JEANETTE L. CASTILLO
Fields of Specialization:
Video Post-Production, Graphics and Animation, Soundtrack Design; Politics
and the Web, Social Media, Democratization of Media Production, Comedy and Democracy
B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara, March 1996.
Major: Creative Studies.
M.A. Indiana University, May 2006. Mass Communication.
Thesis: The Argument Clinic: Argument, Abuse and George Lakoff’s
Moral Politics on the Yahoo News Message Boards.
Ph.D. Indiana University, August 2008. Mass Communication.
Dissertation: Agonistic Democracy and the Narrative of Distempered Elites: An Analysis of Citizen Discourse on Political Message Forums.
Assistant Professor of Digital Media, Department of Communication, Florida State University, 2007-present.
Media/Marketing Graduate Assistant, African American Arts Institute, Indiana University, 2006-2007.
Associate Instructor, Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University, 2001-2007.
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University, 1999-2001.
Academic Advisor, Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University, 1999-2001.
Academic Advisor, Psychology Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1997-1999.
Administrative Assistant to the Dean/Assistant Pre-Med Advisor, College of Letters and Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1989-1996.
Membership in Professional Organizations
National Communication Association
Broadcast Education Association
Union for Democratic Communications
Honors and Awards
THE PERFORMANCE OF DROWNING (2012).
Award of Excellence, Faculty Narrative Category. Broadcast Education Association Festival, 2012.
Third prize, Emerging Filmmaker Category, Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival, Austin, TX. October, 2012
Award of Excellence, Canada International Film Festival, January 2012
THE IDIOT. (2004). Second Place, Full-Length Feature, Scriptwriting Competition, Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts.
“The Canary Died: The consequences of deregulation of the radio industry.” (2005). Second place winner, Broadcast and Internet Radio Division Competition. Broadcast Education Association.
WSTD (2002). (Concept, Writer). This nationally-released product won a “Parent’s Choice Award,” a “Bessie Award,” for “Best High School Product” and an “All Star” award from the Children’s Software Review.
Are We the Dragon? Winner, anti-war poetry contest sponsored by The Peter Werbe show on IEAmerica Radio network. (2003).
DIGGER. (2001). Honorable Mention, Faculty Short Script Competition, Writing Division. Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts.
Full Moon. Pocket Money Creative Writing Award for Fiction, College of Creative Studies, UC Santa Barbara, (1995).
Henry: Stuck in a Chair. Pocket Money Creative Writing Award for Fiction, College of Creative Studies, UC Santa Barbara (1994).
Rustylegs. Pocket Money Creative Writing Award for Poetry, College of Creative Studies, UC Santa Barbara (1993).
Computer Graphics & Animation (Grad/Undergrad)
Foundations of Digital Media (Graduate)
Avid Video Editing Workshop
Final Cut Pro Video Editing Workshop
Media Advocacy (Grad/Undergrad)
Narrative Writing for TV and Film
Political Communication (Graduate Seminar)
Qualitative Methods in Communication Research (Graduate)
Nominated for FSU’s university teaching award (Graduate teaching), Spring 2010.
Nominated for “Transformation through Teaching” Award (Undergraduate), Fall 2011.
Castillo, Jeanette. “Tempering Democratic Disillusionment: Comedy, democracy and user-generated content.” Doctoral colloquium, School of Communication. October, 2010.
(with Nudd, D.) “An Instructional DVD: Building Better Mentor/Mentee Relationships in Graduate Programs.” Doctoral Colloquium, School of Communication (Fall 2010).
Nudd, Donna Marie and Jeanette Castillo. Hour Long Workshop focused
on Doctoral Advising. “Geography 5934: Professional Development.”
DeVoe Moore Conference Room. Bellamy, 12 October 2009.
Nudd, Donna Marie and Jeanette Castillo. “Empowering the Mentee”
PIE Associates Workshop Program for Instructional Excellence,
Strozier Library Scholar Commons Instruction Lab, FSU
31 March 2009.
Nudd, Donna Marie and Jeanette Castillo. “Mentoring Graduate Students”
Vignettes and Discussion. FSU Graduate Program Directors’ Workshop,
Student Services Building, FSU, 9 April 2009.
