Join us November 5th for On The Set!

Tickets available online here until 4:00pm on November 5th,
otherwise you can purchase yours at the door!



Joining us On The Set this year are:

AH Aaron Henkin has produced The Signal on WYPR for the past 11 years. His work has aired nationally on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, PRI’s Studio 360, and The World. His current project is a documentary series called, Out of the Blocks. Aaron also teaches at MICA and UMBC.



JG Jack Gerbes joined the Maryland Film Office as its location and project manager in 1992. He was appointed Director of the Film Office in 2002. The Maryland Film Office promotes the state to the film and television industry, and works with the productions as a location, logistical and informational resource while they film in Maryland. During the course of his career, Jack has worked on over 125 films or television series in Maryland. His credits include: “VEEP”, “House of Cards”, “The Wire”, “Ladder 49”, “Wedding Crashers”, “Enemy of the State”, “12 Monkeys” “Runaway Bride”, “Step Up” and “Step Up 2”, “Live Free or Die Hard” and “The Blair Witch Project”.

While promoting Maryland to the film industry, Jack has been fortunate to attend film festivals worldwide including Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, London Film Festival and Los Angeles Film Festival. In 2006 Jack was on the jury of the Kratkofil Film Festival in Bosnia. In 2004, Jack was named a Baltimorean of the Year by Baltimore Magazine.

JG Many people don’t know what a Greens Department is. It is an often overlooked department that falls somewhere between Construction and Set Decoration and often overlaps both. It serves a vital role in both interior and exterior set design by addressing physical site preparation, hiding unwanted objects or views, and establishing regional and seasonal backgrounds. Mariah Gillis, Key Greens for House of Cards, attended Towson University and earned a Bachelors of Science in painting and sculpture. She has worked extensively as a scenic painter for many local and University performing arts venues such as Everyman Theater, the Olney Theater Center and Center Stage, as well as having worked for 15 years in decorative painting and faux finishing, and specializing in historic restoration painting. Gardening and an interest in botany and horticulture were just hobbies until she was hired as a painter for Season 1 of House of Cards and began working in the Greens department. Since then, she has been Key Greens for the last three seasons, bringing her knowledge of plants and landscaping to the HOC crew. She has also done Greens work for VEEP Season 2 and 3 and worked with the DC crew for the film Philomena.

NN Nina K. Noble is a second-generation filmmaker best known for her work on the award winning HBO series The Wire and Treme. Continuing a long time collaboration with David Simon that began with 1999’s The Corner, their latest projects include the HBO Miniseries Show Me a Hero and a pilot set in 1970’s Times Square, The Deuce. She has made mentorship, education and community outreach an integral part of her productions, developing an internship program that is now being replicated on other HBO shows. She is a member of the Director’s Guild of America, and serves on the board of the Maryland Film Industry Coalition. Noble speaks about freelance workplace issues at various schools including Morgan State University and has consulted on the newly developed film program at Baltimore County Community College.


WP Wendel Patrick has been referred to as “David Foster Wallace reincarnated as a sound engineer” by Urbanite Magazine and as “wildly talented” by the Baltimore Sun. He has been referred to by XLR8R magazine as “a hip-hop producer that could easily make any fan of Squarepusher, Boards of Canada, or Madlib flip out.” The alter-ego of classical and jazz pianist Kevin Gift, Wendel Patrick is rapidly making a name for himself as a producer to be recognized. His five albums, “Sound:”, “Forthcoming”, “JDWP”, “Passage” and “Travel” were all produced without the use of sampled records, with Patrick playing every note of every instrument. What is perhaps most astounding and perplexing to listeners is that there are actually no instruments…he crafts all of the instruments, and every note, electronically.

Equally at home performing on stage with his band, behind two turntables, beatboxing, improvising, or playing a Mozart Concerto on stage with orchestra, Wendel Patrick has toured Europe on several occasions and performed throughout the world with renowned spoken word artist and poet Ursula Rucker. In 2014 Wendel Patrick traveled to Australia as a guest lecturer, speaking about music production and entrepreneurship in the arts at The Australian Institute of Music in Sydney and Melbourne, and he was a professor of music at Loyola University Maryland from 2002 to 2013. WendelPatrick is a co-founder of the Baltimore Boom Bap Society, a duo that performs improvised hip hop with hand picked musicians and emcees. Wendel Patrick’s music has also been heard across the country on NPR stations, most notably on “OUT OF THE BLOCKS: 3300 Greenmount Ave.” an award winning program he co-produced with radio producer Aaron Henkin that has been featured by the Third Coast International Audio Festival and Hearing Voices as well as the BBC. The program was also chosen as “Best Radio Project” of 2012 by Baltimore City paper and “Best Narrative Radio” by Baltimore Magazine in 2015. Mr. Patrick is a recipient of the 2015 Baker Artist Awards’ Mary Sawyers Baker grand prize.

