RICHARD STORY is a writer, producer, director and educator of Coast Salish and Kanaka-Hawaiian descent based in Toronto, Canada. He has written and directed over seventy shorts and two feature-length movies, SOME LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET and ECHO LAKE. His work has screened at film festivals around the world and aired on TMN ˆ THE MOVIE NETWORK, SUPERCHANNEL and VISION TV. Richard has lectured in the US, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand, Australia and across Canada, and has taught digital filmmaking courses at ONTARIO COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN and GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE. He has served as artistic director for the imagineNATIVE FILM & MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL and programmer for the environmental film festival PLANET IN FOCUS. Richard is author of the book THE PORTABLE FILM SCHOOL and founder and president of the SOCIETY OF INDEPENDENT DIGITAL MOVIEMAKERS.