Dave LaMattina and Chad N. Walker

Biography: Director/producer Dave LaMattina graduated from Boston College with a degree in Communications; there he received a grant from the Jacques Salmanowitz Program for Moral Courage in Documentary Film to direct and produce a documentary about child AIDS activist Nkosi Johnson. He then earned his MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television, and headed back east to put his skills into practice. He has experience directing all over the world on a variety of different shoots and projects. He also spent time writing for commercial clients and working in development with Hollywood studios. He co-founded Copper Pot Pictures in 2007 with Chad N. Walker and Clay Frost. The three set out to establish a company that could produce meaningful documentaries and other content.

Biography: Chad N. Walker’s skills as a director were born out of ten years of editing everything from big budget Hollywood features to small, indie passion projects. He moves behind the camera on Copper Pot Picture’s docs and commercial shoots, pulling double-duty as director and editor. Chad honed his skills in the world of animation, helping edit such blockbusters for Blue Sky Studios like, Rio, Horton Hears a Who, and films from the Ice Age franchise. He has an uncanny ability to turn any footage into compelling content.

(Sources:
http://copperpotpictures.com/about-us/
http://www.africultures.com/php/index.php?nav=personne&no=28920)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Brownstones to Red Dirt (2010).

Filmography:
Brownstones to Red Dirt (2010);
Kei (2012).