6:30pm, FRIDAY, 9/23 — Opening Night Short Films  BUY TICKETS

Though he may not admit it, Ryan Gustman is an artist. In an age where photography is over-saturated, Ryan combines his photography skills and love of urban exploration. These adventures lead to powerful photos that evoke feelings of danger and beauty. In an attempt to bring light to the lost history of Winston Salem, North Carolina, Ryan documents abandoned and broken buildings. He embraces the danger of trespassing in hazardous locations, and his own personal struggles with autism to artfully capture abandonment and natural decay through the lens of his digital camera.

Director: Daniel Spiller

Daniel Spiller is a creative content producer who loves film and everything related to storytelling. A recent graduate of Elon University, he received a double major in Cinema and TV Arts and Economics. Daniel loves combining creative visions with economic resourcefulness. He has interned or worked at a variety of management and media companies including, Smuggler, Wild Child + Bonch, The Greater Philadelphia Film Office, Park Inn by Radison, and Trailblazer Studios. He has a passion for producing, editing, and directing and is constantly looking for new ways to use and improve his skills as a director, editor, producer, cinematographer, storyteller, and filmmaker. He is currently working with Trailblazer Studios based out of Raleigh, NC.