Meet the Panelist - Xan Aranda

Xan Aranda is an award-winning filmmaker, consultant, and speaker with clients ranging from Nike to the U.S. Department of Education, record labels, ad and branding agencies, producers of documentary and fiction films, and festivals. Her concept and craft of the album trailer for Grammy-nominee Neko Case has been viewed online more than 133,000 times and positively aggregated by Billboard, Spin, Pitchfork, and numerous others. Xan's directorial debut Andrew Bird: Fever Year premiered at the New York Film Festival and is described by the Film Society of Lincoln Center as "a cunning hybrid of documentary and concert film." Her forthcoming Mormon Movie (Working Title), a co-production with acclaimed documentary powerhouse Kartemquin Films, is inspired by dramatic educational films her mother starred in while a student at Brigham Young University during the 1960s.