SCHOLARLY AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES
Refereed Papers at Conferences
Castillo, Jeanette (May, 2012). “Production as Activism: Seizing the Tools to Change the Narrative.” Union for Democratic Communication, Tallahassee, FL (national)
Castillo, Jeanette (May, 2012). “Wonderful, Horrible, Adorable:Politicians in the
Age of Social Media” Union for Democratic Communication, Tallahassee, FL (national)
Nudd, D. M., Castillo, J., Holbrook, D., & Galloway, T., (2011,
November) “Revisiting ‘The Ethics of Accommodation,’” National
Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA (national)
Nudd, D. M. & Castillo, J. (2010, November) An Instructional DVD: Building Better Mentor/Mentee Relationships in Graduate Programs. Paper and DVD excerpt presented at National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA. (national).
Castillo, Jeanette (2010, October). “Tempering Democratic Disillusionment: Comedy, democracy and user-generated content.” Presented at Union for Democratic Communications conference, State College, PA. (national).
Castillo, Jeanette L. (2009). “Digital Storytelling and the Post Production Process.” National Communication Association.
Castillo, Jeanette L. (2005). “The Canary Died: The consequences of deregulation of the radio industry.” Second place winner, Broadcast and Internet Radio Division Competition. Broadcast Education Association.
Castillo, Jeanette L. (2004). “Media Boundaries, Political Praxis, and Common Concerns: The Role of New Communication Technologies.” Media Ecology Panel. National Communications Association.
Invited Contribution Non-refereed Books
Osgood, Ronald & Hinshaw, Joseph. (2008). Visual Storytelling: Videography and Post Production in the Digital Age (with DVD). Thousand Oaks, CA: Wadsworth.
My contributions to this text appear within the text and on the accompanying DVD and include Performance (acting); Soundtrack for mixing demonstration, including performance; graphics; script writing.
Castillo, Jeanette. (1992). “Gertrude Stein and a Companion.” Theater Review, METRO, The Arts Magazine of Santa Barbara.
Castillo, Jeanette. (1992). “Love’s Labors Lost.” Theater Review, METRO, The Arts Magazine of Santa Barbara.
Americans Elect Panel on Democracy. January 25, 2012. Center for Global Engagement, Florida State University.
Nudd, Donna & Castillo, Jeanette (November 9, 2011). Sociologists for Women and Society, Tallahassee, Florida.
Castillo, Jeanette. (May, 2009). College of Creative Studies Literature Symposium, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Agence France Press (August 27, 2012) Twitter Shakes Up US Election. http://news.yahoo.com/twitter-shakes-us-election-campaign-201846072.html
Fox News International (August 20, 2012). Interview on Social Media and the Presidential Election. http://video.foxnews.com/v/1795380539001/how-social-media-impacts-florida-voters–/?playlist_id=162726
Associated Press. (May 24, 2012) Social media aids angst over Trayvon Martin case. (Republished worldwide under various headlines).
Fred Grimm, Miami Herald. (March 31, 2012). How a small town mismanaged a crisis. http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/31/2724962_p3/how-a-small-town-mismanaged-a.html
Fox News Live (Thursday, February 16, 1012). Interview. Social Media & Politics.
WCTV New at Noon (Wednesday, February 1, 2012). Interview – The Internet and Democracy.
Fox News Live (Friday, January 29, 2012) Live Interview 10am about Flordia GOP Primary.
WFSU NPR – (January, 2012) Interviewed for segment on social media and elections broadcast on January 24, 2012.
WTXL/WCTV Tallahassee (Fall, 2012) Two in-studio and one on location appearance for local news programs as an expert on the Occupy Wall Street Movement/Role of Social Media.
U.S. News & World Report (November 1, 2011) ”Some Cities are Particularly Suited to the Occupy Movement.” http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2011/11/01/some-cities-are-particularly-suited-to-occupy-movement_print.html Quoted as expert on the Occupy Movement.
