Filmmaker Bios

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David Macasaet is a native of Viroqua, Wisconsin and is a UW-Madison alumnus (BA History '97). He received his MFA in Media Arts from the University of Montana-Missoula where he focused on integrating art and neighborhood revitalization. David's narrative work has screened around the U.S. at festivals such as the Kansas City Film Festival, Twin Cities Underground, Rawstock Film Festival, and Hatch.

David is a Senior Instructional Technology Consultant at L&S Learning Support Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and focuses on bringing the art of storytelling to instruction. David is married with two daughters and a stubborn bulldog.

Shahin Izadi is documentary and narrative filmmaker currently pursuing his MFA in Film and Media Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Prior to this, he spent eight years living in Madison, Wisconsin where he made short films, participated in the micro-cinema community Wis-Kino, and documented the Wisconsin Uprising (portions of which appear in "Citizen Koch"). His films have screened at the Athens International Film & Video Festival, Occupy the Film Festival, and the San Fransisco LaborFest. He received his PhD in philosophy from UW-Madison.