Programmer

OWA Profile: Courtney Hazlett, Programmer and Hospitality Director

OWA Profile: Courtney Hazlett, Programmer and Hospitality Director

"It is a dive into unknown yet somehow familiar worlds. Plus, as a lover of sound, what a fun genre to work with! There truly are no limits when it comes to science fiction."

OWA Profile: Reid Lansford, Programmer and Registration Director

OWA Profile: Reid Lansford, Programmer and  Registration Director

"Whenever interesting or out-of-left-field directors are given a chance to do something like that today, more often than not it's a pre-packaged deal: a comic book film or remake that doesn't let them really exhibit their voice. But for a time in the 80's, some great filmmakers were really given that chance and made films that, if not classics, were at least interesting."

OWA Profile: Jordan Brown, Programmer and Director of Submissions

OWA Profile:  Jordan Brown, Programmer and Director of Submissions

"I enjoy the constant presence of the unknown.  It’s true that as technology progresses, it’s easier to fact-check things like believable movements in Zero Gravity or the proper procedure of carrying out a lab experiment.  But there’s a certain freedom to be had in creating a sci-fi story.  Can you prove that giant squirrel aliens don’t exist out there somewhere? "

OWA Profile: Brian Losoya, Screening Team

OWA Profile: Brian Losoya, Screening Team

"I love that we are getting technology that was conceived on TV shows and in movies decades ago. And I love that sci-fi makes us confront the unknown."