The creator and driving-force behind the new [S]3 Student Story Space, Inc. and [S]3 StudentSuperShorts.com film contest, Elliott is a former journalist for The Associated Press and PBS’s Newshour with Jim Lehrer. Her words and stories have appeared coast-to-coast from the L.A. Times to the Washington Post. Elliott holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from LSU and an M.A. in Fiction from Johns Hopkins University. She has studied screenwriting with Yale University’s Marc Lapadula and online with Pilar Alessandra, whose students have sold works to Disney, DreamWorks and others. A past-winner of RTNDF’s prestigious Ben Chatfield award for college students in broadcast journalism, Elliott delights in helping young people develop skills and confidence to pursue creative aspirations.
Katie Schuck is a freelance filmmaker and producer with more than 12 years’ experience on feature films, commercials, studio television productions and nationally syndicated talk shows. As the location specialist for the Savannah Area Film Office, Katie promotes Savannah’s best locations to prospective productions. Katie holds a B.A. in Film Production from DeSales University, and later graduated from SCAD with her M.F.A. in Film and Television Production.
Kareem McMichael is a filmmaker and actor with years of experience in theater and television broadcasting. His short film Best Friends (2016) and documentary Feed the Hungry (2017) have been in numerous film festivals and received awards at some. He is an active member of the Southeast chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences where he serves as a judge. He served as a member of the Savannah Film Commission and is a current member of the Savannah Cultural Affairs Commissions. Kareem works at Savannah State University and he is one of the founders and coordinators of the SSU Indie Film Festival.