The Marketing Team

Mike Bawden

Director of Public Relations (Domestic)

Mike Bawden is a marketing and public relations professional with over 30 years’ experience in a variety of industries from media and entertainment to healthcare and consumer products. He currently manages a public relations consultancy in the midwest and is still actively involved in the ECCO Public Relations Network – one of the world’s largest networks of owner/managed marketing consultancies.

Mike has a degree in Television/Radio and Film Production from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) and has had offices in Los Angeles, Dallas, New York City and now works from his home in the midwest. He’s an avid jazz lover and is currently writing a series of sci-fi detective stories as part of Dave Dorman’s Wasted Lands franchise.

Morey Altman

Director of Public Relations (International)

Morey is the Senior P.R. Representative at Blonde 2.0, an award-winning P.R. firm with offices in Boston and Tel Aviv. Morey has a diverse background in communications and media. He has worked in social media marketing and written for publications like The Jerusalem Report and Essential Ra’anana Magazine. Morey majored in Journalism/Film at Carleton University and is a graduate of the Algonquin College TV Broadcasting program. He’s also a classically trained percussionist who now mostly performs on steering wheels in many popular model cars. He is married with pets, appreciates good whiskey and a good argument, and knows more about ‘Doctor Who’ than any grown man should.

Horace Austin

Film Festival Director, Associate Producer

Horace has spent 25 years in the legal profession. He’s worked for such prestigious law firms as Coudert Brothers, Nixon Peabody and Gibson Dunn. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.