the time is

yesterday's tomorrow,

tomorrow's yesterday.

Meet Our REEL Loud Staff!

Producer

Brady Mears

 

  • 4th year Film and Media Studies major
  • Fun fact: I have a book mark collection
  • Secret: my obsession with dog the bounty hunter

Assistant Producer

Amy Yoo

 

  • 3rd year Film & Media Studies and English double major
  • My ultimate goal is to work for NASA and be the first person to fly to space through the space-time continuum.
  • I enlisted to join the REEL Loud force because I love all things art, and I know that REEL Loud is a place that brings together all forms of art and artists.
  • I cannot wait for May 26th!

Director

Santiago Sanchez

 

  • 1st year Film and Media Studies major
  • Joining the Reel Loud Committee was an important choice to make for it gave me the opportunity to be part of the entire night's organization.
  • I have worked similar events in the past and believe that by putting forth my greatest efforts, that will encourage artists of all kinds to feel welcome and partake in the festival. Thus far, our team has shown to be immensely creative as well as efficient. All of us kindly welcome filmmakers and artists to one of UCSB's grandest nights.
  • I look forward to using my abilities in the arts to create a space that invites all peoples to submit their work.

Assistant Director

Giovanna Vicini

 

  • 2nd year Film and Media Studies and Communication double major.
  • I'm part of Reel Loud because I had such a great time as a volunteer last year and I wanted to be more involved in the committee.
  • Fun fact: I've been collecting movie tickets since I was 13 years old, when I realized I wanted to work in the film industry.
  • Deepest darkest secret: I used to sleepwalk as a kid and make sandwiches and other various food items.

Festival Coordinator

Nikki Yanover

 

  • 4th year Film and Media Studies Major
  • I chose to be apart of REEL Loud because I wanted to really feel apart of creating something that represented all areas of the arts.
  • Fun Fact: I have the same birthday as my mom.
  • One of my secrets: I've always wanted to be a dancer or a mermaid, either would've worked.
  • After I graduate I'm moving to LA to work in production.

Publicity

Julia Portugal- DeAguilar

 

  • Film and Media Studies major.
  • I joined Reel Loud because I love film festivals and wanted to get more involved!

Publicity

Mikaela Pham

 

  • 1st year Film and Media Studies major.
  • I'm a hardcore high school yearbook nerd.
  • I joined the REEL Loud festival committee as a graphic designer and publicist.
  • Love: anime, video games, and Jesus.

Volunteer Coordinator

Kelli Guoz

 

  • 3rd year Film and Communication double major
  • I chose to be a part of REEL Loud after I interned at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which made me want to be more involved in the production of a film festival.
  • Fun fact: I'm a huge die-hard "Survivor" fan!

Stage Manager

Evelin Lopez

 

  • 4th year Communication major
  • I wanted to help develop Reel Loud because I love organizing big events.
  • I was an intern for a film festival in Bologna, Italy called Human Rights Nights then when I came back from studying abroad for a year I began an internship with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
  • I hope to pursue a career in managing, developing, and marketing artistic and cultural organizations.

Fundraising Coordinator

Joseph Weston

 

  • 4th year Film and Media + Ecology and Evolution double major
  • Fun Fact: I have a twin brother that lives 3,000 miles away!
  • Deepest Darkest Secret: I say hi to my goldfish most mornings.

Art Coordinator

Daniella Rodriguez

 

  • 3rd year Film and Media major
  • I decided to do REEL Loud because I thought having live music while playing the shorts was a fascinating and unique idea.
  • When am I ever going to say I got to do something that cool again!)
  • I like dancing to obscure music and watching weird films.
  • Deepest secret: I used to take more than one piece of candy on Halloween when people would leave the bowl outside. Haunts me 'till this day.

Music Coordinator

Michael Hall

 

1st year Film and Media Studies major

I wanted to be a part of REEL Loud because I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself, while being a part of a creative community.

Fun fact: I play the snare drum from for the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets drum and bugle corps.

Media Manager

Jinuk Lee

 

  • 2nd year English major
  • I chose to be a part of REEL Loud because it looked like an awesome opportunity to not only meet cool people, but to dedicate myself more fully to the arts.
  • Fun fact: I like telling Film and Media Studies Majors that I’m an English major; I feel like a unicorn – which happened to be my highschool mascot. #LACESREPRESENTIN

Media Manager

Robin Kim

 

  • 2nd year Film and Media Studies major
  • I wanted to be part of REEL Loud because it will be a memorable night of festivities celebrating the arts: a vital element in our lives.
  • Fun fact: I love to cook.

Design Supervisor

Aryana Moreno

 

  • 3rd year Film and Media Studies major
  • I chose to be a part of REEL Loud because I thought it would be a great opportunity to collaborate with others and create an awesome festival!
  • Fun fact: in the past two years I've traveled to Ireland, Ecuador, Oregon and Nashville, Tennessee!

Venue Coordinator

Brandon Yoon

 

  • 1st Year Film & Media Studies major
  • Joined REEL Loud because they gave me a sticker.
  • Fun fact: I wanted to be a Power Ranger when I was a kid
  • Darkest Secret: I low-key still want to be a Power Ranger

Adjudiction Coordinator

Suna Gedik

 

  • 4th year Film and Media Studies and Psychology double major
  • In elementary school I played Simba in The Lion King and danced in a Turkish Folk Dancing group, but now I use that energy to entertain people through film!

Staff Volunteer

Jalia Carlton-Carew

 

  • 1st year Film and Media Studies major
  • I joined Reel Loud to get first-hand experience on what it is like to plan and organize a film festival.
  • I enjoy daydreaming about saving humanity because one day, I will.

Staff Volunteer

Ashley De Leon

 

  • 1st year Film and Media Studies major
  • I was inspired to be a part of the festival in some way because my high school English teacher performed in the festival with his college band in 1997.
  • Deepest darkest secret: I haven't seen "13 Reasons Why" yet because I'm a hipster that doesn't want her childhood book possibly ruined.

Additional Staff Volunteers

Andrea Woodard

Betty Ding

Christina Thai

Jocelyn Huang

Gabriella Yan

Caroline Cubero

 

 

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