Film Festival Co-Founder: Eva Louis is a producer, writer and actor known for her work in the local film community with several short films, feature films as well as projects that are planned for release in 2017 (Chained, Desperado Noir, The Last Responders) and Dark Dignity which premiered in Jan 2017. She has specialized in social media, marketing and promotions of artists and individuals in film, fashion, arts, music, and entertainment. Eva works with several film festival systems as well as entertainment platforms with evolving connections in the industry nationwide. In addition to her work in film and marketing, Eva works with Phoenix Fashion Week and is also on the board of directors for Arizona Apparel Foundation (non-profit). She is president of Chronic Behavior LLC where her team focuses on supporting clients with business strategies development, marketing plans and implementation, promotion campaigns, branding development as well as personal coaching. She supports clients involved in music, film, venue management, charities and a plethora of other fashion, music, and entertainment organizations.
Film Festival Co-Founder: Kim A. Huenecke is an actor known for her work in the local film community with several short films, feature films as well as projects that are planned for release in 2017 and Dark Dignity which premiered in Jan 2017. She volunteers in the local community working with other local film festivals and women’s organizations. She is an advocate for others and loves to highlight the good things that are happening in the community.
If you are interested in volunteering, please send an E-mail: worldwidewomensfilmfestival@gmail.com or send a direct message via Facebook
Film Festival Press Liaison: Laurie Fagen is a long-time “writer by habit,” who has written for commercial and cable television, commercial radio, corporate video, magazines, newspapers and is now delving into the world of crime fiction. While she was getting her bachelor’s degree in radio and television at Arizona State University, she worked for KTAR Newsradio in Phoenix, providing live traffic reports from a single-engine aircraft above the city. After graduation, she worked as an assistant producer with Preston Westmoreland, booking guests for his talk show, while continuing to report on Valley traffic. Television called, and Fagen returned to her home state of Iowa to work as a reporter/photographer for KWWL-TV, an NBC affiliate in Waterloo. She initially covered the state capital, then later landed the crime beat, covering the Waterloo Police Department, Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Department and Courts. She was also an anchor and editor in addition to her reporting and videographer duties.
Film Festival Program Director: Michelle Y. Allen is an Arizona indie film producer, actor and casting agent, as well as a model and public speaker. Michelle has appeared on stage, television, commercials and in several award winning indie films, including “The Woman of the Mountain” (2015), “Extra Sausage” (2016) and “Go Ahead and Jump” (2017) and was thrilled to have been cast in the recently released “Dark Dignity” (2017). She has helped produced several local films, including the much anticipated and soon to be released “The Last Responders: Life After Death” (2017) and “Stay” (2017) and she is currently in preproduction for an upcoming short thriller, “Finally, You” (2018?). Michelle is extremely active in the local indie film community and volunteers her time to several events and festivals throughout the year. Michelle is looking forward to working with the First Annual Worldwide Women’s Film Festival and in helping to bring quality films to Arizona that help to support, educate and empower people, especially women.
Volunteer Coordinators: Jennifer Younghans & January Queen