2015 Guest Speaker – Kevin Machate
Kevin Machate began his career in the film industry in front of the camera. Within a year, he began producing, which quickly led to directing, and then writing award winning short films. Kevin’s films have won numerous awards worldwide having been screened in various cities in the US, Europe, South America, Oceania, and Asia. His latest short film, Promise Me, is his eighth as Producer and sixth as Director. He is a veteran of the US Air Force and a three-time Guinness World Record holder.
In 2014, he founded the Big As Texas Short Film Festival, where he has been exposed to hundreds of amazing short films from around the world, several of which are screening at ITSA Film Festival this year. He is also Co-Producer of The Void Anthologies, a collection of short genre films that will be distributed worldwide via SGL Entertainment. His website is http://www.kevinmachate.com