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Jonathan Lacocque

Jonathan Lacocque founded post-production studio, Coat of Arms and serves as its Creative Director and Producer. Lacocque is an experienced storyteller with past experience at post studios, agencies and broadcasting companies. Lacocque creates a vast array of work each year.  Clients include PBS, Verizon, Nickelodeon, Jaguar, Land Rover, Google, AOL, Marriott, Renaissance, The Onion, and Warner Brother Records.  Lacocque produced & edited the award-winning film, A Perfect Soldier and continues to balance his commercial work with documentary and narrative filmmaking. Past awards include an Emmy, Tellys, Excellence in Title Design (SXSW), and other film festival awards.

Clara Lehmann

Clara Lehmann co-founded the post-production studio, Coat of Arms, located in Helvetia, WV. She serves as its producer and creative writer. Lehmann balances her commercial work with documentary and narrative filmmaking. She wrote the award-winning documentary, A Perfect Soldier and co-directed, co-produced, and wrote the short-animated film entitled, Death Loves Life. She and her business partner are writing, directing, and producing a series called Lullaby Theories and a feature length documentary called Born In A Ballroom. Lehmann has produced video content for commercial clients like Google, Fox Digital, Jaguar Land Rover, Marriott, Nickelodeon, The Onion and WebMD. Awards include an Excellence in Title Design (SXSW), a gold and silver Cannes Lion, and other film festival awards. You can follow Clara and Coat of Arms on Twitter @CoatofArmsPost

Patrick Felton

Patrick is an actor, playwright, comedian, and performance artist from Charleston WV. Patrick holds a Masters of Arts in Television, Radio, and Film from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Communication. Patrick’s interests and projects vary and have included directing the 2011 West Virginia Filmmakers Festival, creating the interview podcast That Conversation, hosting the long-running comedy open mic “Mojo’s Comedy Night” and directing of the Alban Arts Center’s hit production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” earlier this year. Patrick works as an instructor at West Virginia State University where he currently teaches English Literature and World Religions.

jeffrey moser

Moser was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and has most recently lived in Lincoln, Nebraska. He holds an associate’s degree in graphic design from the Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts, a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Millersville University, and a master of fine arts degree in Studio Art from the University of Delaware. Moser has taught at the University of Delaware, Millersville University, and Metropolitan Community College, in Omaha, Nebraska. His experimental video art has been exhibited in Savannah, Providence, Wilmington, Philadelphia, and at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC., as part of the 32nd Black Maria Film and Video Festival.

ron hollingshead

Ron Hollingshead is an artist, curator, lecturer, and educator. He received an MFA in sculpture at West Virginia University. He has taught at WVU, Shepherd University, and in the W.A.S.H. (Workshop in Art Studio and History) program at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Using his personal experience as a springboard, Hollingshead wryly confronts the universal struggle with injury, disease, pain, and treatment. He has exhibited his work extensively in the Unites States, with shows in Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia and internationally in Ireland, Mexico, and New Zealand. Hollingshead’s sculptural and mixed-media work can be found in the permanent collections of The International Museum for Collage, Assemblage, and Construction (Mexico), The Art House Gallery (Virginia), and in private collections.

Gerald habarth

Gerald Habarth serves as Associate Professor of Art in Electronic Media at West Virginia University. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Parsons School of Design. Originally from Maryland, he spent most of the 1990's living in Santiago, Chile and traveled throughout much of South America. His work is characterized by the synthesis of painting, drawing, electronic media and the moving image, trying to find a meaningful tension between the handmade and the computerized. He has shown his work in numerous group and solo exhibits in both Chile and the US, including the Tampa Museum of Art and the Florida Film Festival. He is the founder and director of the West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival and the School of Art and Design's Space Atacama Program.