Ryan Davis, Co-Founder & Principal
Ryan Davis (@indieartsvoice) is a film publicist and communications professional with over ten years experience in the film industry and arts marketing. She is co-founder and Principal at Smarthouse Creative. Named by Media Inc. as one of Washington State's most influential women in film, TV, and media, Ryan has worked with outlets ranging from CNN and The New York Times, to community newspapers and local radio. She has worked in almost every aspect of the film business--from production and festivals to distribution, exhibition and sales.
Ryan worked for Arab Film Distribution/Typecast Films where she was part of the production and release of the Academy Award-nominated Iraq in Fragments. She has worked for a variety of nonprofit arts groups and organizations, including heading the marketing departments for Northwest Film Forum and Northwest Folklife, and was the assistant director of Couch Fest Films from 2010-2014. Ryan was on the jury for the International Documentary Challenge for 2012-3, and a juror for the 2015 Seattle Shorts Festival. Ryan currently sits on the board of The Grand Cinema in Tacoma, WA.
Rachel Green, Creative Manager
Rachel Green is a performance and artistic director (Rachel Green) with a strong interest in social justice. She received her bachelor's degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Washington where she conducted undergraduate research with professor Gray Lock studying the relationship between art and technology in urban environments. Following graduation she volunteered with organizations including the International Rescue Committee, Washington CAN, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and received training in Restorative Justice.
Recently, Rachel was the co-director and performed in, "I Want to Hear the Sea" at On The Boards (2017) and the writer/director in, "Signal," a multi-media production installed and performed as part of "Duwamish Revealed 2015." She has also volunteered and worked at Seattle arts organizations On The Boards, 4Culture, and the Northwest African American Museum, and is the co-founder of performance collective Earth and Ceremony.
Amie Simon, Director of Marketing
Amie Simon (@posiegirl) has 12+ years of marketing experience as a content strategizer, creator, and copywriter for social, web, and print. She knows the ins-and-outs of campaigns, taglines, brand voice, social media, community building, targeted ads, and #squadgoals.
Amie’s loved film ever since she saw an Imperial Star Destroyer loom across the UA 150 screen in 1977 and has applied that love to Seattle’s ThreeImaginaryGirls.com since 2009, leading TIG’s film festival coverage and obsessing over which movie soundtracks are the best. She also slays at ‘80s trivia.
J. Brad Wilke, Co-Founder & Principal
J. Brad Wilke (@jbwilke) is a co-founder and principal of Smarthouse Creative, a full-service publicity and marketing agency that works with independent filmmakers and creative entrepreneurs. Brad holds an MBA from the University of Washington's Foster School of Business, a Master of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington's Department of Communication, and a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Brad designs and executes digital, social media, and creative distribution strategies for Smarthouse’s clients. Brad is also an adjunct lecturer in digital marketing & film studies, as well as an award-winning filmmaker, produced feature-length screenwriter, and former artistic director of the Portland Film Festival.