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Festival Team

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


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 Media 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 Media Liaison: 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.

Graphics Designer: Joy Bezanis working with the Worldwide Women's

Film Festival during her senior year at the Art Institute of Phoenix. She

created our logo and has created all our posters, social media covers, and

other collateral materials. Joy moved to Phoenix from Seattle in 2012 where

she was involved with the art community. She served on the board of a local

arts council, sat on a festival committee, curated art shows for artists in

alternative art spaces, and did set/scenic design and painting for community

theatre. Learn more about Joy Bezanis Design at

Newsletter: Stephanie Bucklin

Volunteer Coordinators: Jennifer Younghans & January Queen