Provincetown International Film Festival, the Brattle Theatre, and galleries throughout the Boston area. He was a contributing editor to the Boston-based art zine Big, Red, and Shiny from 2005 to 2010. James is a graduate of the Comparative Media Studies department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his undergraduate studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University.
James’ video work has been screened internationally, most recently in the Sguardi Sonori Festival of Media and Time Based Art in Rome, Italy, and he has presented papers on media and film at conferences throughout the United States. In 2009 he was a recipient of an Asian Cultural Council travel grant, which enabled him to meet with artists and curators working in New Media in Seoul, Beijing, and Singapore.
James is a Lecturer on film in the Literature Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is currently editing his graduate thesis on Nam June Paik and early video art for consideration by several publishers. His interview with filmmaker Guy Maddin was included in the anthology Guy Maddin: Interviews published in 2010 by the University of Mississippi Press.
Kelly M. May, Managing Director
KELLY May is the Managing Director of the Boston LGBT Film Festival. In conjunction with the executive director and director of communications, Kelly is responsible for the print and online advertising, student development, and sponsorship relations. She joined the film festival in spring 2011.
Kelly is also an Executive Marketing Manager at Pearson Education, where she is the Social Sciences & Arts eMarketing strategist and markets a best-selling product line. In addition to marketing, Kelly has also been an acquisitions editor, responsible for product development and market development.
Kelly has been in Boston since 2002 and has always been active in community building, through her work with neighborhood associations, the Boston Public Library, and volunteering.
Shawn Cotter, Operations/Print Traffic
SHAWN joined the film festival in 2011. He served as location manager at the Brattle Theatre and was also responsible for print trafficking. He attended the University of Massachusetts/Amherst from 1989-1993 finishing with a Certificate in Film Studies.
Shawn has been working in Super8 for over two decades. Within the past several years his work has explored the realm of hand-processing and its manipulation of chemistry, finding the vulnerability of the medium an exciting challange. His films have screened in several film festivals including the 2009 and 2011 Boston LGBT Film Festivals,and TIE: The International Experimental Cinema Explosion.
Shawn is currently in the process of opening a clothing boutique and gallery space in Malden, MA, where he lives with his husband and 4 cats.
Anouk Flood, Guest Relations, Membership Coordinator, and Event Planner
ANOUK was born and raised in the Netherlands and traveled extensively throughout Europe before settling in Los Angeles eighteen years ago. There she worked in the film and television industry for more then a decade. Anouk was responsible for various aspects of film production as well as promoting movies and tv shows internationally through trade shows and film festivals.Anouk has a passion for bringing people together which led her to start her own event planning business six years ago. She thrives on organizing and creating smooth-running and exciting events.
Since relocating to Boston almost two years ago, Anouk has provided operations assistance and serves as the guest relations and membership coordinator for the Boston LGBT Film Festival. Here she assists in the planning of events, coordinates travel and lodging for festival guests, and facilitates relations with festival sponsors and site managers. Anouk is a member of the Netherland-America Foundation, the Museum of Fine Arts and is active among European groups in Los Angeles and Boston.
David Isaacson, Sponsorship Consultant
DAVID is a Sponsor/ Partnership Consultant who works with non-profits, has created sponsorships for The Provincetown International Film Festival, Boston LGBT Film Festival, and FlashForward Photography events. He has produced two award winning short films: Thick Lips, Thin Lips, and The Kiss; as well as producing trailers for the San Francisco International Film Festival and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. David also has been a strategic marketing consultant for the Mill Valley Film Festival in California.
David is a former Assistant Director of Stations Relations for WGBH TV, marketing WGBH programming to PBS and member stations; and a Senior Program Manager for Partnership Development for Elderhostel in Boston. In addition, David was Director of In-flight Programming and Marketing Operations for Preview Travel (Travelocity) in San Francisco; as well as a marketing chief for Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston. He is currently a board member of the Chlortrudis Society for Independent Film, and a former member of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Board. When David is not pursuing his passion for film, he exhibits his photography at the Museum School of Boston and other local galleries.
Patrick Faloon, Director of Programming
Originally from upstate NY, PATRICK has lived in Boston for 11 years. He has been a programmer for the festival since 2011. Like many kids raised in the 80′s, he became addicted to cable television and a good chunk of his allowance was spent on rentals of all sorts of movies (the good, the bad & the cheesy). He found that film served as both a conduit for social change and an escape from life in a small town. Currently, Patrick pursues film/photography as a hobby and has photos published in the Boston Globe. For his day job, he works as a molecular & cell biologist at a non-profit institute in Cambridge, MA.
Anna Feder, Festival Programmer
ANNA has been working with film festivals in various capacities for over a decade. Currently, she is a programmer at both the BostonLGBT and SFIndie film festivals. She serves on the board of Press Pass TV, a position she has held for the past six years. She coordinates sponsorship and advises students as part of the Creative Mind Group in conjunction with their Cannes internship and networking program. Previous to this, she served as associate director of the Northampton Independent Film Festival and was the director of the Boston Underground Film Festival for seven years.
Anna holds a BA in Film Analysis and Technique from UMass Amherst and an MFA in Film Production from Boston University. Professionally, she works as the Programs Manager in the Visual Media Arts department at Emerson College and curates the Bright Lights film series in the Bright Family Screening Room housed in the Paramount Theatre in Boston. Additionally, Anna offers her services as a freelance consultant to emerging filmmakers looking for assistance in audience building and festival strategy and with start-up film festivals looking to establish themselves with audiences and filmmakers.
Anderson Clark, Festival Programmer
ANDERSON joins the programming team for his second year, he brings experience he has gained as both a member of the board of directors of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders and as organizing committee co-chair (2011) and coordinator of transmasculine programming (2010 & 2011) for First Event, an annual Boston-area transgender conference. Originally from Illinois, he has lived in Massachusetts since 1998 and works as a scientist and director in the biopharmaceutical industry. An amateur photographer, Anderson’s work has appeared in numerous juried exhibitions across the country and on-line, including as a Nominee in the Amateur Still Life Category of the 7th Annual International Black & White Spider Awards.
Reverend Raedorah C. Stewart, Volunteer Coordinator
RAEDORAH recently relocated from Southern California to Boston and brings over two decades of volunteer and volunteer management from OUTfest, the premier queer film festival in Los Angeles; the Pan African Film and Fine Arts Festival in South Central Los Angeles; the City of Angels Film Festival in Pasadena; and the Turner Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, CA. She brings a lot of energy in motivating and managing volunteers and is guided by the motto, “I dance with strangers and run with scissors to get the job done!”
AKA RevSisRaedorah, she is ordained Christian clergy and graduate of Fuller Seminary. In addition to supply preaching in UCC and PC(USA) churches in the greater Boston area, Stewart is a scholar in the American Academy of Religion and in the Society of Biblical Literature, with publications on Womanist Theology, Queer Studies in Religion, Preaching, Disability Studies, and Religion and the Arts. She is employed by VISIONS, Inc., a pioneer in multiculturalism and diversity consulting based in Roxbury, MA; blogs at Ube: Purple Yam (Sweet-Insides of a Brown-Skinned Woman); paints in acrylics, and is the very proud mother of Jay, an emerging LGBTQIA leader and at blogger at HuffingtonPost.