Richard Linklater

Detour Filmproduction, Austin Film Society

Oscar-nominated Linklater is a respected writer-director and Artistic Director of the Austin Film Society, which he founded in 1985.The Austin Film Society has given out over $800,000 in grants to Texas filmmakers and received the first National Honoree Award from the Directors Guild of America. He is a long-time supporter of Rainforest Partnership and has been a Films for the Forest judge since its inception in 2009. His films include “Fast Food Nation,” “Dazed and Confused’” “School of Rock,” “Before Sunset” and “Boyhood.”

 

Oona Chaplin

Actress

Oona Castilla Chaplin is a Spanish-English actress. Her roles include Talisa Maegyr in the HBO TV series Game of Thrones, Kitty Trevelyan in the BBC drama The Crimson Field and Zilpha Geary in the series Taboo.

A member of the Chaplin family, she is the daughter of actress Geraldine Chaplin, the granddaughter of the English filmmaker and actor Charlie Chaplin, and the great-granddaughter of the American playwright Eugene O’Neill.

Francesca Prada

Film Producer

Francesca’s client and company experience bridges the film/television/theatrical and business worlds having worked on projects backed by Sony Pictures, CBS, Paramount, Converse, Sprite, Clorox and Channel 4. Francesca holds a BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

She has completed course work at U.C. Berkeley on the Business of Film at the Haas School of Business and holds a certificate in Psychology through Harvard’s extension program, which she earned at the ripe old age of 18. Francesca is fully bi-lingual in Spanish and English, conversant in Italian, and marginal but not appalling in French. She grew up backstage at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, and has been learning ‘the ropes’ ever since she was tall enough to reach them backstage.