The Final Call (November 17, 2011). “Dissatisfaction feeds Occupy Wall Street movement” http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/National_News_2/article_8380.shtml Cited as an expert on Occupy Movement.
Utica Observer Dispatch (November 18, 2011). “Social media spawns, energizes Occupy movement.” http://www.uticaod.com/m/top/x1425130405/Social-media-spawns-energizes-Occupy-movement
Castillo, Jeanette (August 23, 2011). “Comedy helps us recover from tragedies like 9/11.” Naples Daily News, Naples,/Vero
Beach, FL. Available online: http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2011/aug/23/jeanette-castillo-guest-commentary-comedy-helps-us/
Contracts and Grants
Contracts and Grants Funded and Recommended for Funding
Castillo, J. (2011) Florida Individual Artist Grant – Media Arts. Recommended for funding.
Nudd, D.M. PI, Castillo, J. Co-PI. Support to Finish Production Stage of Rewired Documentary. FSU Planning Grant. Funded by Florida State University. (2010-2011) Total award $12,000.
*Nudd, D. M., Galloway, T., Milinkovich, D, Castillo, J., & Potts, I. Creation of The Adelaide Schnittman Hall in the Mickee Faust Academy. Funded by the Goody Two Shoes Foundation. Total Award $30,000. (2008, 2009, 2010.)
*Nudd, as Executive Director of Mickee Faust, submitted the report on the completion of Phase Two construction. Jeanette Castillo documented the stages of production (via photographs.) The Goody Two Shoes Foundation was pleased with the report and photographic documentation and cut Faust a check to support Phase Three of the renovation project.
Nudd, Donna & Castillo, Jeanette. (2009-2010) Office of Graduate Studies and Office of Research. “Communication Strategies for Building Better Mentor/Mentee Relationships in Graduate Programs.” $10,000.
Castillo, J. (1995, 1996) Squaw Valley Community of Writers Conference Scholarship.
Castillo, J. (1995) Santa Barbara Foundation. Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference Sponsorship
Castillo, J. (1995). Santa Barbara Foundation. Artist grant.
Contracts and Grants Denied
Castillo, Jeanette. (2008). The Tallahassee Academy for the Digital Arts. Submitted to MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media & Learning Competition.
The Grantsmanship Training Program. Completed five-day grant writing workshop through The Grantsmanship Training Center. Held at FAMU, July 2010.
Pat Travers: PT’s Rock House.
(3-D Television Program) Seminole Productions
Synopsis: Live music performance recorded in 3D video with The Pat Travers Band and Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad. One hour program is planned for broadcast on DirectTV’s 3-D channel. Second hour slated for distribution on DVD.
Castillo’s Role: Floor Director
Status: Program is currently in post-production.
THE PERFORMANCE OF DROWNING (2011) (9:40).
Synopsis: On a trip to ‘Crippled Children’s Camp’ Terry Galloway falls for the deep end swimming instructor, nearly drowning as she learns to perform her newly-discovered queer, disabled identity.
Castillo’s Role(s): Producer/director, adaptation, animation, art design, sound design.
National and International Showings
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Spokane GLBT Film Festival. Spokane, WA (Nov. 4, 2012).
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Mezipatra International Film Festival. Prague, (November 4-8, 2012) and Brno, (November 16-22, 1012) Czech Republic.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Hamburg International Queer Film Festival. Hamburg, Germany. October 16-21, 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Southwest Gay Lesbian Film Festival, Albuquerque, NM, September 28-October 7, 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Austin Gay Lesbian Film Festival, Alamo Alehouse, Austin, TX. October 3-8, 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Pensacola LGBT Film Festival, Fall, 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Fort Lauderdale Gay/Lesbian Film Festival, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. September 2012
SCREENING: Art, Inclusion: Disability, Design, Curation. UC-Irvine. 19 June 2012.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Frameline International Film Festival, Roxie Theater, San Francisco, CA, June 14-17, 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Breckenridge Festival of Film, Breckenridge, CO, June 7-10, 2012.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Fusion Film Festival: Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival, Graumann’s Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, CA. March 22-24, 2012.
