Timothy Hagan - Founder/Director OC Film School
Professor of Dramatic Arts & Film
Timothy designed, developed and implemented our new Digital Filmmaking Department. He holds a M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama. After graduating and while working at the Yale Repertory Theatre, Universal Studios placed him under an exclusive contract and moved him to Los Angeles where he appeared in television and film in many guest star and chief supporting roles during the late ‘70s and ‘80s. While a professional actor, Timothy was fortunate enough to work in repertory theatre, film, episodic television, daytime dramas, movies of the week and commercials. After gaining membership in "The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences," Tim was accepted into the Academy's prestigious Director's Group. While in the Director's Group, he was mentored by veteran Hollywood director, George Tyne. Tim wrote and directed several short film projects on the Warner Brothers Studios' lot. He has directed film and theatre in both Los Angeles and New York, worked in Hollywood as a screenwriter, and taught and built programs at several public colleges and private conservatories.
Professor of Screenwriting & Producing
Aaron holds a M.F.A. in screenwriting from UCLA where he also won the prestigious Samuel Goldwyn screenwriting award. He sold three feature-length screenplays in different genres to 20th Century-Fox, including John Davis, Arnold Kopelson and Fox 2000. He also optioned a screenplay to Tamara Asseyev and adapted the book “Hostage to the Devil” for Joe Dante when he was at NBC Universal. He wrote-produced the acclaimed FEARnet web series “Fear Clinic” for Sony, Comcast and Lionsgate starring Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris and Lucas Till. He also wrote-produced the horror feature “Fear Clinic” for Anchor Bay- Starz, starring Thomas Dekker, Corey Taylor, frontman for Slipknot. Additionally he is the Associate Producer of the thriller feature “The Charnel House.” Born and raised in Bremerton, he taught screenwriting and film producing courses at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles for the past 15 years and has dreamed of returning to his hometown to teach and share his passion for film.
Professor of Digital Filmmaking
Amy has collectively written, produced, directed, and acted in over nine feature-length films, pushing the boundaries for female directors and filmmakers, along with challenging the genre limitations for cinema itself. She started her own production company in Bolivia, becoming their first and only female director, nurturing the artistic voice and style of local filmmakers, and building a community of actors who play recurring roles in her films. Her first film, SIRWIÑAKUY, an unorthodox love story, which explores power-play relationships, gained international acclaim, playing five months in theaters. Amy continued exploring similar existential themes in her other films BARBAZUL, LE MARQUIS DE LA CROIX, OLALLA and recently PYGMALION. Amy garnered numerous awards and press such as Best Film (BARBAZUL), and screened at numerous film festivals around the world. Most recently, the government of Bolivia honored Amy with the prestigious Reconocimiento Award for her contributions to Bolivian cinema. Seeking to influence a new generation of filmmakers, Amy recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest, continuing to nurture artistic voice and style in her students. Amy holds a BA in Fine Arts-Art History from Goddard College, as well as an MFA in Film from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Media Studio Technician
Matt graduated from South Kitsap High School in June of 2013, and is currently completing his A.F.A. degree in Digital Filmmaking at Olympic College. He is the recipient of a student Emmy Award for VFX. Matt directed the award winning film “Potential”, and wrote and directed two OC student films “Connected” and “Recollection” both premiered at SEE Cinema in downtown Bremerton. He has collaborated with the Digital Filmmaking faculty to produce Olympic College documentaries and promotional films. In his spare time, Matt owns and runs his own production company MozaicStudio which produces television commercials for Wavecable. Currently, Matt is preparing to direct his original screenplay “Drone” which was selected as our Fall SGOC film production. Matt’s ultimate goal is to fully embrace the new age of digital filmmaking by producing streamed web based series and produce digital Hollywood feature films.
Eric Jordan Mattos
Digital Filmmaking Program Assistant
Eric is currently completing his A.F.A. degree in Digital Filmmaking at Olympic College. He grew up in Seattle before coming to Bremerton to pursue his filmmaking education at Olympic College. Eric has worked on dozens of OC student film projects as a cinematographer, producer, director or editor. He has produced and directed two short films for the Seattle 48 Hour Film competitions, and had his work screened in Seattle at SIFF Cinema Uptown and at SEE Cinema in downtown Bremerton. Eric directed episode #7 of "The Film Club" an SGOC web series, and served as assistant director on the series’ first episode. He worked as production manager on "Family Tied" SGOC’s biggest film production to date, and is currently working on writing and directing the latest segment of his ongoing feature film drama "Erasing Chase". His dream is to help bring Hollywood to Bremerton, and to see OC’s Digital Filmmaking program reach its fullest potential in producing amazing content every quarter.