Production Team

Meet the Forbidden Film Fest production team!

Rockie Gonzalez, Co director, Producer

Rockie is an event producer, sex educator, feminist, activist and social worker. .She has been a producer of the Texas Burlesque Festival for 4 years and in 2013 assumed the role of graphic designer for all TXBF promotional material.

She studied Social Work and maintains a personal and professional passion for social justice, intersectionality and anarcha-feminist politics. She is an organizer and program coordinator for a local women's immigrant rights group.

She wrote, produced and directed Forbidden Film Fest's promotional call for entries, "SUBMIT".

Lynn Raridon, Co-Director, Producer

Forbidden Fruit Owner

Currently, Lynn directs most of her talents to event production and serves as Director and Producer of the Texas Burlesque Fest ( 2008-present) and Co-producer and Talent coordinator for The Austin Zombie Ball.

Lynn has been a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and has served as Director of the Bill Hicks Foundation for Wildlife and Wolfdog Rescue since 1998.

She is the owner and operator of iconic and award winning local business Forbidden Fruit, which was featured in the spring 2009 season of the DAA/PBS produced series "Downtown". She is an adjunct faculty member/teacher in the Kinesiology Department at Austin Community College since 1987. Blissfully married, she is the mother of one.

Scott Stark, Programmer
Film Maker, Producer,Experimental Response Cinema

Scott Stark has produced more than 75 films and videos since 1980.  Both a passionate purist and a cynical skeptic, he likes to emphasize the physicality of film while cross-referencing it to the world outside the theater, attempting to lay bare the paradoxes of modern culture and the magical nature of the perceptual experience.

In 2007 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. He has taught art classes at the San Francisco Art Institute (where he also received his MFA), interweaving non-traditional uses of film and video with a variety of art disciplines. Stark served for seven years on the board of the San Francisco Cinematheque, during which time, among many other things, he co-founded the Cinematheque's journal of film and media art, Cinematograph.

Scott's films and videos have shown locally, nationally and internationally, including recent one person shows at New York's Museum of Modern Art and the Pacific Film Archive. His films have won several awards including four Black Maria awards, and San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie Award.

Dolce Dream, Production Intern

Dolce is the "Austintatious" girl of the Bat City Bombshells.  Born from the nocturnal emissions of Hunter S. Thompson, Dolce Dream has been pitching tents  since 2009! She is a founding member and performer for the BCBs.  Dolce currently co-produces all Bat City Bombshell events and performances.

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