Meet The Judges

Michelle Eisenreich

  • Multiple award-winning film industry veteran
  • 2018 Oscar and BAFTA winner for Visual Effects; Blade Runner 2049
  • Worked on many films and video games, including: Prometheus, Vampire Diaries, Pacific Rim, 2 Fast 2 Furious, X-Men 2 and many others
  • Attended school in Blythewood, SC

Ron Tucker

  • Beaufort International Film Festival Director
  • Documentary film maker and owner of Sandbar Productions
  • Provider of content to many TV providers including: History Channel, National Geographic, ABC, NBC, CBS and BBC
  • Board Member of the Carolina Film Alliance

Rebecca Tucker

  • Co-Founder and Vice President of the Beaufort Film Society
  • Beaufort International Film Festival Director
  • Producer, director and writer at Sandbar Productions
  • Military documentary film maker
  • Member of the Carolina Film Alliance and the International Documentary Association

Xavier Blake

  • Sr. EEP Specialist and Producer at SCETV
  • Co-National Coordinator at US INPUT
  • Southeast Regional Emmy winner
  • Two-time Telly Award winner
  • Over 18 years of production experience

Titus Davis

  • Electronic Field Production Specialist at SCETV
  • Freelance camera operator and editor
  • Telly awards for "Remembering Charleston" and "A True Likeness"
  • Author (Poetic expressions of Humanity) and Spoken Word artist
  • Motivational Speaker

Stephen Wunderli

  • Award winning video story teller and writer
  • Created Cinematic stories for the Children's Miracle Network, National Hospice Association and others
  • Multiple award winner: WMMY, CINE, ADDY, Communication Arts and more
  • Honored by the United Nations for his work in promoting peace and civility in the media

Rebecca Boyd

  • Documentary Film maker, screenwriter and educator 
  • Academic Advisor at the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design
  • Screenings at numerous film festivals including: Indie Grits, Reel Black Pix film festival, Beaufort International Film Festival, Wild Sound Feedback Festival and the Nashville Film Festival
  • University of South Carolina Professor of Video Production and Screenwriting

Raymond Smith

  • Doko Film Fest founder and Festival Director
  • Documentary film maker and educator at the University of South Carolina
  • Producer and Director at Modos Media
  • Producer of "Voices from Vietnam: Reflecting at the Wall" which aired on SCETV and PBS across the United States.

Keith Bogard

  • Producer, director and writer of photography at Zero Gravity
  • Co-Founder of Zero Gravity since 1999
  • Creates award winning productions for some of the largest companies in the Carolinas
  • Creates TV advertising videos and marketing content

Stephen McClean Folks

  • Producer/Director at SCETV
  • 40 years in public television
  • Producer of many award-winning documentary films for the Carolina Stories series
  • Producer/writer for "The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution"
  • Manager for the "South Carolina Hall of Fame Project"
  • Mentor to new film producers

Julie McElmurry

  • Documentary filmmaker
  • Director of The Charlotte Film School
  • Films featured at 6 film festivals

Dan Rogers

  • Senior Project Manager at South Carolina Film Commission
  • Promotes South Carolina as a destination for film producers
  • Promotes and develops film making talent in the state of South Carolina
  • Has recruited films in South Carolina such as: The Patriot, The Prince of Tides, Forrest Gump, The Notebook and others.