2016 Judges Panel
James Codeglia—Director of Photography who has shot hundreds of projects for web, television, and the silver screen. He recently captured behind-the-scenes material for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and Star Trek Into Darkness. Narrative highlights include Krantz by Christopher Cantwell, the award-winning film Thumb, and recent music video Alive by Empire of the Sun which has 45 million views on YouTube. He also spent four years as a full-time employee for Disney, shooting viral videos and TV ads with such icons as Mickey Mouse in N.Y. and Darth Vader in Disneyland!
Denita Richards-Wolf—Interested in film as a child in New Mexico when the NM Film Industry didn’t exist. The doors of the NM Film Industry opened to Denita in 2015 when she started working as background on the Netflix film Longmire. Since that time, Denita had a background role and worked behind the scenes with Robert Baxter and Rodrigo Tactaquin of Robert Baxter Casting to assist in finding background talent for the soon to be released movie “Woman Walks Ahead” starring Jessica Chastain, Sam Rockwell, Ciarán Hinds.
David Codeglia—Directing movies for over 15 years, and worked on countless viral videos and commercials for Disney, Universal, and Bad Robot. He shot bonus material for Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and recently worked on Star Wars: Episode VIII. Together, David and his twin brother, James, operate their own studio Ghostlight, where they offer their services in Directing, Cinematography, Editing, and Visual Effects. David recently directed “Our RoboCop Remake – Scene 9”, in which a giant robot goes bezerk and murders a puppet. His work can be seen at Ghostlight.com.