Intern
Brianna Cillessen
Public Access (DOM TV Station) Work-Study

My name is Brianna and I am a studio access intern. I am currently a Junior in the BFA Film program at the University of Colorado at Denver. I am a bit flamboyant and excitable sometimes but I believe that caused by my Brazilian heritage and talking with my family in Brazil so often, but hey that means I am always pretty happy! I absolutely love film but I also am great with technology, IT, and troubleshooting so if you have a question about the equipment, computers, or studios feel free to ask! I also have a lot of knowledge about subjects outside of film since it took me so long to find my passion. I hope to some day travel the world and make documentaries to bring outside cultural knowledge to those who cannot travel or who cannot afford traditional education.

Dana Thibault
Public Access (DOM TV Station) Intern

Brilliant aspiring actor, filmmaker, comedian, cartoonist, revolutionary, scientist, speaker and teacher from a young age, Dana squandered most of his talents in a miserably misdirected life chasing money (unsuccessfully) and indulgence (successfully), rebelling and getting in trouble. A two-time college dropout, his exploits range from student/teacher at Denver's Sebastian House, a non-profit film school in the '70's, to construction sub-contractor; from realtor to drafting infrastructure for Highlands Ranch to sports bookie; from Air Traffic Controller to hemp cultivator to felon, from talking books recorder to mortgage broker; from DCTV producer to alternative high school teacher to research and A/V presentations on fractals, crop circles, cold fusion and alien abductions.

Bryan Dougherty
Media Education Intern

I am a writer and current student at the University of Colorado. I have been interested in art from an early age and continually experiment with new visual media, including film.

I sometimes play music under the pseudonym White Bells. When I grow up I want to be a superhero.

Paul Hatfield
TV Station (Public Access) Intern
I am a recent gradate of UCCS with a bachelors in digital filmmaking and media arts. I am an aspiring writing and obsessed with the shared experiences created in the field of production. I seek new ways to refine my abilities as a storyteller and new personas to craft into them. Growing up in a small town in southern Colorado, T.V. and Film were my window to the world and I am excited to contribute to its creation. 
 
Also, I plan on taking over the world. 
Chandler Toffa
Production/Editing Intern

My name is Chandler Toffa and I plan on enrolling in University of Southern California's Film and Television Production program in the fall of 2015. I've always had an interest in people and how different individuals relate to one another. I find that through the creative medium of film, I am able to capture that beauty in the form of a story. I am also fascinated by language and am bilingual in French and English, fluent in Spanish, and am currently learning Mandarin. Though I'm not quite sure as to where eclectic curiosity will lead me in the future, I hope to be an international filmmaker one day!

JR Nielsen
Media Education Intern

As co-creator of Dototot, JR seeks to educate and empower kids of all ages to make their own media and engage critically with contemporary advances in technology. He graduated from Utah Valley University in 2009 with a BS in Digital Media and has since co-produced the educational and entertaining web series Daisy's Web Development Diary, Superusers: The Legendary GNU/Linux Show, The Nielsen Brothers' Byting Python, and The Hello World Program with his business partner and brother for life, Jared. As a proponent of open-source technology, most of JR's creative works are produced on Linux-based machines using free and open-source software.

Allie Scheu
Public Relations Intern

Hi! My name is Allie Scheu and I will be a senior at the University of Denver this fall. I am majoring in Strategic Communications, with minors in Leadership, Sustainability, Spanish and the Denver restaurant industry (not a real minor - I just love food). My ultimate goal in life is to help make the world a more sustainable place, hence my love for the outdoors and animals. I truly believe in the power of media as a communicator, and want to share the message of sustainability throughout the world via the media. I also hope to someday be the owner of a food truck that sells the best sweet potato fries in town and is solar powered. 
 

Jiang Zhan
Web Development Intern

I come from china and I have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Computer information Systems. A little about myself – I enjoy outdoor sports including snowboarding, hiking, backpacking and surfing. I also enjoy playing challenging video games. My goal is to become a programmer or a Web designer/developer.