Who’s behind NCFF?

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Jeff Clark

Executive Director


Jeff began working with the festival at its inception in 2001.  The same year, he began operating and renovating the Magic Theatre, one of the smallest (and finest) art house cinemas in California. A native Northern Californian who moved from Los Angeles in 1996, Jeff endorses the sentiments of Henry Miller who wrote “…Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life.”


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Jesse Locks

Festival Director


This year marks Jesse’s 11th year with the festival. When she’s not film festing, she owns and runs Locks Media Group, a marketing firm that works with arts organizations and non-profits. Or she’s out with the Folk Trails Hiking Club. She is also on the Board of Directors for the NEO Youth Center and an avid supporter and volunteer with The Friendship Club.


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Rich Good

Creative Director


Though currently residing far out in the Mojave desert, Rich still regards Nevada City as his hometown since moving here from London in 1997. Balancing a life of design and music, our creative lead can also be found traveling the world as guitarist for the Psychedelic Furs.

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Zach Haller

Tech Director & VR Pavilion Co-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!

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Erika Seward

After Dark Producer


Erika has spent the past two decades managing global entertainment properties, personalities and campaigns, most notably with ESPN and the X Games. After stints in NYC, LA, and Kansas City, she and her kiddos have found a forever home in the Foothills.


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Romero Alves

VR Pavilion Co-Director


Romero is an animator originally from Brazil, who found his way to Nevada City by way of Spain, San Francisco and Boston. 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.

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Harrison Docktor

Movies Under the Pines Producer


A Nevada City native, Harrison has been involved with all aspects of film, TV and commercial production. He is an avid film buff, actor, artist, director, producer, and burlesque performer, but he always finds time for some form of community service.


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Jennifer Nobles

Social Media Manager


A proud Nevada City native, Jennifer has a rich background in concert and event promotion, most notably for Mike Thrasher Presents in Portland, Oregon. She spends her off-time reading cookbooks and walking her Border Collie named Thelma.

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Lorrin Bertoli

Designer


Married into Nevada City, Lorrin doubles as an artisanal ice cream scooper and graphic designer working at the city’s beck and call.