Madison Young is excited to annouce our wonderful panelists for the 3 day Erotic Film School.
Performer Panelists: March 13th 4:15-5pm at Wicked Grounds, 289 8th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
A sex worker, performer, activist, educator, and overall femme fatale tour de force, Andre Shakti graduated cum laude from Towson University in Maryland with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and LGBT Studies in 2010. Originally from the East Coast, she now occupies the epicenter of all that is good and unholy, The San Francisco Bay Area. She produces monthly nightlife entertainment, graces burlesque stages and go-go boxes, and works as a queer and alternative porn performer, dominatrix, session wrestler, and live webcam model in addition to holding down a not-so-top-secret position in the information security industry. She never sleeps! Andre frequently lectures and advises on issues surrounding sexual pleasure, gender diversity, sex worker rights, non-monogamy, and queerness. Most recently her projects have included facilitating a “Porn Fest” track at this year’s International Ms Leather Conference, and co-founding the first “Sex Down South” conference in Atlanta, Georgia this coming October.
For more information: @andreshakti, www.andreshaktiXXX.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maggie Mayhem is a Bay Area artist and activist for sex worker rights. She starred in the inaugural Xbiz “Feminist Release of the Year Award” for the film “Occupied” by Pink and White Productions. She has been proud to appear in many of Madison’s award winning films with plots as varied as a steampunk retelling of the classic Macbeth to an erotic focus on sustainable transportation in “Fast Girls, Fixed Gears.” She enjoys being a sexual storyteller who brings to life the erotic daydreams we have as we go through our daily lives. She is currently training as an apprentice birth worker. Follow her on Twitter @MsMaggieMayhem.
Penny Barber is a dominatrix, writer, and adult actress, living and working in her hometown of San Francisco. She has held down just about every job in the adult industry from sound editor to performance artist, getting her start as a blogger and fetish model in 2003. For more information and links to her various online exploits, visit itsmyurls.com/pennybarber.
Filmmaker Panelists: March 14th 5:30-6:15pm at The Armory Club, 1799 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Irina of Creamy Coconut. Creamy Coconut is a production company specializing in surrealism and educational entertainment. Surreal education is when a sexy mariachi band is interrogating a mime about multiplication tables. Then they hook up. The ultimate mission is to promote peace on earth by providing the option of fun learning and healthier sex – shoot loads, not guns. Based in Los Angeles with roots in NYC and the Bay Area, Irina (director and founder) brings formal psychology and film training to merge high production value with hardcore fucking. Creamy Coconut films have been known to screen at international film festivals and win awards, as well as being available on VOD websites such as PinkLabel.tv. Creamy Coconut offers film and design that comforts and tickles the mind, while encouraging people to explore their fantasies in a safe, holistic, communicative and nourishing environment.
Malic Amalya is an Oakland-based queercore artist working in 16mm film and lo-fi video. His work has screened widely, including in the San Francisco Cinematheque’s Crossroads Film Festival, the Onion City Experimental Film & Video Festival in Chicago, and the MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival. Malic is the recipient of the 2014 GOLDIE Award in Film, presented by the SF Bay Guardian. His film Gold Moon, Sharp Arrow won Best Experimental Film at the 2012 Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival in Portland, Oregon. Malic holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MA in History and Theory of Contemporary Art from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Malic lectures at the California College of the Arts (CCA) and will be teaching two courses on queer experimental film in the Public Education Department (open to all adults) at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) in the Fall of 2015.
For more information, please visit: www.malicamalya.com and www.sfai.edu/public-youth-education
Dan’s two decades as a private and performing Dom includes 13 years as one of the world renown Two Knotty Boys rope bondage instruction duo, a co-author of two best-selling rope bondage books, and creator/co-creator of dozens of free bondage tutorials on video. In his lighthearted yet engaging workshops taught throughCreativeBDSM.com, Dan brings his intensely creative BDSM style to bear, backed by his degree in Communication and years performing on stage. In addition to his BDSM workshops, Dan is currently the Director of KinkUniversity.com and now SexandSubmission.com, and previously instructed for PassionateU.com. His rope bondage rigging adorns countless models in the work of popular fetish photographers and he can be seen on numerous bondage web sites including TheUpperFloor.com and DungeonSex.com.
Jackie (Jack) Rednour-Bruckman is the Executive Vice President of Good Vibrations, the legendary sex positive retailer (goodvibes.com) and Executive Producer of their video-on-demand site – goodvibrationsvod.com. A proud Feminist Pornographer and Trans-Butch Singer/Songwriter, under the performing name Jackie Strano, she co-created adult titles with her wife, Shar Rednour including the cult phenom, Bend Over Boyfriend and queer butch/femme favorite, Hard Love & How to Fuck High Heels which won the AVN Award for Best ‘All Girl’ Feature in 2001 — the first time an all queer/all woman/indie production company had won the industry ‘lesbian’ feature title paving the way for Queer porn to become a viable genre.