Women in Film and Media Colorado is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization. Board elections are held each year during the month of March. Positions are a 1-year term with a term limit of 2 years for executive roles. (details are in bylaws) Board members meet monthly and are actively involved in all aspects of operations. If interested in a board position please inquire with us at [email protected]
Darla Rae is an award winning filmmaker, the CEO of Film It Productions and a 40 year veteran
of the industry. She is a founding member and current President of WIFMCO. She is passionate
about the mission and core values of the organization and has previously served as fundraising
and membership co-chair.
Her first full length narrative feature film, “The Goal”, about wheelchair rugby won numerous
awards at various International Film Festivals in three countries, and screened internationally and
received worldwide distribution, including Blockbuster, Comcast, Amazon, and Pureflix. Rae’s
first documentary “Dandy Kids” also won awards and and screened before the United States
Congress helping to re-appropriate research dollars for families. It was distributed by Film It
Productions and continues to help the medical community along with children and their families
around the world.
Rae’s films have been captioned and described to benefit the Deaf and Visually impaired
audiences and are available through the (NAD) National Association for the Deaf and the United
States Department of Education for any student or educator K-12.
Rae started acting at the age of eight. Growing up in the Los Angeles suburb of Azusa, it was
only natural that her love of the arts would flourish. She started acting in stage productions and
gradually made the transition to writing, directing and producing. Rae made the move from stage
to film when she was 18. She has written, directed, and produced over 100 stage, film, video, and
commercial productions. Rae’s passion and unlimited creativity, along with her business
experience, produces products of excellence. Darla also has over 20 years of experience in
Management for aerospace companies managing production and procurement, including
contracts with NASA.
Barbara Lopez Nash
Savanna Poelma is a student studying Film and Television at the University of Colorado, Denver. For the past two years, she has been working and learning intently on film and television as a whole. Before this, she studied the art of photography for 7+ years; having gone abroad internationally and worked with professionals in the “one frame” industry. Savanna is a happy-go-lucky woman, who works hard and doesn’t stop until the job’s done.
Don Colacino is a writer, producer, and director based in Erie, Colorado. His work includes the
documentary film “Winner Take All,” about the National Popular Vote movement that is
streaming on Amazon Prime Video; as well as commercial and industrial films that include two
regionally broadcast television spots for a global automaker.
His entry into the entertainment industry began in the mid-1970s as an on-air personality and
newscaster at a small radio station in upstate New York. It was there that he developed a love
for editing commercials and producing radio dramas. After earning an Electrical Engineering
degree he moved to Colorado to work in the data storage industry, but his interest in media
production remained alive. He developed new skills as a still photographer and began shooting
and editing video as a hobby. Eventually he decided to try his hand at filmmaking.
In 2019 he earned a degree in Writing and Producing from Colorado Film School. He now runs
Colacino Productions LLC, writing and producing documentary, commercial, and industrial films.
Tara Feiman, has joined WIFMCO’s board as a the Development Chair. As a freelance Producer, Director, Photographer, Technical Advisor, and all around Production Junkie from Denver, she has spends her time crafting and developing original projects for the Deaf Coalition in conjunction with Moody Works, and Denver’s Disabilities council and the University of Colorado and is working on her drone certification for aerial film. Previously working most notably in Collaboration for the Hoopah! Boston Boy’s Dish Network commercials and Facebook campaign; Tara has worked with Reel Kids, Biemedia, Booyah! Media, Ghost Blade Productions, and several others to create works in Film, and Original Content.Tara holds a MFA in Producing at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater, Film, and Television; Specializing in Direction, Production, Management, and Development from The University of Colorado. Tara interned at ICM (International Creative Management) where she discovered passion for development. She has also studied at the University of London Goldsmiths; focusing in Philosophy, Acting.
Jennifer Seeley is a PR and Online marketing consultant specializing in the Entertainment Industry. Her background includes working as a photojournalist for ABC and NBC news affiliates and a freelance journalist for various publications. Most recently she’s been handling Press Releases for various companies and artists across the country. She is also the Content Coordinator and Feature Writer for local publications, Applewood Living and Golden Living. The majority of her consulting business focuses on teaching clients how to best utilize social media for marketing purposes and building their followings through organic and advertised growth strategies.
Daustin Harvey, is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Anton Larosa. A women’s fashion line based out of Denver Co. Daustin is also a independent film Actor, Producer, and Assistant Director in Colorado. This is Daustin’s 2nd year on the board as CO Marketing Chair.
Jhonette’s company, BiggerGuyProductions works with the film, music and the entertainment industry. She has 10 years of music and film experience with 10 years of non profit experience. She is active in the film industry and working in the arts.