The International Film Series is run by a small but dedicated staff of movie lovers. Look for us at any show and let us know how we're doing.
Pablo Kjolseth, IFS Executive Director. IFS Executive Director Pablo Kjolseth's other duties at IFS include being its Chief Financial Officer, Senior Programmer, Researcher, Program Guide Editor, Print Traffic Manager & Coordinator, Billing Coordinator, Office Coordinator, Human Resources & Payroll Coordinator, Development Coordinator for Special Events, Sales & Marketing Director, Website Manager, Customer Service Manager, and Finance Director. He has over 20 years experience working in various jobs related to the film industry, including acquisitions for cable tv, reading scripts for development, and writing film reviews for Turner Classic Movies.
John Adams, Graphic Design & Layout. John Adams created the graphics for the IFS web site and produces the IFS schedule and print ads. He's a Boulder area digital graphic artist, cartoonist and 3-D modeler/animator whose work can be seen at John Adams Graphic Art.
Marty Mapes, Webmaster. Editor of Movie Habit, Marty oversaw the recent redevelopment of our web site. A computer whiz and a movie lover, Marty is a great addition to our staff for all things computer- and website-related.
Nick Reed, Assistant IFS Underground Programmer. Nick Reed is a discerning cinephile and writer for Movie Habit.
John Templeton, Senior Union Projectionist. John Templeton has 40 years experience as a projectionist and has worked as a camera operator on films such as Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, and many more.
Anthony Vazquez-Hernandez, Projectionist. Anthony Vazquez-Hernandez has made the projection booth a personal passion and has interviewed operators across Colorado.
Grant Speich is known by many as an intimidating person but underneath this rough-and-tumble exterior is a passionate lover of the arts. On literally more than one occasion, Grant has donated a generous amount of money (relatively speaking) to PBS. He is a BA and BFA Film major born and raised in Colorado and looks forward to creating a pleasant viewing experience for you this year.
Ian Walker is a digital content creator/manager for the International Film Series at CU Boulder. He loves exploitation and foreign films. Movies you should see: Trainspotting, Hobo With A Shotgun, Planet Terror, Death Proof, Hesher, Naked, O Brother Where Art Thou?.
Becca Oliver, Cashier. Becca is a film and anthropology student. She likes to develop film and travel and play the ukulele. She wants to learn a bunch of languages and create awesome things.
Danny Beard is an experimental-documentary filmmaker who was diagnosed with Cinephilia in 1989. To date no cure has been found and is something that he lives with everyday.
Brigid Igoe is a BFA film major with a minor in Women's Studies and Ethnic Studies. She loves watching all types of film but she is really interested in documentary and animation. She also enjoys traveling and playing with her dog.
Anna Vrieling. Once Upon a Time in the West, Anna Vrieling became a film studies student at the University of Colorado. Since the age of Se7en, film has been The Passion of Anna. This American Beauty is currently in the Pursuit of Happyness and a film studies degree. After graduating, she hopes to find a Fist Full of Dollars and move to Sunset Blvd. In her spare time, Anna enjoys basking in a Field of Dreams with a Few Good Men, and occasionally Singin' in the Rain. Maintaining an Equilibrium between work, school, and hangin' with her GoodFellas is a Titanic obstacle, but, thankfully, this Working Girl is always Ready to Rumble in the film studies department and Across the Universe.
Paloma Wodehouse Paloma Wodehouse is a dedicated film student interested in cinematography. She is from Telluride CO and has always been an avid lover of film as an art form. Creativity is her strong suit and she hopes to exploit it as a DP and one day work for a film festival.
Lily Grisafi is a senior majoring in Film Production and Geology. Yes, her goal is to make movies about rocks. Just kidding. She dreams of spending her days acting in film and saving animals.
Ivan Hornett Senior FILM & TAM student from Massachusetts who enjoys films by Ozu, Malick, Apichatpong and Brakhage among others.
Jacob Barreras is the preeminent Avant-Garde film projectionist in the country. A masterful technician who loves the art of the moving image. Always a professional, Barreras is certainly one of the most interesting men in the world.
Le is a film production student at CU and is a devout and passionate lover of cinema. He is also honored and grateful to be a part of the IFS and its mission to bring powerful and entertaining cinema to fellow enthusiasts. His goal upon graduation is to make it into Hollywood and become People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for an unprecendented 5 times. As you can easily deduce from his profile picture, Le is apparently well on his way towards his only goal in life.
Erin Swenson is very excited to be a part of IFS this year. She a film major and music technology student currently pursuing her BFA in film. During her time at CU and after she hopes to create works that reflect her interest in film and music as an explorative art form. Some of her influences include Michel Gondry, Chris Cunningham, Werner Herzog, Bjork, Scott Walker, Tom Ellard, and Glen O'Brien's TV Party.