Film Festival Judges - 2019
Jim Amos is the founder and CEO of Scout 53, a full service movie industry consulting service, offering 20+ years of movie industry expertise for companies that require film distribution, marketing & PR, industry market analysis and projections, multi-dimensional technologies and sales, PVOD and Event Cinema content services. Jim spent several years with Sony Pictures, the last four of which as President of Domestic Distribution, and two years with start-up studio STX.
While at Sony he formulated release plans for and distributed more than 50 films that grossed over $100 million in North America and nearly 100 that opened to #1 at the box office. During his time as Head of Sales at STX, the company became the first studio to release a $100 million film in its first 18 months with the comedy, Bad Moms.
Jim is also a contributor for Forbes, writing about all aspects of the movie business. His articles can be found at https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamos/#1a1c99146579. In addition, he is a partner at Scout 22, a full service Marketing and PR agency that specializes in the vegan and Conscious Capitalist space.
Jim is a vegan and lives in Los Angeles with his wife Lori and their 15 rescue animals.
Pamela Fergusson is a Registered Dietitian with a PhD in nutrition. She has a private practice in British Columbia, Canada, where she counsels people online to improve their nutrition from all across Canada. Pamela is a member of the Sustainable Food Systems team for Dietitians of Canada and in the past year she has spoken at the Dietitians of Canada conference, Veg Fest Toronto and the Plant-based Prevention of Disease conference. Pamela and her husband Dave are raising four children on a plant-based diet.
Dale Vince is a green entrepreneur based in the UK. He is the founder of the world’s first renewable energy company, Ecotricity and chairman of Forest Green Rovers football club – described recently by governing body FIFA as the “world’s greenest club.” Dale is also a climate champion for the United Nations.
Photo Contest Judges - 2019
Listed among VegNews magazine’s “Top 10 Living Vegetarian Authors,” voted Peta’s “Sexiest Vegan Over 50” in 2016, and featured twice on Oprah, Victoria Moran has written thirteen books, including the iconic Main Street Vegan and the international bestseller, Creating a Charmed Life. She hosts the award-winning Main Street Vegan podcast; is producer of the new documentary, A Prayer for Compassion, about spirituality and food choices; and she is director of Main Street Vegan Academy, an exciting, in-person certification program training Vegan Lifestyle Coaches and Educators in a magical week in New York City.
David and his twin brother Stephen started The Happy Pear in 2004 in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, to create a happier, healthier world and build community, to make healthy food and living accessible to everybody, and to encourage people to eat more veg!
Today they are renowned wholefood and plant-based chefs, award-winning and international bestselling authors, YouTube stars, regular international, inspirational speakers and media contributors, and they have an impressive combined online and social media reach of around a million.
The Happy Pear business now employs over 120 people and it has grown into one of the most vibrant and renowned, award-winning businesses on the Irish food scene, with several award-winning products available through multiple retailers SuperValu in Ireland, and Waitrose in the UK.
The food phenomenon, and Irish business success story, now comprises: three wholefood cafés/food stores; a sprout farm producing wheatgrass and healthy living, organic sprouts and microgreens; a Happy Pear branded food manufacturing and distribution business producing award-winning products; a coffee roastery producing hand roasted Happy Pear coffee, using the best specialty coffee available; and a range of delicious fermented foods.
Dan Moskaluk, along with his wife Sheanne, are known on social media as Indian Rock Vegans. They have been Vegan Plant Based Lifestyle Health Advocates since 2013 and Animal Rights Activists since 2017.
They live at Indian Rock, Naramata, BC, and are also passionate Animal Rights Activists, participating in activism across Canada and in the United States.
As a veteran police officer for 33 years and media spokesperson with the RCMP, and former United Nations Peacekeeping Mission Spokesperson and now recently retired, Dan not only advocates for the animals, but for the rights and freedoms of Animal Rights Activists, by sharing a unique perspective about the current relationship between law enforcement, mainstream media and the Animal Rights Movement.
As Keynote Speakers at Health Conferences, VegFests and on podcasts, they speak on the cruel and exploitative nature and negative environmental impact of animal agriculture, they also share their life changing and lifesaving health recovery story from obesity and terminal kidney cancer via a Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle.
Dan and Sheanne, are affectionately known as "The Canadian Content", in the critically acclaimed health doc film "Eating You Alive".
You can find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @indianrockvegans & Dan Sheanne Moskaluk