Diana Nicolae is an accomplished documentary filmmaker with a diverse professional background. She began her career in media working as a TV news reporter in post-Communist Romania, helping to shape the voice of newly free press. She worked as a writer for BBC Radio on the first dramatic series inspired by the country in transition to democracy, which spanned over 100 episodes and won international awards. She followed that by working as a creative director and writer for one of Romania’s largest TV stations, and as an advertising copywriter for Ogilvy & Mather.
Her passion for uncovering neglected stories and creative background led her to documentary filmmaking. Her films have screened on cable television, PBS, film festivals and museums around the world. The topics of her films include explorations of historical and political subjects in her native country of Romania, identity and social issues.
She is a Professor at Rowan University, teaching documentary studies and production courses. She serves as the Executive Producer of the acclaimed RowanDOCS program and as the internship coordinator for the Radio/TV/Film Department. She also chairs the selection committee of several paid scholarship opportunities. She has a BA in Journalism from Bucharest University and an MFA in Film Production from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Matt Jozwiakowski has worked as producer, camera and editor on documentaries that have screened in national and international festivals and broadcast television.
As a marketing director for multi-national iconic brands, he has also shepherded multi-million dollar advertising campaigns into market, achieving breakthrough results across both traditional and digital media.
He began his consumer marketing career with the household division of Reckitt Benckiser, driving growth for brands including Lysol, Mucinex, Finish, Rid-X, Delsym, and Resolve Spray ‘n Wash. He moved to the food division, where he led global innovation for all brands and subsequently consumer marketing for the Frank’s RedHot brand and the iconic “I Put That $#!+ On Everything” campaign. Following a $4.2B acquisition by McCormick & Co., he led the condiments consumer business unit, driving growth to iconic brands like French’s, Frank’s RedHot, Stubb’s, and Lawry’s. Throughout that time, he helped transform the advertising and communication strategy, repeatedly launching disruptive new campaigns and transforming consumer response.
He has a BA in Media Studies and BS in Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and an MBA in Marketing from Wake Forest University.