Full-time Faculty

Bradley Battersby, B.A., Certificate of Completion, M.A.
Department Head 

Stanford University (Drama); American Film Institute (Directing Fellow); Savannah College of Art and Design (Digital Photography). Bradley has a wide range of experience in the film industry as a screenwriter, director and cinematographer. He has written and directed five feature films, written numerous screenplays, and directed a number of television episodes and commercials. He has directed such acclaimed actors as Martin Landau, Courteney Cox, Jeremy Piven, Nastassja Kinski, Peter Coyote and Kris Kristofferson. He taught at the American Film Institute where he was a Directing Fellow, and has also taught at Chapman University, the Los Angeles Film School, UCLA Extension, and the Maine Media Workshops. Bradley is responsible for creating the award-winning Moving Pictures Department at Idyllwild Arts. 

Lisa Gottlieb, M.F.A.
Antioch University, Los Angeles, CA (Creative Writing). Lisa Gottlieb is a film, television and Internet director, screenwriter, producer and educator. She directed three award-winning feature films: Just One of the GuysCadillac Ranch, and Across the Moon, as well as a number of network and cable TV episodes including Boy Meets WorldDream On, and Freddy’s Nightmares. While a student, Lisa wrote, produced and directed the Student Academy Award and Sundance Audience Award-winning short film Murder in a Mist. 
As a writer, she wrote and developed numerous feature scripts and rewrites, pilots for television and episodic series for the Internet. Lisa is an active member of the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America and the University Film and Video Association. Her ongoing practice includes a micro budget feature in post and three episodic web series, currently on the festival circuit. While on the faculties of the University of Southern California, Columbia College Chicago and the University of Miami, Lisa created advanced directing and filmmaking classes and produced award-winning projects with her students. Lisa is currently writing a series of short films, the first of which will be produced in 2015.

Sheryl Haler, B.F.A., M.F.A.

Texas Tech University (Design Communication); University of Houston (Clay/Fiber/ Sculpture). Exhibitions: Textile Arts Centre, Chicago; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts; Arkansas Arts Center Decorative Museum; Provincetown Museum, MA. Co-author, Design Concepts and Applications.  

C.J. Julian, M.F.A.

Florida State University Film Conservatory (Filmmaking). C.J.’s first teaching opportunity came as a Photography Department Coordinator at Penland School of Crafts, where he worked with world renowned photographers, including Keith Carter, Jerry Uelsmann and Sally Mann. He was selected a Visiting Cinematographer in Residence at FSU, where he taught graduate cinematography and served as an MFA thesis advisor. After moving to Los Angeles, C.J. spent eight years working as a Director of Photography and Set Lighting Technician on over 200 features, commercials and music videos. His credits as Director of Photography include the critically acclaimed feature Blink, and the award winning documentary Mythic Journeys. As a screenwriter, C.J. has written or collaborated on several screenplays. He is a staff writer with Lobrau Productions and volunteers with the Young Storytellers Foundation in Los Angeles where he mentors youths in writing and producing their own screenplays. Since 2008, C.J. has worked at EFILM, a leading Digital Intermediate facility, as an Imaging Science Coordinator. EFILM has afforded him the opportunity to work with Academy Award winning filmmakers, while using and developing innovative technologies that are leading the way in digital filmmaking. He has contributed on the Digital Intermediates of over 100 feature films, including recent projects, LooperTree of Life and The Avengers. 

Robert Melville, B.A., M.F.A., J.D. 

University of Kent, Canterbury, England (Law); Florida State Conservatory of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts (Film); University of Detroit School of Law (Law). Member of the bar in Great Britain, Canada and the State of Florida. Writer/director. 

Mark Parry, B.A., M.F.A.

Chapman University (Art & Communications); University of Southern California (Film Production). Mark’s career in the motion picture industry spans 20 years and includes work in nearly every position critical to the creation of a film. As a cinematographer, Mark has shot over a dozen features and scores of other projects including commercials, music videos and shorts. His cinematography has won several awards including the Nissan FOCUS Award. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, and as second unit director, he directed the “Flying Elvises” and the Hawaii aerial sequences in Honeymoon in Vegas, a 1993 Golden Globe nominee for Comedy. Previously, Mark taught at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film & Media Arts.  In 2006, he mentored the director of the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Award winning film The Reel Monkey. In addition, Mark served as the cinematographer on the project. Mark has also guest-lectured at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Long-term Part-time Faculty

Lance Ford Jones, B.F.A., M.F.A. 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Art and Technology); University of South Florida (Electronic Media). Clio Award, "Best Television/Cinema Interactive;" SIGGRAPH International Art Show. Awarded U.S. Patent for Electronic Design. Over twenty years computer/video programming for business, science and art. 

Adjunct Faculty 

June Petrie Battersby, B.A.
Pomona College (French Literature). June has worked in many capacities in the film industry as a studio executive (Vice President, Feature Division, MGM), as a script analyst (DreamWorks, HBO), as the Head of Research for a reality series on Fox, and the co-producer of an independent feature and a television movie for PBS. In addition, June has worked closely with screenwriters of projects developed in conjunction with CBS, Showtime and HBO. She taught the Art of Producing and Film History at the Idyllwild Arts Academy, an independent prep school with pre-professional training in the arts. June is a proud member of the Producers Guild of America.

Callie Byron Donnelly, B.A., M.F.A.

Flagler College (Theatre Arts); Virginia Commonwealth University (Theatre Pedagogy with concentrations in Directing and Children’s Theatre). Callie has been an educator for over 15 years and has developed and taught a variety of theatre classes at higher and secondary schools all over the southeast.  She worked as a stage actor in her early career and naturally transitioned into directing as her love for teaching developed. Callie has appeared on stage as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Peter in Peter Pan, and Homi Bhabha in Twilight: Los Angeles 1992. Her favorite directing adventures include Into the Woods, The Crucible and Cabaret. On screen she can be seen in commercials for Bi-Lo and Nationwide Insurance, and she played the role of Lola in the independent film Re-Raveling Lucas.