Don Starnes, Director
Don has worked in the motion picture industry for over thirty years. Trained by great filmmakers, Don has worked as Director of Photography since 1985 and as Director since 2004. Don’s work has won many awards, including Emmys, Addies and CINE Golden Eagles, and earned high honors at many film festivals.
Don shoots and directs features, commercials, documentaries, music videos, television and corporate videos. His recent clients include National Geographic, Discovery, Comedy Central, NBC, HBO, Apple, Microsoft and Intel, among many others. In all of his work, he tries to evoke the often overlooked but common humanity in people.
Connie Kronlokken, Co-writer
Connie has authored three feature length screenplays, completed three novels and is currently working on fiction and non-fiction projects. Connie attended the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. She wrote and directed a short dramatic film entitled Tenth Moon and was an associate producer of Qigong for Health, a best-selling instructional program which has been widely shown on PBS.
Anna Newman, Producer
Anna has worked at PDI/Dreamworks for eight years, participating in several films in the Shrek and Madagascar series, as well as working on Kung Fu Panda and Monsters Versus Aliens. She is an actress and has also worked in props, wardrobe and many other production capacities. She was costume designer on I Want to Get Married, an upcoming feature. She has also saved the bacon of numerous short film, documentary and commercial filmmakers in the Bay Area. She produces films through her production company, the Anna Newman Group.
Amber Case, Advisor
Amber Case is a Cyborg Anthropologist (who studies human and non-human interaction), writer and technologist. She founded CyborgCamp, a conference on the future of humans and computers. She has spoken at various industry conferences including TED, MIT’s Futures of Entertainment and Inverge: The Interactive Convergence Conference. She previously wrote for Discovery Channel’s Nerdabout.com and worked at Wieden+Kennedy, a global advertising agency based in Portland, Oregon. In 2010, Fast Company named Amber as the Most Influential Women in Technology.
Amber received her degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Lewis & Clark College. She is involved in startups in several tech industries, including alternative energy technologies.
Amber is the founder of Geoloqi.com, a real-time location sharing platform.
Amber Case is an interview subject in Rectangle, conversing with Talley’s about augmented reality, the best uses of online connection and the future of cyber technology. Amber also advises our production on the history of human interaction with technology and its effects on society.
Duane Elgin, Advisor
Duane Elgin is an internationally recognized media activist, speaker and author. He co-authored Changing Images of Man with Joseph Campbell and other scholars. His other books include The Living Universe, Promise Ahead, Voluntary Simplicity, and Awakening Earth.
He has worked as a senior staff member of the Presidential Commission on the American Future (looking ahead from 1970 to 2000) and as a senior social scientist with the think-tank SRI International where he coauthored numerous studies of the long-range future.
In 2006, Duane received the international Goi Peace Award in recognition of his contribution to a global “vision, consciousness, and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.”
Duane received an MBA from the Wharton Business School, and an MA in economic-history from the University of Pennsylvania. His current work involves bringing together more than a dozen Great Transition Stories that offer new ways of understanding our time of profound global change.
Duane Elgin has advised our production on media’s effects on global culture, on successful uses of citizen media, and media’s relationship to the experience of reality.