PAUL GLICKMAN - Writer, Producer, Director, Animator
Born and educated in New York City, Mr. Glickman attended the High School of Music and Art.
After graduation he went to Mexico City College where he continued his art studies. Returning to the U.S. after two years, Paul spent a short period at Pratt and then focused on what was to become his occupation for the next twenty years... film. He began his film education at New York’s City College and then went on to New York University.
After school, Mr. Glickman became a cinematographer and had his own production company based in New York. During a twenty year career Paul photographed in dozens of countries and in most states in the U.S. "My work encompassed children's films, movies for television, commercials, animation, documentaries, as well as feature films. I shot 30 full length movies before retiring to New Mexico. A short subject I photographed, Angel and Big Joe with Paul Sorvino, won an Academy Award and an animated short I did in my twenties, The Calypso Singer, is a classic that is still being viewed and enjoyed to this day."
During his 25 years in New Mexico Mr. Glickman has made dozens of videos and award winning animations.
TAMARIND KING - Graphics Artist, Animator, Filmmaker
Tamarind and Paul met in 2002 when a mutual friend suggested to the then thirteen year old Albuquerque resident with an interest in animation that she might find a mentor in the retired film maker up in Santa Fe.
Tamarind's interests are wide and varied, and she has been recognized for the special person she is. In 2003 she was elected both a Young Women of Promise by New Mexico Woman magazine AND a National Youth Story Teller at the N.Y.S.T. Olympics. Her video pieces have won both the White Sands and the Chicago Future Film Makers Festivals, not to mention a Governor’s Cup award and she's had an animation in the 10th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival. The N.M. chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen paid all expenses for her to attend aviation camp in recognition of her being an excellent example of African American youth. She's volunterred her time teaching others animation.
In 2007 she was a student in the "Girls Film School" summer program presented by the MOV department at the College of Santa Fe.
She’s been home schooled, earned her high school diploma on-line and has finished her freshman year at Stanford University in California. With all that schoolwork she still found time to give back to her community. She taught a Flash class at the Intel Computer Clubhouse. And, through her church, she regularly went with her father and brothers to distributes food to low income families in Albuquerque.