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Meet our judges

Corridor Digital

Digital Creators

Co-founded by directors Sam, Niko and Jake in 2010, Corridor Digital has produced hit after hit for the digital world and have continued to wow audiences around the globe. They have singlehandedly pioneered the art of making action and visual-effects driven content go viral, and their videos have been watched more than 700 million times worldwide with an average of 15 million views per month and counting. On top of working together with top household brands on branded content, Sam & Niko also publish daily webcasts and regularly offer 'how-to' tutorial that help other filmmakers hone their craft as well

Darious Britt


Darious Britt is a Director, producer, screenwriter and actor. He attended film school at the University of Arizona and graduated in May of 2012 with a bachelors in Media production. Darious created the youtube channel D4Darious, in August of 2013 and it has since grown to over 140,000 subscribers and over 5 million views in three years. He loves telling stories and helping other filmmakers learn the craft to reach their highest potential as storytellers.

Mike Ashman

SmallHD Marketing Manager

Michael has worked on SmallHD's marketing team for the past three years. His early filmmaking career started with a handy cam, friends and skateboards and he continues to do freelance video and photo projects on the side.

Edward Lee

Rhino Sliders

Edward is a passionate content creator that loves to travel and explore. He currently works at Rhino Camera Gear as the digital marketing & content manager.

Michael Sutton

Kessler Cranes

Over the past 20+ years Mike has developed a reputation as one of the top go-to guys for advising on cine technology & implementation for film, video & high-speed projects. His vast experience as a photographer, DP, high-speed specialist and shot consultant has afforded him hands on experience on hundreds of video and photography projects with dozens of Fortune 500 companies. Michael is also an instructor with Story&Heart 's Academy of Filmmaking.

Luke Neumann

Luke Neumann co-founded Neumann Films with his wife Marika, in 2012. Their work in cinematography, tutorials and production music has been featured by companies like Samsung, Universal, Ubisoft, Panasonic and Adobe. In 2018, they started Savage Stock, a cutting edge subscription based stock video service.

Brian L. Tan "BLT"

Brian L. Tan “BLT” has worked at Dreamworks, Paramount, and Digital Domain, working on films such as Tron: Legacy and X-Men: First Class. He has also worked as a Director for several shorts and commercials before co-founding Wrapal, a startup which connects filmmakers and photographers to locations.

Brent Barbano

Brent is an award-winning Cinematographer in Los Angeles, CA. Though he has been living in sunny California, for over 10 years, he has traveled to over 20 countries for various projects. Hailing from Syracuse, NY, he also studied at Syracuse University’s film program. He is a proud member of IATSE Local 600 International Cinematographers Guild.