Cindy Weigand is a writer whose articles have been published in local, regional, and national magazines. She is the author of Texas Women in World War II published in 2004 by the Republic of Texas Press. Since then she has written an unpublished novella, two feature length screenplays, one based on the novella, and one short screenplay. She has also written a historical fiction novel based on the life of a great uncle who was an aviator in the 1920s titled The Cowboy Aviator, Brave and Glorious and is seeking a publisher.
Charlene Grant established her professional music career in Seattle, WA before moving to Georgetown, TX. She was awarded Best Blues Bass and Best Blues Act by Washington Blues Society and Jet City Blues Outstanding Artists Songwriter. Her CD That Would Be Me was awarded Best Produced CD by Real Blues Magazine.
Charlene performs frequently with Austin Blues and Soul band, The Unforgettables. She has a popular weekly music/conversation radio show,
Created By, on KGTN 106.7, along with producing other shows. Her music was used in a GTX Film promotional trailer. Charlene is an integral part of GTX Film and helped launch the inaugural festival.
Roxanne is a professional voiceover artist whose career in entertainment spans over 30 years. She is a native of Santiago, Chile, a graduate of Stanford University and she speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. She has lived all over the US and spent 6 years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In Los Angeles, Roxanne worked as a camera assistant and on-camera actress before finding her true niche in voiceover. Her professional credits include hundreds of radio and tv commercials, corporate videos, educational programs and telephony applications.
Roxanne is married to commercial director and visual effects producer Brian Coyne and they have 16-year-old twins.
TREASURER / BOOKKEEPER
Maria has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and has been in accounting 15 years. Prior to accounting, she was a dispatcher for the California Department of Transportation where she handled the import and export of international freight. She moved to Texas in 2006 and now oversees the finances of a construction company and is a notary. Maria joined GTX Film as bookkeeper before accepting the position of Treasurer. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Maria enjoys singing in the church choir and teaching children to sing, as well as being a religious education teacher. She loves to travel and being around creative and positive people.
Lisa has worked in all aspects of the music business over the past 30+ years. From the infamous mailroom at
The William Morris Agency in New York, and the Bon Jovi/hair band days of A&R at PolyGram Records, to having the honor of working with the Muppets at the Jim Henson Company in LA, as well as being the Director of film music at
20th Century Fox.
Lisa now has her own company,
Music Wrangler, which specializes in music clearance and licensing for movie trailers, film, and tv shows.
Erik Bernard has spent 14 years on active duty as an Airborne Ranger and Apache Helicopter Pilot. He has now turned his focus on writing and producing, finding great success with both. His screenplays have garnered awards and attention from international festivals and competitions. He recently produced the feature film Artik and executive produced the film The Village in the Woods, which were both released in 2019. Erik also executive produced the future film Warfighter, set to release in 2020. Erik joined the Hoarders TV show as executive producer under TLG Motion pictures where he coordinated the first ever Department of Defense supported episode for season 10 of the hit A&E show. In addition to producing the Emmy award nominated show, he supervises post production, with a meticulous eye for detail.
Lisa Welch, photographer, University of Texas graduate, is a native Texan who has lived in the greater Austin area for over 30 years. After years in government accounting, she launched Lisa Welch Photography. Her photography style is authentic-true to life; she strives to capture timeless images that are traditional in style.
As GTX Film photographer, Lisa’s photographs, captured the energy, and excitement of the 2019 GTX Film Festival, as well as other events held by GTX Film. Her photographs have been featured in the Williamson County Sun and requested by filmmakers, festival participants, and the Georgetown View.
Kisha Camille is an educator, filmmaker, & singer/music composer for film. She is a
co-founder of the Texas based production company, III Production Films. Her talented team, consisting of John Rachwitz Jr., Natasha White, & herself, have produced several pieces of original content.
Their united mission is to “ignite, infuse, & inspire others” with all work made.
Some past topics of projects have been domestic violence, addiction, foster care, & homelessness.
Kisha supports & welcomes collaboration with other creatives.
After graduating from high school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, David Valdez enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he was trained as a photographer. He served with the 836th Combat Support Group for four years, and then earned a BA in journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park. While he was a student there, Valdez was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a photographer. He left the federal government to become chief photographer for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In 1983, he became personal photographer to then-Vice President George Bush. In 1988, President Bush appointed Valdez director of the White House Photo Office. During this administration, he traveled to 75 countries and all 50 states with the president. In 1997, he published George Herbert Walker Bush: A Photographic Profile.
Valdez was appointed general manager of photography for Walt Disney Attractions in 1993. In 2001, he became special assistant to the HUD assistant secretary. From 2003 to 2010, Valdez was the director of visual and electronic information for HUD’s assistant secretary for public affairs.
Valdez donated his archive to the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas in 2012.
In 2021 Valdez was appointed to be on the Georgetown Texas Arts and Culture Board where he serves as Vice Chairman.
Danyelle Weatherford grew up in southeast Texas, and then moved to central Texas. She graduated from Southwest University with a BBA in marketing.
She has over 30 years of professional experience from companies such as Merrill Lynch, American Funds and Apple.
Her resume reflects work from HBO, Lifetime Women’s Network, commercials, independent films as well as writing, producing and directing
award winning independent films.
Danyelle is currently the COO of the new start-up Sparxs Studio and Indie Sparx. Danyelle loves a great cinnamon roll, living in the moment and “Saving The World From The Ordinary”.
Brian is an Emmy-Award winning commercial director and cinematographer. His work includes commercial campaigns for Little Caesar’s Pizza, Dr. Scholl’s, Domino’s Pizza, A&E Network, Mattel,
the Carolina Hurricanes, Nissan Trucks, Miller, Bud Light, Pepsi, and Monday Night Football with Hank Williams, Jr.
In addition to live action cinematography, Brian also produces 3-D motion graphics and video effects.
He moved to Georgetown because his wife threatened to come out here without him. But he likes it! He’s hoping to eventually become a master farmer or a superstar fisherman. Whichever comes first.
Jessi loves stories. She loves hearing, watching, reading, and learning all kinds of stories. Fascinated with clothing and how individuals use garments to express something unspeakable about themselves started her on a journey. Years ago, she decided to combine her fascinations and pursued a career in costuming. Jessi has an MFA and 4 Trades Certificates in Costuming, plus a variety of experiences costuming for the Stage and Screen.