Meet the Team Dave Moutray
(Co-Founder - Event coordinator/video specialist)
An award-winning Director and Screenwriter, Dave has a M.A. in English and an M.F.A. in Screenwriting, and is co-founder of Crux Jinx Productions, LLC in San Francisco, CA. Dave is the Co-Founder of the Bay Area Film Mixer and Co-Owner of Crux Jinx Productions. Originally from the Midwest, he found his love for film fulfilled in the Bay Area, and is founder of the Bay Area Film Mixer, which allows filmmakers from all over the Bay to network and create a tighter community of like-minded film professionals. As a filmmaker, his focus is character and story driven narratives, regardless of genre. After winning awards for his short films, he tackled his first feature film, Losing Her, which won Best Feature at the Noor Film Festival in Los Angeles and the Golden Ace Award at the Las Vegas International Film Festival, and is in post-production on another called Sungazers.
Marcus Sams
(Co-Founder - Event coordinator/workshop development)
Marcus Sams has been a professionally working actor / teaching artist in the Bay Area since 2005. He is the Co-Founder of the Bay Area Film Mixer, Co-Owner of Crux Jinx Productions and Artistic/Executive Director of Improv w/Marcus. With representation from MDT Talent he has worked for Nike, Verizon, Jansport, Ford, Microsoft, Nintendo, Avaya, to list a few. Marcus has a degree in Theatre Arts with a Business Admin minor from CSU, Chico. He studied improv at Leela, and has been trained by some of the most nationally influential improv teachers, some including, David Razowsky, Susan Messing, and Joe Bill to list a few. Marcus performs with Leela’s Armando Company, Liss N’ Sams and in Shades of Grey. He has performed in over a dozen improv festivals across the country including: Gainesville Improv Festival 2011, San Francisco Improv Festival 10 times, California Improv Festival 2014, Improvaganza (Hawaii Festival of Improv) 2014& 2015, San Diego Improv Festival 2015, and in April 2015 performed at the coveted Chicago Improv Festival. Currently he teaches for SF Acting Academy, Pictoclik Film Festival, Leela, Improv w/Marcus, and at improv festivals and schools across the nation. Sams brings his artistic prowess and extensive knowledge of IT to the Crux Jinx team.
Connie Jo Sechrist 
(Social Media and Marketing Strategist)


Connie Jo Sechrist is an American actress, model, television host, producer, casting director and independent filmmaker with over 10 years of experience on stage and in front of the camera. She was born in 1984 in San Jose, CA and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her first film experience was in 2004 as a Casting Director for "The Last"; an independent feature film about the last vampire on earth searching for eternal life and unlimited power. Her acting breakthrough came shortly after in 2005 as the lead in the independent short film "Dora". This was later turned into a PSA for the Safe Haven Program, ran on the LA county website and was nominated for an Emmy in 2009. Following these works Connie landed roles in award winning independent films such as Bandito (2011), God Hates Zombies (2012), I's (2013), Anonymous (2014) and The Astronaut (2015) that was recently accepted into the 68th Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner. Aside from being a recurring host for Chabot TV Comcast KCTH 27 (a public access channel) covering different conventions such as Wizard World Comic Con, Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, Big Wow and many others; she is the host and executive producer of "Bay Area Independent Filmmakers", a talk show about filmmakers in the SF bay are that premiered in 2015. Connie continues to establish herself in many collaborative independent film groups around the bay area as a leader and mentor to other aspiring filmmakers.
We are currently assembling our team and the rest of the folks will be up shortly! 

If you are interested in becoming a part of our team email us your resume and skill set.

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