Intern
Danielle Kent
Development/Fundraising Intern

Dani came to us initially to rekindle her love of film and music, to further explore her gifts and share them.  After concluding a career on Wall Street, she hopes to bring that experience to  OMF in an effort to assist in funding and growing our mission.  Her credo is love and laughter.  She is an avid pickleballer, amateur animal communicator, spiritual seeker, and wishes to live in a world where everyone feels free to be who they truly are and to shine their light.  29 degrees Libra, Yellow, 5.

Veronica Fernandez-Diaz
Fundraising/Development Intern

Veronica is ASCENT student in Thornton, Colorado. After attending the Yale Young Global Scholars, her passion for pursuing diversity strengthened. As a Latina, she acknowledges the importance of giving those underrepresented in the media opportunities to voice their concerns and ideas. Through her internship as a Development/Outreach intern, she wishes to  achieve more diversity through the Open Media Foundation. She also wants to help OMF reach more communities to increase awareness of the  affordable resources available. Thus far, Veronica has contributed to programs like JROTC, YouthRoots and La Raza. Despite never having much exposure to video production or high-end technology, she is excited to learn more and begin using OMF's resources as tools for change. She is pursuing an education from the most prestigious universities in the nation to major in International Affairs while representing her community. Veronica does not hope to change the world one day, she hopes to CONTINUE making a difference, even if it is one step at a time.

Priya Sudendra
Web Development Intern

Priya is currently a senior at University of Colorado in Boulder studying Computer Science with a minor in Technology, Art, & Media. She is excited to help OMF and gain more experience with web development. When Priya's not behind a computer screen, she enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, traveling, eating, and photography.

 

Graham Marshall
Public Access (DOM TV Station) Intern

Graham is currently studying in the English and Film program at the University of Colorado at Denver and graduating in December with an undergraduate degree. He is looking forward to gaining hands-on production experience from OMF to add to his rhetorical and theoretical background in film studies. A self-confessed cinephile, the horror, sci-fi, and avant-garde genres have always interested Graham in their manipulations of classical narrative cinema. Originally pursuing an astrophysics degree after graduating high school, he switched to film studies and now strives to pursue a career in film archival and criticism. He plans to soak up the experience and knowledge involved in working within OMF and looks forward to utilizing these new skills in the working world.

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.

Roy Dudley
Production/Editing Intern

Growing up in a creative atmosphere developed a huge interest in the still and motion arts.  His dad, a professional photographer and videographer taught him at a very young age. At an early age, Roy started helping his dad, either in the studio or on location. From picking up cables to shooting  video in all kinds of formats. From bouncing light to developing film, making transfers, mounting and framing pictures and the list could just go on and on. Started editing video in 1988 on a Commodore Amiga with a video toaster, the sources came in many different formats. Since then, the passion for video editing started. Graduated from one of the most prestigious universities with a communication degree. During that time, he took more than 8 film courses and many other video and television related subjects. Film language, screenwriting, art video, experimental video or documentary video are just a few of the learned topics.

The theory and technical training provided at the university combined with the previous experience were the perfect blend to become a professional in the industry. Patience, organizational skills or eye on detail are just some of the thing few things that characterize him.