Who’s behind NCFF?


Jeff Clark

Executive Director

Jeff began working with the festival at its inception.  The same year, he began operating and renovating the Magic Theatre, one of the smallest (and finest) art house cinemas in California.


Jesse Locks

Festival Director

This year marks Jesse’s 10 year anniversary with the festival. When she’s not film festing, she owns and runs Locks Media Group, a boutique marketing and pr firm. Or she’s out with the Folk Trails Hiking Club.


Rich Good

Creative Director

Born in England, destined for the California landscape, Rich runs his own design company, The Indiana Experiment. In the evenings he plays guitar for The Psychedelic Furs, among others.


Zach Haller

Tech Director

With a background in Audio Visual Production for Corporate Events and Entertainment, Zach brings together the necessary components of sound, lighting and video to executive live production. He has also hand-crafted the most amazing stack of dub speakers we’ve ever seen!


Romero Alves

Motion Graphics

Romero is an animator originally from Brazil. When he is not creating motion graphics for films, video games, and commercials, he and Zach are experimenting with projection mapping, filmmaking and graphic design to create magical and playful interactive experiences.