In addition to his music Wendel Patrick is an avid photographer and videographer. His photography has been seen in several publications, and he shoots all of the accompanying documentary photography and videography for “OUT OF THE BLOCKS”. He has filmed and directed numerous music videos for other artists.

ES Eduardo Sanchez was born in Cuba in 1968. He studied Television Production at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD and received his BA in Motion Picture Production from the University of Central Florida in 1994.
It was at UCF where Eduardo met his future Haxan Films partners and in 1998 he co-wrote, coedited and co-directed THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. He also designed and built the original BLAIRWITCH.COM website and co-directed the TV special CURSE OF THE BLAIR WITCH for the Sci-FI Channel. Eduardo directed the alien-abduction feature film ALTERED in 2005 and the Chinese-ghost film SEVENTH MOON in 2009, starring Amy Smart. He then wrote, directed and edited the psychological horror film LOVELY MOLLY in 2012 and co-directed the zombie short film A RIDE IN THE PARK that was part of the anthology film V/H/S/2 released in 2013. His latest film, the Bigfoot found footage film EXISTS, premiered at SXSW 2014, winning the audience award in the Midnighters section. It was distributed by Lionsgate in 2014..
In television, Eduardo has directed several episodes of the El Ray series FROM DUSK ‘TIL
DAWN with executive producer Robert Rodriguez. He was one of the lead writers and a supervising producer on the 2014 ABC series THE QUEST and directed the first four episodes of the Glen Morgan-written BBC America series, INTRUDERS, which premiered in the fall of 2014.
He lives with his wife, Stefanie, their three children, Bianca, Lucas and Lennon, and a ridiculously large Star Wars collection in Urbana, Maryland.

AS Amy Scott is an independent documentary filmmaker and the education correspondent for Marketplace, the public radio business and economics show. Her reporting has earned several national honors, including a 2013 Gracie Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2012. Before joining Marketplace in 2001, she worked as a reporter in Dillingham, Alaska, home to the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon run. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Scott has a bachelor’s degree in history from Grinnell College and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied documentary filmmaking.

SGSerious Grip & Electric is a tongue-in-cheek organization dedicated to the betterment of the motion picture image and profit. The company has provided lighting dollies and rigging equipment to business and the arts since before its incorporation in 1983. Located at the foot of an earth berm in Halethorpe, Maryland, our rental fleet includes several well equipped grip trucks, HMI, tungsten, LED and florescent lighting, dollies, generators and all the assorted gack that grips and lighting technicians need to make audiences cry and cheer. More information about rates and equipment as well as entertaining lies about our origins may be found at

Participants from the Serious staff include Mark Burchick, Mike Miller, Matt Spencer, Jena Richardson, Dan and Stewart Stack.

JS Josh Slates is a writer, producer and director based in Baltimore. His debut feature, Small Pond, made its world premiere at the 2011 Maryland Film Festival and would proceed to win the Programmers Award at the Sidewalk Film Festival later that year. His 35mm short film Ponkutsu Park screened as part of the Short Film Corner at the 59th Cannes Film Festival in 2006 and his 16mm short film 89 Gator Mine was selected for competition at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in 2007. Mr. Slates balances his personal niche as an independent filmmaker with his professional role as a location scout and manager for both complex studio projects (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, House of Cards) and resourceful passion projects such as Michael Tully’s Ping Pong Summer.

BZ William F. Zorzi, a former newspaperman, is a writer whose television credits include the Home Box Office (HBO) miniseries, Show Me a Hero, which premiered this summer. Zorzi, a Baltimore native, also wrote for the last three seasons (35 episodes) of The Wire and acted in the series, as well. He currently is developing a pilot for HBO with writing partner David Simon and others about the politics of Capitol Hill. He and Simon also are at work on a nonfiction book about the rise of the drug culture in Baltimore, using Pennsylvania Avenue and its denizens as the vehicles to tell the story. Before writing for television, Zorzi was a reporter and editor at The Sun of Baltimore for nearly 20 years. He left the newspaper in 2002.