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver, BC Canada, January, 2012.
SCREENING: National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, November, 2011.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Santa Barbara OUTrageous Film Festival
October 20-23, 2011 (Screening 10/23)
Metro 4 Cinema, Santa Barbara, California
OFFICIAL SELECTION/FINALIST: Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival
October 20-23, 2011 The AleHouse, Austin, Texas
WINNER: 3rd Place, Emerging Filmmakers’ Category
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 6th Annual North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Raleigh-Durham, NC. 3 Showings. 11-13th August 2011.
“CENTERPIECE” (2010) (:60) (:30)
Public Service Announcement(s)
The centerpiece ad for the City of Tallahassee’s environmental campaign. Production is complete and ad will air via Comcast throughout Leon County.
Castillo’s Role(s): Concept, scriptwriter, performer, special effects.
Evaluation: The Centerpiece ad was written as part of the proposal to the city for the production contract, which was won in a competitive bid/proposal process.
Broadcast throughout the Tallahassee area via Comcast.
ZIGGY BUTTS (2012). (:30)
Public Service Announcement for the City of Tallahassee.
Scheduled for regional broadcast on radio. Currently in development for television.
NEIGHBORS. (2010). (:30).
Public Service Announcement
Haiti PSA for the Florida Disaster Fund. Collaboration with Diane Wilkins
Castillo’s Role(s): Concept, scriptwriter, animator.
Broadcast statewide in January 2010 via ComCast to millions of Florida cable
REVENGE OF THE RAT BASTARD BROTHER (2010) (7:07).
Synopsis: When members of the weird community take over the airwaves, America is in for a surprise!
Castillo’s Role(s): Writer, producer, director, videography, editing, compositing, soundtrack design, graphics and special effects.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto Abilities Festival, Toronto, Canada. September 20-October 11, 2012.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Liberty Film Festival, British Film Institute, London, U.K., September 2012*
*Banned by the Mayor of London’s Office
OFFICIAL SELECTION: S.U.R.G.E. International Film Festival, Portland, OR, March 2011.
DEAF RELAY: AT YOUR SERVICE (4:00) (2010)
Diane Wilkins Productions/Faust Films. Directed by Diane Wilkins and Jeanette Castillo. Assistant Direction by Jessica Tice. Produced by Donna Marie Nudd. Executive Producer, Diane Wilkins. Written by Joshua Potter. Adaptation by Jeanette Castillo. Camera/Editing by Diane Wilkins. Special Effects by Jeanette Castillo. Production Assistants–Russ Castillo and Nancy Lang. Starring Ben Gunter, John Herd and Erin Schmidt.
Castillo’s Role(s): Co-Director, Script adaptation, special effects.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SHOWINGS
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Melbourne Queer Film Festival
March 15-25, 2012. Melbourne, Australia
National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, November, 2012.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
October 13-15, 2011 Sacramento, California
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Picture This. . . Film Festival. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 18 February, 2011.
Graduate Spotlight Performance Hour. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Carbondale, Illinois. 11 September 2010.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 5th Annual North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Raleigh-Durham, NC. 2 Showings. 12-15 August 2010
PROFESSOR RINGER ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS ON ETHICS. (2009)
Synopsis: Professor Saul Ringer explains the concept of sentience.
Castillo’s Role(s): Additional camera, post-production, story consultant).
INVITED FILM SCREENINGS – NATIONAL
Annie May Swift Studio Theatre, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. 22 January 2010.
Society for Disability Studies. Philadelphia, PA. June 4th 2010.
GIMP PARADE. (2009).
Feature-length DVD Compilation
Synopsis: A collection of comic shorts on themes of disability.
Castillo’s Role(s): Menu animation, soundtrack, DVD authoring, writing, editing, additional post-production, soundtrack design.
NATIONAL SHOWING OF FULL LENGTH DVD:
Crip Slam Presents Mickee Faust’s Gimp Parade. Victory Garden’s Theatre, Chicago, IL. 21 March 2010.
