Detonator is an online content platform developed in support from POV Digital Labs.
The beta version was developed by multimedia artist Chris Girard, Fabian Euresti and Hanul Bahm. It was visioned as a mixtape to "blow up" diverse creators whose works deserve broad support.
Detonator is a project of DECIDED Media, a multimedia content agency committed to place-based filmmaking and the experiences of diverse diasporas and communities. Feel free to drop a line and say hello.
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VOL. 1 ARTIST CONTRIBUTORS
Walter Vargas is a filmmaker born and based in South Central Los Angeles. He has been dedicated to the transgressive nature of the moving image since shooting on Super 8mm film at age 16.
He teaches visual and media literacy on the principle belief of empowering youth from commercial representation of communities, Self and the other.
Walter is a graduate from the CalArts’ Film program with a minor in Pedagogy. He teaches filmmaking to South Central youth and middle school students.
Fabian Vasquez Euresti
The son of Mexican farm laborers, Fabian Vasquez Euresti was born and raised in California’s San Joaquin Valley. He holds a BA in English Literature from CSU Bakersfield and an MFA in Film Directing from CalArts.
For Fabian, stories ultimately begin their journey in the physical landscape they occupy. The history of the land, at times troubling and tragic, provides his context. Fabian’s formative years, spent in rural California, inform his present-day works.
Fabian’s work has screened at nearly twenty film festivals worldwide. He has helped program documentary film at Slamdance since 2012.
Seoul-born Hanul Bahm is a filmmaker, cultural worker and producer. Her works focus on the inner lives of people, across a spectrum of geography, class and race. She directs and produces nonfiction, narrative and transmedia projects.
Hanul earned her MFA in Film/Video at CalArts and her BA in Photography, Design and Journalism at Rutgers. She is an alum of POV Digital Labs and the New Orleans Film Society’s Southern Producers Lab.
Hanul is writing her first narrative feature, Drift and Return, set in Chicago and the Midwest.
Norbert Shieh is a Taiwanese-American filmmaker exploring the subtleties of the everyday. Based in Los Angeles, his films and collaborations as a cinematographer have screened internationally in numerous festivals and venues, including Sundance, Slamdance, AFI Fest, CAAMFest, Ann Arbor and Jihlava International.
Norbert received Creative Capital’s Film/Video grant for his hybrid documentary PRESERVES, and is a fellow in the Visual Communications' Armed With a Camera program. He holds both a BA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego and a MFA in Film/Video from the CalArts.