Buzzards Bay Film Festival

Buzzards Bay Film Festival
The Buzzards Bay Film Festival


Gloria Bailen

Gloria Bailen is a senior producer for First Priority Media, a video production company that produces film and video for multiple distribution including film, television and the Internet. She has over 25 years of broadcast television, corporate and documentary film experience.

A former professional ballet dancer, Gloria began her film and television career at NBC News and worked at ABC News 20/20 for eight years on investigative pieces, human-interest stories and personality/celebrity profiles.

As an independent producer, Gloria wrote and produced documentary specials for ABC News Nightline, Discovery Health, Travel Channel and the Lifetime Television Network.

Other projects include a documentary about Autism, currently in distribution and a feature-length documentary, One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur.
Her latest project has been at ABC News All Media Group repackaging content as supervising producer for 20/20 on Discovery ID, ABC's Primetime and Turning Point on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Harvey Goldman

Harvey Goldman is a multidisciplinary artist who has created critically acclaimed work in ceramics, digital imaging and music. He is the the Chancellor Professor of Design at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he teaches digital media. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Ford Foundation and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities.

Harvey's work has been exhibited widely throughout the world and is in numerous private and public collections including the Iota Center for Visual Music, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Everson Museum of Art, Decordova Museum, Currier Museum of Art, and the Crocker Art Museum. Harvey's work has been selected for the 1995, 1997 and 2001 SIGGRAPH international digital art exhibitions, the 2011 Arte Video Roma Festival, and InsideOut Step 2 - Latest Trends of Western Videoart at the White Box Museum of Art in Beijing.

Deborah Kovacs

Deborah Kovacs is a Senior Vice President at Walden Media, producers of many films including The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Holes and Bridge to Terabithia and publishers of original fiction for young readers. There, Deborah is Editorial Director of Walden Pond Press, Walden Media's joint publishing imprint with HarperCollins. She is also the author of more than thirty children's books, both fiction and nonfiction. Deborah lives in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Curt Worden

Curt Worden is a filmmaker and founder of First Priority Media, a film and video post-production facility based in Providence, Rhode Island.

He began his career as a broadcast journalist and director of photography. He was in the first wave of journalists covering the Panama invasion, the civil war in Liberia and the first Gulf War, where he was first to broadcast live from the battlefield the liberation of Kuwait.

Curt's work with major media organizations on over 60 broadcast documentaries and specials has earned him two national Emmy Awards.

Curt worked extensively with Ted Koppel at ABC News Nightline, and on numerous television documentaries, including David Brinkley's Two Hours that Changed the World; CBS News' Ed Bradley On Assignment: Town Under Seige; PBS' Tutu and Franklin: A Journey Towards Peace; NBC's Revenge of the Whale, based on on the best-selling book, In The Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick; and Why They Hate Us, a New York Times Television documentary with columnist Thomas Friedman. Curt has also directed and executive produced programming for the Travel Channel, Discovery Health and Lifetime Network.

Most recently, he directed and executive produced the feature-length documentary, One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur. Currently he has several feature-length documentaries and feature films in development.

Nan Starr

Nan Starr was a documentary film producer at Northern Light Productions in Boston for much of her formative professional life, working on a series of full-length films with subject matters ranging from “Excellence in the Public Sector” with business guru Tom Peters, to “The Life and Times of Mary Baker Eddy” founder of the Christian Science Church. She also worked in the art department on several feature films, putting her skills as a life-long painter to good use. The first short film Nan herself entered into a film festival “Fluke Zuke” followed the pixilated path of an oversized wayward zucchini through Cambridge and Brighton. It became an unofficial favorite of a small posse of Super 8 filmmakers, and was carried by hand (not Nan’s) through the European Super 8 circuit.
 Nan now resides in the world of conflict resolution as a professional mediator, facilitator and conflict coach, living in South Dartmouth and working throughout southern New England. She can smell low tide of Buzzards Bay from her front porch, and is happy to use her documentary experience, conflict chops, and love of the area to join the judging ranks of the Buzzards Bay Film Festival Jury.


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