Friday night special screening & q&a
with guests Janek ambros and chris blim
Meet the FILMMAKERS
Janek Ambros, p.g.a. - Director. Producer. Writer.
Janek Ambros is an award-winning producer, writer, and director who founded Assembly Line Entertainment in 2012. Notable films as producer are “Human Capital” starring Marisa Tomei and Maya Hawke which just premiered at TIFF and “Ten Thousand Saints” starring Ethan Hawke and Hailee Steinfeld which premiered at Sundance in 2015. The films he directed include “Le Quinze Mai à Paris” produced by Barbara De Fina (“Goodfellas,” “Casino”) and “Imminent Threat,” which tackles the War on Terror’s impact on civil liberties, executive produced by Academy Award nominee James Cromwell.
Chris Blim, p.g.a. - Producer. Writer.
After graduating from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) with a B.F.A. in Acting, Chris Blim moved from Chicago to Los Angeles, where he co-founded the innovative literary magazine Sheriff Nottingham. Blim began his film career by acting, developing, and producing independent films, music videos, and on-the-ground documentary work in the Middle East and North Africa during the Arab Spring. Recently, Blim wrote, produced, and played the lead role in “Mondo Hollywoodland” and co-produced the All American Rejects music video “Send Her to Heaven.” He is the founder of Good Hammer and is currently developing TV shows and features in association with Assembly Line Entertainment and Paper Horse Pictures.
Kelly Parker - Executive Producer.
Kelly Parker is a Los Angeles based producer, who recently founded Mary Ellen Moffat (MEM) in 2019. Her recent credits include four short films, including THE WORKPLACE, a dark comedy taking place in a future economy subsumed by technological employment, where humans continue to find meaning through their "work." She is also the former Head of Theatre Division for the Cast Station in Chicago, Illinois. Casting credits include EMPIRE on Fox Broadcasting Network and NBC's CHICAGO MED, CHICAGO FIRE and CHICAGO PD.
In addition, Kelly serves as the VP, Student Affairs for Columbia College Hollywood and the Executive Director for the annual CCH Film Fest. Kelly engages internal and external stakeholders to help prepare CCH students to live, work and lead in ever growing, competitive, film industry. She travels the country visiting various film festivals in order to gain insight and knowledge on trending industry topics and establishing relationships with new and upcoming filmmakers.
Kelly holds a B.F.A. Acting and a Minor in English from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.