Vincent James Gagnepain, known as "Vvinni", was born in St. Louis on October 10, 1988. He moved to Fort Collins, Colorado when he was three years old and spent the next fifteen years there. Growing up in Suburban Colorado meant that Vvinni was exposed to a great deal of theatre, and throughout high school it was clearly more viable to go into theatre than film. However, when Vvinni was in Sixth Grade his family bought a Hi-8 video camcorder, and thus began his filmmaking career.
Over the next six years Vvinni made numerous films with friends, mostly unscripted and filmed entirely in basements. It wasn't until his sophomore year of High School that he took the massive step into the realm of editing.
When looking for colleges his senior year, Vvinni's eyes fell upon the College of Santa Fe which had "Film" prominently featured next to its name at the out-of-state college fair. He spoke with the representatives from Admissions and visited the campus and continued to show great interest, both because of the location of the school but also because of its academic philosophy: The students came first. He was looking at the film department at Montana State University when he received the call that he'd have enough financial aid to attend CSF. Vvinni made his choice right then and there.
Over the past four years Vvinni has grown tremendously as a filmmaker, and has made plenty of films both in and out of class, including the featured My Name is Ward Armstrong and I Travel Through Time, a popular animation called Disfigurement Man: The Fear Wake, and his senior thesis film Delicious Pound Cake.
Danny Gura Jr. has been living in Santa Fe, New Mexico for the last five years. Raised in Colchester, Connecticut his passion for film stemmed from comic books and action figures. Since attending Santa Fe University of Art and Design, he has been an intern on several major motion pictures, had a film accepted into the Albuquerque Film Festival and has written and directed five short films.
Jason Natzke, a Colorado native, is an aspiring filmmaker who is a student at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Class of 2011. His time in New Mexico has consisted of writing, producing and directing five short films, including his Senior Thesis film titled Fixative, to be released in May of 2011. Jason’s goals are to create films that tell entertaining stories that have a positive emotional impact. He intends on creating a career that brings him success while allowing him to travel the world and produce films that resonate with audiences.