Menu Looped at Film Festival. Disability From Reel to Reel. VSA Texas, Austin, TX. September 25, 2010. (invited)
REVIEW OF GIMP PARADE:
Henderson, B. (2010) “There’s a Parade in Town: Mickee Faust’s Gimp Parade.” In “Visuality, Performativity, and ‘Extraordinary Bodies’: A Review Essay.” Text and Performance Quarterly 30:4, 463-467.
I KNOW WHY THE CAGED RATS SING (3:00)
& I KNOW WHY THE CAGED RATS SANG (2:00) (2009).
Written by Terry Galloway, Rand Metcalf and Jeanette Castillo. Starring Terry Galloway and the members of the Mickee Faust Academy for the REALLY Dramatic Arts.
Synopsis: These short narrative videos bracket the collection found on Mickee Faust’s Gimp Parade, introducing the company, their membership and the goal of Global Media Domination.
Castillo’s Role(s): Co-writer, additional videography, editor, special effects).
University of Toledo. Toledo, Ohio.
Two Classes in Disability Studies Program. 19
Department of Disability and Human Development. University of Illinois.
Class in Disability and Film. Chicago. 16 November 2009.
VERY SPECIAL FORCES. (2009).
Written by Sam Atwood.
Synopsis: The U.S. Military may be overlooking some very special recruits!
Castillo’s Role(s): Script consultant, animator, camera, editing, soundtrack.
Castillo, Jeanette and Donna Marie Nudd, presenters. Special Forces.
In Program “’The Comic Misadventurers’: Reconceptualizing Disability
in Performance.” National Communication Association, Chicago. 14
Disability Studies Program. University of Toledo. Toledo, Ohio. 18-20 November 2009.
Disability and Film Class.Department of Disability and Human Development. University of Illinois, Chicago. 16 November 2009.
Haunted Faust, October, 2009.
YOU WANNA DO WHAT? (30 minutes) (2010).
Ten video vignettes written and produced for WSTD II, a sex education multimedia product for teens funded by the Centers for Disease Control and produced by Academic Edge, Inc. (http://www.wstdtv.com/). Production of the vignettes by Diane Wilkins Productions.
Castillo’s Role(s): Module design, writing of branching narratives, casting, directing, production. Additionally, I wrote ten more animated scripts for production by other members of the team. This was the second iteration of this award-winning product. As concept developer and creator of the first product, I was invited back to continue work on the second iteration.
This product is a national release, tested by teachers, used in middle schools and high schools throughout the United States.
THE GREEN RENOVATION OF 303 PUTNAM. (30:00) (4:00) (2009)
In collaboration with Rainbow Rehab and Sustainable Tallahassee.
Synopsis: This documentary followed the process of the renovation of an older, low income home to bring it up to LEED standards. Both an informative documentary and an upbeat music video were created and shared locally, regionally and nationally via online promotion.
Castillo’s Role(s): Writer, videographer, director, editor.
Submitted to Green Build Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
Uploaded to CurrentTV. Available at: http://current.com/items/91846826_the-green-renovation-of-303-putnam-drive.htm
Also available on the websites for Rainbow Rehab (http://www.rainbowrehab.org/) and Sustainable Tallahassee (http://www.sustainabletallahassee.org).
GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION. (2009) (10:00).
Produced for The Graduate School at FSU. Executive producer, Dean Nancy Marcus.
Castillo’s Role(s): Writer, videographer, director, editor, graphics & special effects.
Distribution: This video was shown at orientation workshops for new graduate students and is available on the web at: http://vimeo.com/6358611
GATHERING STORM. (2009).
Synopsis: Gay marriage could lead to Armageddon!
Castillo’s Role(s): Producer, director, compositor, editor and special effects.
NATIONAL SHOWING OF “GATHERING STORM
OFFICIAL SELECTION: North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. August 10, 2009.
Queer as Faust, June 19, 20, 26, 27. Tallahassee, FL.
THE SAM O PURDOM GENERATING STATION. (2009).
