Rachel Gregg is a communications specialist and producer with a M.A. in Communication and Environmental Rhetoric. Before joining Big Sky, Rachel was a PR specialist with the Montana Film Office where she coordinated public relations, marketing, communications, project development, and web & social media promotions, as well as event-based marketing and brand activation at film festivals including Sundance, SXSW and LA Film Festival. Rachel produced the first Montana Forum on Film and New Media and assisted in developing Montana’s film industry infrastructure through workforce development projects and administration of the Montana Department of Commerce Big Sky Film Grant program.
Doug Hawes-Davis is the founder and programmer of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Hawes-Davis co-founded High Plains Films 1992. Since then, he has created more than 40 documentary films. His most recent feature documentary, ALL THE LABOR, premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival. In 2012, his film, FACING THE STORM: STORY OF THE AMERICAN BISON, a co-production of ITVS and Montana Public Television, was broadcast on the national PBS series, Independent Lens. His documentary feature, LIBBY, MONTANA was broadcast nationally on the acclaimed PBS Series, POV, and was nominated for a National Emmy Award the following year. He is also co-producer of THE MONTANA EXPERIENCE: STORIES FROM BIG SKY COUNTRY a curated youtube channel of Montana-related content.
Michael T. Workman
Programmer | Designer
Michael T Workman is an artist and filmmaker. He received his BFA in Art and BA in Filmmaking from The University of Montana in 2015. Workman got involved with the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in high school when his first documentary AN ANONYMOUS REBELLION (2009), premiered at the 2010 festival. In 2015 he was selected as one of the 25 UNDER 25, an award that recognizes 25 Montanans under the age of 25 that are shaping Montana through their work and leading social change. His latest documentary FROM PARTS UNKNOWN (2018) has screened at numerous film festivals including Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest. Workman has also worked as Art Director for TOTAL FEST, an independent music festival in Missoula.
Program & Development Coordinator
Kaitlin came to Missoula by way of New York City where she worked in development at four leading NYC non-profit organizations. During her time there she gained intimate insight into how organizations create reponsive, holistic, community based and informed programs that work to address complex issues. Originally from Ohio, Kaitlin received her M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana and has a B.S. in Marketing from Fordham University.
Ken has been the Technical Director of Big Sky Documentary Film Festival since the early days. Outside of BSDFF, Ken Furrow is an independent cameraman/director living in Missoula, Montana. Ken has been involved with film and video production since 1988. His documentary credits include BBC, Discovery, National Geographic, Animal Planet, and PBS. He has worked for the major news networks including CNN, ABC World News Tonight, CBS, and NBC. He has numerous credits with educational productions for different government organizations and colleges and has produced commercial/corporate videos. He has also taught video production with middle/high school students.