As a former student of Colorado Film School, Ashley Matkowsky is a writer/director/editor/producer based in Denver. Ashley’s film SEKUND (2017) has been featured in film festivals all over the country, winning awards for cinematography and producing. Her favorite films (today) are Harold and Maude (1971) by Hal Ashby, There Will Be Blood (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson, Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) by Michael Curtiz and Beginners (2010) by Mike Mills. She is very passionate about educating the next generation of young artists and hopes to instill individuality, positivity and endless opportunity in every student’s educational experience here at Denver School of the Arts.
Peder Morgenthaler is a freelance editor, colorist and finishing artist specializing in post-production for independent film, documentary, reality TV and commercials. With a focus on emerging technologies, advanced techniques and workflow optimization, he’s helped productions of all sizes achieve high-quality results in a competitive media market. He places special emphasis on holistic color management, optimizing productions’ image pipelines from production to delivery in order to extract the most from today’s high-performance cinema cameras.
Rae is a professional music composer, vocalist and producer. She was adopted from Seoul, South Korea and raised in Colorado. Rae sang and played piano her entire life, ultimately leading her to study Music Business and Songwriting at the University of Southern
California (grad. 2011). She later went on to work in the film & TV music licensing departments at NBC Universal, Capitol Records and Universal Music Group. In early 2017, Rae began pursuing songwriting and producing full time.
Rae composes digitally, using Ableton Live software and a home studio set up to write, sing, produce and edit full tracks. She has written for a number of clients in children’s music, animation, apps & games, podcasts and more.
Rae also provides voice over and script writing services for children’s digital content.
In her spare time, Rae enjoys writing & learning about all genres of music, spending time outdoors and going to concerts.