CHRIS EYRE | SECRETARY
CHRIS EYRE is a nationally-recognized film and television director and producer, who has received many awards, including both a Peabody and an Emmy. Eyre directed the highly acclaimed Smoke Signals, which won a coveted Sundance Audience Award and the Sundance Filmmakers Trophy.
After graduating from New York University’s film school, Eyre worked as a fellow in the Sundance Institute’s Directors Lab under the mentorship of Robert Redford. His 2004 film Edge of America was selected to show on Opening Night at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, and it garnered Eyre the highly prestigious award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement from the Directors Guild of America. His latest film, Hide Away, starring Josh Lucas and James Cromwell, was released in the Summer 2012 after gaining award recognition at South by Southwest.
Eyre’s work for television includes three episodes of the PBS miniseries We Shall Remain (2009): “After the Mayflower,” “Tecumseh’s Vision” and “Trail of Tears.” He also directed episodes of the critically acclaimed NBC show Friday Night Lights (2009 and 2011).
He is currently the Chair of The Film School at Santa Fe University of Art & Design and Director of Garson Studios.
KATHLEEN BROYLES is the Director of the Robert Redford-Milagro Initiative Scholarship Program at Santa Fe University of Art & Design. She is also President of the Board of The Milagro Initiative and consultant to Sundance Institute where she has worked since 1990.
In 2009 Kathleen became Co-Director of Milagro at Los Luceros, a collaboration between Redford Enterprises and the State of New Mexico. Milagro was created to provide immersive job training and education in film and the arts with an emphasis on New Mexico’s Native American and Hispanic populations. That effort, which ended in 2011, led to the creation of the The Milagro Initiative, a New Mexico based nonprofit organized to be a center for creative training in film, the arts and sustainable futures, in creative liaison with Robert Redford.
Kathleen began her current work in Operations Management at the Sundance Film Festival in 1990 and was brought into Sundance's Feature Film Program in 1992. In addition to management and casting for the Sundance Directing and Screenwriting Labs, Kathleen also directed location casting for John Sayles on Silver City and Honeydripper.
Kathleen attended Hollins University, obtaining a BA in Art and an MA in English/Creative Writing, with Film as the Literary Component.