Meet the Team

Duprelon "tizzz" Tizdale / Program Director

Duprelon “tizzz” Tizdale / Program Director/ Dancing Wizard

Mr. Tizdale has over 30 years experience in festival, film and live theatre productions. He specializes in digital cinema and the workings of video codecs, and it is his technical expertise and production capabilities that make Taos Shortz run professionally and with style. He has worked with major Hollywood film productions: The Magnificent Seven, Hostiles, Thor, Avengers, The Homesman, True Grit, 310 to Yuma, Seal Team Six, Brothers, and many more.  Currently Tizzz has  a Drone business Aerocus Aerials which will target the use of drones in the film industry.


Johnny Long / Production

Johnny Long / Production Manager/ Gelastic Commander



Todd Ritchie/ Tech Coordinator/ Techno Magneto

Todd  graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Film. He managed several Art Houses in San Francisco, most notably The York Theater. He has also worked on several independent films including the academy nominated short, Sewing Woman. He served for 2 years as the Technical Director of the San Francisco International Film Festival. Moving to Los Angeles he worked in the marketing department for Landmark Theatres. He started his own ad agency, Blackbal Studios. He now lives in Taos, NM pursuing several projects including technician and projectionist for The Taos Shortz Film Festival.


Anna Cosentine / Executive Director

Anna Cosentine / Ex Executive Director/ Epicurial Diva

Founder, programmer, marketing, acquisitions, public relations, grant writer, head honcho and recent recipient of the “Remarkable Women of Taos” Award. She is a submission judge for the documentary and live narrative sections at the Mill Valley Film Festival, Starz Denver Film Festival and has worked as event coordinator for 6 years for the Taos Mountain Film Festival. Ms. Cosentine has acquired 2 Bachelors of Arts degrees from UNM/ Albuquerque in Journalism and Photography.