DigiFest speakers represent the best in their field!
From Top Producers to Gamers, Animators, Digital Artists, Directors, Actors and More.
Here’s a list of our 2020 Speakers
Teddy Lane Jr.
Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Teddy Lane Jr. moved to Oakland, California when he was 3 years old, hitch hiking the whole way!
He subsequently moved to Los Angeles in the early 90’s to pursue acting. Since that time, Teddy has been acting for over 25 years. He has appeared in a number of films, commercials and numerous television shows. In recent years, he has guests-starred in hit shows such as SWAT, Silicon Valley, Shooter, NCIS, Training Day, Hit The Floor, Franklin & Bash, House, American Horror Story and Castle.
Although he loves acting, he enjoys comedy/improv to keep life more interesting. His motto is “this Hollywood business is crazy, so you have keep laughing.” When he is not performing onstage, he enjoys video games, and is a true fitness buff. A self-professed, foodie, he often jokes that his true passion is really anything related to eating or cooking food.
Roman Dean George
Roman Dean George is a child actor with credits to date that include, a co-star role on TRUTV’s Adam Ruins Everything, True Confessions, and a co-star role on Disney’s Just Roll With It. A Hulu Halloween short film, called The Hug, as well as a Crypt TV short called the Door in the Woods, with over 10 million plus views to date. Roman can also be seen in a 2018 award winning music video “Wyclef Jean” by Young Thug, and a recent music video directed by “Bad Boys For Life,” directors, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, called “When I Grow Up” featuring Wiz Khalifa, with 49 million plus views to date on YouTube.
Roman continues to develop his craft as an actor and a voice-actor, taking classes in and around Los Angeles with highly renowned industry coaches.
At 19, Jess self-produced the sketch show Wrecked Radio News, covering today’s alternative music. The series obtained YouTube Partnership, 3 million+ views & an international fan base before ending in 2014. She has portrayed roles in notable film, TV and web series including Vicky in “Rehabilitation of the Hill” and the 3x Best Actress-winning role, Daisy, in “A Funny Man”.
Matt Bang is a Los Angeles based music producer, songwriter, and engineer. As the son of a pianist and opera singer, he started his musical studies at the age of 3. Upon graduating The Berklee College of Music, he began his career as an intern for Interscope Records. Since then, he’s established himself working with world-renowned artists including Timbaland, Justin Bieber, and Missy Elliot, among many others. His productions draw from many musical styles with an emphasis on vocals. Currently, Matt’s focus is launching his own brand, The Way Muzic; music with purpose and a positive message.
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Julian Collins is a professional wrestler, actor, and gamer. His current project titles include Strategic Partnership manager at J!NX apparel, a lifestyle clothing brand for video game fans, and Player/Team Manager in League of Legends and Heroes of the Storm gaming tournaments. His gaming sponsorships include big name brands like Logitech, HTC, and IntelⓇ.
Aaron Wilson is a motivational speaker, actor, singer-songwriter, author, and producer. He is the author of the book “The Point Guard: The 15 Steps to Unleash Your Dream” and is the creator of the film called “Life As Such”. Aaron has been featured in television, commercials, and films. He is a graduate from Bryant University, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Aaron used to have very low self esteem about himself and did not believe he harbored any talents. With the help of people Uplifting him, Aaron realized that the only way to conquer his insecurities was to Uplift himself and embrace his self esteem positively. Aaron now is an up lifter and makes it his mission to help students realize the importance of having a positive self image and mindset that will help them overcome their insecurities, embrace their purpose, and become Uplifters themselves.
Bob Saenz is a screenwriter and actor, his dozen plus written and produced works include Hallmark’s “Help for the Holidays”, “Rescuing Madison”, “Sweet Surrender”, “On the 12th Day of Christmas”, “Sound of Christmas”, “The Right Girl”, “Christmas in Love”, and the theatrical black comedy thriller “Extracurricular Activities”. He has two films he wrote releasing this year, “Church People” with Stephen Baldwin, and “The Farmer and the Belle”, a family Christmas film. He’s sold three other film scripts and one TV pilot not produced yet and does rewrites, book adaptations, and script polishes for hire on film and TV projects for Producers and Production Companies.
He’s the author of the popular screenwriting book “That’s Not the Way It Works: a no-nonsense guide to the craft and business of screenwriting” and he speaks, teaches, and panels at writers’ conferences and film festivals across the country. His acting roles include a 6-year run recurring character run on the TV show “Nash Bridges”, Hallmark Hall of Fame’s “Valley of Light”, Francis Ford Coppola’s “Jack”, David Fincher’s “Zodiac”, Finn Taylor’s “Unleashed”, “Church People”, and “The Village Barbershop”, among dozens of others. He was a radio DJ on KYCY in San Francisco, played guitar and sung the last 10 years in the 60’s rock band The BSides, and has done voice work on video games, documentaries, and commercials.