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Eric Mofford
Eric Mofford

Eric Mofford is a writer, director and producer who has been involved in more than 50 film, television and on-line productions as well as numerous music videos, including Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow, and Alan Jackson. He has worked as an Assistant Director and Production Manager on over 30 feature films and television programs including 24, CLOCKWATCHERS, KALIFORNIA and DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST.

Mofford has just completed producing HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM, a feature length Documentary on energy alternatives and the new wildcatters from the Oilman's perspective. Other recent producing credits include the live action movie portions for the EA video game release, NEED FOR SPEED: UNDERCOVER, THE SACRIFICE directed by Diane Namm and starring Chris Mulkey, TALES FROM THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ELVIS, written, co-directed and starring Mercy Malick and the soon to be released feature, THE MERCY MAN, starring JC Hernandez and Andre Royo.

Previous producing credits include BLACK. WHITE. for FX television, EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME EDITION for ABC and the IFC critically acclaimed comedy series, MINOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF JACKIE WOODMAN. In 2001, he co-produced the 13-part documentary series, SENIOR YEAR, for PBS. Mofford has a running production blog at

Eric has taught numerous media workshops (including the International Film and Television Workshops) and been a panelist and judge on funding councils and film festivals. Mofford is a graduate of Emerson College with a BFA in film.


Jeffrey Seckendorf
Jeff Seckendorf

Jeffrey Seckendorf has been making movies and training filmmakers for over twenty years. Beginning his career in the 1970's as a stills photographer, he went on to a decade of directing and shooting commercials in NY and LA. This led to his current career as Director and Director of Photography.

Jeff received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his silky, black and white photography on JUDY BERLIN, the winner of the 1999 Sundance award for Best Director. The wide screen epic, FINDING HOME opened theatrically in the summer of 2005 and received Best Cinematography awards at the RomeInternational Film Festival and the Tiburon Film Festivals. He recently completed live actin photography on the video game, NEED FOR SPEED.

Jeff directed the acclaimed short, THE CRUX, and the pilots JOURNEY THROUGH FAITH and BEVERAGE BARN.

Jeff began his teaching career at the International Film and Television Workshops in Rockport, Maine, in the mid 1980's. As a member of the master faculty and advisory board, Jeff has taught almost every cinematography and lighting class The Workshops offers. He has taught numerous other workshops around the world and is the founder of One On One Film Training, a program offering individual training to emerging directors and cinematographers. One On One is on the web at

Jeff is a technical SCUBA diver, Scuba instructor, and co-owns Unified Team Diving. He is also a commercial pilot, competition aerobatic pilot, and Certificated Flight Instructor and an accomplished ice and rock climber. Clips of his work and resumes can be found at Click here for Jeff's blog.

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