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Stowe Story Labs exists to help emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers get work made and seen.

Team

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David Rocchio - Founder and President: is an attorney, writer and filmmaker. As a practicing attorney David worked both as a litigator and served as Legal Counsel to Vermont’s Governor Howard Dean, M.D. As an emerging filmmaker, David’s short films THE BROTHERS (Cannes Short Film Corner, ‘Best of Capalbio’ – Italy’s Capalbio International Short Film Festival) and THE MEETING (finalist best screenplay – 2015 Los Angeles Independent Film Awards) screened at film festivals internationally. Working with Stowe Story Labs alumni, David will shoot his next short film, WHERE IS HOME?, in Rome, Italy and New York City in 2018. He has three feature scripts optioned. In 2016, he conceived and co-produced The Gun Shop, a documentary about gun ownership in the US. The Gun Shop screened as part of the UK's Channel 4’s Cutting Edge strand and the first element of a series about guns in America aimed to begin true dialogue (and dialogue starts by listening). David is a nationally certified EMT, a veteran ski patrolman and in addition to screenwriting, writes short fiction and for twenty years has written a column for central Vermont newspapers. He lives with his family (and dog) in Stowe, Vermont.

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David Pope – Co-founder: David is a consultant on training and professional development for the international, independent film industry, a screenwriter and a director. In addition to consulting with Stowe Story Labs, David is the annual consultant / moderator for the Rotterdam Lab at CineMart. David is the director of Advance Films, with whom he has slate of projects as screenwriter and director and is currently in final development with his feature film THE BELONGING. Directing credits include the award winning feature film MILES FROM NOWHERE. Script development and / or training design and delivery clients include: BFI, UK Film Council, BBC, BAFTA, National Theatre, British Council, Creative Europe, Cannes Cinefondation, Warp Films, Allfilm, Wajda School, Edinburgh International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Polish Film Institute, Media Business School, Cannes Film Festival, Film London, Lionhead Studios, Xingu Films, Irish Film Board, FAS Screen Training Ireland, Filmbase, MEDIA, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, New Horizons Studio, Estonian Film Institute, London Film Academy and London University amongst many others. David works as well as a script consultant on single projects and slates worldwide, including work with Academy Award and BAFTA nominated producers and screenwriters.


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Carrie Wachob is a Seattle-based writer, video editor, and dog lover. She is an alum of the Stowe Story Labs and Stowe Story Labs retreat. Her script Crazy Cat Lady recently won the UK-based Create50 competition and a short film based on that script is currently in post-production. Her dark short story "Goodnight, Krissy" will be published in 2018 as part of the sci-fi collection The Singularity.

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Katerina Eichenberger received her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2016 studying at the Atlantic Acting School, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Stonestreet Studios. Since graduation, she has completed her first feature film JUST SAY GOODBYE as the lead actress along with a mini tv series THROUGH YOUR EYES. JSG encouraged her exploration in Indie Film development and through the admirable Ellen Parks, she interned with Tangerine Entertainment in 2017. Tiptoeing between Tangerine Entertainment, The Writer’s Lab and Tribeca Film Institute, she gained invaluable experience in what it takes to produce and write work.

She has recently moved to Atlanta and is signed with Christy Clark at the Stewart Talent Agency, serves at a delicious Italian Restaurant and explores the outdoors. Katerina is thrilled to be part of the team here at Stowe Story Labs and is excited to continue growing as a young artist.

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Shannon Palmer is an illustrator, animator, web designer, game builder, video editor, and graphic designer living in Middlebury, Vermont. He works full-time with K12.com building educational animations and videos and also does graphic and web design work for Helen Day Art Center, Dorset Theatre Festival, as well as Stowe Story Labs. He studied at Massachusetts College of Art and continues lifelong learning through classes at the Vermont Folklife Center, Coursera, Skillshare, MasterClass, IDEOU, and attending the Annual Future of Storytelling conference in NYC.

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Katerina Hrdlicka is an artist, illustrator and graphic designer living in Morristown, Vermont. She works full-time for the Stowe Reporters Newspaper Group and works freelance building illustrations and design for magazines, books and businesses. She volunteers wonderful design and illustration for Stowe Story Labs. Kat studied Visual & Fine Art at the University of Western Ontario  and is mother to two children, Dave 14 and Marketa 13. She won  Best Ad Designer 2016 NENPA Awards (New England Newspaper and Press Association) among other awards for The Stowe Reporter, Stowe Guide magazine and Stowe Weddings magazine. She has exhibited her work in the United States and Canada.