Paramount’s President of Motion Picture Music Keynotes the Festival Opening Gala
April 4th – 6 to 10 pm
The Granada Theater
A musician, music producer extraordinaire, Grammy winner (“Chicago”), Oscar nominee (“Dreamgirls”), and Gilroy native, Randy kicks off our five-day celebration of the magic of music and movies.
Doeri is currently the Director of Recruitment for DreamWorks Annimation. Doeri and her team hire the creative and production talent for DreamWorks Animation, help drive inclusion programs, and encourage new talent. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is her first DWA screen credit.
Drew Massey is an actor, puppeteer, cartoonist and director whose film acting resume includes: MIB: International, The Happytime Murders, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Men In Black I and II, The Hangover, Doctor Dolittle, Muppets Wizard of Oz, Darjeeling Limited, and Team America. His TV work includes: Earth to Ned, The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell, Community, Crank Yankers, Greg the Bunny, Angel, Malcolm in the Middle, Sid the Science Kid, and Muppets Tonight. He is the co-creator of the Nickelodeon pilot Brendar the Barbarian and has directed shows at Dreamworks TV and the Jim Henson Company. He is a recovering candy addict and enjoys reading poetry to animals because it annoys them.
Kevin Rubio is an independent writer/producer, Emmy nominee and Gilroy native. His characters, Tag and Bink, were featured in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (2018), directed by Ron Howard.
Dear Friends, Filmmakers, Supporters, and
Sponsors of the Poppy Jasper International Film Festival,
As the COVID-19 situation evolves in California, the Poppy Jasper Board and the entire PJIFF Festival Team have made the difficult decision not to hold the Poppy Jasper International Film Festival in April as we had planned. We are very sorry to have to make this decision, but given the increasing spread of the virus in Santa Clara County, the need to keep our audiences and volunteers safe requires that we cancel all Festival events planned for April 1-8, 2020.
We are considering what alternative arrangements may be possible in future months to share the wonderful films, panel discussions, and other events that were planned, and to honor and celebrate the filmmakers and community heroes that deserve their time in the spotlight. When the possibilities become clear, we will let you know. We will provide options for current ticket holders.
Though this disruption is distressing and disappointing, PJIFF will continue, and we look forward to seeing you at future events that we hope to announce soon. We thank you for your continued support and wish you good health.
L. Mattock Scariot
The Board of Poppy Jasper, Inc.
PJIFF Festival Committee