Doug Abel, ACE, BFE, is an award-winning film and television editor based in NYC and Louisville. His remarkable credits include Academy Award-winning documentaries like "The Fog of War" and "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster," as well as notable shows like "30 Rock" and "Louie." With an unparalleled talent for shaping narratives, Doug continues to leave a lasting impact on the world of visual storytelling.
Timothy Bates,serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Kentucky Film Association and holds the prestigious role of Film Commissioner, further shaping and enriching Kentucky's vibrant film landscape. He boasts a distinguished career with contributions to popular TV shows and feature films, including Friends (NBC), Freaky Friday, and more. Notably, he played a key role in conceiving, producing, and promoting the acclaimed movie "Sixth Man - Blue Sanity," featured on Amazon, Netflix, and iTunes. Timothy's versatile talents extend to voice work in regional ads and negotiating digital distribution.
Ben Sollee is a composer with over 20 years of experience in the film and television industry (even though he's still only in his 30s). You might have heard his music on such TV Shows as WEEDS or PARENTHOOD, Robin Wright's 2021 directorial debut film LAND, or even at the beginning and end of the Kentucky Call Sheet podcast (Ben wrote and performed our podcast's theme!). Ben is an artist actively blurring the lines between music, tech, and activism and he was also born and raised in Lexington, KY.
Justin Giddings is an actor, writer, director, and producer with over 36 credits. You may have seen him acting on NASHVILLE or SHAMELESS or maybe you’ve seen him on the internet as THE KICKSTARTER GUY — where Justin, the crowdfunding guru that he is, has managed to help his clients raise over $9 million dollars for their independently financed film and television projects. Justin also calls Kentucky his home!