Topic for September 6th: “Self-Marketing: Getting Your Work Shown”

Rodrick Pocowatchit is a DIY filmmaker and lifelong Wichitan who has produced, written, edited, directed and starred in three full-length feature movies that were all shot in Kansas. His first effort, “Dancing on the Moon,” was supported by the Sundance Institute, where Rod was selected to attend its prestigious screenwriting program. His latest film, the zombie comedy/drama “The Dead Can’t Dance,” has won several accolades at film festivals around the country, and will be released on DVD in October with a week-long string of events around Wichita. Rod is also a senior designer and film columnist for The Wichita Eagle newspaper.

Ian Stewart is an artist and designer from Kansas. He creates art using different kinds of materials. Every now and again (when he’s lucky enough) he gets the opportunity to share some of the things he creates in galleries or shops and even magazines. He founded: BIGmention. It was loosely founded in 1997 as a means to produce and distribute hand made small run limited edition publications, recordings, garments, designs and artwork.

Sarah Robinson is a Marketing Specialist for Journal Broadcast Group tasked with creating customized solutions for local and regional businesses. Sarah has worked in broadcast and digital Sales/Marketing and Merchandising for 12 years in the US and abroad in Oxford, England. Prior to moving to Wichita, she was Marketing Director for Entercom in Kansas City. Sarah specializes in developing promotional concepts and copy writing.