Animated HD model of closed-cycle power plant for Diane Wilkins Productions and the City of Tallahassee. This cutaway model runs on a kiosk for visitors.
Castillo’s Role(s): Design, animation. This contract was won in a competitive bidding process.
This video is part of a permanent installation and educational video shown to students and visitors to Tallahassee.
DUBYA GOES HOME. (2003, 2009).
Music Co-Produced by Russ Castillo. Music by “anonymous.”
Synopsis: This political parody imagines a post-George W. Bush world. Originally produced as audio only, the lyrics were updated in 2009, and a video produced to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama.
Castillo’s Role(s): Writer, music co-producer, lead vocals. Music video animator, producer.
NATIONAL RADIO BROADCAST
The Mike Malloy Show, Air America Radio Network, 2003.
Invited performances at statewide anti-war rallies in Indianapolis, Indiana.
REGIONAL SCREENINGS OF VIDEO
Mickee Faust’s Inaugural Ball. January 17th, 2009. The Warehouse, Tallahassee, FL.
ART & TECHNOLOGY AT THE NEAL MARSHALL BLACK CULTURE CENTER. (07:12). (2007).
Synopsis: Highlighting the African American Arts Institute at Indiana University and the artistic and cultural activities at the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center.
Castillo’s Role(s): Producer/Videographer/Editor/Soundtrack/Graphics.
This video was widely used as a tool for alumni and donor relations.
OVERDUB: A STORY OF SESSION MUSICIANS. (24:00) (2006).
Synopsis: Digital technology has changed the way popular music is produced and recorded. This documentary looks at how these changes have effected professional session musicians.
Castillo’s Role(s): Producer, writer, editing.
WTIU, Bloomington, IN (May 2006).
Outstanding Creative Achievement in Non-Fiction, Multivisions Festival, Indiana University.
LUDIUM. (26:00) (2006).
Synopsis: Academics and game design professionals come together for a new kind of conference – collaborating and competing in a design challenge to inspire new ways of thinking about video games. Sponsored by Synthetic Worlds and Indiana University.
Castillo’s Role(s): Producer, videographer, editor, soundtrack, graphics.
This documentary produced by invitation and was posted online to promote Synthetic Worlds. It features professionals from leaders in the gaming industry, and was shared publicly, and among their online networks.
BILLION DOLLAR CHENEY. (4:20) (2005).
Animated music video
Music performed by The Jenn Cristy Band, co-produced by Russ Castillo
Synopsis: This animated music video takes satirical aim at Vice President Dick Cheney.
Castillo’s Role(s): Writer, lead vocals, animator, video producer, music co-producer
Best sound with eyes open. IDEAS Festival of Multimedia Arts (2005).
Featured on Huffingtonpost.com. 5th Place, Huffington Post Contagious Festival. This video was moderately “viral” accumulating approximately 100,000 hits on various websites in the first year following release. It has been re-appropriated and posted on various sites around the web.
Invited performances at statewide anti-war rallies in Indianapolis, Indiana.
KINSEY. (54:00) (2005).
Episode, PBS’ American Experience.
Produced by WGBH, Boston.
Castillo’s Role: Research, story pitch for national PBS producers. This project was upon request from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University.
PBS’ American Experience. Also available on home video.
PREPARING FOR INDIANA’S EARTHQUAKE RISK. (30:00) (2005).
Ron Osgood. Produced in collaboration with Indiana University, the Indiana Geological Society, and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
Castillo’s Role: Scriptwriter, soundtrack, music composition.
Broadcast on PBS outlets throughout the state of Indiana and distributed through the State Department of Homeland Security and Indiana Geological Society. Also stocked in all public libraries and public schools.
AWARDS: This program won a regional Emmy.
Produced by Academic Edge, Inc., Bloomington, IN.
Synopsis: CDC/NIH funded interactive CD-Rom with games and animated programs designed to educate adolescents on issues regarding safe sex.
Castillo’s Role(s): Concept development/module design/writing.
This award-winning product (see WSTD, Honors & Awards) was distributed nationally to high schools and middle schools. More information at wstdtv.com
FIELDS OF COMPASSION. (30:00) (2003).
