JUDGES

Shameca Freeman is a graduate from Western Kentucky University with BFA in Theatre (1998) and a BS in Psychology (2016).  She is currently working on her MFA in Film and Television at Regent University. She has worked with a variety of theatre companies and has toured 48 states and 7 countries.

Shameca has also worked with local film groups, The Good People and Team Hi Ho. She has participated in many local theatre activities and is a director, stage manager, costumer, and actor.

 

During her travels, she met her husband, Luke. They have been married since 2008 and have one daughter, Olivia.

Andrew Dobson-Frueh, 46, is graduate of the business schools at the University of Louisville (BSBA) and Western Kentucky University (MBA) and has lived in Elizabethtown for nearly 15 years. 

 

An avid movie fan who likes listening to commentary tracks more than soundtracks, he took up acting himself several years ago, landing numerous leading roles for Hardin County Playhouse (Oklahoma!, Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar, and many more) and the PAC ("The Crucible").

 

He's had a wonderful time watching hundreds of short films and documentaries for this festival, and hopes you enjoy watching the best of the bunch!

 

Michael Nazarewycz's youth was spent during the era he considers the Golden Age of Film Fandom: 1974 to 1989, when drive-ins, single-screen and multiplexes were simultaneously popular; when broadcast networks and UHF stations offered steady diets of everything from classics to blockbusters to late-night schlock; and when premium cable and home video exploded with twenty-four-hour film programming.

 

Like a good film fan, Michael even did his time working in a video store. Since 2000, he has written for numerous online outlets, most recently the indie film site WayTooIndie.com. In 2014, he founded the MOT Film Society, where he has brought classic films to the big screens of Middletown, DE, often to help raise money for charity.  Most recently, Michael wrote the book Historic Movie Theaters of Delaware (The History Press, 2019).

 

Michael is married with two daughters.

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