Sound Unseen

SOUND UNSEEN FILM + MUSIC FESTIVAL | CO-DIRECTOR, CREATIVE + EVENT LEAD

Sound Unseen LLC is a cultural organization dedicated to the role of film and music as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints. Our mission is to foster a greater appreciation of cinema, to bridge cultures, create and expand community, provide cultural exchange, networking opportunities and educational outreach through regular interaction with great films, filmmakers, musicians and artists.

In addition to being Sound Unseen's Co-Director, I was also in charge of Creative Direction and Events. I was creative director for web + print and managed/booked the artists and venues for the music portion of our festival. Since joining this motley crew, I've Implemented successful operational and business strategies leading to an increase of corporate and media sponsorship, public awareness and audience attendance (up by 20%) within the first 2 years for Sound Unseen Mpls.

I was also instrumental in developing and executing Duluth, MN’s first and second annual 5-day international film, music and art festival in 2010 & 2011 by working closely with Visit Duluth and other major sponsors. I was the lead producer on all live music and special events/galas and the creative authority on all development regarding festival brand identity. 

I handled management of day-to-day operations that included high-volume administrative tasks, grant writing, formulating timelines, expense tracking/budgeting, hospitality coordination and the hiring and supervision of staff/interns/volunteers.

Sound Unseen is primarily a volunteer-run organization that is dedicated to the art of passion-driven projects. 

Learn more at SOUNDUNSEEN.COM
Photos: Josh Olson and George Roedler

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