Synopsis: Documenting the opening of the Buddhist Center in Bloomington, Indiana and the visit of the Dalai Lama.
Castillo’s Role: Rewrite of voiceover for Elaine Irwin Mellencamp.
WTIU, Bloomington, IN.
Synopsis: This multi-module, interactive environment featured artistic interpretations of various regions of my brain, illustrating their functions. For example, an environment representing memory contained an interactive filing cabinet. Clicking on the filing cabinet launched a Haiku poem from one of the drawers.
Castillo’s Role(s): Sole author. (Flash programming, Art, Interactive Design, Soundtrack design).
Best Sound With Eyes Open, Best MIME Piece. IDEAS Festival of Multimedia Arts.
THE VERSE-O-MATIC INTERACTIVE POETRY MACHINE. (2002).
Synopsis: This poetry machine works like the classic “mad-lib” game, prompting input from the user(s) and creating a poem from the resulting interaction.
Castillo’s Role(s): Sole Authorship. (Flash programming, art, concept design, audio).
Best Interactive. IDEAS Festival of Multimedia Arts.
PARKING SHARK. (2002).
Castillo, J., Lu, N., Sicuro, M., Wagner, D. and Wigmore, J. Music by the Burning Couches.
Synopsis: Launch your car to Mondo Island for a chance to showcase in front of a major record label.
Castillo’s Role(s): Writer, concept, producer, audio design, music production and sound effects.
Best Game. IDEAS Festival of Multimedia Arts.
CHRISTMAS IN WHOVILLE.
Song: UNIVERSAL STUDIO’S THE GRINCH (2000).
Music by David Foster and Steve Kipner. Performed by Kristin Collins.
Synopsis: Christmas in Whoville, no time to be blue!
Castillo’s Role: Lyricist. My lyrics were selected by Director Ron Howard out of approximately 1400 entries for inclusion in the film.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCREENING/DISTRIBUTION
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Universal Publishing (2000). The film continues to sell on DVD, and is re-broadcast on television nationally and internationally numerous times every Christmas season.
Fiction & Poetry
Novels and Novellas
Castillo, Jeanette. (2009). Roundhouse. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Castillo, Jeanette. (1999). Stealing Home. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Short Stories in Literary Journals
Castillo, J. (1998). “From a Novel in Progress.” Spectrum, XL. 1998: 28-36.
Castillo, J. (1997). “Henry, Stuck in a Chair.” Spectrum XXXIX. 1997: 180-182.
Castillo, J. (1997). “Roomies.” Spectrum XXXIX. 1997: 183-188.
Castillo, J. (1996). “Automation.” Spectrum XXXVIII. 1996: 62-70.
Castillo, J. (1996) “Oscar’s Eightieth.” Catalyst, (1) 1996: 14-19.
Castillo, J. (1995). “Full Moon.” Spectrum XXXVII. 1995: 102-107.
Castillo, J. (1994). “Elizabeth’s Cornfield.” Spectrum XXXVI. 1994: 123-127.
Castillo, J. (1994). “Get Your Guns.” Spectrum XXXVI. 1994: 128-134.
Castillo, J. (1993). “Twin Towers.” Herstory. Spring 1993: 6-8.
Castillo, Jeanette. (1992). “1968.” Paltoqaq Review. 1992.
Poems in Literary Journals
Castillo, Jeanette (1993). “Rustylegs.” Spectrum. XXXV. 1993: 72.
Castillo, Jeanette (1993). “Too Lazy Mama.” Spectrum. XXXV. 1993: 73.
Castillo, Jeanette (1993). “Getting By.” Herstory. Spring 1993: 13.
Castillo, Jeanette. (1992). “My Contribution.” Sing Heavenly Muse! Vol. 20. 1992: 77.
Castillo, Jeanette. (1991). “Country Manor.” Lost Creek Letters. Winter 1991: 10-11.
Castillo, Jeanette. (1991). “Glass Factory.” Lost Creek Letters. Winter 1991: 12.